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#1 tdpriest

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:11 AM

In the early summer large schools of snappers, batfish, unicorn surgeon-fish, barracuda and trevallies swirl off the southern tip of Sinai, at Ras Mohammed. Nearby there are shallow reefs and a treasure-trove of World War II military paraphernalia in the wreckage of the SS Thistlegorm.

 

Alex Mustard regularly runs an excellent workshop based aboard one of several large and comfortable live-aboard dive boats. This year he was joined by Alex Tattersall, demonstrating (certainly not forcing sales on us with his usual skill) new and exciting ideas from Nauticam.

 

The winds died down, after blowing us away from the shoals of Abu Nuhas, and the diving began:

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:29 AM

More:

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:57 AM

Great stuff Tim!

 

Love the schooling pictures. From Shark and Yolanda?

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Beautiful imagery Tim, congrats! Looks like a superb trip.

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:10 AM

Great stuff Tim!

 

Love the schooling pictures. From Shark and Yolanda?

 

Adam

 

Hoo, yes!

 

Only the unicorn fish at first, the snappers were hiding offshore beyond Yolanda reef this week, although Alex assured us they were all off Shark reef last week...


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:16 AM

Looks like a superb trip.

Cheers,
Steve

 

Thanks to a great deal of hard work by Alex M, and Kat's fortitude modelling in unseasonably cool water.

 

Kat (Katrine Felton) promotes marine conservation and models, well, superbly.

 

Martyn Guess took a truly stunning image of Kat, modelling at Ras Katy, this week. Feel free to add to her Facebook score!

 

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:32 AM

my cabin buddy Tim has been very quick to post and also had some great shots

 

I did not take my video parts so I only put this clip together on the last dive on shark reef when visibility had dropped but should give an idea

 


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

... the last dive on shark reef...

 

It sounds like the end of the world...

 

... is it the revenge of the snappers? Or a mermaid too many, miffed at too many photographers?

 

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:32 PM

nice set of images


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Very nice collection, Tim. You seemed to do well with every subject we tried.

 

I do like your room mate’s video - especially impressive as he was shooting stills all week and only did video on the final dive.

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

 

I do like your room mate’s video ...

 

We were treated to the best organisation, the best briefings and the best advice on photography that I have ever been lucky enough to receive. Ta!



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:37 AM

Splendid stuff young Tim!


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:44 AM

:bye:

 

Couldn't agree more Tim...

 

A truely magical trip- with so many superb images- all thanks to Alex M and Alex T, and the hard working crew of Whirlwind.

 

Much to learn... I still have!


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

Stunning stuff Tim really feeling the schooling fish shots and the fish ball with the yellow fish is the nuts mate see link

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So pissed that i missed it now but I'm glad you all had a good one

 

 

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

A link to a larger collection of images from this trip.







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