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#323193 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by Torchuck on 24 December 2012 - 03:40 AM

The two main ideas I exploited this year.
Half-water and long exposure.
Philippines. Balicasag.
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Thailnd. Sail Rock.
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#323202 Highlights of 2012

Posted by escape on 24 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

I've been lucky to dive a lot of amazing place this year.
This is short compilation of footage from 2012 trips.
Shot on Canon 7D and 5D Mark III in Nauticam.
happy holidays everyone!

#323092 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by loftus on 21 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Not just a favorite image also a favorite first time underwater experience for 2012; the sheer chaos and excitement of sailfish in a bait ball. Hopefully I will get to experience it again next month.

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#343207 Mugged by a Giant Octopus

Posted by gecko1 on 11 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

Fantastic dive sunday with my buddy Rob. We sat 4 Giant Pacific Octopus at Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel, CA. One of them was quite interactive.


Full gallery here:





Investigating my camera.



My buddy Rob's View



Rob gets the treatment



Giant Pacific Octopus



More Giant Pacific Octopus



#341710 "Souvenirs "from Lembeh OMD -EM5

Posted by girelle on 11 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

Some of my best pictures , taken in Lembeh , at the end of December .

OMD-EM5 , with 60 mm Olympus with +10 Subsee or + 15 Saga , even for the commensal schrimp  picture 3  :+15 Saga and Inon ucl 165 ...


1  Sometimes we can be very lucky !!






Phyllodesnium  Rudmani , that I founded myself and I'm very proud of that !!








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#335589 Love hurts!

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 09 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

A little kiss 
is not really as nice as it seems
Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam NA-EM5, 12-50mm (mode macro), 2x INON Z240, 1/100, F18, ISO 200

#323728 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by vetdiver on 03 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

I love this thread - Pam Murph, your image is lovely, and I love the humor of the model's Mickey ears!

This year, after 20 years of diving open circuit, I got certified to dive on a closed-circuit rebreather. My class was at the beginning of July, and I had to put aside my camera for a while afterwards so I could become comfortable with new buoyancy and other skills. The first day I took my camera back out, I was pretty nervous; I could hardly shoot for constantly checking my pO2. That dive day coincided with what we in Southern California see as a nearly annual event - an influx of jellyfish that come in briefly, then disappear. This year's jelly was a pretty uncommon one, the black sea nettle. (I had only seen one of these before, years ago, and it was pretty beaten up.) Seeing tens of them in the water column on this day was incredible. We brought some friends out to shoot them 2 days later, and the vis and jelly numbers had dropped precipitously.

This image was my favorite of the year because it was the first real encounter I'd had with these creatures...and most of all because it was my first day getting used to diving a rebreather with my camera in hand. I didn't take many photos, but because there weren't a bunch of exhalation bubbles, I got a few keepers anyways.

Here's to great diving and successful shooting in 2013!!

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#323360 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by Bigeye Bubblefish on 27 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I love this thread... so much inspirational.

Last week in the Maldives.
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But I also like very much this one taken last June during Alex's workshop in the Red Sea.
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#323170 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by cgarcia on 23 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

Here are two of my favourites. The first is from Turks and Caicos and the second from a trip with Alex Mustard to Isla Mujeres.

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#315182 Underwater photography - The professionals

Posted by John Bantin on 24 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

The best way to make a small fortune from underwater photography is to start with a large fortune!

#346184 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 14 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Different people use different ways to achieve what they want. To my concern, what is good ,what is bad, it doesn't matter. What matters to me is the process to find my own resolution while I face problem and if I can get what I want at the end. 

Your comments are loud and clear regarding using different system on supporting underwater camera. And I thank you your input to my topic.

I would also like to said that my topic is BMPCC filming setting. I post my pictures is in respond to a gentleman asking a more detail regarding the platform I made to support BMPCC housing. 

