Finally completed the edits on a series of shots I took last week of my good friend Paul Duckworth diving the new Sea King helicopter wreck at Vobster Quay. Photos are under wraps at the moment but here's a preview to brighten up a wet Monday morning... hit or miss? Post your thoughts below.
I've always been keen on this image of the famous Bristol Beaufighter wreck that I captured back in 2015 (I think) during a visit to Malta with the Sport Diver magazine team. The wreck lies in 39 metres of water and offers a fascinating glimpse into Malta's wartime past and, in particular, the bravery of the Maltese people during the dark years of World War 2...
Well consider me officially stoked! After getting the cover of the last issue of Scuba Diver magazine, you can imagine just how chuffed I am to see one of my photos gracing the cover of the February issue too - how's that for a double-whammy! Woohoo!
Pictured is Britain's youngest cave diver, Robert Thomas. At just 17 years old, Robert is already an experienced and highly qualified young cave diver who its clear is set for great things. People always comment that we're no...t getting enough young blood into diving yet Robert is proof if ever you need it that the future is dive exploration is safe. It was a real privilege to shoot Robert and his father Michael Thomas when we went caving together back in June - I'm looking forward to getting involved in even more adventures with these two explorers. Watch this space for more photos!
The February issue of Scuba Diver magazine is out now - pick up your free copy from your local dive centre.
2017 wasn't a bad year for BARDOCreative - one of the highlights was definitely my trip to Poland to attend the Baltictech Diving Conference in November. If you haven't done so already, make sure you check out my write up on this awesome event in the latest issue of Scuba Diver magazine.
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You find the oddest things lurking underwater... this druid found in the depths of Vobster Quay is enough to give anyone a fright!
This image was captured last year during a test shoot with my rather awesome BigBlue 15000 lumen video lights from Liquid Sports. This year I hope to add to my lighting equipment with the addition of a 33000 lumen light - bring it on!
How's this for a fantastic start to 2018! Thanks to the good folk at Scuba Diver magazine, I've got my first very cover of the year
This particular shot was captured back in June of last year on a visit to Lanzarote. Whilst there, I was fortunate enough to dive the Museo Atlantico underwater museum with the good folk at Rubicon Diving Lanzarote in Playa Blanca. A massive thank you to Christian Massaad for making it happen! I'd highly recommend Rubicon to anyone visiting Lanzarote - they're a very professional and friendly outfit who went above and beyond the call of duty to look after me.
The latest issue of Scuba Diver magazine is out now so pick up your FREE copy from the following stockists - https://www.scubadivermag.com/magazine/stockists/
Have you ever dived Thomas Canyon? Located in the straits of Tiran north of Sharm El Sheik, Thomas Canyon is a 'must do' dive for techies. This particular shot was captured back in 2012 and remains one of my favourite shots of this superb dive site. The tall aspect ratio was created by combing two shots together - top and bottom. Who else has dived here?
'Always the bridesmaid, never the bride!' - photographers never get to see themselves in photos so I'm loving this 'behind the scenes' shot of me shooting Robert Thomas today. A massive thank you to Michael Thomas for capturing this still #behindthescenes #underwaterphotography #flattrim #doingitright #globalunderwaterexplorers
Your first dive of the year should always be special and that was certainly true of today's dive. Today I got to dive with a very inspirational young man called who is something of a rising star in the world of cave diving - Robert Thomas. Accompanied by his father, CDG cave explorer Michael Thomas, we enjoyed a couple of superb (if somewhat chilly) dives shooting pictures of Robert doing what he does best - squeezing through tight little holes underwater. Remember his name and mark my words - Robert is gonna be a BIG name in cave diving in a few years time!
I'm fascinated by Instagram and enjoy regularly posting images onto this popular social media platform. I'm not sure quite why, tbh, but I do find the square format that Instagram uses for photos surprisingly creative. My Instagram channel is full of 'behind the scenes' shots taken on my various assignments not to mention a smattering of photos of my three Boxer dogs
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According to the website https://2017bestnine.com/, these were my most liked Instagram posts from 2017...
Proud to have contributed a shot of Bruce Partridge talking at the recent Baltictech Diving Conference to the latest issue of Canadian DIVER magazine. This great feature written by explorer Jill Heinerth provides a fascinating insight into the early days of Shearwater Research. Looking good, Bruce and Lynn Partridge!