Honorable Mention Mirrorless Wide Angle Ocean Art 2018 Fabrice Dudenhofer

Honorable Mention Mirrorless Wide Angle

Fabrice Dudenhofer

Marseille, France

"Million Hope Shipwreck"


Fabrice won a 7 night liveaboard trip to Solomon Islands with Bilikiki Cruises


The Story: The Million Hope is the largest shipwreck of the Red Sea. It rests in Egyptian waters in the Gulf of Tiran. It is also the largest wreck I have ever visited. This ship is so huge that I did not have enough time - or enough air since this is a shallow wreck lying against the reef -  to explore everything. This is especially true when you are doing underwater photography and thus need to take your time to find the perfect angles and composition. I wanted to photograph the bow with a diver next to it. My idea was to show the sheer scale of the ship. I think that the natural light gives here a perfect atmosphere, cold like the touch of the steel. Actually when I took the shot I really felt the immensity of the size of this particular wreck. Indeed the Million Hope makes you feel very, very small.

Location:  Red Sea, Egypt

Equipment Used:  Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Isotta Housing, Olympus 8mm Fisheye Lens

Settings: F9, 1/100 sec, ISO 250


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