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1991

St. Abbs Splash-In

Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
1st Diver/Scenic
2nd Diver/Scenic
Best Overall Shot

Dykhuset Photo Open (Sweden)

Len Deeley Joint 2nd

Photosub 1st Annual Competition
Judges: Brian and Linda Pitkin

Dave Ledger
Andy Austin
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Shirley Murray
Bob Bradley
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water

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1992

St. Abbs Splash-In

Len Deeley
Len Deeley
2nd Diver/Scenic
3rd Diver/Scenic

BSoUP Beginners Portfolio

Bob Soames 2nd

Photosub 2nd Annual Competition
Judge: Les Kemp

Dave Ledger
Len Deeley
Bert Lee
Bert Lee
Len Deeley
Keith Webster
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water

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1993

1st Photosub Splash-In Competition
Judge: Bob Harris

Keith Webster
John Benn
1st
2nd
3rd

St. Abbs Splash-In

Bob Soames 2nd Diver/Scenic

Photosub 3rd Annual Competition
Judge: Martin Edge

Chris McTernan
Bob Soames
Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Bert Lee
Peter Ladell
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water

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1994

BSoUP/Diver Magazine ‘Beginners Portfolio’

Malcolm Hey Runner up

2nd Photosub Splash-In Competition
JudgeS: Jim Butcher/Sheila Simmonds

Bert Lee
Bert Lee
Len Deeley
1st
2nd
3rd

St. Abbs Splash-In

Peter Ladell
Len Deeley
Peter Ladell
1st Diver/Scenic
2nd Marine Life
Best Overall Shot

Photosub 4th Annual Competition
Judge: Peter Rowlands

Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Malcolm Hey
Bob Soames
Bob Soames
Peter Ladell
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water

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1995

Sports Diver Magazine ‘Underwater Photographer of the Year’

Malcolm Hey Runner up

BSoUP/Diver Magazine ‘Beginners Portfolio’

Malcolm Hey 1st

BSoUP Splash-In Competition

Peter Ladell
Peter Ladell
2nd Open Category
3rd Open Category

3rd Photosub Splash-In Competition
Judge: Ron Head

Bob Soames
Bob Soames
Bob Soames
1st
2nd
3rd

St. Abbs Splash-In

Len Deeley
Peter Ladell
2nd Marine Life
3rd Diver/Scenic

Photosub 5TH Annual Competition
Judge: Kevin Cullimore

Len Deeley
Peter Ladell
Bob Soames
Peter Ladell
Chris Mcternan
Bob Soames
Len Deeley
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water
Winning Print

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1996

4TH Photosub Splash-In Competition
Judge: Paul Cooper

Bob Soames
Len Deeley
Percy Farrell
1st
2nd
3rd

British Gas ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Gerald Durrell Award
(Cat. For Endangered Wildlife)

Malcolm Hey Runner Up

BSoUP ‘Open Portfolio’

Malcolm Hey 3rd

BSoUP Splash-In Competition

Andy Hurst 2nd British Prints

St. Abbs Splash-In Competition

Len Deeley
Bert Lee
Len Deeley
1st Diver/Scenic
1st Marine Life
Best Overall Shot

Photosub 6TH Annual Competition
Judge: Gordon James

Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Peter Ladell
Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Chris McTernan
Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water
1st Prints
2nd Prints
3rd Print

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1997

BSoUP Splash-In

Peter Ladell
Len Deeley
1st Overseas Prints
3rd Overseas Prints

BSoUP Fish Hunt Competition

Peter Ladell
Dario Navarro
2nd
3rd

5th Photosub Splash-In Competition
Judge: Ray Winslade

Martha Tressler
Peter Ladell
Bob Soames
1st
2nd
3rd

RPS Distinctions

Len Deeley ARPS Distinction (Applied Category – slides)

BSoUP ‘Beginners Portfolio’

Martha Tressler
Dario Navarro
2nd
3rd

BSoUP ‘Open Portfolio’

Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
1st
2nd

Photosub 7TH Annual Competition
Judge: Linda Dunk

Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
Chris McTernan
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Bob Soames
Malcolm Hey
1st Blue Water
2nd Blue Water
3rd Blue Water
1st Green Water
2nd Green Water
3rd Green Water
1st Prints
2nd Prints
3rd Prints

Photosub Year of the Reef Competition
Judge: Linda Dunk

Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Winner Beauty of Reef Category
Winner Damaging Effects of Man Category

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1998

Sport Diver Underwater Competition

Peter Ladell 1st Open Category

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
Peter Ladell
Peter Ladell
1st Overseas Prints
2nd Overseas Prints
1st On the Day Humour
3rd On the Day

BSoUP Fish Hunt

Len Deeley
Dario Navaro
1st Place
3rd Place

EPIC (USA) International Photo Comp.

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
1st Saltwater Wide Angle
3rd Saltwater Macro

6th Photosub Splash-in Competition
Judge: Andrew Deaville

Keith Webster
Len Deeley
Keith Webster
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St. Abbs Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Competition Winner (Judge Lawson Wood)
1st Marine Life
1st Diver/Scenic

BSoUP Best of British Portfolio

Len Deeley 2nd Place

Sport Diver Photographic Competition

Peter Ladell 1st Open Category

Photosub 8TH Annual Competition
Judge: Graeme Gourlay

Bob Soames
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
Chris McTernan
Martha Tressler
Keith Webster
Carole Hazelrigg
Isabella Nash
Keith Webster
Keith Webster
Bob Soames
Bob Soames
Carole Hazelrigg
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

Austrian Super Circuit Exhibition

Malcolm Hey Gold, Silver, Bronze, Nature Category

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1999

RPS Distinctions

Malcolm Hey ARPS Distinction (Nature Category – slides)

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Peter Ladell
Bob Soames
Malcolm Hey
1st Open Prints
1st British Prints
3rd Open Prints

