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tdpriest

Member Since 22 May 2005
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In Topic: Why U/W Photo Always with Black Background?

21 March 2015 - 06:54 PM

Blue can be clean, too...

 

 

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The exposure is a bit harder as you need a longer shutter speed and a wider aperture, but it makes a change from black.

 

Alternatively, you can use a wider aperture to throw the background out of focus:

 

 

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In Topic: Searching for a destination for my next vacation in April - May 2015

13 March 2015 - 02:10 AM

Problem with Anilao is that it's a bit short on great accomodations.

I was very disappointed with Aiyanar 1 year ago, especially with managers attitude over clients, maybe newly open La Chevrerie would fit but it's not a dive oriented resort strictly.

 

You aren't going to get great diving, easy flights and upmarket land-side accomodation: I think that two out of three is the best that you'll manage.


In Topic: What are the most photogenic wrecks in Truk?

06 March 2015 - 11:59 AM

Don't over think it, they are all brilliant and you will have a great time. One of my favourites was Shinkoko, epic engine room and lots of life on deck. Oite was great but that's trimix depth. Rio de Janiero engine room has to be one of the greatest week dives ever.
 

 

A very nice set, even if you have a bit of an engine-room fetish...

 

... for myself, the tanks and the aircraft were the best of my trip last spring...

 

... the weather and the visibility weren't!


In Topic: What are the most photogenic wrecks in Truk?

05 March 2015 - 06:29 AM

It depends on the weather, the time of day, the amount of gunk in the water, the number of divers that have been around and probably a dozen other things. Look through some collections, and visit the wrecks that you like (although the Siren will have an itinerary and you may not have too much flexibility).

 

There's a lot of flexibility at Blue Lagoon, particularly if you have four or five divers in a group.


In Topic: Sipadan is a protected* area

18 February 2015 - 03:03 AM

... there isn't a maze, the cavern is large; and there is a tiny but visible window which I think anyone can locate...

 

There is something of a maze, if you go right on entering the large cavern (although Cousteau certainly managed to make it look more impressive than it is, I'll grant). It has silted out, sometimes if a turtle or fish is trapped inside. It's a proper cave dive, and needs a line...