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Palau - Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands

18 October 2014 - 07:19 AM

In August I went for two weeks to Palau. I mainly wanted to shoot at the Jellyfish, were I spent 4 days.
You can find a trip report on my website wild-places-com.

I used two different cameras on this trip: a Nikon 1 AW1 with the kit zoom lens and my Nikon D800E in a Seacam underwater housing with the Superdome and the Zeiss 21mm lens and the Sigma 15mm fisheye lens.

The images I got from the AW1 were surprisingly good. The dynamic range and high iso performance of the AW1 is (as expected) clearly not as good as the D800E but with enough light the difference between the D800 images and the AW1 images is very small, which says a lot about the quality of this little camera. I will not hesitate to just take the AW1 on some future underwater photography trips, especially if there are some serious constraints regarding size and weight of my equipment.

Here are some images from my trip to Palau. C&C  welcome.

Boris



#1 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

14942863864_fa53240e28_o.jpgPalau_05_DSC2019 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#2 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15539903636_6c59a6d71b_o.jpgPalau_06_DSC1091 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#3 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15560942321_201f4f1df8_o.jpgPalau_07_DSC1196 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#4 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15377475378_8ee86377ff_o.jpgPalau_08_DSC1237 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#5 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15564447792_3b49c8c93f_o.jpgPalau_09_DSC1310 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#6 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15377968010_b97e2f449e_o.jpgPalau_10_DSC1322 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#7 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

14942855184_77f6a59e78_o.jpgPalau_11_DSC1353 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#8 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @22.6mm, f/5.6):

15376986329_cc38c9c6d9_o.jpgPalau_12_DSC1376 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#9 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

14942852594_2113d9462b_o.jpgPalau_13_DSC1420 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#10 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

14943426703_72cf6f6079_o.jpgPalau_14_DSC2099 by Wild_Places, on Flickr
 


Zeiss Camera Lens Blog

18 October 2014 - 05:26 AM

Zeiss has just published an article about my underwater landscapes in their Camera Lens Blog.

You can find the English version here:

http://blogs.zeiss.c...hoto/en/?p=5581


Fernsteinsee and Samaranger See

15 September 2014 - 09:54 AM

Here are some images from two lakes in Austria shot with the Nikon D800E and Zeiss 21mm lens in a Seacam housing (no flash).

 

Fernsteinsee:

 

15193862246_970ba07589_o.jpgFernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15030193990_fe16396dea_o.jpgFernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15030107369_8df07740d3_o.jpgFernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

Quelltopf Fernsteinsee (this is the source point of the Fernsteinsee, diving is strictly fobidden there, but I was shooting from the edge without entering the water):

 

15213823541_5c6c0d93d1_o.jpgQuelltopf Fernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15030104869_127d724ca9_o.jpgQuelltopf Fernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15216506622_c767868926_o.jpgQuelltopf Fernsteinsee by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

Samaranger See:

 

15030095649_938361d1b0_o.jpgSamaranger See by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15030194910_6663d98fc0_o.jpgSamaranger See by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

15216895425_2851507078_o.jpgSamaranger See by Wild_Places, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plitvice Lakes

14 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

End of October I went for a view days to Croatia to visit the Plitvice Lakes. It was my third visit of this lovely place. This time I wanted to do some underwater photography and especially some half-half shots of the lakes. Since swimming or diving is not allowed in the lakes I had to do all my shooting from the boardwalks.

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

The biggest challenge was not to get too top-heavy and fall into the lake while leaning forward for the underwater shots. But I think the effort has payed off since I got some nice split-images, which are not commonly found of this place:

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitvice Lakes von Wild_Places auf Flickr

 

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Plitivce-10 von Wild_Places auf Flickr