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UPY 2016 Up & Coming - Runner Up
'Fired up and almost ready to go' - Marty Engels Dunmore
Today it isn't easy to produce a unique image of this well loved wreck and I did a lot of research before I dived to see how others have photographed her before me. In 18m of Water I found this wonderful old machine, in fact there are two of these engines positioned opposite to each other. The Image is produced without any strobes, but with aid of my dive-torch, which I positioned within the engine to give me an extra focal point.
Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: It takes a lot to impress an old wreck photographer lag like me but here is a quite superb example of how, with a comparatively simple touch, a straightforward technical shot has been so effectively elevated to the eye. But such a simple addition of the furnace lighting is not enough on its own. The composition, use of mixed light and graphic simplicity all contribute to a very powerful and successful image.
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