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In Topic: Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

18 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

Thanks for sharing , very nice !

Conditions looks awesome ! , which time of the year you went ?

In Topic: Bohol: recommend a photo friendly operator

08 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

There are a lot of wonderful sites around Bohol. I have not been there in several years, but I remember that my favorite sites were around Balicasag Island (about a 40 minutes boat ride from Alona Beach). My favorite site in that area was Black Forest. Not much big stuff, but incredibly pretty reef. I also liked the reef-y stuff around Alona Beach.

I second Edpdiver . Balicasag was my favourite .I was there 3 years ago and used Seaquest dive center based at Oasis hotel which I found is ok and very convenient . I also dove other areas at Visayas : Pescador , Apo and Cabilao , the most beautiful scenics was around Balicasag .

Good luck

In Topic: Cave diving, rebreathers & restrictions

05 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

Cool !!

Which remote sensor are you using ? and how reliable you find those ?


In Topic: Amazing Orca Light

30 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Interesting, I haven't tried using tank banging. I find light signals really difficult with video lights as they are so diffuse and it makes it harder to catch my buddy's attention. 
For settings I would probably bump the ISO a bit to increase the shutter speed. In your second shot you have a little blurriness around the knees of the diver presumably from movement. I would have guessed you were already at 1/30 though, so good job on keeping things steady.
Tripods are a pain in the butt as they cause silt, and are also not great for cave conservation. I bet you could get some interesting long exposure effects by painting in large chambers or features though. It would be much easier with constant light than setting off a single flash multiple times (which I have tried). Now all you need is a second light for on camera and a third light for your second buddy, and maybe one more for just in case....

Yes, for sure i will increase the iso next time . I think i will go with iso 400 . That second shot was at 1/13 s .

As for the tripod i only used on places that it doesn't make any damage , next time i will use a small one that i have that is basically 3 tlc 11" arms ,it's easier to handle . Regarding a second light on camera i prefer to use the 2 strobes mounted in my housing if i want to lit the foreground at the end of the exposure.

The pic below was made using a tripod with a 4 seconds exposure which doesn't work because my buddy moved ( due to some problem with his gear ) and also he left the light too much time at the same spot ( in front/below him ) and burned that area .

In Topic: Amazing Orca Light

29 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

Fabulous shots. And the apertures are small enough that everything is crisp.
Ideally you would want a speed of 1/30th to avoid shake if handheld but you could also put a tripod down considering you are in a cave and keep a lower ISO?

Glad you liked .

Yes that speed ( as minimum ) will be my aim for next sessions . I carried a tripod but not easy to use and sometimes quite impossible due to the irregular configuration of the cave's floor ,because the tripod i use have a fixed legs length .