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#1 Matti

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

Hi There,

I have finally got around to reviewing my photos that I took while diving the SS Yongala in December. SS yongala is a Steamship that sunk in 1911 after ruinning into a cyclone just south of Townsville on the QLD coast with no survivors (122 people). It was a learning experience with the new camera and housing (5D MKII and Aquatica)and one of the strobes playing up (just wouldn't fire). I didn't end up taking many photos as the vis wasn't the best 8-10m and strobe playing up so I took quite a bit of video footage which I have to complete editing (about 15 minutes of footage from the 4 dives I did).

http://www.mattiovas...y_view.cfm?g=87

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:27 AM

Hi There,

I have finally got around to reviewing my photos that I took while diving the SS Yongala in December. SS yongala is a Steamship that sunk in 1911 after ruinning into a cyclone just south of Townsville on the QLD coast with no survivors (122 people). It was a learning experience with the new camera and housing (5D MKII and Aquatica)and one of the strobes playing up (just wouldn't fire). I didn't end up taking many photos as the vis wasn't the best 8-10m and strobe playing up so I took quite a bit of video footage which I have to complete editing (about 15 minutes of footage from the 4 dives I did).

http://www.mattiovas...y_view.cfm?g=87

regards

Matti


Nice work Matti, I also went there in late december. We got a little luckier with the visibility, but still experienced strong currents on the dive site. I can only recommend this dive to anyone, it's a large pelagic fest.

Cheers,

Simon

P.S: really like your compositions what lens did you use?

Edited by simonmittag, 14 January 2010 - 07:30 AM.

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#3 Matti

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:26 PM

Hi Simon,

I had current but it was far from being strong, it allowed comfortable drift back along the wreck. I was using the Canon 15mm fisheye on the 4 dives next time I will stay for a bit longer and use the 100mm macro and maybe the 16-35mm as well.

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Matti

#4 eileenchangs

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:01 PM

Hi Matti ;

I think you have a great time with Yongala , it is my best favorite wreck , probably one of the best wrecks in the

world. I dive there for 8 dives ( continuous 4 days ) in 2007 . Please view my pictures :

(http://www.flickr.co...57600001186131/ ) . I am planning to dive again in 2013

( the 100th year anniversary !! ) .


Regards

Perry Kuo ( perryguo.com )

#5 Matti

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:20 PM

Hi Perry,

If you want to dive the SS Yongala on the 100 year anniversary you will have to bring forward your plans as it sunk on the 23rd March 1911. I was thinking about getting myself organised for the same reason.

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Matti

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

I really like the first one, the way you lit up the fish with the 2 divers in the back. It was also interesting reading the dive briefing chart.
Ellen B.