BsoUP Fish Hunt Competition

Len Deeley
Peter Tatton
2ndPlace
3rd Place

7TH Photosub Splash-in Competition
Judge: Bob Brewer

Ken Sullivan
Roger Wood
Isabella Nash
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Austrian Super Circuit Exhibition ’99
Agfa Wildlife Awards

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
1st Place Underwater World Category
Highly Commended Animal Portraits Category

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley 2nd Place Diver/Scenic

Sport Diver Underwater Photographer of the Year Competition

Malcolm Hey 1st Place Open Category

Agfa African Wildlife Awards

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
1st Place Underwater World Category
Gold Medal Nature Category

Austrian Super Circuit Exhibition

Malcolm Hey Gold Medal Nature Category

Diver Magazine ‘Images’ Underwater Photo/Film Festival ’99

Malcolm Hey
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Hilary Driscoll
Silver Medal Grandmaster Macro Slides
Bronze Medal Audio Visual
Highly Commended, Marine Life  Grandmaster
Highly Commended, Portfolio (UK) Grandmaster
Highly Commended, Portfolio Grandmaster

Antibes World Festival of Underwater Images 1999

Malcolm Hey 2nd Place Colour Prints Category

British Gas ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’

Peter Ladell Highly Commended

BSoUP Best of British Competition

Peter Ladell 1st Place

BSoUP Focus On Competition

Isabella Nash
Len Deeley
2nd Place
3rd Place

Photosub 9th Annual Competition
Judge: David George

Bert Lee
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
Peter Tatton
Isabella Nash
Carole Hazelrigg
Percy Farrell
Martha Tressler
Ian Taylor
Carole Hazelrigg
Robin Orrow
Ian Taylor
Robin Orrow
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Peter Tatton
Len Deeley
2nd Place
3rd Place

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2000

RPS Distinctions

Malcolm Hey FRPS Distinction (Nature Category – slides)

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Ken Sullivan
Chris McTernan
Robin Orrow
1st Place On the Day
2nd Place On the Day
1st Place Overseas Prints

8TH Photosub Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Bob Soames
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Claudia Eckardt 3rd Place, Marine Life

British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Malcolm Hey Highly Commended (Animal Portraits Category)

Austrian Super Circuit Exhibition

Malcolm Hey Bronze, Nature Category

Photosub 10th Annual Competition
Judge: Charles Hood

Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
Bob Soames
Malcolm Hey
Robin Orrow
Anita Marshall
Margot Baker
Anita Marshall
Anita Marshall
Anita Marshall
Keith Webster
Bob Soames
Robin Orrow
Robin Orrow
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

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2001

Dive Sights 2001 Underwater Photographic Competition

Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Malcolm Hey
1st Place, Digital Prints
3rd Place, Close Up Prints
3rd Place, Close Up Slides

Austrian Best of Circuit 2001

Malcolm Hey FIAP Gold Medal

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Len Deeley DPAGB Distinction Audio Visual

EPIC Underwater Photographic Image International Competition (USA)

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
Runner up – Saltwater macro category
3rd Place – Saltwater wide angle category

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley 3rd Place, Macro

9th Photosub Splash-In Competition
Judge: Phil Peddy, ARPS

Chris McTernan
Ken Sullivan
Robin Orrow
1st
2nd
3rd

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Robin Orrow
Peter Ladell
Isabella Nash
Peter Tatton
Peter Tatton
1st Humorous
2nd Marine Life Portrait
3rd Marine Life Portrait
3rd Diver/Scenic
3rd Atmospheric

Diver Magazine IMAGE 2001

Malcolm Hey
Len Deeley
Highly Commended, Macro
Highly Commended, Manipulated Images

Photosub 11th Annual Competition
Judge: Colin Doeg

Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm HeyRobin Orrow
Malcolm Hey
Robin Orrow
Percy Farrell
Neil Stewart
Karen Gargani
Ian Taylor
Karen Gargani
Ian Taylor
Keith Webster
Ken Sullivan
Peter Ladell
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

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2002

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Len Deeley 2nd Place

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Peter Ladell
1st Place Macro category
1st Place Wide Angle category
1st Place Humour/Creative category
3rd Place Wide Angle category
2nd Place British Prints category

10th Photosub Splash-in Competition
Judge: David Southern

Anita Marshall
Martha Tressler
Len Deeley
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Bert Lee
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
1st Place Reserve Atmospheric category
2nd Place Wide Angle category
3rd Place Humour category
3rd Place Marine Life category

Austrian Super Circuit Exhibition

Malcolm Hey Silver Medal Nature Category

BG Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
Runner Up Underwater World Category
Highly Commended Underwater World Category

Photosub 12th Annual Competition
Judge: Mike Wong

Anita Marshall
Malcolm Hey
Ken Sullivan
Ian Taylor
Anita Marshall
Malcolm Hey
Mike Maloney
Martha Tressler
Jane Morgan
Karen Gargani
Anita Marshall
Stephen Lee
Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Ken Sullivan
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

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2003

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Len Deeley Joint 2nd Place

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley
Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Anthony Holley
Ken Sullivan
Peter Tatton
1st Place Open Prints
1st Place Creative/Humour
2nd Place Open Prints
2nd Place Macro
3rd Place Open Prints
3rd Place Macro

11th Photosub Splash-in Competition
JudgeS: Rosemary and Derry Willman

Dario Navaro
Anita Marshall
Martha Tressler
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Peter Tatton
Peter Ladell
Ian Taylor
Pedro Vieyra
Ken Sullivan
Malcolm Hey
1st Place Atmospheric category
2nd Place Atmospheric category
2nd Place Humour category
2nd Place Diver Scenic category
2nd Place Marine Life category
3rd Place Humour category

