Under Water Photography Folkestone Marine Reserve Barbados

Under Water Photography Folkestone Marine Reserve Barbados

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During a recent trip to the beautiful island of Barbados i decided to try a bit of underwater photography, it is something i have little experience of but the principals are all the same apart from white balance which is affected dramatically but as i shoot in RAW i can easily correct this in post-production. All the pictures were taken on my trusty Canon G12 housed in a canon underwater housing.

This set of pictures were all taken at Folkestone Marine Park in Holetown next to the Coral Reef Club. Water depth ranged from shallow fire coral reefs at about 2ft to over 120 feet out towards the wreck. Folkestone Marine Park features an artificial reef, purposefully formed by the sinking of the ship Stavronikita which rests in 120ft of water less than half a mile from the shore. As a result of its depth, diving the Stavronikita is recommended only for experienced divers in the company of others. Folkestone Marine Park is located in Holetown next to the elegant St. James Parish Church, in St. James, Barbados. It was first developed as a public picnic and recreational area and is outfitted with picnic benches, mostly overlooking the sea.

 

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Folkston Marine reserve Barbados

Grey seal Photo Shoot Norfolk Coast

Grey seal Photo Shoot Norfolk Coast

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A Short photo shoot of a large colony of Grey Seals captured off the East Norfolk coast. Captured with a Canon 5D MK II. Lenses Canon 600mm L IS USM, Canon 70-200mm L IS USM. The small female in the tide pool was extremely inquisitive and seemed to want to play with me, but as with all wild animals they can be extremely dangerous and care should be applied when walking the beach. Grey Seals can grow to over two meters long and weigh up to 200LBS making them extremely dangerous especially when they are nursing young. The mothers can and do abandon their young if the seal pups comes into contact with humans too often. Its a sad sight to see dead seal pups on the beach due to human ignorance. Whilst filming this piece I made sure that the seals did not show any signs of stress and kept my distance by using the correct lenses to view the animal in a safe and environmental manor.

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey seals Norfolk

Grey Seals Norfolk Coast Video

Grey Seals Norfolk Coast Video

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A Short film of a large colony of Grey Seals filmed off the East Norfolk coast. Captured with a Canon 5D MK II. Lenses Canon 600mm L IS USM, Canon 70-200mm L IS USM. Edited in Adobe Premier Pro CS5 no colour grading used. The small female filmed in the tide pool was extremely inquisitive and seemed to want to play with me, but as with all wild animals they can be extremely dangerous and care should be applied when walking the beach. Grey Seals can grow to over two meters long and weigh up to 200LBS making them extremely dangerous especially when they are nursing young. The mothers can and do abandon their young if the seal pups comes into contact with humans too often. Its a sad sight to see dead seal pups on the beach due to human ignorance. Whilst filming this piece I made sure that the seals did not show any signs of stress and kept my distance by using the correct lenses to view the animal in a safe and environmental manor.

 

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Samantha Coe wins the Natwest Everywoman Award

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As some of you may remember i published a post on the very talented and amazing Samantha Coe, and her entry to the Eurovision Song Contest which We here at Chris Bottrell Photography had the privilege of Shooting the music video.

Now Sam has amazed us all once more and won the Natwest Everywoman Award! With all her hard work and dedication i cannot think of a better person to have been awarded such a prestigious award. Congratulations to Samantha and well done to all the finalists and runner ups.

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates inspirational business women who have achieved significant success – particularly those who’ve had to overcome adversities such as financial constraints, social disadvantages or skills gaps. The Awards play an invaluable role in both recognising success and inspiring other women to venture into the field of business.

If you would like to check out Samantha’s Business then please visit her website