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Member Since 30 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2010 06:00 PM

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In Topic: Aperture 2 vs Lightroom

02 February 2010 - 06:45 AM

Hi Everyone,

I read Eric's article and share some of his pain. My library is also a LOT smaller but I experienced some corruption, preview issues, etc. Biggest pain is plugins overwriting originals, that destroys the whole idea of non-destructive editing. The only reason I sleep well is my regular time capsule backup.

The question is does Lightroom do any of this better? While I appreciate a good rant, I'm curious how Adobe compares. Where are the lightroom users?

Eric, since you switched how is it?



In Topic: new website http://www.simonsaysscuba.com

01 February 2010 - 11:32 PM


I have done some work on the site to generally improve it - used Google page speed and followed most of the recommendations in there to make things faster, such as using GZIP filter, minify Javascript, cache expiry for images. For all webmasters among you, this is definitely worth a look.

If there are any eager beta testers in here please let me know :good:

1) search results for posts now have thumbnail images, so do tag search results.
2) Crunched everything to 300k for the main page, should make this a LOT faster. Converted all png images to small jpgs.
3) Started a photo tips section with articles.
4) Added post tagging and a tag cloud.
5) Added timeline of recently updated pages, so you can see what's new.
6) improved search engine in the backend, now finds alot more posts.

Feedback is most welcome,



In Topic: My new Underwater gallery

14 January 2010 - 07:33 AM

very impressive underwater photos Randall, keep up the good work. I loved the ray disappearing into the blue!

In Topic: SS Yongala

14 January 2010 - 07:27 AM

Hi There,

I have finally got around to reviewing my photos that I took while diving the SS Yongala in December. SS yongala is a Steamship that sunk in 1911 after ruinning into a cyclone just south of Townsville on the QLD coast with no survivors (122 people). It was a learning experience with the new camera and housing (5D MKII and Aquatica)and one of the strobes playing up (just wouldn't fire). I didn't end up taking many photos as the vis wasn't the best 8-10m and strobe playing up so I took quite a bit of video footage which I have to complete editing (about 15 minutes of footage from the 4 dives I did).




Nice work Matti, I also went there in late december. We got a little luckier with the visibility, but still experienced strong currents on the dive site. I can only recommend this dive to anyone, it's a large pelagic fest.



P.S: really like your compositions what lens did you use?

In Topic: Nikon 10-24 & Sea&Sea

05 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

Great news on the zoom ring!

BTW, enjoyed browsing your website,

just to confirm, I'm using this with the 12-24mm zoom ring and works without any issues.