Third place in the Norwegian Championship

Written by Bjørnar Nygård on . Posted in Competitions

From the 22nd to the 24th of August the Norwegian Championship in Underwater Photography was held in Herøy by Herøy Dykkerklubb and the diving was performed around Herøy. This year I was trying to defend the second place I got last year, but I had no expectations of doing as good as I did. I won the category Fish portrait got a second place in wide angle without diver, a third in Macro and got seventh places in both wide angle with diver and in the theme category which this year was "Lysbrytning". The rules competition this year was as last year, we had 4 dives over 2 days and we where not allowed to process the images after they were taken, either in the camera or on a computer. The only thing we were allowed to was to say which way the image should be rotated so that it appeared like we had taken it. Our hosts had planned some nice dive sites for us, but due to bad weather (strong wind and big waves) the locations where changed and due to this we only had three dives. The conditions were good and we had sun all the days, all in all it was a great weekend both socialy and competition wise. There were a total of 7 participants and I ended up on 3rd place with 246 points. Lill Haugen won with 320 points and was named the Norwegian champion for the third time. The judges where: Per Eide, Mariann S. Berge, Geir Magne Sætre and Åshild Sævik 

Klasse A - Normal/wide angle with diver - 7st. place
Klasse B - Normal/wide angle without diver - 2nd. place
Klasse C - Macro, no fish / fish detail - 3rd. place
Klasse D - Fish Portrait - 1st. place
Klasse E - Theme - "Lys brytning" - 7th. place

Plassering Deltaker Totalt
1 Lill Haugen 320
2 Vidar Skålevik 316
3 Bjørnar Nygård 246
4 Magnus Tornes 237
5 Lars Arnestad 155
6 Siv Pedersen 127
7 Jan Ivar Sylte 117

Click the links below for more info from the competition (in Norwegian).

NM UV-foto 2013 - Fotografene

NM undervannsfoto 2013 - Torsdag

NM undervannsfoto - Fredag

NM undervannsfoto - konkurranse lørdag