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UPY  Wrecks - Highly Commended

René B. Andersen

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UPY  Wrecks - Highly Commended
'The Gunboat Uller'
René B. Andersen

The wreck is lying at 60-meter depth and was built in 1876. It went down during WW2. The amazing part of the wreck is the oversized bow gun which makes for a great motif. I used my 6-meter tripod so I can shoot with long exposure to get more details in. I placed several lights and used the tripod as a light pole so I could get the right light on the bow, so the rust, crustaceans and green background would fit together to get this dramatic effect.
Creating this image was a solo effort – that is me on the image. Sometimes this is easier than having to communicate with a buddy to get the diver in the right position in the image, Even though it can take more time swimming back and forth to check the camera until I am satisfied with the result.

Judge's comment: A very subtle and effectively lit, clean composition captures the mood so well with perfect backlighting rays. - Peter Rowlands

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