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In Topic: ALMOST a favorite picture 2011

20 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

Many of us are a bit intimidated by the great photo's shown on the Official Favorites thread and shy to show our work.
Here is your chance! Bring out those shots of fish tails and other ALMOST good pics.
Here is my humble offering.

Its good to have a check list.
Manta? Check!
Cleaner wrasse hopping in/out of Manta's mouth? Check!
Snorkeler posing nicely? CHECK!
Video diver providing light and extra interest? Check! (barely visible behind the 'new extra' diver)
Fellow Diver providing a Crotch Shot for the camera? CHECK !!

Heh, I bet you could clone that out !!! (Joking). Would have been a nice shot otherwise!!!

In Topic: Red Scarlet-X

06 November 2011 - 10:42 AM

I think he's being sarastic Nick. :B):

Heh, oops. Indeed :)

In Topic: Red Scarlet-X

05 November 2011 - 02:42 PM

LOL when RED said they were bringing a Bazooka to a knife fight for once they really were not exaggerating! Makes the Canon announcement look rather lame...

Canon announced something??

In Topic: Hot from the Oven

06 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

First shot is amazing!

In Topic: Exposure settings for cave diving photography

14 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

So why am I having to shoot at such a high ISO and low speed/wide-open aperature?

If I shot at f/6.3, ISO 320 and 1/125, the histogram would be shifted far, far left.

I dont really know the answer to that. My histograms are sometimes far left but the shot looks good. I rarely brighten any of these up (in fact you can see in one of the second set of shots the white rock is blown out a bit)

I do have some in darker caves where you just have to move i closer and sacrifice the Wideness, these I do sometimes brighten

Sometimes the histogram is not telling you whats important I guess.

EDIT: It could also be your strobes I guess. The YS250s are monster strobes. If I shoot full power, they are far too powerful for anything in the foreground. Do you have a chance to borrow a set of those or some other more powerful strobes and try them ?