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Steve Williams

Member Since 23 May 2005
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In Topic: Angry grouper - doesn't "pop" like I wanted

31 August 2015 - 08:44 PM

Hi Jeff,

There is not too much you can do in post to make a great image out of this one.  The first issue I see is that it's not in focus, or the shutter speed was not quite short enough to avoid a slightly blurred image.  It's also hard to make a fish pop if its shot against the bottom.  Just a real tough situation.  You could try darkening the coral rubble and surrounding reef with the adjustment brush to focus the eye more on the fish and tweak the white balance a touch.  Sharpening a bit would help the blur.


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My best advice is to go back and try again.  Shoot up and try and get all of the fish in the frame, cutting off those dorsal tips really changes the image for me.  Its great you shared your image with us,  we want to see the next version too.   :uwphotog:




In Topic: Feedback and critique

27 August 2015 - 08:44 PM

With beautiful images like that from California water you won't have any trouble in Lembeh. Just relax and have fun with it.


In Topic: If anyone has two used YS250 Pros for sale please let me know...

21 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

Damn Andy, you're not supposed to give them away.   :blink:


Good luck,


In Topic: Editing an existing posts

15 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

Hi Michael,

Just add a reply that notes items sold and if you'd like, what's still available.   This way folks don't delete the trail or whole posts when items are sold and our members and readers can see what's happened.  Our experience has told us that is more efficient if the objective is to provide information.




In Topic: Looking for input on adding a viewfinder

06 August 2015 - 07:18 PM

Yep, agree, very easy to remove, you just take off one o-ring and it pulls right out.  I'm confident you'll love it, especially for the CFWA, so much easier to see everything in the frame.  Once I put mine on a few years ago it has never been out of my sight.  Will never dive without one again.


My two cents, cheers