Once again the Northern Underwater Photography Group saw their monthly meeting being held virtually online. Whilst they long to meet up in person, over a curry, there are benefits to lockdown meetings and this month was a real bonus, as they were able to invite Jane Morgan, who lives too far away to attend in person, to talk to the NUPG group about her favourite underwater moments and images.
Jane Morgan’s passion for what she does shone through on our various screens as she talked about how she got into diving and progressed to becoming a talented underwater photographer and photo-journalist. She is a natural on screen and her enthusaism for the topic was evident. She showed off her many stunning shark and seal images, before moving to perhaps her more well-known macro images from the UK and further afield. You can watch the talk here:
The NUPG ask all those that watch and enjoy this talk to donate the usual meeting fee of £4 to a marine charity of their choice.
As always, there was also the monthly competition to run through and this month saw some beautiful images from the theme “Sunlight”. The judging was tight and there were four runners-up with the same number of votes. John Spencer won with his stunning sunset shot taken snorkelling in the Red Sea.
The runner-up spots were taken by Justin Beevor with his reef shot with his wife swimming above taken in Bunaken National Park in Indonesia
Ken Byrne (whose image can be seen at the top of this page) of a manta ray, shot whilst snorkeling in the Maldives,
Nick Robertson-Brown’s image of playful sea lions in the Sea of Cortez
and finally Caroline Robertson-Brown’s image of a Blue Shark taken in Cornwall.
The next NUPG meeting will take place on Monday the 13th July and will feature a talk from Saeed Rashid.
For more information about the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.