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#1 Scubamoose

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:07 AM

Hi!
Last weekend I snorkeled in spring's that start one of the major rivers in our country. Unfortunally no fishes or anything else interesting to photograph, but the best visibility I have ever seen in my home neighbourhood (usually we have vis. 2 - 4 meters; 6 to 13 feet). So I took some pictures and I would greatly appreciate You'r opinion on them, as well what could be improved or added, if there isn't any bloody fishes :-D

All taken with G9 in Ikelite housing and Ikelite wide angle lense. No strobe or filters used.

On this shot You can see one of the springs.
ISO 80; 1/30 sec at f / 5,0

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This is taken behind a small dam with slow shutter speed - "Under the flow"
ISO 80; 1/13 sec at f / 5,6

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And the last one is shot infront of the same dam. Human made but beaver has made minor adjustments :)
ISO 100; 1/80 sec at f 2,8

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:19 AM

Karel, I think your second shot is made interesting by the texture of the water on the surface. The other two may accurately document what you saw but as compositions they have little artistic appeal to me. JMHO
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:11 AM

Hey Karel,
Nice clear water. Unfortunately subject matter is not that interesting. But, the third shot can be an interesting abstract - turn it on it's side, could maybe play with some filters in Photoshop.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:51 AM

Is that the widest you can go? There is very little distortion in the images.

Using a fisheye lens can bring in so much of the scenery that even without fish the image can be exciting, tho' fish almost always make it better.

So: I would have gone crazy wide shooting this, with a 180-degree field of view.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

Thanks fellows!
Very good adcives here! I went back this weekend and shot some over-under pictures that I'm much more satisfyed with.
And Tim, I have been thinkin long about getting a fisheye, but until now I have been happy with a wideangle lens. Seems that I need to look deep into my wallet once more :P

Thanks again for You'r oppinions!

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