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#1 nirv996

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:37 AM

Here are some of my first attempts at photos of some of the wrecks in the St.Lawrence River (Ontario, Canada).

wreck photos St. Lawrence River

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#2 nirv996

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

Some recent updates to the gallery.
link below

Here are some of my first attempts at photos of some of the wrecks in the St.Lawrence River (Ontario, Canada).

wreck photos St. Lawrence River

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Andy
Ontario, Canada
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Tokina 11/16
Aquatica with Aquaview


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Visit My Wreck Photo Gallery Dive the St.Lawrence River www.bottomtimediving.com


#3 newmanl

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

Hi Andy,

Thanks for posting your shots (the link to them, anyway). I spent a lot of years diving the wrecks of Ontario before moving to the west coast over 20 years ago and still miss diving them!

Anyway, I just have a couple of comments. First, I think the B&W works for the subject matter - nice thinking on that! However, most of the images seem to be missing something that can draw in the viewer and connect them to the wreck in some way. Barring something like an interesting piece of machinery, or an easily identifable piece of the wreck (to the lay person), the easiest way to connect the viewer to the image is to place a diver, or two, in the frame - especially with strong light beams. You did this with images 32 and 51 (if I remember correctly) in the Gaskin series and it really made me stop and take notice. Of course, a diver in every shot might not be your thing, but there are times when it really helps make the shot. I'd suggest, if you haven't already, that you might want to consider investing in a dive buddy you can use on the dives to model in your shots.

Anyway, I hope that helps and keep shooting the wrecks! I'll be back for a wreck trip someday! Thanks again for posting.

Lee

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#4 nirv996

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

Lee,
Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I will definitely keep them in mind as I progress.
This is all a learning experience for me (last couple of months).

Thanks again.
Andy


Hi Andy,

Thanks for posting your shots (the link to them, anyway). I spent a lot of years diving the wrecks of Ontario before moving to the west coast over 20 years ago and still miss diving them!

Anyway, I just have a couple of comments. First, I think the B&W works for the subject matter - nice thinking on that! However, most of the images seem to be missing something that can draw in the viewer and connect them to the wreck in some way. Barring something like an interesting piece of machinery, or an easily identifable piece of the wreck (to the lay person), the easiest way to connect the viewer to the image is to place a diver, or two, in the frame - especially with strong light beams. You did this with images 32 and 51 (if I remember correctly) in the Gaskin series and it really made me stop and take notice. Of course, a diver in every shot might not be your thing, but there are times when it really helps make the shot. I'd suggest, if you haven't already, that you might want to consider investing in a dive buddy you can use on the dives to model in your shots.

Anyway, I hope that helps and keep shooting the wrecks! I'll be back for a wreck trip someday! Thanks again for posting.

Lee


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Visit My Wreck Photo Gallery Dive the St.Lawrence River www.bottomtimediving.com


#5 nirv996

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:55 AM

I have added some recent updates to my gallery.
More wrecks of the St. Lawrence River and a couple of Lake Ontario wrecks.
Still learning as I go.

St.Lawrence River/Lake Ontario wreck gallery

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Andy

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Visit My Wreck Photo Gallery Dive the St.Lawrence River www.bottomtimediving.com


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:17 AM

Nice work, the BW is the correct choice. I think you found the way to do interesting photography in reduced visibility. I dive the St-Laurent on the Québec side.
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#7 bcliffe

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

Nice work! I do a lot stuff in the St. Lawrence, I have been looking for a way to get the green tint out and move to blues when it comes to the water column. Wanted to tackle this outside of photoshop.


So far I have had promising success with setting the WB to tungsten and putting a CTO gel on the strobes. Food for thought if you want to turn that green water blue.



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Ben