January Dive mag cover
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:27 AM
First "well done Alex" great photo on the front cover of the new DIVE magazine Jan 2006..
Second "how spooky"
I was just looking at that photo on your website after following a link on a different thread. I heard the postman dropping the mag throught the door, went downstairs "well I'll be Trucked" there it was.
Anyway great shot and weird start to the day..
Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:31 AM
I have not seen it myself yet. I only sent them the picture two weeks ago today. That is so quick!
Anyway it is the first cover for the Magic Filter (excluding UWP Magazine, which is editted by Magic co-worker Peter Rowlands!). I am very pleased about this . I think that this cover really helps establish filters as a proper UW photographic technique. I know a few pro photographers have said that Magic filters images have the "wrong" look for publication. Hopefully this will start to prove that all UW photos don't have too look the same.
According to Peter, who just rang me, there is also a Magic Filter review inside. Which I have also not seen yet. But he sounded pleased.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:38 AM
My pleasure !!
Just seen another one of yours in the mag, the Giannis D..
Your filters got a 10/10 for value and 9/10 for performance.
They certainly love you me old mate ..
Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:05 AM
Shooting data for those who are interested was:
Diver through porthole. Giannis D Wreck, Abu Nuhas, Egypt (June 2005).
Nikon D2X + 10.5mm FE, Subal housing. 1/40th @ F7.1. Magic Filter.
The original image was actually shot as a horizontal:
But because of the black background inside the ship it was easily recropped into a vertical.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:56 PM
Not only does he really understand how they work, but he also gets why they are a valuable tool that offers the photographer another way of shooting. They are not a replacement for strobes, but they can take images that strobes cannot. They are another weapon in the armory.
The review points outs the limitations of the Magic Filter "they can only be used with a digital camera" and that it is "tedious" to have to "set the white balance for each depth".
But my favourite line is "What were the results? In a word - astonishing." Far more exciting than having a covershot!
p.s. I have just seen the big shot feature - which this month profiles Mauricio's split level shots.
Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:03 AM
I've seen good feedback in different threads. Well done !!
I have a friend who has designed a part for rebreathers. Something that makes it easier to change gas mixes ?? I won't go into it as I'm not a techno person . But he's had interest from different companies.
Must be exciting to have your product work so well. I know it is for him..
"Oh, well" must get on with my design for my 'Aquatic reverse condenser hoover' that warms up any water and clears bad viz..
Posted 13 December 2005 - 07:46 AM
The camera has since been repaired but reading about how great these filters are just magnifies the pain.
Well done tho Alex.