Photography Winner When Diving in Sharm El sheikh
Here is the winner of the photographic Duel between Mark and Neville, during their recent holiday when Diving in Sharm El Sheikh . The octopus took 43% of the total votes from our facebook readers, and although we asked just to leave the number of your choice, some people couldn't resist to make a few comments, some of which made it a bit more difficult to count the votes but very interesting to read which made up for it.
Yes we knew there was a fin in the background, but as this was the fin of the other competitor, and we wouldn't allow any enhancement through light room or photo shop, we just disregarded the fin. We did tease him that it looked like sabotage.
Christine Elliott made a comment which sums it all up. "No 6 dose it for me". Beauty's in the eye of the beholder isn't that right Chris?
So the prize of a free Night dive goes to Mark Harries. He'll collect his prize when he visits us again in June this year.
In 2nd place came the Turtle on the night dive, and although it was slightly out of focus, it still received 22% of the votes. It sounds as if turtles are very popular creatures with our divers. Again this was one of Mark Harris' photos.
In 3rd place came an iconic image from inside the hold of SS Thistlegorm, one of Neville's. This is one of the favorite dives for many people, again reiterated by the comments on facebook.
Two special prizes of a bottle of Sakara goes to Glen Hewlett and Richard Jones for their good judge of such an interesting subject. Photo N0 4 only had one vote and one constructive comment. The photo of the Gray Hair'd diver was in the judge's eyes the far most interesting subject!!! ;-)
Although the judges decision is final, he still went will the general trend of the voters.
Keep up the good work Guys.