Please accept my apology that I open this topic is to discuss the issue relating to BMPCC housing. Other than that, you are welcome to open your topic.

Happy diving to all of you.




#338942 wetpixel, a breath of fresh air

Posted by Glasseye Snapper on 03 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

I just felt an urge to comment on the exceptional skills, knowledge, helpfulness, comraderie, and general quality of information posted by the wetpixel community. I guess we all have come to expect this but it is becoming a rare thing to find on the net, with many photography sites being particularly nasty, empty-minded or just congratulatory.


Kudos to all



#338203 View from the Rinse Bucket

Posted by ehanauer on 16 October 2013 - 07:24 AM

I've posted my latest video, "View from the Rinse Bucket" on YouTube.  It was shown at the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition last Saturday.  If an underwater camera could talk, this is what it might say:


#333766 Nikon 17-35mm on D800 with Zen 230mm dome - diopter needed?

Posted by Ryan on 02 July 2013 - 04:56 AM

My take is that this is really best left to the individual photographer...  They should test both setups, and decide what works best for their own situation.


All superwide rectilinear lenses exhibit some corner softness.  Some more than others.  17-35 is about in the middle.


As you know, some lenses require a diopter to focus behind a dome.  17-35 does not in Zen 230.


Single element closeup lenses narrow the fov, increase CA, and induce a strong pincushion distortion.  They also tend to sharpen up corners.  But how important are the corners in most shots?  


Personally, I am tending to not use the diopters whenever possible, as it seems counterintuitive for me to give up the field of view and increase distortion when I don't have to.  I'd rather zoom in a bit, or stop down more, in situations where corner softness will create an issue.

#327105 Great Hammerhead Dive

Posted by John Bantin on 03 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

A very big animal gives one the chance to enjoy the steep perspective of the fish-eye lens POV. All will be revealed in the April issue of Diver Mag. Naturally, we need to keep the lid on it until then!

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#323551 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by ProfF on 31 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

This year was good, not stellar. I spent more time thinking about my equipment than actually using it :-(

Two favorite pictures, one for its esthetics and the other for capturing an amazing moment.

Happy New Year!


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#323547 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by bfdc on 31 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

here is my picture reminder of my best dive of 2012....and i didn't have to travel far for it...backyard NC on a world class day

Great pictures everyone...have a great and safe 2013


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#323382 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by MATT S on 27 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Wow, there are some great images in this post.

Alex the slow shutter Jacks is just amazing, love it.

It is extremely hard to pick a favourite but this is the one I came up with Silver Lustre. It is special for me as the model is my beautiful girlfriend.

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#321848 Nauticam NA-D800 in the Sea of Cortez

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 02 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hi all,

I’m running a trip through Divequest next September to La Paz, Sea of Cortez. We decided to go and check it out beforehand and had some nice encounters with the sealions and whalesharks there.

After reading Alex M’s most recent article on models and the saleability of images with people in them, I went for some of that.

D800, Sigma 15mm, Zen 200mm dome

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Then tried to get a bit of animal with animal interaction

D800, Sigma 15mm, Zen 200mm dome

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Brawling bulls, Olympus OMD, 8mm Panasonic FIsheye, Fit Pro optical glass minidome

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Some portraits

D800, Sigma 15mm

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60mm macro instead of the FIsheye

Cute female, D800, 60mm macro, 2x INON Z240

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Baby, D800, 60mm macro

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With sunburst, D800, Sigma 15mm, 2x INON Z240

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and some other animals:

Yellowtail Surgeonfish, D800, Sigma 15mm

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Whaleshark, D800, Sigma 15mm

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and some colours of Mexico

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Hope you enjoy


#312952 Offensive imagery

Posted by diverdad on 17 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

I can see points from both sides of the argument, and you could argue them all day long. My only concern is you dived to 70m on those two small tanks.
Your balls (which are obvoiusly steel and very large) must be resting on/ crushing the coral!!

Safe diving