8th in Unterwasser Visions October 2011

The second to last Unterwasser Visions of 2011 is closed, and my image of the wreck MV "Bandak" was voted into 8th place in last month's contest themed "natural light".

MV "Bandak" is a beautiful wreck sitting on a light, sandy bottom in 28 meters depth north of Gulen Dive Resort. Click the image to see more images of the wreck.

The Unterwasser Visions contest has been running online since 2005, and attracts images from underwater photographers across Europe.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Nov 1, 2011

It was also a good month for Team Norway, with captain Lill Haugen being voted into 6th place. Combined, this secured a second place in the team competition this month.

In the overall standings I am now in 10th place just two points behind team member Lasse Iversen.

This is what the jury consisting of Eckhard Krumpholz, Lars Brinkmann, Doug Perrine, Eric Cheng and David Pilosof wrote about my image (translated from German):

A sinister, low-key image where artificial light would have just been a disturbance. The limited light makes the image more exiting to look at, without being underexposed".

The image of MV "Bandak" was shot on a trip with Gulen Dive Resort in June 2008, during the Nordic Photo Event with Alex Mustard.

Can we hold on to third place?

Team Norway is currently ranked in third place, while Germany already has been declared winners of the team competition this year.

We are 42 points behind Spain who holds second place - and with just one more monthly challenge to go they will be very hard for us to catch. And Hungary is trailing us with just a few points... November will be exciting!

Running since 2005

Unterwasser Visions has been held by German dive magazine Unterwasser since 2005, and consists of 11 monthly challenges. Participants are ranked both individually and in four-member teams from each country.

Please click below to visit the Unterwasser website where you can read more about the competition and see the winning images.

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