2016 SoCal Shootout Results

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2016 SoCal Shootout Results

October 11, 2016 - 21:20
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We are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 SoCal Shootout. It was an interesting weekend this year as a mix of swell and wind across the Southern California region created more challenging dive conditions with lower visibility and high surge. However, we received a high number of excellent entrants and are excited to showcase all our winners!

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This year's entries really showcased some of the incredible marine life of SoCal with the Best in Show photo of two green sea turtles by Ralph Pace. In addition to those rarely seen visitors to our area, we had great entries with Mola Mola, Giant Black Sea Bass, seahorses, leopard sharks, rare nudibranchs and more.

See below for the full list of winners. All winning photos and the prizes won, can be found at:
http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/2016-socal-shootout-results

The 2016 SoCal Shootout weekend took place September 9-11th, 2016 with participants shooting all over the Southern California waters.

Entries were judged by professional underwater photographers Mark Strickland, Andy Sallmon and Bluewater Photo owner Scott Gietler.

Over $22,000 in prizes are being awarded to the winners with top sponsors including Rocio del Mar, Quino el Guardian, Aquatica Digitial, iTorch, Atlantis Resorts, Atmophere Resort, Sea & Sea, Maluku Divers, Channel Island Divers, and Nautilus Explorer. Bluewater Travel will be organizing the winner's trips from our international sponsors. A full list of sponsors can be located at http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/socal-shootout#sponsors

BEST IN SHOW - RALPH PACE

OPEN WIDE
1st: RALPH PACE
2nd: ERIK LUKAS
3rd: JIM AGRONICK
4th: MELVIN MONCRIEFF
HM: JIM AGRONICK
HM: RENEE CAPOZZOLA

PORTRAIT
1st: HELEN BRIERLEY
2nd: CATHY MUELLER
3rd: DESMOND HO
4th: BRUCE SUDWEEKS
HM: DESMOND HO
HM: BRUCE SUDWEEKS

BEHAVIOR
1st: RALPH PACE
2nd: SUSAN SCHEER
3rd: SANDRA DILDINE
4th: Bruce Sudweeks
HM: TIFFANY POON
HM: HELEN BRIERLEY

MACRO
1st: ERIK LUKAS
2nd: AARON HALSTEAD
3rd: TYLER SCHIFFMAN
4th: MATTHIAS SCHEER
HM: DESMOND HO
HM: JULIE GORDON

COMPACT MACRO
1st: KIMBERLY LANCASTER
2nd: JOHN ERICKSEN
3rd: Mical Ross
HM: JOHN ERICKSEN

COMPACT WIDE
1st: JOHN ERICKSEN
2nd: MICHAL ROSS
3rd: JOHN ERICKSEN
HM: DEBBIE KARIMOTO

MIRRORLESS WIDE
1st: RENEE CAPOZZOLA
2nd: TIFFANY POON
3rd: SUSAN SCHEER
4th: TIFFANY POON
HM: CHRISTOPHER BOREL

MIRRORLESS MACRO
1st: BRUCE SUDWEEKS
2nd: BRUCE SUDWEEKS
3rd: DESMOND HO
4th: TIFFANY POON
HM: CHRISTOPHER BOREL

EDITED VIDEO
1st: TODD KORTTE
2nd: ROBERT ARNOLD

UNEDITED VIDEO
1st: DAN MCGANTY
2nd: ROBERT ARNOLD
3rd: DAN MCGANTY

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