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#375302 Dry almost 2 years, but alive!

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 18 July 2016 - 03:48 AM

I'm glad to hear that you're back, Bruce.  As another M/C rider and diver, your account was extremely interesting to read.  Thanks for taking the time to write it all up.

#374208 Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 June 2016 - 02:57 AM

Great work, as always.  Wonderful color rendition, and the super-macro shots were very impressive.  Thanks.

#373903 Diving the Salish Sea

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 24 May 2016 - 03:31 AM


Thanks very much. Looks like we use the same video housing. Although I'm on an older sony camera and have the standard housing, not the pro version.


Yes, I have been using Light and Motion housings for a while now.  This is my first Canon, though, having switched over after having too much trouble color correcting my Sony HC-9.  Backscatter suggested going with the Canon over the Sony when I was upgrading.  It looks as if you have been able to get your CX550 to work very well, though.

#373870 Diving the Salish Sea

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 23 May 2016 - 03:32 AM

I agree with the others, really nice work.  Something to aspire to.  I also liked the "bonus material" after the credits of the team getting suited up, that was a nice touch.

#373723 "Contact" - The Humpback Whales of Tonga

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 18 May 2016 - 03:17 AM

Wow, wonderful footage, thanks Nick.  Very moving.  What a great way to start my day.

#373314 The Humpback Whales of Tonga

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 05 May 2016 - 03:26 AM

Beautiful image.  Thanks.

#373235 Raja Ampat macro, wide and drone video

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 03 May 2016 - 03:17 AM

Very nice work, thanks.  I especially liked the mantis shrimp shots, mostly because I have never been able to get one to let me get that close for that long (yet).  Good stuff, thanks.

#372815 New Video: SAILFISH

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 20 April 2016 - 03:49 AM

Impressive - that has simply got to be an amazing experience.  Thanks.

#372520 Shutter Speed thoughts

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 12 April 2016 - 03:29 AM

Thanks Stuart, that's a very good explanation, and much appreciated.

#371520 Jardines de la Reina... WHAT ELSE ??

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 14 March 2016 - 03:33 AM

The shots of the saltwater croc were impressive.

#371385 Taking a Poll.. How many of you Check your Rig vs. Carry On?

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 10 March 2016 - 01:19 PM

Carry-on: video camcorder, housing, lights, arms, batteries, etc in a Pelican case.  Regulators and dive computer in "personal item".


Checked: BCD, fins, wetsuit, dive skin, booties, dive lights

#371249 3D Printed Nauticam Float Arm Bayonet Holder

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 07 March 2016 - 04:36 AM

marcw - thanks for the link to Pirhana manufacturing.  I contacted them, got an email back very, very quickly even though it was on the weekend.  I have purchased a bungee mount from them.  If the quality of the mount is as good as their customer service, I'll be very happy.

#371021 Belize liveaboard dive video

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 March 2016 - 04:43 AM

I agree, very impressive.

#371018 Underwater Colour Correction With The Sony AX100

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 March 2016 - 04:24 AM

Thanks Pete.  I probably won't get any time to play with it again until the weekend (or maybe later), but I'll post again after trying some of your ideas.  Thanks for the encouragement.

#368759 A different look at Octopuses

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 30 December 2015 - 04:12 AM

Wow, amazing work.  I really liked the transitions where the artwork morphed into the live animal, or vice versa.  I can't even imagine how you did that, but it is a very impressive technique.  I generally like your work, but this may be the my favorite of all of the pieces that you've posted here. 


Can you tell that I'm impressed? :notworthy: