Pike Portrait

Highly Commended, DIVER Print Competition 2017 (Judges Vote)

British and Irish category

"New ways of presenting common subjects always catch a judge's eye and this one did. The basic image is strong anyway, but you feel that it was shot with monochrome in mind. The eye engagement is as good as it gets. We felt that we were being eyeballed by this predator, even in the safety of the the NEC! It's teeth are just visible and slightly menacing. The lighting and processing are very good. It allows the subject to be completely enclosed in the frame due to the light drop-off and so the eye never wanders off subject. Beautifully thought through and presented."

Exhibited at the Dive show (Birmingham NEC), Oct 2017

Location: Buckland Lake Nature Reserve, Cliffe, Kent, UK

Photographer: Laura Storm

Pike Portrait

Highly Commended, DIVER Print Competition 2017 (Judges Vote)

British and Irish category

"New ways of presenting common subjects always catch a judge's eye and this one did. The basic image is strong anyway, but you feel that it was shot with monochrome in mind. The eye engagement is as good as it gets. We felt that we were being eyeballed by this predator, even in the safety of the the NEC! It's teeth are just visible and slightly menacing. The lighting and processing are very good. It allows the subject to be completely enclosed in the frame due to the light drop-off and so the eye never wanders off subject. Beautifully thought through and presented."

Exhibited at the Dive show (Birmingham NEC), Oct 2017

Location: Buckland Lake Nature Reserve, Cliffe, Kent, UK

Photographer: Laura Storm