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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2010

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Fourth: Mark Pickford

Mark Pickford

My open Portfolio 2010

by Mark Pickford

Mark Pickford

'I live in Penshurst Kent, I am 50, a doctor, I have been diving for 12 years. and taking underwater pictures for 3 years. My first underwater pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 3 years ago.

For the last 2 years I have used a Nikon D300 in a Subal housing with Inon strobes. I enjoy land photography as well as underwater photography; I love travel, Jazz and, of course, diving.'

Top left: Crinoid squat lobster taken on August 6th 2010 In Manado, Sulawesi, with a Nikon 60mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/4 shutter speed 1/125 with dual flash
Top centre: Turtle taken in Bunaken National Park, Manado, Sulawesi on August 2nd 2010 with a Tokina fisheye zoom on 17mm focal length, ISO 200, f/11, shutter speed 1/100 with dual flash
Top right:
Anemone fish on a beautiful purple anemone photographed on the 9th of
November 2010 in the Surin Islands Thailand with a Nikon 60mm macro lens, ISO 250, f/6.3 s shutter speed 1/200 with dual flash

Bottom left : A juvenile sargassum frog fish swimming at the surface, hence its own reflection photographed in Rajah Ampat at night on May 4th 2010 with a Nikon 60mm macro lens, ISO 160, f/11 shutter speed 1/200 with dual flash. It was a really difficult shot to take!

Bottom centre: Under the jetti at the Eco Resort Kri Island in the Rajah Ampat Islands, Papua, May 3rd 2010 with a Tokina fisheye zoom on 15 mm focal length, ISO 200, f20, shutter speed 1/80, with flash.
Bottom right:
Mandarin fish photographed in Manado Sulawesi in August 2010 with a Nikon 60mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/5.6 shutter speed 1/40 with dual flash.

BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2017 Mark Drayton

2016 Taner Altigan

2015 Cathy Lewis

2014 Mark Drayton

2013 Jackie Campbell

2012 Mark Pickford

2011 Dray van Beeck

2010 Giordano Cipriani

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 JP Trenque

2007 Shannon Conway

2006 Steve Jones

2005 Jane Morgan

2004 Alex Mustard

2003 Charles Hood

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Tony White

2000 Gary Clark

1999 Guy Middleton

1998 Hilary Driscoll

1997 Malcolm Hey

1996 Linda Dunk

1995 Linda Dunk

1994 Linda Dunk

1993 Linda Pitkin

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Georgette Douwma

1990 Mike Wong

1989 Mike Wong

1988 Mike Wong

1987 Georgette Douwma

1986 Georgette Douwma

1985 Warren Williams

1984 Georgette Douwma

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