UPY 2018 Wrecks - Highly Commended

Pekka Tuuri

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UPY 2018 Wrecks - Highly Commended
'Stuka' - Pekka Tuuri

This is an often photographed aeroplane in just 23 meters of water. The photo was already planned on the surface. I guided my models to the right places by shouting as we were all on rebreathers. An overcast day gave a soft, nice and not too bright light. I have about 10 different photo versions of the plane with the divers (closeups, strobe, no strobe etc.). This is the one I liked the most. The picture is a panorama of two images.

Judge's comment: I have to admit that I have a soft spot for available light wreck shots augmented by strategic additional lighting but I can't help but feel that a higher shooting angle would have added the power that this shot needed to push it up a few places.
Peter Rowlands

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