IMAGE 2003

Anita Marshall
Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Mark Walker
Malcolm Hey
Silver Medal, Macro Slides
Bronze Medal, Grand Master, Macro Prints
Highly Commended, Grand Master, Macro Prints
Highly Commended, Grand Master, Macro Prints
Highly Commended, Grand Master, Marine Prints
Highly Commended, Grand Master, Macro Slides

BSoUP Focus-on Annual Competition

Anita Marshall 1st Place

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

Len Deeley 2nd Place

Photosub 13th Annual Competition
Judge: Warren Williams

Ken Sullivan
Chris McTernan
Ian Taylor
Anthony Holley
Ken Sullivan
Anita Marshall
JP Trenque
Neil Stewart
Andy Clark
Andy Clark
Pedro Vieyra
Andy Clark
Ian Taylor
Bob Soames
Anita Marshall
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1stPlace Green Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
1stPlace Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

RPS Distinctions

Ian Taylor LRPS Nature Slides

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2004

BSoUP Theme Portfolio

Jane Morgan
Pedro Vieyra
1st Place
2nd Place

Austrian Super Circuit

Malcolm Hey
Malcolm Hey
Gold medal (Nature category)
Silver medal (Nature category)

BSoUP Splash-in Competition

Len Deeley
Bob Soames
Peter Ladell
Anita Marshall
Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
1st Place Open Prints
1st Place British Prints
1st Place Fish
1st Place Creative/Humour
2nd Place Creative/Humour
3rd Place British Prints

12th Photosub Splash-in Competition
Judge: Peter Lordan

Jane Morgan
Andy Clark
Jane Morgan
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in Competition

Peter Ladell
Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Ian Taylor
Len Deeley
2nd Place, Atmospheric (Digital)
2nd Place, Marine Life (Digital)
1st Place, Humour (Digital)
Joint 1st Place, Marine Life
1st Place, Humour

Antibes Festival

JP Trenque 3rd Place Black and White Prints

BSoUP Best of British Portfolio

Martha Tressler
Anita Marshall
1st Place
2nd Place

BSAC Travel Club Competition

Pedro Vieyra
Anthony Holley
1st Place
2nd Place

Photosub 14th Annual Competition
Judge: Pat Morrisey

Paul Wigmore
Ann Andic
Isabella Nash
1st Place Blue Water Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
Anita Marshall
Peter Tatton
Andy Clark
1st Place Green Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
Jane Morgan
Martha Tressler
Peter Tatton
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Slides
2nd Place
3rd Place
Ken Sullivan
Chris Abbey
Ken Sullivan
1st Place Digital Open Images
2nd Place
3rd Place
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
JP Trenque
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place
There were no entries for Green Water Slides in 2004

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2005

Austrian Super Circuit

Malcolm Hey Gold Medal (“Water” category)

BSoUP Splash-in

Len Deeley 3rd Place Open Prints

13th Photosub Splash-in Competition
Judges: Angela Rixon and Peter Crook

Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
Tony Baskeyfield
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in

Peter Ladell
Peter Ladell
Len Deeley
JP Trenque
Ken Sullivan
Ken Sullivan
JP Trenque
2nd Place Marine Life Portrait – Film Category
2nd Place Reserve Atmospheric – Film Category
1st Place Humour – Film Category
1st Place Marine Life Portrait – Digital Category
2nd Place Marine Life Portrait – Digital Category
1st Place Humour – Digital Category
Best Image – Digital Category

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Malcolm Hey Highly Commended, Underwater Category

Antibes Festival

Len Deeley 2nd Place, Monochrome Prints

Sardinia Underwater Photographic Competition

Ken Sullivan 2nd Place, Macro

2nd Photosub Digital Open Images Competition

Ken Sullivan
Martha Tressler
Jane Morgan
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

Jane Morgan
Len Deeley
1st Place
3rd Place

BBC News, Photographer of the Year

JP Trenque 1st Place

Photosub 15th Annual Competition
Judge: Alex Mustard

Kris Abbey
Jan Maloney
Kris Abbey
1st Place Blue Water Projected Images
2nd Place
3rd Place
Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Peter Ladell
1st Place Green Water Adv Projected Images
2nd Place
3rd Place
Peter Ladell
Ken Sullivan
Anthony Holley
1st Place Blue Water Adv Projected Images
2nd Place
3rd Place
Pedro Vieyra
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place
There were no entries for Green Water Projected Images in 2005

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2006

Underwater Photography.com Competition 2005

Len Deeley Gold Medal Wide Angle  Category

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Jane Morgan
Anthony Holley
2nd Place
3rd Place

British Underwater Images Festival

Pedro Vieyra 3rd Place, Open Category

BSoUP Splash-in

Jan Maloney 1st Place, Close Up, film category
Peter Ladell 2nd Place, Wide Angle, film category
Tony Baskeyfield 1st Place, Humour/Creative category
2nd Place, Wide Angle, digital category
Len Deeley 2nd Place, British Prints
Jane Morgan 3rd Place, Humour/Creative category

Photosub Splash-in
Judge: John Baker

Jane Morgan 1st Place
Martha Tressler 2nd Place
Dario Navaro 3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-in

Jane Morgan 2nd Place Humour/Digital
JP Trenque 2nd Place Atmospheric/Digital
Peter Ladell 2nd Place Atmospheric/Film
Peter Ladell 2nd Place Humour/Film

BSoUP Best Of British Portfolio

JP Trenque 2nd Place
Len Deeley 3rd Place

Antibes Festival

Jane Morgan 1st Place Monochrome Prints

3rd Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge: Charles Hood

Len Deeley 1st Place
Ken Sullivan 2nd Place
Len Deeley 3rd Place

Photosub 16th Annual Competition 2006
JudgES: Alan James and Heather Hammond

Neil Lilly
Neil Lilly
Wendy Eve
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Neil Lilly
Gillian Marsh
Neil Lilly
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Peter Tatton
Peter Tatton
Martha Tressler
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Ken Sullivan
Len Deeley
Malcolm Hey
1st Place Blue Water Adv Projected Images
2nd Place
3rd Place
Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Jane Morgan
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

