Saturday, 10 September 2011

St. Abbs and Eyemouth Splash in 2011

The Splash in underwater photography event, held at St. Abbs and Eyemouth every August, Is something i have enjoyed and supported for the best part of 20 years.Im a regular visitor to the Marine reserve here and the place means a lot to me. the splash in itself is a great way to meet up with fellow underwater photographers and catch up. This year there were very few entries from serious underwater photographers. Still i did bump into a few palls and had a good chat. Conditions over the weekend were challenging to say the least but i managed to bag some really nice shots despite this. I also spent most of my time between and after dives mucking about to Get my most humorous shot set up, with Nessie visiting St. Abbs.
Anyway the marine reserve staff did a great job and i enjoyed watching the entries of the images submitted. I think the overall winner of the competition was Martin Davies and he did well with his images of pollack on the wreck of the Glanmire and that shot deserved to win. Just like last year when Clare Jubb's fantastic Shanny image scooped first place also deservedly. Thankfully the audience voting system does provide a clear vote for the overall winner. The only other placed images that  caught my eye was a shot of a lobster in a pot captured by Neil Lilly Nice one and Colin Samuels humorous shot winner pulling the plug which was v good, especially considering the day he had.
For me none of the Other placed entries stood out but there were some really nice unplaced images. 
Here are the 3 images i entered to the competition and you will soon see the competition winners on the St. Abbs website in the splash in section. here is the link 2011 splash in winners

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