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#1 davidearney


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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:08 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Lens: Canon 20mm f/2.8 IS USM
Housing: Ikelite
Filter or Strobe: URPRO CY Color Corrective Filter
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Exposure Program: Manual
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Rating: 100
Focal Length: 20mm
Effective Focal Length: 32mm
Metering: Center-weighted average
Description: This photo was taken while diving at the shark arena off of Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas. The photographer in frame is Julia, from the Fin Photo Staff at Stuart Cove's Aqua Adventures.

#2 MikeVeitch


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Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:36 PM

Good exposure Dave. The only thing i would suggest is lifting the camera a bit higher and getting more of the action in the scene. There is a lot of white sand at the bottom that is rather distracting and would have been better used to get the whole shark at the top of the photo. But, i know how fast and furious the action is in shark feeds and so careful composition isn't necessarily possible, it's usually more of shoot from the hip type of scene.
Good job balancing the light

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:47 PM

Technically I think the shutter speed is just too low for sharks. The pic is very soft and the ones and back show lots of blur on the tail, so we need a faster shutter speed, maybee higher asa to get the depth of field you want or open up more than 4.5 The stobe seems a little to top down, since the water is clear more to the side might have avoided the heavy shadow and bright sand although the front shark is exposed well.

I also think I am not sure of the subject - the diver filming, who is blocked? or the shark in the front? which is distracting due to the shark in the rear not allowing speration in the back. Here is a 5 min photoshop job to help the pic a bit. Removing a distracting shark, changing the texture of the sand, lots of sharpening a little croping.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:06 PM

That diver in the back is actually a species of land shark :P Perhaps an attorney?? :D
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