5th place and team victory in Visions

In June, my wreck image was voted into fifth place in the Unterwasser Visions contest - and Team Norway shared first place with the germans.

This image showing the steam engine of the Norwegian torpedo boat KNM "Kjell" was voted into 5th place in Unterwasser Visions in June 2010.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Jul 2, 2010

My image featuring a diver hovering over the steam engine of the wreck KNM "Kjell" certainly was showing green water, which was the topic for the Visions contest in June.

Laying on a sandy bottom in 40 meters of water outside of Tregde on the Norwegian south coast, Kjell is a beautiful and very photogenic wreck.

I have now progressed into third place in the overall individual standings with 24 points, behind Artur Telle of Spain and fellow teammember Lill Haugen - up three places from last month.

This is what the jury wrote about my image:

The diver is in the right spot, and the steam engine is prominent. Good that the photographer didn't light the brown trash in the foregound - because you wouldn't see 'more' anyway".

Even more pleasing is the overall success of the Norwegian team in the Visions competition.

Lill Haugen claimed third spot this month, while Bjørnar Nygård accomplished his first ever top ten with a great image of a diver below a pier.

Combined we got enough points to share first place with the German team, who did really well this month. Unfortunately for the Spanish team, who were in the overall lead last month, they could only secure a 7th place.

This meant that Team Norway not only claimed their second consecutive first place, but also took over the overall lead with 176 points. Spain now trail by 13 points, with Germany in third spot with 134 points.

It will be very hard to maintain this lead in the coming five months of competition - but we should have equally good chances as the other teams to score more points.

Team Norway 2010 consists of Bjørnar Nygård, Lasse Iversen, Lill Haugen and myself. Please click on the names to visit their respective homepages.

Please click below to read more and see the winning images at the Unterwasser website:

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Christian Skauge
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N-0660 Oslo, Norway


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