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diving_melbourne

Member Since 25 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active May 07 2008 01:59 AM
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In Topic: Your Favourite Shot of 2007

12 January 2008 - 11:22 PM

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This is my favourite. Its a weedy sea dragon with eggs and my uncle in the background.

Cal

In Topic: Manipulation of subjects for the shot.

28 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

Hey guys,

One point i'd like to chime in:

Before I get flamed to death I would like to stress that this is for DISCUSSION only:



I work at an aquarium. We had 3500 people through today, we can have up to 5000 through on the weekends in summer.

There is a series of photos at near the exit showing marine life in all its beauty. Some of these are clearly manipulated. My point is, at what point do we stop and look at the "GREATER GOOD."

Consider this:

ONE animal is stressed or possibly harmed yet 3500 people or more are made more aware of the beauty or fragility of our marine life. Awareness is the basis of conservation. This ONE animal could then be the basis of behaviour change for 3500 people (A very optimistic and hypothetical view, I know).......

Two points:

I know you cannot test nor quanitfy this

I'm not agreeing with this nor condoning it rather I am simply raising it for discussion.

I'm a young photographer, I have alot of learning to do and a long way to go. I'd like to say 30 years down the track that my photos helped to save the oceans

Cheers,

Cal

In Topic: Loftus' Close Encounter

01 September 2007 - 04:15 AM

Love the effect!

so much so that im trying to replicate it on a shot of my own. how do I delete A & B in lab colour?

cheers

Cal

In Topic: Your best shot of 2007 (deadline: early Oct)

06 August 2007 - 03:02 AM

Ross,

Those pics are fantastic!!!!

love the family portrait

Cal

In Topic: Your best shot of 2007 (deadline: early Oct)

05 August 2007 - 11:30 PM

Hey guys,

Heres my top 3;

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Photographers
Portsea Pier, Melbourne, Australia
Sp-350, Inon D2000 and UWL-100 wide angle lense
I love this shot as I some how managed to capture another photographers strobe firing, I haven't seen many other photos like this one around.

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Crabs
Blairgowrie Pier, Melbourne, Australia
Sp-350 and an Inon D2000 strobe
This shot shows spider crabs holding their annual congregation where they converge in the 1000's at one spot. Its unsure whether they meet to mate but it seems most likely. I love this shot as it creeps most people out and it reminds me of one of my favourite dives.

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Fishing for Nudis
Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia
Sp-350, Inon d2000 and 2 X Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
This shot is one of my favourites as it was taken in a rubbish dump (literally) and I found this beautiful little guy. He's moving past an old fish hook which makes the shot for me as it contrasts between human debri and natures beauty.


Cheers,

Cal