Woking scuba diver wins international photography award

PUBLISHED: 20:56 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:54 20 February 2013

Woking scuba diver wins international photography award

Woking scuba diver wins international photography award

A sunken London taxi pictured at the bottom of a lake has earned a snap happy Woking scuba diver a prestigious international award.

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine September 2012


A sunken London taxi pictured at the bottom of a lake has earned a snap happy Woking scuba diver a prestigious international award.


Deep sea daredevil Nick Blake, a member of the Woking branch of the British Sub Aqua-Clubs Surrey Aquanauts, photographed the decaying cab in a watery grave in Wraysbury Lake near Heathrow Airport.


The 46-year-olds Taxi and Diver image won him a gold medal in the freshwater category of one of the worlds biggest underwater photo competitions, entered by almost 12,000 people from 123 different countries.


It was a cold day in December when I went down to the lake and the visibility was fantastic, says Nick. Although the taxi was rusty and decaying, I thought it was very photogenic and wanted to create something as if the viewer was looking through a porthole.


Clearly on a winning streak, Nick also managed to scoop two runners-up prizes in the competition.


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