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#1 jcfig

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:45 PM

I had the privilege of spending a few weeks diving in Galapagos last September. Life has been crazy since then and just now I am finally getting a chance to post some of the pictures from the trip. It was without a doubt an amazing trip. Unfortunately I had the misfortune of a flood early during the trip (first time in 4 years) which ruined my housing's ability to fire off my strobes. I had purchased some magic filters to try for the first time and that's how I finished shooting for the rest of the trip. Except for the macro shots, all the shots below were done using a Sigma 10-20mm lens with the magic filter at various depths - the whale shark was shot right around 90 feet.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:59 PM

Great photos! I really like the Rays and seal. I'd say the loss of the strobes was no great loss and you got to exercise some different skills as a result.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:26 AM

Great photos! I really like the Rays and seal. I'd say the loss of the strobes was no great loss and you got to exercise some different skills as a result.

Dave


Thanks! I was a great experience indeed.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:23 AM

The seal shot is great...I guess none of us need strobes :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:56 PM

are all of those shots magic?
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:15 PM

are all of those shots magic?


No, the macro shots, and I think the eagle rays shot, were with a strobe. The WA shots were all with Magic Filter only.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:26 PM

I agree. The magic filter really saved the trip. I have some, but haven't had a chance to try them out. You have given me an incentive to do so.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 07:16 AM

The seal shot came out nice. Did that take much playing with? Did you try to warm up any other shots?

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:08 PM

The seal shot came out nice. Did that take much playing with? Did you try to warm up any other shots?


I have not play much with them no. I did some auto level adjustments on Aperture, but that's about it. I shot everything RAW, so I can go back and adjust WB, etc, just haven't had the chance yet.