1st Place Shipwreck Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

1st Place Shipwreck Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

Taner Atilgan

"Famous Motorcycle of Thistlegorm"




Taner won a gift certificate from Bluewater Photo





The Story:  The idea of backlighting the motorcycle in Thistlegorm wreck is definitely not new, but actually this picture was taken in 2013! Back in those days, I was a novice photographer and I was not able to post-process this shot properly. In the following years, the picture lost its eligibility for competitions due to time restrictions and very successful versions had been published by other photographers. This year, when Ocean Art Safe Under the Sea competition was announced, I noticed that there is a new ''shipwreck'' category and no time restriction for submissions. Consequently, I wanted to take my chance one more time.

Location: SS Thistlegorm Wreck, Red Sea, Egypt

Equipment Used:  Nikon D7100 Camera, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nauticam Housing, Ikelite DS-161 Strobes

Camera Settings: 1/80 sec, F8, ISO 640

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