1st Place Compact Wide-Angle Category


1st Place Compact Wide-Angle

Marcus Commodore


Split-shot with silhouetted boatman in Lembongan, Indonesia

Marcus won a Bilikiki liveaboard trip


Nauticam Sony RX-100 II, UWL-04 fisheye lens, dual strobes
F10, ISO 400, 1/320th

The seaweed farms on Nusa Lembongan, Bali, now mostly located in the narrow strait between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, churn out tons of seaweed for use in cosmetics in Asian markets. Workers harvest the seaweed and load it on to small boats to bring it back shore to be dried. I took a series of shots in October 2013 one beautiful evening and was lucky enough to catch the silhouette of a farmer returning to shore with a boat load of seaweed at the end of her working day just as the sun was setting.