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#21 DeanB


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Posted 14 October 2006 - 11:54 AM

I give up...

The far right pic: That (in my opinion) would be fantastic if the diver on the right of the wreck was not there.!!! I know its good for sense of scale but...?

Still..Loved them.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:22 AM

A Spanish newspaper publishes a small gallery with someone of the best photographies of the last Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year organized for the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife magazine.

We can see the photo of the winner, a Swedish photographer: Goran Ehlmé and one more couple of submarine Spanish photographers who have obtained second prizes. So much in the winning photo, like in that of Manu San Félix, we can see the exclusive use of natural light. Also it is this light the predominant in Jordi Chias's photo.

PD: Michael Aw has been rewarded also (congratulations) and the best photo of portrait has been elected a great barracuda, but these photos are not in the gallery.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:01 AM

A CHALLENGE: only ONE image was taken using a strobe (well, two strobes, in fact). Which one?



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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:26 PM

Someone spoke of - Depending on the audience - well if the shoot is for a client, to sell something or for some comercial aspect then the person who ponies up the bucks should get what they pay for. Which is something totally different than the artistic quality of an image.

The artistic question about ambient light I think is a moot point. Artistically a photo is about form, about texture, about what ever presents itself, whether that is with artifical light or not is ot the question. Anyone who concerns themselves with light source is not looking to the artistic intent of a photo.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:34 AM

Now the results are out - it seems the vital ingredient is a 12-24mm lens on a Nikon camera. All 4 category winning underwater shots used this combination! :D


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:52 AM

Now the results are out - it seems the vital ingredient is a 12-24mm lens on a Nikon camera. All 4 category winning underwater shots used this combination! :D


sweet... i will enter next year then... i have that lens!

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