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#1 Darek Sepiolo

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:12 AM

I've just come back from PNG - the best dive destination I've ever been to.
Many thx to Max Benjamin and Dik Knight.

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This is Rand (above!) modeling for me (aka randapex) :D

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#2 jimbo1946

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:22 AM

That is awesome photography, Darek. Very nicely done!

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:07 AM

Really nice, I love the split screen with the tank.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:48 AM

Some of the nicest photos to come through here at Wetpixel, Darek. Congratulations!
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:51 AM

WOW factor :D :D Excellent compositions, subjects and lighting....well done

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#6 james

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:52 AM

I second Eric on that. These are some of the freshest and best photos I have seen lately. I'm reading about the battle for Rabaul and Guadalcanal right now, so the tank and the zero(??) are especially cool. Also, you don't often see a rhinopias, let alone a yawning rhinopias lionfish.

Also, Rand looks great in those yellow fins!

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#7 thatporchdawg

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:06 AM

Yep, that's a Zero. Great perspective on that shot as well. Truly classic images. Awesome work, Darek.

What are you shooting with?
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#8 james

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:15 AM

Are those the 20mm cannons mounted in the nose?
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#9 Darek Sepiolo

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:25 AM

Thx, thx, thx :D I'm flushing....

I just wanted to share some of the greatest UW moments in my life. PNG is truly diving paradise. Eric you'll have great time there.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:43 AM

I bow to your talent, impresive to say the least.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:08 PM

Fantastic wide angle shots. Beautiful.
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#12 thatporchdawg

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:15 PM

The 20mm cannons were wing mounted, but the Zero did have two nose mounted machine guns that you can clearly see in the photo.
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#13 wchen

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 05:37 PM

Very inspiring photography. As I scrolled down I wanted to see more. I have to agree with Eric and James, these are some of the finest pics I've seen on Wetpixel. great work.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:26 AM

Great shots, they take the step beyond "fish portraits" I seem to get in a rut taking. We will be spending Christmas in PNG! You have set the standard.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:46 AM

Really excellent work, Darek.

Good to see you are still doing lots of black and whites.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:38 AM

Excellent, amazing job, congratulations! The lionfish opening its mouth is very good , you've catched a great moment. Wide angles are impressive and so B&W are. Thanks for showing this wonderful job!

#17 Darek Sepiolo

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 02:35 PM

Thank you :) Just one note that is lacy scorpionfish not lionfish :)
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 12:26 AM

I agree with all the above: great work. Would you care to elaborate on practical matters such as travel arrangements, cost etc for PNG? I considered going there some years ago but was adviced against it for security as well as cost reasons. Wearing my bulletproof vest seemed a less than desirable option while diving (though I guess that would've meant I could dive without weight belt... :) )
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 03:55 AM

Dude, that is some fantastic photography

Really like the touch of strobe light on the prop of the zero.

Also, shocked to see that Rand is actually a female who looks good in a bathing suit and yellow fins...bloody internet, people can get away with so much these days.....

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:34 AM

Very nicely done. Good composition that draws you into the photo. I always say, lighting a composition mastry will make you a GREAT photographer. It's not all about lighting, but the combination of how you compose an image. Together they are powerful tools.

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