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#81 Giles

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:55 PM

No I didnt use the magic ... but I was considering it unil i realised i left my little bag of magic (with my CF cards) on my bed in the UK for my one night stop over to see my parents.

I think with the conditions we had on the few dives we took that Magic may have worked quite well but I was told we were lucky with sunlight, surface conditions and visibility.

Most of the blues are actually straight out of the camera. I think there was only one image I really had to push hard to get a nice blue. The rest converted from RAW with the right colours using Adobe RAW converter.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:53 AM

Really great stuff Giles! I'll have to have another look at those again later, there are so many good ones.

Great to see you had such a productive trip.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:24 AM

I agree - great stuff Giles. All you can eat indeed. I like the "caution, free range children" photo :-)

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 12:39 PM

Nice for a virgin runner, Giles.
But you really have to stop using Photoshop auto levels or color. :D

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 01:13 PM

ouch....

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 02:04 PM

What ouch? A few of those dolphin shots look like auto-levels was used. Giles isn't sensitive... he's just born beautiful :D

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 06:15 PM

I was there as well.... Just so far behind in getting images processed that I only just got a chance to go through the first couple of days so far....

This was the first Humpback breach that was in photo range

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:33 AM

Hey that's not Slappy... where's slappy?

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:43 AM

drew... stop the bedroom talk on a public forum m'kay?!

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:09 AM

Oh if you knew what slappy was, you'd want to play with slappy too. A record 57 times baby! :D

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#91 MikeVeitch

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:17 AM

hey.. don't remind me of my social life in yap...




















and yes, Paul disclosed that somewhere else. hahaah were you two on same boat?

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:36 AM

Yup Paul was on my boat. As were Eric, Giles, Ken and Jens.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:29 AM

Auto- Colours ... psssh ... all me baby ... I got the results I like .. damn sardines were all flush from swimming so hard so they came out a little orange !

I actually did have two different conversions etc most all are over saturated, but the underwater ones are converted very differently for full size .. I am trying to perfect my technique of workflow and as these were my first RAW shots I did a quick run and then picked some to wortk on .. and then when resized they didn't look as punchy so I added some more pzaz .. and thats what I got .. maybe if Drew didn't have a cheap Apple screen to look at the pictures it would appear better :rolleyes:

On a serious note ... I have to redo them all anyway thanks to a hard drive failure !
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:32 AM

Newbie Heidi here, on my virgin Wetpixel login. And though I came specifically to drool over the SoAfr pics (which - woa- so stunning) I was inspired to register, say hello, and post some poorly-lit pics from my little point-and-click Sony.


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Eric, teetering on the edge of Magwa Falls


Thanks for letting me re-live the good old days from Mboyti via your pics. Wishing you all many happy dives!

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:38 AM

Hi Heidi and welcome.

Haha! I can recognize supermodel Giles just from his goldilocks silouette.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:48 AM

Yay! Welcome to Wetpixel, Heidi!
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:23 PM

Welcome.

And Eric that shot better have been worth it. Looks like you were on the edge and standing on a slippery slope.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:49 PM

Edge of a slippery slope indeed. I suspect this may have been the outcome...
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:57 PM

yep! one of them.

it wasn't that slippery, though. :D giles has a photo of me that looks even more scary...
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

No Magwa Falls isn't scary.... what almost killed Mr Cheng wasn't sharks, whales, dolphins birds, Drew, Giles or anything really deadly...what got him was a little bug that made Mr Cheng go see the local doctor, to which he asked "Dude, it says SURGERY?!? Are you sure?"
Initially I thought he had tick bite fever. And maybe my driving was so bad he barfed... but fortunately he was really sick so I was absolved.

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