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Walt Stearns

Member Since 08 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2015 04:51 AM

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In Topic: Configuring a MacBook for Dive/Photography Travel

07 January 2015 - 12:00 PM

Steve, you find Finder is really simple to use, and readily identifies Abobe Bridge. A lot of times when I am sorting organized image or doc files I can have both a Finder window and Bridge open at the same time, dragging and dropping or copying and pasting from files between the two.

In Topic: Configuring a MacBook for Dive/Photography Travel

07 January 2015 - 06:17 AM

One of the first things I do when setting up a new notebook, in my case a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 500 GB SSD, is partition the hard drive. A 110 GB allocated space for the operating system and all the apps like Photoshop I am going use in the first partition, leaving the second half the drive exclusively for file storage - images, video, documents. It makes it easy to find everything, not to mention keeping the system running smoother.

In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

04 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

Another of mine for the year is this greater hammerhead shot in the same place (different month) as the Blue Fin Tuna.

In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

03 January 2015 - 08:08 AM

Between what I have shot both here in Palm Beach Florida (sharks, sea turtles and goliath groupers) and the Philippines, picking my favorite was tough. The one I at the top of the list (not for composition or camera technique, but rather for shear luck) is this one in a lifetime encounter with a lone 500 lb. Blue Fin Tuna that made a surprise visit last fall off Jupiter, Florida.


Canon 7D, Tokina 10-17 (@17mm), Subal CD7 housing, two Sea&Sea YS-250 strobes.

In Topic: Bait Balls and Packs of Goliath Groupers

25 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

The bait formations are due to a couple factors. Basically the small fish (scab or cigar minnows) are there to feed onthe eggs when the goliath spawn, while at the same time other predators, mostly jacks and few rainbow runners will feed on the small fish. To exscape the jacks, the small fish will ball up around the goliaths, and yes the goliahs do eat some of them from time to time.