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Oban Road Trip

We’ve come up to Oban on the west coast of Scotland for a week of diving (and hopefully sunshine) After a very early start and an 11 hour road trip, only stopping for breakfast at Tebay Truck Stop, we arrived at Puffin Dive Centre. We met Mike, the owner who gave us an idea of …

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Careers in the Sea

We’ve been invited to show off our photos and Pash’s fused glass jewellery at the Sealife Centre on October 18th. The event is a “careers evening” where people will turn up hoping to find out about all the possible avenues into a career in oceanographic industries, whether that be photography and videography, conservation, scuba diving or …

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LRPS!

After several weeks of preparation, and a little last minute panic, both Pash and I managed to pull together a panel of 10 images each which we submitted to the Royal Photographic Society judges at the Photography Show at the NEC this weekend. It was a well organised and rather formal affair. Panels of 10 …

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Black and White at BSoUP

I was asked to give a talk at the February meeting of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) at Imperial College in London. Some time back there was a Black and White Challenge on Facebook – the idea was to post 1 black and white image each day for 5 days. I took up the challenge …

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Fun in the Farnes

Although this is a fairly old image, I’ve been prompted recently to consider that people enjoy seeing the “fun” stuff that I’ve taken. Never have I had closer interactions with marine life than I did on 2 consecutive weekends in late 2011 when we visited first Lundy Island and then the Farne Islands… Pretty much …

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BSoUP Lionfish

I was very pleased to come 4th in the BSoUP competition this month – the theme was “Photoshop Bonanza” . The brief was to be creative with image editing software like Photoshop. You can see the other winning images on the BSoUP Website Here. I decided to try emulating Michael Aw’s Amazing Van Gogh Style Images which I …

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Egg Laying Squid

I run the risk of getting boring by publishing another squid picture (see my last post) but I was really blown away by the activity I saw that day in Ambon.. The animals weren’t frightened and they carried on much as they would’ve if we weren’t there. Please share…

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Ambon Squid

Ambon is one of the Maluku islands of Indonesia and forms part of a chain of volcanic islands surrounding the Banda Sea – home to some fabulous marine life. Sixteen of us – mostly BSoUP members – stayed with Maluku Divers in Ambon for two weeks in November. Now there’s an awful lot of garbage …

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Macmillan Underwater Coffee Morning

I’ve been occupied with things other than photography this year but we went to Nuweiba, Egypt in September. Towards the top of The Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba lies Nuweiba, about an hour and a half drive north from Sharm-El-Sheik Airport. I’d been once before and this looked like it’d be the last …

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