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#1 tdpriest

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 01:18 AM

As foretold, or perhaps threatened, I've found my hundred favourite images to reflect on the things that I've seen as a diver.

 

My best shot?


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 04:29 AM

Some really good stuff there! I think this shot (https://www.flickr.c...57653292205186/) would look amazing in black and white with serious contrast!


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 04:35 AM

Really nice collection, Tim. Top class and I even spot myself photobombing one shot!

 

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 04:55 AM

Beautiful selection, I have always enjoyed your pictures on here and Flickr.


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:11 AM

Some really good stuff there! I think this shot (https://www.flickr.c...57653292205186/) would look amazing in black and white with serious contrast!

 

 

Hmmnnn: I'm not so sure. The plankton is picked out by both the yacht's spotlights and the not-exactly-video-lights that I was using.

 

 

2013 Maldives 43 497 Maayafushi lagoon mantas.jpg


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#6 tdpriest

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:13 AM

I even spot myself photobombing one shot!

 

Alex

 

Well, I do have to thank you for inspiring and even suggesting a fair number...



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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:37 AM

A terrific collection, Tim. Really nice work.


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:29 AM

Well done!



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

Very cool shots. I really like the Raja Ampat windows from last year.

 

I was flicking through and trying to calculate how many from each year. Do you feel your hit rate of "keepers" or even "favourites" has increased over time?



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:53 AM

Very impressive!


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:52 AM

Do you feel your hit rate of "keepers" or even "favourites" has increased over time?

 

Oh, yes. I think that it's experience, and I have found that I do much better visiting sites that I've dived before. Of course, there's the distraction of a more expensive camera, and then there's joining a workshop which doesn't hurt, either...



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:24 AM

Totally agree on your comment, Tim, on doing much better visiting (and photographing) sites I've done before.

 

I find it a huge advantage to re-dive the same site several times. You get to see it at different times of day, get more used to what is around, spot loads more things, spot good backgrounds, try different lenses.....

Tempting though it is to visit lots of dive sites, re-visiting, for me, makes for better pics.


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:16 AM

Outstanding set of images Tim,  truly, and done the right way.  I noticed that even the polyps around your pigmy images were fully out and feeding.  The fish appear to be not stressed at all.  A great representation of doing it the right way.  Congrats!

 

Cheers,

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:37 AM

Top work Tim, well done!

 

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

Some unbelievable images from all over the world! Amazing!

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:28 AM

Tim,

Beautiful selection !

Having finally switched this summer to still photography, and being in the middle of selecting / post processing the 2500 pictures from my first trip, these pictures truly set a standard to look up to. 

 

Cheers

 

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