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Nicool

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In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

15 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Hi Nicool
 
The Gunilda is about 70m dark and cold...4C.  To get the blue green water background would require very high ISO, and/or exceptional vis....maybe early season?  The Windiate always a crowd pleaser and so photogenic!  In general the Great Lakes fish tend to be skittish, but they are there from time to time. Visibility on the average 15-40m and great for photo ops.
 
Come Join Lust4Rust for a great lakes adventure. check out Lust4Rust.CO or contact Pete Mesley (owner)
 
Happy Holidays!
 
steve

Thanks Steve, one day for sure!
Btw, the zen mini dome i bought from you works great :)

In Topic: Learned (inadvertently) a lesson . . .

07 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

Nice shots! So one single strobe attached to the hot shoe without arm, meaning your only flexibility was the one provided by the clamp?


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In Topic: Great Lakes, not so exotic but worth it just the same!

07 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

Wow wow wow! Love the Cornelia B and the Gunilda!
Those wrecks are like my childhood dreamt wrecks: wooden and still intact! This is like a jump in the past, thanks for sharing this guys.

Questions though:
-how deep is the gunilda? Any chance to photograph it with blue/green water (not black)?
-where are the fishes?


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In Topic: Diving with the seals in Farne islands (UK)

09 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

I had reached my maximum number of photos per message it seems, so here are the two last ones:

 

A young one swimming:

30544714805_11d4500bec_c.jpgNLR_3632.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

And this one breathing on the surface... photographed from the bottom:

 

30246481610_ed02e13733_c.jpgNLR_3645.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

It's obviously cut on the top but also on the bottom (fin), still i like something in this photo - do you see interest in it?

 

And this was the last of my seal photos! Such a great place for underwater photography, i really want to go back!!


In Topic: Diving with the seals in Farne islands (UK)

09 November 2016 - 01:20 PM

Now i am back for posting the pictures of the second (and last...) dive of this trip!

 

My buddies were diving semi-dry and got too cold to jump in again for the second dive of the day, so i had to go back solo (which from a photographer perspective was not too bad, and still very safe - 4 meters max depth).

 

I made the mistake to borrow my buddy's blue fins (mine are normally black), which work very well to attract seals, but not so much to take photos of them, as they stick to your back! 

A picture is better than a thousand words:

30161437643_c682453c78_c.jpgMaking of by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

Some ambient light photography close to the surface:

30245755330_8ded13c841_c.jpgNLR_3550.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

This young guy got interested:

29913379154_1fd1d64f8e_c.jpgthe kiss - part 1 by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

Came investigating...

30232371240_61119e4b30_c.jpgthe kiss - part 2 by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

And trying to taste my mini-dome! Fortunately no visible scratches afterwards :)

30507873246_b700e8f684_c.jpgthe kiss - part 3 by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

Then some close-up portraits:

One which i cropped as i thought it rendered well in square format:

30413983942_68b1b41a62_c.jpgNLR_3566.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

and another one un-cropped - I was surprised to find out that Lightroom's red eye removal feature works well on seals eyes!

30530345785_1121c9f0a1_c.jpgNLR_3571.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

As light was getting lower i tried to capture some sun rays, but i am not too satisfied, probably due to the overall low viz:

30508487816_b3c11af882_c.jpgNLR_3578.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

If you have any suggestions on how to better take such a photo next time, please shoot (exif visible on flickr)!

 

Another curious guy:

30427885102_136d602aed_c.jpgNLR_3606.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr

 

And one resting on the bottom:

30544664775_810da15cb4_c.jpgNLR_3612.jpg by Nicolas  & Léna REMY, sur Flickr