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#1 shchae

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:50 PM

Hi,

CMAS is helding 12th Sea Underwater Photography World Championship
in Jeju Island, Korea from 31 May through 5 June. Is anybody coming there ?

Sam

Edited by shchae, 19 February 2009 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:45 AM

Hi,

I know that Espen Rekdal and Vidar Skålevik from Norway will participate. Otherwise, it italians Andrea Carlesi/Francesco Sesso have been enlisted.

http://www.cmas.org/...ails.asp?id=214

The site doesn't seem to be very well updated - but what else is new...

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#3 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:31 AM

So countries probably still have qualification events for the teams.

I am really pleased to see this event going ahead after all the doom and gloom talk a few years ago.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:31 AM

Carlos Minguell and Arturo Telle go from Spain :aggressive: :notworthy: :)

Shchae: How is the diving there? I talked to Arturo last weekend and he had no idea and did not find anything on internet.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:02 AM

His Google must not work... I got about 643.000 hits on 'scuba diving korea' :aggressive:

As far as I've heard (and I'm not going, I'm sorry to say) it's rather on the cold side, maybe even drysuit diving. I see people recommending 5 mm suits for september/october, which is supposed to be the warmest time of the year around Jeju with water temps of about 25 celcius.

The diving should be a mix of kelp and tropicals, as far as I've heard. And lots of big, fat nudibranchs :notworthy: But there's got to be somone from Korea around here to tell us all about it?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

Hi,
I was not checking this post for sometime as I did not see any post for few days since I started it
but, now I understand few members are coming & has interest.

O.K. I will be the team leader for Korean team (myself + 2 photographers + 2 models)
& am not shooting but, supporting the team and I will be happy to assist any members coming to
Korea.

As far as I've heard (and I'm not going, I'm sorry to say) it's rather on the cold side, maybe even drysuit diving. I see people recommending 5 mm suits for september/october, which is supposed to be the warmest time of the year around Jeju with water temps of about 25 celcius.

The diving should be a mix of kelp and tropicals, as far as I've heard. And lots of big, fat nudibranchs


Above comment is basically true. I recommand 5mm wet suit or semi-dry or even drysuit. Water Temp will 23-25 degree C.
You will see a lot of soft coral and fish. I am going to have some spare equipments + accessories at site and let me know
if anybody need anything. My e-mail address is chae5721 at gmail dot com.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

Hi,

Updated participants are here;

http://www.kua.or.kr...articipants.htm

and I still not see Spanish team there yet.

few sample pictures of Jeju Isld.

http://www.kua.or.kr...ter/gallery.htm

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:07 AM

Hi,

Updated participants are here;

http://www.kua.or.kr...articipants.htm

and I still not see Spanish team there yet.

few sample pictures of Jeju Isld.

http://www.kua.or.kr...ter/gallery.htm

Sam


Hi Sam,

thanks for this information.

Me (Thomas Heckmann) and Armin Trutnau will participate from Germany.

See you in Jeju,

Thomas

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

Hi Sam,

thanks for this information.

Me (Thomas Heckmann) and Armin Trutnau will participate from Germany.

See you in Jeju,

Thomas


O.K. I will see you in Jeju.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:07 PM

Hello Sam

Me (Marcio Lisa) and Luiz Fernando Cassino will participate from Brazil. Unfortunately, we don't have models and team leader.

If you need something from Brazil, let me know! :P


Best wishes

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Edited by Marcio Lisa, 17 May 2009 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:03 AM

It seems the result is out:
http://www.cmas.org/...index.asp?ch=36

Congratulations Espen, Carlos and Eok Soo Kim!!!

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

Congratulations Espen!

Long overdue. We will raise a Hansa to you up here in Norway this evening.

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Congratulations to all the winners across the categories.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:55 AM

CONGRATULATIONS ESPEN!

We're alle really proud now. Well deserved :-)


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:09 PM

Speeeeeen, congratulatioooooonsss!!! :) :)
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:44 AM

Congratulations to Espen, I have had the pleasure to meet him, amazing fellow, in the World Championships in Egypt 2000 and Marseille 2002, he's been getting closer and closer to this deserved title!

Congrats also to my good friend Luis Fernando Cassino and Marcio Lisa for getting the best results for Brazil in many long years, keep up the good work!

Sorry I let you guys on your own this year, the credit crunch bit hard...
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:49 AM

Thanks to Marcelo, Marcelo M, Alex, David & Christian for your congratulations!

It was a very close call this year as I had 4 gold winners with bronze medals breathing down my neck. Having felt that I have been a little unlucky in previous competitions with regard to the title, I felt I was payed back in full (and then some) in this years competition. There were some very good photographs left out of the top ten, and some that I believe did not belong there made it. But as I have been told before, a jury is a jury, at least this time the jury didn't know the nationality and names of the photographers when they were voting. In this respect I feel that the competition is evolving in the right direction. (I have been told many incredible stories about what went on in Mauritius in 2007).

Some of my images (the rest aren't released yet) can be seen here: http://www.dykking.n...m...&Itemid=104

To this years competition there were quite a few wetpixlers present. Here is a photo of some of them.

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From left to right: Marcio Lisa, Sam Chae, Luis Fernando Cassino, Me and Pieter Rutten.

A special thanks goes out to Sam Chae for helping us out and spoiling us silly!

Thanks,
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:45 PM

All,
It was good to see all of you and big congratulations to all winners.

Sam

Edited by shchae, 16 June 2009 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:37 AM

All,
It was good to see all of you and big congratulations to all winners.

Sam



Congratulations to Espen and to the best photographers after the jury has finished the job:

1. Denis Palbiani ( 222,8 Points)
2. Carlos Minguell ( 221,1 Points)
3. Eol soo Kim ( 176,5 Points)

After the jury´s decision the president decided to transfer this points into an nobody_nows_what this_bullshit_means point system.
That means that a photo on place 1 ist 511 times better than a photo on place 10, but the real different was only 2 points or so.
After this displacement Denis went down to 6...

Now i have an idea what Alex means some posts earlier...

The rules for the "contest" were online available for more than 9 month.
Those responsible changed the rules the night before the contest starts.
An absolutely "No Go" was to give the permission for a second camera in the contest this evening
That was absolutely unfair for those guys who leaved there second camera at home, because they have red the rules previously.


In my opinion it was not like a world championship, it was an amateur contest, a big joke.
But the dinner was ok ;-)

That has nothing to do with the friendly Korean´s or with any participant.
The officials did a lot of mistakes. (To break with the own rules, no oxygen or spare air in the beginning, unable to explain the categories, no breefing at all etc.)

Once again, congratulation to Espen.

Thomas