Many thanks to our friends from Baikal Limnological Institute for opportunity to join their circum-Baikal expedition 2016, on the results of which the feature had been written, and to GEO editorials for the engagement and help in the creation of the story.
Another victory! Our clip #Seagull received the high award – the Grand Prix of the 8th International Independent Internet Short Film Festival in the category “Short Film.” Congratulations to all who have helped, directly or indirectly, and it is your well-deserved victory. Thanks to those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, who came to Lazurny Quarry, where the filming had been set, and helped us above and below the ice, who just sent rays of luck.
Friday, December 16, 2016 the opening of the 20-th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade started with our short movie #Seagull. At Sunday night I received an email with winners list, where I found my name and movie’s title.
1st place in the Independent Category on one of the oldest festivals of underwater movies! I still cannot believe that my debut get such a high estimation!
It is the victory of the entire team: operators Kirill Ivanov and Andrei Vertogradov; safety divers Andrei Dmitriev and Andrei Kenkurogov, the support team on the surface, a friendly team Wind Channel, which helped with the post-production. And of course, the incomparable Natalie Avseenko that perfectly played the role of Seagull.
Congratulations to all participants; to everyone who supported us on Boomstarter; all companies that provided technical support: the company Nikon (Russia), SUBAL Underwater Housings (Austria), SanDisk (Russia) and Scurion (Switzerland).
To catch a glance at a #Seagull leading the list of winners at the Festival site click here
Our most important project of this year with Natalie Avseenko – the #Seagull Project is nominated by Risk.ru Portal Editors for the Crystal Peak Award – 2016 in the category “Outdoor Project”.
The Crystal Peak Award has been held for 10 years, and we are very pleased to be among the nominees in this anniversary year. The winner will be determined by secret ballot, so we just have to keep fingers crossed. By the end of the month we will know the winner!
This week we have a good news: Viktor became a semifinalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 Semifinal in the Spirit category with his UW photo Assistant. We are so proud of him!
Such a great news again! Viktor is a winner of the Beneath the Sea contest 2016 in the category Cold / Green water with his photograph Accountant. Congratulations, Vitya!
A freediver sits at an office table under the ice of Tver quarry. The underwater world of the quarry is poor, so divers had brought there a lot of stuff to have something at the bottom to look at and make their dives more interesting.
Water temperature: 3C
Temperature on surface: -15C
Camera settings and equipment: Nikon D3S, Subal housing, 2 Ikelite strobes DS160, Nikkor 16 mm / 2.8 fisheye, f9, 1/100, ISO 800.
Recently we received award statuette from Memorial Maria Luisa 2013 and catalog with photographs -winners. It’s a big honor to share our victory with such prominent photographers and see our works among such stunning pictures.
Yippee!! Best of Show in Ocean Art Contest 2013 won the photography of Lazurny Quarry by Viktor Lyagushkin!
We are so happy of this! Congratulations to Viktor, congratulations to all the winners and participants.
But this is not all the news!
He raised more then 6 000 votes for his wonderful photo of Orda Cave and get the First Prize of the contest: Heating system set – heating undersuit, Drysuit Thermovalve and heated gloves courtesy of Santi company.
Thanks to our friends who had voted for the photo!