The club BBQ was held on Sat 16th August at Swindon Sub-Aqua Club and there was an excellent turnout of 31 members and guests. The venue was really excellent and a tribute to Gill Marsh and the other members of SSAC who have been able to have this purpose built venue developed to such a high standard. A special thanks to Gill and Andy who hosted the evening, producing really excellent food, and also thanks to James and Roger from SSAC who ran the bar and helped out with the organisation. If you get a chance I would encourage you to pay a visit to SSAC sometime as the venue is quite unique.
The guest of honour for the evening was Anna Stowe (see her own work at www.annastowephotography.com
) , with her partner Mike Buy. Anna judged the competition in advance and brought her choice of winning images in sealed envelopes. All 17 images entered by 8 club members were projected and then the envelopes were opened to announce the winners.
The results were as follows:
- 1st Len Deeley with an image of a Tompot Blenny on James Eagan Layne wreck
- 2nd Keith Lyall with a close focus wide angle image of a Velvet Swimming Crab shown in its environment taken at Selsey Lifeboat station
- 3rd Martyn Guess with a close up image of a Velvet Swimming Crab taken at Selsey Lifeboat station
We will try to give plenty of notice for the date of the next Photosub Splash in so that members can clear their diaries for it and, hopefully, we can have a greater number of members entering next year.
The Photosub Annual dinner was held at the Farnham House Hotel (near Guildford). 34 club members met for drinks, socialising and a 3 course dinner. The annual competition this year was judged by Photographer and Lightroom guru, Saeed Rashid. Saeed teaches photo journalism at Bournemouth University and is himself an underwater photographer of over 13 years; he runs photo trips with Blue O2. There are 5 categories:
- Blue Water Projected
- Blue Water Advanced Projected
- Green Water
- Green Water Advanced
- Print Competition
There was a good showing in all categories:
- Blue Water Projected (15 entries)
- Blue Water Advanced Projected (44 entries)
- Green Water (11 entries)
- Green Water Advanced (24 entries)
- Print Competition (23 entries)
The results can be found on the results page.
Thank you Saeed for taking the time to judge the competition, to Len Deeley for organising the evening and the competition and to Bert for the print stand. Finally thanks to all members who took time to enter the competition and congratulations to those placed in the competition.
Blue Water Projected (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Blue Water Advanced Projected (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Green Water Projected (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Green Water Advanced Projected (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Approximately 20 members attended the Photosub AGM meeting on 18th Jan 2014. Reports were made by Keith Lyall (Chairman) and Kam Arya (Treasurer), followed by re-election of officers.
The AGM was followed by an excellent selection of food, and projections of video from Jo Horrocks and images from Joss Woolf and Len Deeley. Thanks to Joss for hosting the evening and slaving over the stove to provide excellent food.
The minutes of the AGM can be found here. The minutes also give information on various dive trips and events planned for 2014.
Congratulations to Wendy Eve who submitted a portfolio of underwater shots to the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and has been awarded ARPS (Associateship). Her portfolio can be seen at Wendy Eve Facebook