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2007

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

JP Trenque 1st Place

BSoUP Splash-In

Peter Ladell 1st Place Overseas Print Competition
Len Deeley 2nd Place Overseas Print Competition

Photosub Splash-In
Judge: Bob Brewer

Len Deeley 1st Place
Dario Navaro 2nd Place
Jane Morgan 3rd Place

Sport Diver Photographer of the Year

JP Trenque Runner-up (Professional Cat)

St Abbs Splash-In

Kam Arya 1st Place Marine Life and overall winner
Jean Manson 2nd Place Atmospheric
Peter Ladell 3rd Place Atmospheric
JP Trenque 3rd Place Humour

Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Len Deeley Highly Commended

4th Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge: Zac Macaulay

Jane Morgan Winner
Anthony Holley Runner-up
Dario Navaro 3rd Place

BSoUP Best of British Competition

Len Deeley Joint 3rd Place

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

Jane Morgan 3rd Place

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2008

Photosub 17th Annual Competition 2007
JudgES: Peter Scoones and Georgette Douwma

Jan Maloney
Wendy Eve
Jan Maloney
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
JP Trenque
Len Deeley
Anthony Holley
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Bob Soames
Mike Maloney
Neil Lilly
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Len Deeley
Jane Morgan
Pedro Vieyra
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

JP Trenque 3rd Place

BSoUP British Splash-in Championship

Keith Lyall 2nd Wide Angle and 2nd Overall

Photosub Splash-In
Judge: Graham Laughton

Gillian Marsh 1st Place
Mike Maloney 2nd Place
Maria Kjellen 3rd Place

Subios 2008 (Seychelles)

Pedro Vieyra Winner – Public choice award

5th Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge : Simon Rogerson

Len Deeley Winner
Anthony Holley Runner-up
Bert Lee 3rd Place

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

JP Trenque
Jane Morgan
Winner
Runner-up

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2009

Photosub 18th Annual Competition 2008
Judge: John Bantin

George Mitchell
Isabella Nash
Maria Munn
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Daniel Taylor
Maria Munn
Isabella Nash
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Bob Soames
Keith Lyall
Jane Morgan
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Martha Tressler
Jane Morgan
Keith Lyall
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Kris Abbey
Kris Abbey
Bob Soames
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

Photosub Splash-In
Judge: Marcus Scott-Taggart

Len Deeley 1st Place
Peter Tatton 2nd Place
Len Deeley 3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-In

Jean Manson 1st Place Reserve Atmospheric
Jane Morgan 2nd Place Humour
Peter Ladell 3rd Place Atmospheric
Peter Ladell 3rd Place Marine Portrait
Mark Fuller Best Beginner Marine Portrait

6th Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge: Simon Brown

JP Trenque Winner
Keith Lyall Runner-up
Martha Tressler 3rd Place

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2010

Photosub 19th Annual Competition 2009
Judge: John McIntyre

Maria Kjellen
Maria Kjellen
Joss Woolf
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Gillian Marsh
Maria Kjellen
Joss Woolf
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Alex Tattersall
Len Deeley
Alex Tattersall
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Peter Ladell
Keith Lyall
Alex Tattersall
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Ken Sullivan
Peter Ladell
Peter Tatton
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

BSoUP British Splash-in Championship

Bob Soames
Daniel Taylor
Runner-up close-up and overall
Best Beginner

Photosub Splash-In
Judge: Steve Laurenson (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Bob Soames 1st Place
Alex Tattersall 2nd Place
Bob Soames 3rd Place

St Abbs Splash-In

Kam Arya 1st Place Marine Portrait
Alex Tattersall 1st Place Humour

7th Photosub Digital Images Competition (REPORT AND IMAGES)
Judge : Alex Mustard

Len Deeley Winner
Alex Tattersall Runner-up
Joss Woolf 3rd Place

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2011

Photosub 20th Annual Competition 2010
Judge: Simon Rogerson (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Gillian Marsh
Isabela Nash
Wendy Eve
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Martyn Guess
Kris Abbey
Len Deeley
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Isabella Nash
Jo Horrocks
Isabella Nash
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Joss Woolf
Anthony Holley
Len Deeley
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Martyn Guess
Peter Tatton
Joss Woolf
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

Photosub Splash-In
Judge: Peter Rhoades (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Alex Tattersall 1st Place
Alex Tattersall 2nd Place
Joss Woolf 3rd Place

8th Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge : Martin Edge (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Alex Tattersall Winner
Keith Lyall Runner-up
Joss Woolf 3rd Place

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2012

Photosub 21ST Annual Competition 2011
Judge: Paul Naylor (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Jo Horrocks
Jo Horrocks
Gill McDonald
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Martyn Guess
Peter Tatton
Jane Morgan
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Maria Kjellen
Jo Horrocks
Maria Kjellen
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Alex Tattersall
Jane Morgan
Keith Lyall
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Len Deeley
Ken Sullivan
Keith Lyall
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

RPS DISTINCTIONS

Wendy Eve ARPS Distinction (Report and Images)

BSoUP British underwater photography Championship

Joss Woolf
Bob Soames
Runner-up Marine Life
Runner-up Theme (Crustaceans)

Photosub Splash-In
Judges: Veronica & Alan Barrett (REPORT AND IMAGES)

George Mitchell 1st Place
Len Deeley 2nd Place
Chris McTernan 3rd Place

9th Photosub Digital Images Competition
Judge : Arthur Kingdon (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Keith Lyall Winner
Joss Woolf Runner-up
Alex Tattersall 3rd Place
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2013

PHOTOSUB 22ND ANNUAL COMPETITION 2012
Judge: Martin Edge (REPORT)

