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#1 Stephen Colquitt

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:25 PM

On a recent holiday I took my D200 and 10.5 mm fisheye for a swim. I have a lot to learn about this style of photography, but i was somewhat happy with my first offering.

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Be nice if you could let me know what you think. Shame #2 is a bit blurry - this is the shot I was aiming for

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:17 AM

Very nice Stephen, 2&3 are my favorites.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:38 AM

2&3 also.

Question: What was your success rate ?

I mean, to get these four did you toss another 5, 10, 50 images into the round trash container ?

These look pretty clear of any water on the dome etc.

Interested as I have some windsurfer friends who want some pictures - they are just having a hard time convincing me that I won't end up in A&E at the local hospital (as they seem to spend considerable time there themselves).

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#4 Stephen Colquitt

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

2&3 also.

Question: What was your success rate ?

I mean, to get these four did you toss another 5, 10, 50 images into the round trash container ?

These look pretty clear of any water on the dome etc.

Interested as I have some windsurfer friends who want some pictures - they are just having a hard time convincing me that I won't end up in A&E at the local hospital (as they seem to spend considerable time there themselves).

Paul C


Paul, my success rate was low :) but the waves were not great. About 1 shot in 20 was usuable.

The water on the dome issue was easy to master after i learned about the spit technique (i did some research in this forum).

The only other thing i would suggest from a safety point of view is to make sure you have decent surf flippers on when you go out in the water (cameras are heavy), and a lanyard to tether the housing to your wrist in case of emergency release!

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

4 is my fave .. followed by 2 like you say would be amazing if it was perfect.

great stuff.

I have been watching my waves here recently and am thinking about trying it out myself soon.
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#6 Stephen Colquitt

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:19 PM

I have been watching my waves here recently and am thinking about trying it out myself soon.


Do it! Get out there and give it a shot.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:18 PM

those are some very nice shots. Im really looking into getting into surf photography as well. What housing were you using??
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

those are some very nice shots. Im really looking into getting into surf photography as well. What housing were you using??


I use aquatica

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:34 PM

Great stuff! I have some surfing buddies who would love this, but I have to wait for the water to warm up :D
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