I spent 9 day diving in Tulamben ( Bali ) last August and I hired Ajiex Dharma as my private dive guide .
Ajiex is a skilled and expert freelancer dive guide , worked many years in Villa Markisa , is very knowledge in nudibranches and a talented underwater photographer as well .
The feeling was perfect : above and below water .
We usually make 2 dives in the morning , lunch together ( fantastic have a lunch on the beach with super fresh grilled fish ) , and another dive in afternoon .
All shore dive , pick up from my resort … all perfectly organized .
We split our underwater photography in two session : macro with snoot and reverse ring macro ( extreme supermacro )
Macro with snoot .
We used mostly a Fabio Iardino snoot ( fiber optic + sealed optical lens custom snoot ) on a slave Inon Z240 triggered to have the maximum flexibility in targeting the light to create some side light and back light ( and not the standard spot light ) .
The goal was to create a light that give a great result to the subject but , sometimes , do not completely dark the background .
Just as less light as possible in the “right place “ to create te effect "we like" : this is the way we used the snoot .
( btw : “right place “ is a subjective meaning of course …. anyway hope you like the following photos )
Here are some shots we taken .
( if you like to see more , and in high resolution , here is the dedicated Flick gallery : https://www.flickr.c...th/36874751275/
Edited by paolobl65, 17 April 2018 - 12:27 PM.