UPY  Wrecks - Runner Up

Charles Hood

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UPY  Wrecks - Runner Up
'Exploring the Kittiwake' - Charles Hood

I was asked to cover the sinking of the Kittiwake for Scuba Magazine with the editor stating he wanted some different shots than standard wreck images. Building on an idea used by cave diving photographers I took four strobes, all wired back to the camera housing, with a home-made cable and tried different angles. The mask reflection, that usually is not wanted, was a fluke but I think adds to the image.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: As someone who is keen on wreck photography I particularly like this very strong image with dramatic lighting and the 'icing on the cake' reflections in the mask. It has instant appeal with plenty of detail to keep the eye entertained. The delivery is graphically simple and leaves you in no doubt visually.

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