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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2009

Winner: Trevor Rees

1. Trevor Rees
2. Alex Mustard
3. Gareth Millson
4. Georgette Douwma
5. Martyn Guess
5. Len Deeley
Arthur Kingdons' Winning Theme Portfolio 2008

My winning Theme Portfolio

by Trevor Rees

The theme for this portfolio was images from UK freshwater.

All images are from Stoney Cove and are taken in less than 6 metres of water over the winter when the visibility was at its best. The images were taken over several Saturday mornings when Stoney is heaving with other divers - fortunately most divers avoid the shallows.

A theme tile was included in the middle just in case the viewer was not sure what the theme was. The images are simple straight forward shots, yet of different subjects - all taken with a Nikon D80 and Sea and Sea housing. The trickiest shot to get right was the top centre weed/ Snell's window, as balancing strobe and available light just below the surface whilst holding my breath to avoid bubbles ruining the surface, was quite awkward.

Weed sunburst, Tokina 35mm 1/200 sec @f16 400ISO

Weed/Snell's window, Tokina 10-17@10mm 1/60 sec @f11 400ISO

Diver and sunburst, Tokina 10-17@10mm 1/60sec @f11 400ISO

Perch, Tokina 35mm 1/60sec @f8 400ISO

Crayfish, Tokina 35mm 1/60sec @f8 400ISO

Pike Tokina 35mm 1/60sec@f8 400ISO

It's all very encouraging that people are prepared to vote for UK images alongside all those blue water sharks, dolphins and crocodiles!

Trevor specialises in underwater photography and has been a diver for nearly 30 years. Considerable diving experience, especially in the UK, allows him to concentrate on the all important image. The passion for underwater photography started 25 years ago and this has led to a wide variety of work from close up macro through to wide angle scenics.
Based near Worcester in the Midlands, Trevor works in the water industry, but is always to be found planning for his next dive with a camera.

To learn more about Trevor and see more of his images, please visit

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Theme Portfolio Winners




2019 Laura Storm

2018 Terry Steeley

2017 Martyn Guess

2016 Mikko Voipio

2015 Pash Baker

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Martyn Guess


2012 Keith Lyall

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Martyn Guess

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Arthur Kingdon

2007 JP Trenque

2006 Alex Mustard

2005 Alex Mustard

2004 Jane Morgan

2003 Linda Dunk

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Linda Dunk

2000 Sue Heaps

1999 Bob Allen

1998 Bob Allen

1997 Anne Owen

1996 Ken Sullivan

1995 Anthony Holley

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