UPY 2017 British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended

Dave Peake

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UPY 2017 British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended
'Tumbling Autumn Leaves' - Dave Peake

This image is one of many taken in Dartmoor National Park, UK with the aim of capturing some underwater movement. Autumn in the rivers and streams can be very colourful with fallen leaves tumbling along. Depending on the speed of the flow I have experimented with various apertures and shutter speeds and each image can be totally different. The colours and artistic shapes have inspired me and they appear at times to be like an oil painting or better still a ' Water Colour '. The camera can be mounted on a small tripod or held as still as possible just under the interface of water and air and a slow shutter speed used. I am fortunate to live near the National Park and when sea conditions are not good this is where I retreat and experiment.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: A very imaginative and beautifully balanced image. A favourite with all the judges. Groundbreaking work.

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