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UPY 2016 Wrecks - Highly Commended
'Exploring the Podsnap' - Spencer Burrows
Living in the midlands I am not blessed with living near the coast so often spend my weekends at local inland dive sites. I think the photographic potential is often over looked with inland sites, so I attempt to take images that showcase these sites in the best possible way. This particular wreck is a Dickens Class Harbour Minesweeper, built in 1944 specifically to clear mines in around harbour entrances during WWII. I particularly liked the angle of the wreck, and felt it could make an interesting composition as the perimeter of the wreck leads the eye in and out of the image. Using a wide angle lens I got close to enhance the size of the wreck. My dive buddy kindly offered to model for interest and scale using a dive torch. I processed the image using a monochrome finish which I feel lends itself well to the tonal range and also to add atmosphere to the image.
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