Wendy Eve
Adrian Haines
Adrian Haines
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Bob Soames
Martyn Guess
Ken Sullivan
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Rob Robertson
Adrian Haines
Adrian Haines
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Keith Lyall
Ken Sullivan
Bob Soames
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Peter Tatton
Bob Soames
Martyn Guess
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

BSOUP BRITISH SPLASH-IN CHAMPIONSHIP

Keith Lyall 2nd Wide Angle

PHOTOSUB SPLASH-IN
Judge: Dave Hughes (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Len Deeley 1st Place
Len Deeley 2nd Place
Bob Soames 3rd Place

10TH PHOTOSUB DIGITAL IMAGES COMPETITION

Judge: Dave Glanfield (Report and Images)

Bob Soames Winner
Wendy Eve Runner-up
Bob Soames 3rd Place

 

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2014

PHOTOSUB 23rD ANNUAL COMPETITION 2013
JUDGE: SAEED RASHID (REPORT)

Sue Guess
Gill McDonald
Gill McDonald
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Keith Lyall
Martha Tressler
Martyn Guess
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Jo Horrocks
Jo Horrocks
Bert Lee
1st Place Green Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Jane Morgan
Peter Tatton
Jane Morgan
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Peter Tatton
Jane Morgan
Martyn Guess
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

PHOTOSUB SPLASH-IN
JUDGE: ANNA STOWE (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Len Deeley 1st Place
Keith Lyall 2nd Place
Martyn Guess 3rd Place

11TH PHOTOSUB DIGITAL IMAGES COMPETITION

JUDGE: TREVOR REES (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Joss Woolf Winner
Len Deeley Runner-up
Martyn Guess 3rd Place
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2015

PHOTOSUB 24th ANNUAL COMPETITION 2014
JUDGE: NIGEL WADE (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Pash Baker
Pash Baker
Caroline Worley
1st Place Blue Water Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Rob White
Len Deeley
Gill Marsh
1st Place Blue Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Nick Blake
Keith Lyall
Rob White
1st Place Green Water Advanced Projected
2nd Place
3rd Place
Bob Soames
Bob Soames
Wendy Eve
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place

PHOTOSUB SPLASH-IN
JUDGE: ROY LAMBETH (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Chris McTernan 1st Place
Len Deeley 2nd Place
Chris McTernan 3rd Place

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12TH PHOTOSUB OPEN DIGITAL IMAGES COMPETITION

JUDGE: ROB BAILEY (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Pash Baker Winner
Martyn Guess Runner-up
Gill Marsh 3rd Place
Len Deeley
Keith Lyall
Rob White
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
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2016

PHOTOSUB 25TH ANNUAL COMPETITION 2015
JUDGE: ARTHUR KINGDON (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Keith Lyall
Rob White
Rob White
Gill Marsh
Chris McTernan
Len Deeley
Daniel Taylor
1st Place Green Water Close Up/Macro
2nd Place
3rd Place
Highly Commended
Commended
Commended
Commended
Nick Blake
Nick Blake
Rob White
Martyn Guess
Rob White
Keith Lyall
Rob White
1st Place Green Water Wide Angle
2nd Place
3rd Place
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Commended
Commended
Pash Baker
Bob Soames
Daniel Taylor
Gill Marsh
Keith Lyall
Martyn Guess
Bob Soames
Peter Tatton
Anthony Holley
1st Place Blue Water Close Up/Macro
2nd Place
3rd Place
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Commended
Commended
Commended
Commended
Nick Blake
Martyn Guess
Martyn Guess
Gill Marsh
Keith Lyall
Rob White
Martyn Guess
1st Place Blue Water Wide Angle
2nd Place
3rd Place
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Commended
Commended
Bob Soames
Pash Baker
Rob White
Martyn Guess
Martyn Guess
Len Deeley
Len Deeley
1st Place Open Prints
2nd Place
3rd Place
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Commended
Commended

PHOTOSUB SPLASH-IN 2016

JUDGE: TONY RILEY (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Pash Baker Winner
Jo Horrocks Runner-up
Peter Ladell 3rd Place
Bob Soames
Keith Lyall
Peter Ladell
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
Jo Horrocks
Rob White
Keith Lyall
Commended
Commended
Commended
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13TH PHOTOSUB OPEN DIGITAL IMAGES COMPETITION

JUDGE: SIMON ROGERSON (REPORT AND IMAGES)

Martyn Guess Winner
Joss Woolf Runner-up
Gill Marsh 3rd Place
Martyn Guess
Joss Woolf
Pash Baker
Commended
Commended
Commended

 

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Photosub Annual Meal – March 2017

The 2017 Photosub Annual Meal at the Farnham House Hotel was attended by 44 club members and partners. As always it was a very social affair, one of the key goals of the club.

Following a fine meal and drinks the annual competition was projected. This competition comprises 5 categories:

  • Green Water Macro/Close Up
  • Green Water Wide
  • Blue Water Macro/Close Up
  • Blue Water Wide
  • Prints

There was a good turnout with 147 images across the 4 projected categories (GW-Macro 25, GW-Wide 27, BW-Macro 51 and BW-Wide 44) and 40 prints. Paul Colley, Chairman of BSoUP attended as the judge, accompanied by his wife Vinny.

Comments from Paul are:

Overall It was a great competition to judge, because the image standard was high, including the quality of post-processing. For those interested in process, it was one of gradual elimination: the first cut comprised all images that caught my eye from an artistic perspective and which did not have any obvious technical errors at point of capture or in post-processing; the second cut survived more detailed scrutiny and those which passed this stage received a commendation or higher. Subsequent stages were searches for originality of subject, viewpoint or technique and finer points of artistic presentation. Although this is where subjectivity tends to increase, I do use a formal framework for artistic evaluation. 

