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UPY 2016 British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended
'Discovery' - Steve Jones
The aircraft pictured is a BAe 146 which was sunk as a diver attraction at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow, UK and lies at a depth of 27 meters. I wanted to create an image with a “diver/discovery” type feel to it. BBC wildlife cameraman Doug Anderson, is aiming the light that’s illuminating the aircraft and the late afternoon December surface light provided a nice dark grey/green ambience to surround the wreck. Doug is using 2 immensely powerful Orcalights producing a combined 44,000 lumens of light! I took several shots in the sequence, whilst Doug moved the lights back and forth so I could find the beam angle and exposure settings that worked best. We'd been in the water a long time, so the biggest challenge was fending off the cold!
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