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In Topic: Lembeh Gulen Shootout - Charlton's filefish photo - how?!

15 June 2016 - 08:15 PM

That does seem most likely, of course. If so the torch must have been very close judging from the backscatter, and the fish moving very slowly, but then it doesn't seem consistent with the illumination on the bottom.  Or I am just over-thinking it.  Whatever the case it is an impressive image.

In Topic: Supermacro light position

07 June 2016 - 09:39 PM

You want to move the lights forward, as close to the port as possible, then angle them to allow more direct top / side lighting. 


I'm not familiar with those lights but in general torches provide a lot less light than strobes, so they need to be close to the subject and you'll have to open up the aperture..

In Topic: HDR experimentation?

05 June 2016 - 11:39 PM

At one time I played around a little with a basic HDR editor called Photomatix.  I could never really get anything that I liked.  Maybe the best was a school of bigeye jacks shot with ambient light that I was able to tone map into a more dynamic image.  I think the biggest issue is converting a single exposure whereas the most natural looking HDR uses multiple bracketed exposures, which is hard to do under water.


In general I now find that Lightroom provides enough scope to adjust WB, exposure, contrast, and HSL and produce more natural looking results.  

In Topic: Gates SP44 Acrylic port polishing out watermarks

02 June 2016 - 12:27 AM

There is another thread somewhere here about polishing ports.  A search should find it.  Some users recommended Micro-Mesh for more difficult jobs.  

In Topic: Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

01 June 2016 - 09:31 PM

Great macro work as always.  You got this stuff on your first outing with a new camera and housing?  Amazing. 


Although I really wish you had reached out for an assistant!  I would have driven down to carry your gear, just to watch and learn. How about next time?