Technical Although the overall technical standard was impressive, some images had backscatter strong enough to detract (some is natural and acceptable). A few had been cropped to an extent that image quality might have been degraded. And some wide angle images suffered from blown highlights. There were a couple with soft focus or inadequate depth of field. Finally, there were some lighting errors, particularly in wide angle images, which made it too obvious that artificial light was in play. Some images had been over-manipulated, most commonly by heavy boosting of dark tones, which removed too many subtle shadow details in an attempt to improve the overall contrast. Aligning contrast with artistic intent can be a fine line to tread in post-processing.

Artistic Some images had critical amputations of subjects or peripheral objects of high visual weight at the frame edges, which tended to pull the eye off the principal subjects. Viewpoints were generally well chosen and I was impressed with the variety, but in some cases receding subjects or lack of eye contact weakened viewer engagement. A few shots were leaning towards side-on ID style photos which, if not countered by strong dynamics, such as a striking colours, patterns or diagonals, tended to look a bit two-dimensional. 

The results are as follows:

Green Water Macro/Closeup

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Image 09 (Nudi) First Place – Rob White Viewpoint and lighting give this image a colour and glow that makes shows the subject off to maximum extent. Its habitat is included, but not distracting. There is a light blue glow behind the nudi; either a backlight or a reflection from front light. But the subject was so strongly rendered that I only saw the potential distraction after my third view, so considered it not to be one! A really beautiful image.

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 Image 02 (Hermit Crab) Second Place – Jane Morgan Very well framed against a pretty background, this crab looks relaxed but still has attitude and it engages the viewer strongly. From a technical perspective, it’s flawless. The feeler crossing the eye is a very minor compositional distraction, but overall a great capture of a cool critter in its environment, reinforced by the pinks inside the shell.

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Image 18 (Tompot Blenny) Third Place – Peter Ladell Although side on and not fully engaging the viewer, the combination of good framing and lighting provides striking colour and enough habitat detail to make this image work well. It’s razor sharp and colourful at the critical points, so the viewer gets pulled in to the subject.

Green Water Macro/Closeup Highly Commended

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Image 04 (Velvet Swimmer Crab) – Keith Lyall It’s a busy background, but the lighting and post processing are well controlled to let this crab create its presence. The timing to capture offset claws adds dynamism and this subject always pulls your eyes to his if you get the focus and lighting correct, which the photographer has.

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Image 12 (Nudi) – Peter Ladell Lighting, viewpoint and depth of field make the subject positively leap out at you. I think diagonals coming right out of a corner have less impact than those which are offset (landscape photographers will tell you why). And I felt that having one rhinophore out of focus detracted slightly. But well worthy of a highly recommended award.

Green Water Macro/Close Up Commended

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Image 19 (Crayfish) – Chris McTernan The central but diagonal composition increases the impact of the crayfish facing up to the viewer and it’s a sharp image. I thought that the lighting was not quite right, but could have been corrected in post processing by pulling back some highlights top right; the eye finds too much detail there too easily. But a good portrait of a creature with attitude.

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Image 25 (Nudi) -Cat Briggs This is a subtle and effective composition to show a creature in its habitat. There are lots of curves that lead you in to the brightly coloured and well lit subject. The placement along the lower third works well and helps to ground and balance the image, although I thought it might have been stronger still by using either a classic thirds intersection or a dead centre lower third. It seems to sit between the two, but it’s a minor point; I think this is a great image.

Green Water Wide Angle

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Image 04 (Blue Sharks) First Place – Pash Baker The light has worked in this image to set a lovely background for two contra-rotating sharks, each showing a sinuous sweep of body and tail. It’s the kind of image I would hang on my wall and certainly one that makes me want to be in the ocean.

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Image 22 (Seal Split Level) Second Place - Gill Marsh The photographer has worked hard to capture interest above and below water, creating a very strong image. The seal’s eyes do not pop out strongly at first and the creature looks a bit wary, but the overall impression is of a beautiful scene that you want to be part of. Top marks for getting this technically-difficult image well executed in tough conditions.

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Image 03 (Seal and Diver) Third Place – Nick Blake Although I did not like the diver’s fin being exaggerated so much by the forced perspective of a wide angle lens, the seal’s position and expression is so strong that you cannot help but be drawn in to this image. It tells a story about our photography too. Well lit and nicely timed; a super image.

Green Water Wide Angle Highly Commended

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Image 18 (Blue Sharks) – Rob White Although this image lacks a bit of contrast due to the subdued and very diffuse natural light (presumably due to cloud), it is superbly timed to catch the contra-rotation of the sharks, which both have exquisite, dynamic postures. If luck (and light) had been with the photographer, it could have been a stunner.

Green Water Wide Angle Commended

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Image 09 (Young Seal) – Gill Marsh The low framing and forced diagonal help this composition, which is well lit. The seal’s eyes do not fully engage the viewer, but there is enough facial interest, especially the teeth, and a few bubbles just burped by the baby seal, to keep people interested.

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Image 14 (Compass Jelly) – Rob White The very deliberate choice of viewpoint exploits strong backlight, which really strengthens this image. I would love to have seen it against pure blue; the edge of Snell’s window to the left needed to be stronger or not there at all. As it stands, that and the backscatter ended up as a distraction. But the combination of yellow on blue and strong light makes this image grab the viewer’s attention.

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Image 20 (Blue Shark) – Pash Baker The light ripples, a fin cutting the surface and the reflection are all strong compositional elements. There are some minor distractions: a lot of backscatter, a very tight framing bottom left and a perspective forced by the lens that is tending towards the ‘tadpole effect’ when this close in. Nevertheless, it’s a strong image and commended.

Blue Water Macro/Closeup

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Image 39 (Goby with parasites on whip coral) First Place – Anthony Holley The orange-on-black, diagonal composition and tack sharp focus with a generous depth of field give this image lots of initial punch. The parasites bring additional interest and a story stronger than many others of this type in circulation. Simple, but very effective use of colour and subject to create high visual impact.

