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#1 hge54_old

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 07:56 PM

Hi,

Attached is a shot from my first trip with D70, Sea&Sea housing, YS-90 duo strobes, and 60 mm lens.

The scallop closed up after 1 shot, precluding another. The crab was an innocent bystander, but is interesting.

Minimal cropping was done thus far. Would a tighter crop make this shot more or less interesting?

Thanks,

Hal

#2 james

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 08:44 PM

Hi Hal,

Glad to see you jumping right in with your first setup and also here at Wetpixel. Sharing your work is not always easy, but it's the best way to learn.

I think the composition would benefit from a tighter crop. Rather than crop it though, try to get in closer next time. In underwater photography, it's a general rule that the closer you can get, the better the shot will be, as you'll have greater detail, and you'll have less water between you and the subject.

In this particular photo, it would be good to have just the scallop and the crab filling the frame. That would be easy to do using the 60mm but would require you to be very patient and "sneak up" on the scallop.

HTH
James
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#3 hge54_old

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:12 PM

Thank you. I will try to be stealthier.

Hal