Best/Favorite image of 2011
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:36 PM
I just spent the last 8 months on Oahu. I spent more then half of that time trying to get sunset wave photos using dive strobes, then cheep speedlights, and then hotlights. Mostly ending in frustration, but a few good shots came out.
And underwater I think my favorite was one I did for my first commercial photo shoot. It is simple, but clean.
I definitely wish I was still Hawaii. But we will see what kind of adventures Seattle brings!
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:03 AM
I dove very little this year, but I shot this for a newspaper article for work.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:40 AM
Edited by vazuw, 28 December 2011 - 11:40 AM.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:46 PM
2011 was a good year! Already look forward to dives in all the new (and old) places in 2012!!!
Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:30 PM
Here is one of my best shots (lucky timing, mostly).
and here is my favorite (from Pescador Island)
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 zoom, Nikkor 60mm, 85mm, 105mm macros
Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes
Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:08 AM
And who really need to read words, please read this from Tony Wu :-)
Write up/review by Tony Wu :
I'd like to highlight this image, contributed by Rico Besserdich:
I'm a huge fan of unique perspectives on familiar subjects and scenes. I'm sure many of the people in this group have dived under a jetty at night. When I do so, it's usually with a macro lens in hand, looking down for interesting subjects. It's rare that I look up, and even more rare that I do so while carrying a lens with a wide perspective.
This image comes across to me as a clever play off the standard "shoot up with sun in background" type of shot, with the reflected strobe light in this instance creating the illusion of a source of light above the jetty. The situation, perspective and lighting make for an interesting set-up, and then the person standing on the jetty makes the shot.
Without the person, the squid would sort of be floating in space. The person provides a visual anchor, making it easy to understand the situation at a glance. I've had the honour of being a judge for three photo contests this year. While looking at thousands of great pictures, I kept finding myself thinking: "I wish there were more original images".
Not necessarily photos of rare subjects or big animals, but photos with a unique take on familiar subjects, like this one. "
1st December 2011 Tony Wu
A pleasant & happy new year to all of you !!!
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:15 AM
So, with a +10 subsee on an Af-105-VR lens the minimum focus distance is less than 3". I positioned my camera at about 2" and backed out slowly until the Pigmy came in focus. Knowing that Pigmys don't like a flash I took one shot. The first is full frame cropped only on one axis while the second is a crop shgowing the crown on the pigmy's head.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:06 PM
Herb Segars Photography
Nikon D-300, Subal housing, Nikon 12-24, Sigma 28-80, Nikon 60, Tokina 10-17, Ikelite DS-125's and Substrobe 200
Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:55 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:07 PM
Here are two of my favorites. I'm still learning my new setup, but since I'm more comfortable with macro I will spare you my failed wide-angle attempts Most of the time I try to find colorful and simple images as they speak to me most. Both shots were taken around Vancouver Island, BC, still one of the most amazing places to dive.
Happy new year 2012 everybody...
Edited by _savage, 29 December 2011 - 10:08 PM.
(Canon 7D, Nauticam, 10-17/17-40/100mm lens, luck)
Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:29 AM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:32 PM
three of my favorites from 2011. it was hard to pick just one. i just picked from underwater pics. no land based ones. this is my first attempt at posting a pic on here.
Love the second one of the manta with shark silhouettes above -- where was this one taken?
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:55 AM
I've been mostly shooting video this year, but a couple from a trip with Alex Tattersall in the Red Sea back in Feb:
Both with EOS 7D- first one Tok 10-17 with 1.4tc, second one with 60mm macro. Remind me of having lots of fun in warm water.
Sony HC7, Gates Housing
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