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Image 32 (Crab on soft coral) Second Place – Bob Soames Good lighting, perfect depth of field and a square crop all help the crab to pop from its background context, yet still allow enough of the coral to help tell the story. The light against dark heightens the natural contrast and the image is razor sharp. I like the inclusion of a small strip of (dark) water column to the right, which reinforces the dynamics of the image. A well executed picture that was close to the winner in overall impact.

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Image 49 (Scallop eyes) Third Place – Peter Ladell There is a strong abstract feel to this image with a sharp focus that brings out the eyes, texture and colours where it matters. I might have reduced the highlights at the edges and perhaps tried a stronger diagonal composition too, but it was great to see something different and with a close viewpoint that drew the viewer right in.

Blue Water Macro/Closeup Highly Commended

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Image 9 (Moray) – Cat Briggs Differential lighting, viewpoint and post processing worked very well to make this subject engage strongly with the viewer. It’s a simple but effective picture with the key elements in sharp focus. The foreground symmetry suits the central framing and strengthens the composition. I wondered whether the processing could have left in some subtle hints of the creature’s lair for context, but it’s a minor subjective point. A strong image.

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Image 29 (Purple Rhinopia 2) – Martyn Guess The foreground context is more subtle in this image than the previous one of a similar subject, so I immediately felt the full impact of the colour and patterns that comprise this very interesting subject. It is a side-on image, but arguably the subject merits this viewpoint to show the colour and patterns to good effect.

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Image 33 (Shrimp on Crinoid) – Mario Vitalini This is a classic thirds composition that exploits good lighting, a great background and a colourful subject looking into the frame; all to wonderful effect. It was the image that first caught my eye when I opened the files. It appears slightly less sharp than those that made the top three, but has high impact.

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Image 36 (Cleaner shrimp on Moray) – Martyn Guess At first pass, this image felt a little messy, because the moray’s eyes are out of focus. However, the shrimp is sharp and the moray here is a secondary subject. What works exceptionally well is a nostril being bent down by the shrimp and an apparent lip-curling grimace from the moray. I felt his pain at having his nose tweaked and this image made me laugh. A really good behaviour shot.

Blue Water Macro/Closeup Commended Images

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Image 05 (Nudi) – Bob Soames A very striking image from a great viewpoint. The colour and pin-sharp rhinophores engage the viewer. I felt that the elements leaving the frame were sufficiently in focus to pull the eye to the edges, but I liked the overall image.

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Image 10 (Nudi) – Bob Soames The viewpoint, depth of field and well-controlled light picking out the colour all help to isolate the subject. A super composition.

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Image 26 (Shrimps in a sponge) – Keith Lyall Great engagement with good lighting and focus on the subjects to pick out the fine detail and colour, whilst retaining the overall context. The snoot or post-processing dark vignette was for me a little heavy and gave image a slightly artificial feel. But the subjects pop and it is technically well executed.

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Image 30 (Damselfish tending eggs) – Gill Marsh A fine behaviour shot in sharp detail at the peak of the action. Very good composition too, with the diagonal egg-bearing structure crossing the frame edges at the right places. The colours, for some reason, are a bit muted and this is one image that could have stood a little more use of darks and shadows to really accentuate the subject. But a great capture.

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Image 38 (Catfish school) – Pash Baker I loved this image and was pleased to see use of a creative technique to try and accentuate movement. The school nicely runs right to the frame edges and the light picks out the important little details like the whiskers. I also liked the diagonal composition.

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Image 40 (Purple Rhinopia 1) – Sue Guess The photographer nicely isolated a very cool subject with good lighting to reveal the dominant aspects of the composition; shape and colour. The green foreground is part of the context, but a little distracting and it might have benefited from some subtle (additional?) reduction of competing contrasts in that bottom part of the frame.

Blue Water Wide Angle

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Image 34 (Hard Coral) First Place – Rob White Whilst the second and third place images were higher impact through the use of colour, they were both achieved through conventional approaches. What grabbed me about the image that I placed first was its simplicity and relative originality. Not many people try it, but I’m guessing it’s a night or dusk wide angle that helps to isolate the beauty of a natural feature. The overhead viewpoint is well chosen to let shadows cast by the strobes define the shapes of individual corals. With some subtle hints of colour, it’s a peaceful image and almost abstract. The framing at the bottom is a bit tight, but I give high marks for originality of approach to achieve a striking image.

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Image 31 (Diver in Cenote) Second Place – Nick Blake A very high impact simple image exploiting natural light to beautiful effect. Tack sharp, a strong frame-within-frame and a sense of scale and place with lots of mood. An image I want to have on my wall.

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Image 19 (Red Sea Split) Third Place – Rob White Well controlled dynamic range and depth of field to create an iconic Red Sea picture telling the story of beautiful coral gardens below rock and sand. Really well captured colours.

Blue Water Wide Angle Highly Commended

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Image 04 (Diver in Cave) - Mario Vitalini Simple, but atmospheric, this image exploits natural light to great effect. The diver is beautifully framed and his torch beam gives nice positional contrast to the light beams streaming from above. Excellent use of light.

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Image 18 (Reef Shark) – Martyn Guess Great technique to bring movement into this image and it’s well lit with the vital bits sharp. I could not decide whether the wreck blurring at the bottom added or detracted. It’s part of the real context, but I had to dwell on it to work out what it was and so wondered whether a completely clean background (more upward angle from a lower viewpoint) might have allowed the viewer to feast eyes on the beautifully captured main subject. A strong image.

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Image 40 (Hammerhead and Friends) – Martyn Guess A very graphic high impact shot. Eyes, snout and teeth are all there and the light uses shadow to both isolate the subject and emphasise myriad detail in this charismatic big animal. The secondary subjects (small jacks and remora) make it an even stronger image.

