Hey, guys. Sorry for the delays in getting the POTW running in a more timely fashion. Wetpixel moderator Herb Ko has agreed to help us out with running the POTW, so things should be smoother in the future. Thank you, Herb!
Also, there seems to be some confusion in POTW rules. I’ve changed the wording to: “Submitted images cannot be prior competition or Wetpixel POTW winners. Any one person may win up to $90/year in POTW prizes. Feel free to enter the POTW as many times as you want, as long as you do not submit images that have already won.”
As long as you haven’t won too many major competitions, you are free to participate in the POTW as much as you’d like to, with one caveat: you can’t win more than $90 in POTW prizes per year (3 wins). If this happens, we’ll probably select two winners for the week in question and award the prize to the second winner.
Subal’s new GS Viewfinder
Berkley White of Backscatter (a Wetpixel sponsor) sent us images of Subal’s new GS Viewfinder:
“Here’s a pic of Subal’s new GS Viewfinder (180 style). We will begin receiving them on D70 and 1Ds/MkII housings in a few weeks as a $960 option. The Subal Digital Rebel housing will have a new back option, but the Nikon D100 housing may or may not have an upgrade available.”
Sensational Seas DVD Production
PRESS RELEASE: “Jacksonville, Florida - July 4th, 2004 - New World Publications is pleased to announce the DEMA premiere of Sensational Seas, a collaborative collection of exciting, unexpected, and spontaneously fun underwater images…
“REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) - a nonprofit group of volunteer recreational divers who document marine life and population trends – will receive all proceeds.”
Monterey Shootout 2004
Film Festival - Seminars - Contest, Aug 13th - 15th, 2004
Click on this article for full details.
Photos of the Kodak ProSLRn Housing by Aquatica
Underwater housing manufacturer Aquatica has sent us some exclusive photos of the prototype castings of their housing for the Kodak ProSLRn or Pro14nx. This will be the first underwater housing for a full-frame Nikon F-mount camera.
NCUPS SEA2004 Underwater Photography Competition
Northern California Underwater Photographic Society is announcing its 40th annual international underwater photographic competition;
Sea and Sea DX-D70 A Review by Rich Todd
What a great opportunity! I was in Guayaquil , Ecuador with a D70 and instruction book flying out to Galapagos the next day. I had planned to use my newly acquired Nikon D70 for topside shots, when Eric called me from Houston ‘s Seaspace. SEA & SEA distributor Underwater Camera Pros ( http://www.underwatercamerapros.com/ ) would provide for review a brand new DX-D70 housing to put through the paces.
Rich Todd Reviews the Sea and Sea DX-D70
“What a great opportunity! I was in Guayaquil , Ecuador with a D70 and instruction book flying out to Galapagos the next day. I had planned to use my newly acquired Nikon D70 for topside shots, when Eric called me from Houston's Seaspace. SEA & SEA distributor Underwater Camera Pros ( http://www.underwatercamerapros.com/ ) would provide for review a brand new DX-D70 housing to put through the paces.”
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)
- Video: Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef (via BBC)
- Hawaii’s Lake Waiau mysteriously disappearing (via )
- Tube worms fluorescence due to Vitamin B (via )