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UPY Up and Coming - Highly Commended
Over & Under photos are one of my favourite ways of showing the underwater world. This summer during a sailing trip around Balearic Islands, I found the perfect scenery to apply it; Mediterranean Sea landscape bathed in warm evening light, our sailing boat waiting in the background and the cave's ceiling creating a natural frame. Below the surface spectacular blue water with beams of light entering to the underwater part of the cave. I asked my friend Elyoenai to swim by just below the surface. Some damselfish decided to join him, adding more value to the final image.
The whole trip gave us many great photos, but this one is definitely among the best I took in the entire 2020. Huge thanks for Marta and Elyoenai my underwater models and source of the inspiration, Cressi España for their support and of course UPY team for organizing this fantastic contest!
Judge's comment: Tranquil yet strong, everything is in the right place for a clean composition. This is a good example of emerging talent.
- Peter Rowlands
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