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Image 43 (Oceanic White Tip Head On) – Pash Baker These are hard-to-get images. I’m not sure if it’s a pseudo wide angle using a long lens or a cropped wide angle, but the result has impact. The pectorals and dorsal make a classic Mercedes shape and I like the tail sweeping out left to add movement, reinforced by the trajectory of the pilot fish. Getting some light on the snout picked out face detail. It’s unlucky that the bottom right pilot fish merged with the pectoral. Good work.

Blue Water Wide Angle Commended

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Image 03 (Anemone & Fish) – Gill Marsh This type of image is quite common, but still well executed with accurate framing, focus and lighting to give a lot of colour and impact. Nicely done.

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Image 05 (Schooling Jacks and Diver) – Martyn GuessThis is a very well framed and timed shot. The contra- rotation of diver and fish keep it tightly composed, with the diver adding both sense of scale and part of the story. It’s very well lit and I only wondered if the highlights on the right hand side and around the edges could have been reduced just a bit to really centre the viewer’s eye on the action; my eye did wander to the brighter edges. A lovely image only a whisker off the final cut.

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Image 13 (Oceanic White Tip and Pilot Fish) – Pash Baker I like the more distant viewpoint here that brings in a sense of the upper open ocean that defines the habitat of this pelagic species. But it was also close enough to get some light coming into the camera sensor from the shark and the pilot fish, telling the story with colour and detail. A good image of a predator in its habitat.

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Image 26 (Dolphin) – Gill Marsh There’s quite a bit of noise in this image, but the timing and framing is spot on. The diagonal adds a dynamic, as does the downward tail beat creating the puff of sand. There is a lovely sense of depth perspective created by the animal and its shadow. If post processing rules had allowed, I would have toned down the shadow on the right hand edge of the frame about one third up from the bottom; it’s a minor distraction. If this was shot in portrait, full marks. If it was a crop from horizontal, it might explain the noise and loss of detail, but the image has impact.

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Image 30 (Manta Train) – Mario Vitalini The water column through which the photographer shot this image both adds and detracts. It adds aerial (depth) perspective, reinforcing the reducing relative size of the mantas, but also strips out some detail, slightly reducing the contrast. But the moment is captured and I loved the train looming out of the distance, with lots of dynamics from wing positions and overall shape of the train. A most enjoyable image. I wanted to be there.

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Image 35 (Turtle and Remoras) - Mario Vitalini A super image that catches a not-so-common separation of one remora from its turtle host and with almost perfect timing. The diverging lines set against pure blue, with the surface in sight and the hint of yellow and orange adds colour contrast to already- well-defined shapes. Seeing the upper parts of the remora and lower parts of the turtle adds to the perspective and dynamics of the image. If only the outer turtle wing had been lower…that little bit of luck could have turned this great shot into an absolutely fabulous one.

Prints

First Place (Wreck of the Ulysses) – Peter Tatton

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Second Place (Squid) – Gill Marsh

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Third Place (Cardinal fish & Eggs) – Gill Marsh

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Prints Commended

Ocean Whitetip – Pash Baker

Clownfish – Wendy Eve

Dolphin – Mario Vitalini

Aircraft Wreck - Mario Vitalini

Clownfish – Martyn Guess

Seal – Jane Morgan

Moray – Cat Briggs

Dolphins – Ken Sullivan

Frogfish – Martha Tressler

Jellyfish Selfie – Anthony Holley

Clownfish – Cat Briggs

The Len Deeley Trophy

Following the death of club founder and driving force Len Deeley, a new trophy was created by Pash Baker and Jo Horrocks in memory of Len. This trophy will be presented on an annual basis at the annual dinner. It will be classed as a “floating trophy” and while on some occasions it will be presented based on a competitive basis defined by the committee, on others it will be presented to a club member who has supported the club and promoted its aims and goals.

Following the sudden death of Len Deeley in 2016, the committee decided that the first recipient should be Len & Pat Deeley to recognise the unwavering and steadfast support provided to the club since its inception. The trophy was presented to Pat Deeley by Paul Colley, Pash Baker (left) and Jo Horrocks (right).

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Awards Presentation

17GWM1st

Rob White & Paul Colley (Green Water Macro Winner)

17GWM2nd

Jane Morgan & Paul Colley (Green Water Macro 2nd Place)

17GWM3rd

Peter Ladell & Paul Colley (Green Water Macro 3rd Place)

17GWWA1st

Pash Baker & Paul Colley (Green Water Wide Winner)

17GWWA2nd

Gill Marsh & Paul Colley (Green Water Wide 2nd Place)

Nick Blake, Green Water Wide 3rd place was unable to attend the meal

17BWM1st

Anthony Holley & Paul Colley (Blue Water Macro Winner)

17BWM2nd

Bob Soames & Paul Colley (Blue Water Macro 2nd Place)

17BWM3rd

Peter Ladell & Paul Colley (Blue Water Macro 3rd Place)

17BWWA1st

Rob White & Paul Colley (Blue Water Wide Winner & 3rd Place)

Nick Blake, Blue Water Wide 2nd place was unable to attend the meal

17Print1st

Peter Tatton & Paul Colley (Print Winner)

17Print2nd_3rd

Gill Marsh & Paul Colley (Print 2nd & 3rd Places)

Thanks

Our thanks to Paul Colley for judging the competition, and to his wife Vinny for attending the meal and competition evening.

These events cannot run without the help of a number of club members. Thanks to Bob Soames for acting as master of ceremonies, Keith Lyall for organising and running the competition, Pat Deeley for providing the balloons and table place tags, Bert Lee for providing the display stands (assembled with the assistance of Ken Sullivan, Mike Maloney and Chris McTernan), to Sue Guess for laying out the prints, Jo Horrocks for setting up the trophy table, Rob White for helping with final projection setup, Peter Ladell for taking the winners photographs, and to Martha for arranging the tables and doing the other logistical stuff in the background that people are not aware of.

 

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