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Giles

Member Since 14 Dec 2002
Offline Last Active May 08 2014 11:35 AM
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In Topic: Barbados Diving

08 July 2013 - 05:52 AM

Yes have been diving there, relly quite enjoyed it too. The snorkelling just off shore is great as well.

 

The classic dive shop in Barbados is West Side Scuba - http://www.westsidescuba.com/

 been around for ever, always good when I have used them (it's been a while)

 

I have also heard goo things about Barbados Blue - http://www.divebarbadosblue.com/

 

and Eco Dive Barbados - http://ecodivebarbados.com/

 

The last two I have never personally used. You will find your choice may be made up for you by where you are staying. But I would highly recommend whomever you dive with you do the Stavronikita at least once.

 

Giles


In Topic: Manta Rays of Nusa Penida

28 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

Thanks for posting .. one of my 'dives to do' is Mantas in Indo ... this garbage in the water is awful. I am actually a little bit shocked when i sit back and think of how they are filter feeders. I hate it when i get a hair in my mouth when eating.

 

I will share this with my friends pass on some awareness.


In Topic: Great Hammerhead Dive

25 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

That girl was in the water with just a bikini in January??

 

ps. photos look like an amazing experience and as I am in Nassau regularly I may have to go give SC a try .. 6 years and never bothered. :)


In Topic: Critique appreciated

16 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

Personally i like the image, composition is not great for me .. but the image is nicely exposed with great colour graduation in the background.

 

I would like to see the fish with it's head not at the center of the frame and not going left to right from the middle .. break the image up a bit differently with the subject.

 

That sure is one fat lionfish too.


In Topic: I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

16 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

I am sorry, and i know you said you couldn't get closer to your subjects but to me using a filter either on the camera or on the strobe is just hindering.

If the face is looking blue or the diver in general is looking blue that is because not enough light is getting to the diver and or then to the camera sensor.

If you are already using a strobe and you know you are not close enough putting a filter on will limit again the amount of light getting on the diver or to the sensor.

Simple solution .. get in the models face .. take a photo. Talk to the dive buddies before you get in, tell them not to mind you and to just buzz by as close as they dare. This is the same for taking photos of people anywhere anyplace anytime .. especially if you don't know them. People don't mind having their photos taken, especially if you let them know why and offer them a copy. So give a little explanation, ask if you may take their photo and give some hints to them on what to do to make it look good :)

Just my humble opinion.

 

Giles