You Win Some, You Lose Some

You Win Some, You Lose Some

This post is completely self-indulgent, but I guess when you think about it, the whole idea of writing a blog about my own underwater photography is pretty egocentric.  I recently entered an underwater photography contest in which several of my images placed.  So just to drive the whole ego-related point home, You can see the winners and the losers below.

The contest is a local “shootout” in Southern California, known as the So Cal Shootout.  Underwater Photographers have three days to capture images and submit them for judgement.  There are lots of categories and lots of prizes and most people go home happy, even if they don’t have a winning image because it is always fun to scuba dive with friends.

I entered eight images in several different categories.  I believe all the images are good, but not every image takes a prize, so the losers get to go first:

Entered in Portrait:

Giant Kelpfish
Giant Kelpfish

Entered in Behavior:

Giant Kelpfish Guarding Eggs
Giant Kelpfish Guarding Eggs

Entered in Behavior:

Nudibranch laying eggs
Nudibranch laying eggs

Entered in Macro Open:

Tube Anemone
Tube Anemone

Entered in Wide Angle Open:

A Diver in the Kelp Forest
A Diver in the Kelp Forest

And now for the lucky winners:

Best In Show and First Place in Wide Angle Behavior

Sea Lion Blowing Bubbles
Sea Lion Blowing Bubbles

Third Place in Open Macro

Simnia Snail
Simnia Snail

Fourth Place in Open Behavior

Sheephead Eating a Sea Urchin
Sheephead Eating a Sea Urchin

As always, if you enjoy my images please visit my website, waterdogphotography.com, or give me a like on facebook at Waterdog Photography Brook Peterson.  Don’t forget to follow me here at waterdogphotographyblog and please feel free to share on Facebook or other social media.

My photographs are taken with a Nikon  D810 in Sea and Sea Housing using two YS-D1 Strobes.
All images are copyrighted by Brook Peterson and may only be used with written permission.  Please do not copy or print them.  To discuss terms for using these images, please contact me

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