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BSoUP's Best of British Portfolio Competition 2004

Winner - Martha Tressler



Angler fish

Edible crab

Velvet swimming crab


© Martha Tressler

My winning British Portfolio

by Martha Tressler

I've been diving since 1989, taking pictures since about 1994 when I acquired my first Nikonos V. In 1997 I made the leaps to a Nikon F90x in a Subal housing and last month I went digital with a D100 so my days of slides are over!

The pictures, in order, are a seal taken in the Farne Islands (Sept 2004), a reef scene from St Abbs (Aug 2004), an Anglerfish in the Farne Islands, about 1996, an Edible Crab in the Farne Islands (Sept 2004), a Velvet Swimming Crab in St Abbs (Aug 2004) and a Cuttlefish under Swanage Pier (May 2002).

The seal picture was from a dive on which we had an amazing 45 minutes with this juvenile in 4 meters of water, who kept interacting with us - mouthing hands, hoses and cameras, having his head scratched and not wanting us to leave. In only ended when we ran out of air (literally in my case but you don't need to say that...) Needless to say I had a 60mm lens on but I still got the shot!

All of these pictures were taken with the F90x except the Anglerfish which was with the Nik V. All of the slides were scanned, optimized (nothing I would call manipulation) and made back into slides for the competition.

As for my reaction on winning - I was delighted to win my first BSoUP portfolio competition at the same time as becoming Chairperson of the Society, and am particularly pleased that it is the British portfolio, images taken on home ground.

Best of British Portfolio Winners

2018 Kirsty Andrews

2017 Trevor Rees

2016 Kirsty Andrews

2015 Trevor Rees

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Trevor Rees

2012 Jane Morgan

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Eleonora Manca

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Trevor Rees

2007 Trevor Rees

2006 Arthur Kingdon

2005= Alex Mustard

2005= Sam Bean

2004 Martha Tressler

2003 Anita Marshall

2002 Cathy Lewis

2001 Linda Pitkin

2000 Warren Williams

1999 Peter Ladell

1998 Linda Dunk

1997 Charles Hood

1996 Dave Meates

1995 Warren Williams

1994 Peter Rowlands

1993 Peter Ladell

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Andy Purcell

1990 Warren Williams

1989 John Lee

1988 Warren Williams

1987 Martin Edge

1986 Peter Hewitt

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