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UPY Wrecks - Third
'Golden Hour at the Georgios'
This split shot of the Georgios shipwreck was taken in Neom, Saudi Arabia along the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. In 1978, this large cargo ship originally from England became stranded on a shallow coral reef at night and then suffered from a large fire. Now serving as an artificial reef for many marine organisms, this wreck sits halfway out of the water on the bow side and in roughly 80 feet of water on the stern side. Some locals refer to this site as the "Saudi Titanic". To achieve this photo, I used a very small aperture, an extremely wide rectilinear lens at 12mm, a lower ISO, and strobes to light the coral underwater.
Judge's comment: The angular nature of the semi-silhouetted wreck contrasts brilliantly with curve of the colourful coral reef that claimed it. A split level image that is not only technically perfect, but really tells a story through both halves of the frame.
- Alex Mustard
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