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In Topic: Wetpixel Picture of the Year 2009

12 March 2010 - 01:02 PM

The results are in! Congratulations to Randall Benton (bentoni) for winning Wetpixel's Picture of the Year 2009 with his image of photographer Doug Perrine below a large manta ray at the famous Kona night manta dive. Benton's image beat out 43 other fantastic images during 30 days of public voting.

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For his winning image, Benton scores a one-week trip aboard the M/V Solmar V, a liveaboard dive vessel that runs dive trips to Socorro, the Sea of Cortez, and to Guadalupe for great white sharks. Jose Luis of Solmar V writes:

Be sure to enter our Picture of the Week contest. At the end of 2010, you'll all have a shot at winning the next picture of the year. Special thanks to our POTW sponsors, Ikelite and Solmar V.

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Hey Doug,

Well done man. Such a fantastic image I love it.

In Topic: Some fascinating surf images in the Wetpixel Flickr Group

05 March 2010 - 01:17 PM

Just for fun check them out on Dale's Flickr page. I really like the abstract effect on the dawn light.

Take a look at 072.


Hi Steve,

I agree, they are fascinating images. Fantastic over-unders even if the foreground is only a sandy bottom..........beautiful topside lighting, I wish i could achieve the same.

Garrett, in Ireland we have a special saying for someone who buys sharks/shark related produce. We say "you fuckin dick-head" or "wanker". Please excuse my language dont want to offend anybody.

Dale should no longer get recognition based on his acts of stupidity.

Big love to all,


In Topic: Nikon 300S

26 November 2009 - 01:00 PM


quite sure Subal doesn't have a special back to fit d200 but on the web I found this:



Hi Guys,

Subal do indeed have a new back for the ND30 housing that will accomadate the Nikon D300s, as for the cost of the back alone i havent got a clue.

Wet Pixel covered this at the DEMA show a few ago.

Big love,


In Topic: SUBAL ND30 Nikon D300 Tokina 10-17mm

29 October 2009 - 01:10 AM

I have the same housing, but no strobes. Do you have the right strobe (near shutter) as your primary and the other as slave? Try only the right strobe to see if it works alone.

Let us know what you have already tried.

Hope this helps.

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the taking the time to reply.
I just received your mail this morning. Thats actually the first thing i tried, along with variuos camera settings.
oN THE CIRCUT board both pins on the lrft and right side are in the inner sockets if that makes sense, there both wired up for ttl, when arrived.
If anyone else has any suggestion it would be very much appricated. Thanks and big love to all.


In Topic: SUBAL ND30 Nikon D300 Tokina 10-17mm

25 October 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hi All,

Just a quick one, thanks all so much for sharing your hints and tips for D300 camera settings.
Well i am hot and sweaty in a small cafe down town Sharm. The housing is working fantastic.
However when i attach a pair of Sea&Sea YS-110Alpha strobes the camera will not focus and not take any picture at all, on the top display it says er 26 or r26.

I dont know if anyone has come across this already, i have done numerous checks but cant figure out whats wrong, its probably something so simple. Anyway if anyone could help it would be sound. If not, that will be my excuse for spending a crazzzzzzzy amount of money on a new system and not getting great shoots haha.

Thanks all,
Big love.