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#1 MikeVeitch

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 03:20 PM

Sport Diver is doing another vote for covers, my good friend and partner Doug Sloss has one of his photos in there as a possibility.

Thats a pretty big honour i must say and proud of him!
Lets just say his photo features his wife.....

Have a look Sport Diver

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 03:26 PM

I'll vote for the bikini!

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:25 PM

I found something strangely familiar about cover #3. If that's not David Doubiliet's circling barracudas (taken circa mid-80's) it is an exact copy of it, and this has to be one of the most published underwater photos ever... I know it is an awesome photo, but I am sure it has been in many covers before, why would they even consider it?

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:38 PM

Here is what I mean, compare shot #3 to the cover of Nat Geo march 2001:

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:47 PM

Yep that very much could be. David is a big contributor at Sport Diver...i think time for the old guard to move on.... :)

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:25 PM

Doug is running a close second at the moment. It seems there are still plenty of people who either haven't seen DD's picture or still prefer it over other offerings...
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:25 PM

Nothing against the barracudas or DD for that matter, but this photo has been published so much! And it is from the mid 80's! It's been on the cover of Nat Geo, I think you should retire a photo after that!

It is not like an excellent photo that has been in a few covers but was taken only like a couple of years ago, I am perfectly fine with that.

BTW, Doug's photo is first now, but only by 0.2% or something like that.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:34 AM

It seems that the majority of voters like the "old" photo - it's in the lead for votes.
I voted before I read this thread, but a chick in a bikini doesn't do it for me - I, too, voted for the "old" photo simply because I found it appealing.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:03 AM

Chick in the Bikini got my vote. Amazing concentration to capture that shot. :) A repeat cover just wouldn't be right. And, if he is a mate of my Canadian friend then I got to support him! :D

Where do people get those masks though?
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:24 AM

i hate to be an old crumugeon, but I keep seeing the same old photos on covers in contests, and in publications. Its getting boring. Lets get out of this rut. There are many new and creative ideas. Lets start rewarding them more

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 02:15 PM

Cover 1
49.05%
Cover 2
13.79%
Cover 3
37.16%

the lead is slightly bigger now... B)

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 10:21 PM

Hey, excellent to hear. Would be great if he wins. His first major US mag cover...

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:34 PM

I voted for Doug also.
But I'm expecting for return: the frame here in acceptable size :(
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:39 PM

would that be without the jellyfish?

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:08 AM

Hey hey!!!

Evidently he got the cover, just got word that it is out now...

Cool

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 04:21 AM

Congrats to Doug, What about the full size version here? B)
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:32 AM

Rock on, DOUG!!
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