Red Sea / Safaga with Sony DSC-P5
Posted 31 May 2002 - 09:58 AM
my very first UW-pictures have been uploaded to pbase.
Any critique is highly welcome!
Posted 01 June 2002 - 10:37 AM
Next time, try to get closer to the subjects (Dsc00203.jpg - Giant Moray), try shooting some macros (the P5 has a macro mode, doesn't it ?) and watch your display /composition. I've seen some cut off fish that could have been avoided (Dsc00184.jpg).
Crop the 2 pictures of the zebra shark, the pictures will still be big enough afterwards but look better.
Remember to take pictures of tall subjects in portrait mode (Dsc00268.jpg - Sawtooth Featherstar)
Dsc00308.jpg - Common Lionfish is turned upside down in the gallery.
Grey reef sharks are hard to shoot and yours is clearly visible in the original
My favorite picture is Dsc00340.jpg - Forsters Hawkfish
Regards - Sabine
Posted 02 June 2002 - 02:39 AM
thx for your input.
In deed, the camera features a so called macro mode. But the min distance of 10 cm (wa) an 60 cm (tele) is substandard. Nevertheless u are right, i can get a bit closer.
I have looked for the original shot on the memory stick - the fish is in the right position. Or maybe I should hold the camera in the upright position :-)
Although being an experienced diver and photographer, it was very hard for me to coordinate all the things under water like buoyancy, camera settings and composition. I am looking forward to my next holidays in the Maldives, where i can expect an extra portion of currents.
greetz from chironex:)
Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:27 PM
i booked Komandoo for 2 weeks in Nov/Dec
Posted 06 August 2002 - 02:15 PM
Be kind to the Honu!
Posted 07 August 2002 - 12:31 PM
i didn't use any additional light.
Except the macro shots all pictures are taken without strobe.
Posted 07 August 2002 - 12:37 PM
Finally i think it is hard to manage, when you set a fixed distance. It is too complicated to adjust the camera for each shot.