From the 1st to the 3rd of September the Norwegian Championship in Underwater Photography was held in Stavanger by Stavanger Dykkerklubb, Gjesdal Dykkeklubb and Havhesten Undervannsklubb and the diving was performed around Stavanger.
This year my goal was to do better than last year, where I ended up on 10th place, but I had no expectations of doing as good as I did. This year I was lucky to have with me Siv Pedersen as buddy and model, we both had a plan of what we wanted to do and that worked out quite well.
I won the first category Wide angle with diver got a sixth place in wide angle without diver, a fourth in both Macro and Fish and got sixth places in the theme category which this year was "Selfie".
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 some choppy waters we had to change locations for two of the 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 18 participants and I ended up on 1st place with 328 points, taking home the gold medal and His Majesty King's Cup.
The judges where: Christian Skauge, Laila Røberg and Harald Fosshagen
|3||Ingrid T. Ølberg||280|
|6||Ann Karin Matberg||237|
|8||Gry H. Henriksen||222|
|9||Rune E. Haldorsen||177|
|10||Tore V. Knutsmoen||156|
|15||Tor Inge Leidland||92|
|16||John Sverre Øen||49|
Category A - Normal/wide angle with diver - 1st. place
Category B - Normal/wide angle without diver - 6th. place
Category C - Macro, no fish / fish detail - 4th. place
Category D - Fish - 4th. place
Category E - Theme - "Selfie" - 6th. place
The competitions Facebook page : NM 2017