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#1 and178schwarz

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

Hi all.

 

I have created two Galeries on SmugMug from our trip to Bali / Komodo earlier this year for those that might be interested.

Bali:

http://andre-schwarz...29756684_MPhcxK

We did stay at the "Teluk-Karang" Diveresort which is roughly a 40 minutes drive to the west of the Tulamben National Park and the Liberty Wreck.

It had been providing us a perfect starting point for our trips to the dive spots around but "best" of all most likely had been the the "House-Reef" (Paradise Canyon) which an amazing amount and viarity of macro stuff. 

Even so the black sand is quite a shock at first if you never dived such it gives a natural perfect background for images making colors bright and lumious.

 

Komodo:

http://andre-schwarz...29777086_dT8Ccg

Here we did stay on the "Moana" diving vessel which carried us safely to the wonderful dive spots in the nothern Komodo islands such as "Castle Rock", "Crystal Rock", "The Cauldron", "Makasar Reef" and so on. It jsut had been a 5 day trip - so 3 and a half diving days and I really wished to have seen more. 

 

Gear used had been Oly OM-D in Nauticam housing with 8mm, 12-50mm and 60mm lenses, 12-50 zoom port and 4.33" dome, 2 Inon S2000 and L&M Sola Focuslight.

Overall I had been very satisfied with the kit. If I could have made a "wish" so I would have preferred to have a switch to toggle the flash on off rather then going through the menu.

Also the 12-50mm with the NA zoom gear is quite heavy so requires a lot of float. My 4 Jumbo Stixx had definitely not been enough.

Picture of the 12-50mm is good but compared to the image quality of the 60mm and especially the 8mm it falls a bit behind.

 

Thanks for watching.

Let me know what you think.

 

Regards.

Andy Schwarz


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#2 tdpriest

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

Thanks! It's great to be reminded of how good a trip combining Tulamben and Komodo is. The OM-D certainly seems to do well in your hands...



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:49 PM

Very nice Andre. Brings back memories

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thanks for sharing, nice :).  We just got back from diving at Seraya in Tulamben and then 11 days on the Arenui in Komodo.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:21 AM



We just got back from diving at Seraya in Tulamben and then 11 days on the Arenui in Komodo.

 

Were the Harlequin shrimp still on the house reef at Seraya?

 

Bali 2012 17 0196 Tulamben Harlequin shrimp.jpg



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

As it turns out... here is one shot from me and one from my wife at the house reef...

 

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Edited by focker, 07 September 2013 - 12:32 PM.

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