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    Malta - Europe

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D-70
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    S&S90 & Inon
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  1. sure its violent and normally all the violent (interesting) fouls happen below the surface and below the belt! Since ill be shooting upwards, what metering would be best? spot? A
  2. hi all wetpixelians, I will shortly have the opportunity to shoot some UW images of waterpolo matches and swimming events. Has anyone some experience in the subject? I understand that fast shutter speed will be required... I will be using the D70 with 12-24. What about F stops, Shutter and metering??? Also, I fear that focusing on fast moving subjects with AF might cause some issues. Any suggestions? Thanks Antonio
  3. Hi I have received some comments that the photos on my site are looking oversaturated. Perhaps I am overdoing it in photoshop. Pushing the colors too far might not be a good idea afterall. Furthermore, i work on my notebook and even if you move your head, colors change. How can I get it right? I know that working on a CRT monitor is better and I might also need to invest in some calibration hardware. I am currently looking for a 19" and found a non-expensive Hyundai with 0.25mm dot pitch. After some browsing i found out that the smaller the dot picth is the better, but prices change considerably. Is a 0.25mm dot pitch enough for UW images? I would be really grateful, to TFT, LCD and CRT users alike, if you could look at some of the pics and advise/comment on how do they look like (especially you guys who have a properly calibrated monitor ) My Webpage Thanks Antonio
  4. I thought of posting some pics taken today with the D70 at a depth of 60metres off Qawra, Malta. The wreck is the HMS Stubborn. http://www.deepsnapper.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=3 Some of the pics are with my old rig (Coolpix 995) Hope you enjoy them! Please send your comments! I think i am saturating the colors too much... (guess i need a sypder..) Antonio PS: Some history of the Stubborn.... The Royal Navy S Class Submarine HMS Stubborn (P-238) was built by Cammell Laird Shipyard of Birkenhead, near Liverpool on the River Mersey, United Kingdom. It was laid down on the 10th September 1941 as vessel No. 1096 and launched on the 11th November 1942. It was commissioned on the 20th February 1943. Cammell Laird was founded in 1824 as boiler and ironworks. At the begining of the last century the company merged with Sheffield firm Charles Cammell. The shipyard was one of the backbones of the Admiralty during the Second World War, building 106 warships for the Royal Navy, including many of the S-Class submarines. In 1950 it also built the largest aircraft carrier in the world at the time, HMS Ark Royal. Stubborn's most famous captain was Ex HMS P.238. Lt AA Duff (later Sir Anthony, GCMG, CVO, DSO, DSC),who also had a distinguished career in the British Foreign Office. Duff became Ambassador to Nepal, High Commissioner to Malaysia and to Kenya, Deputy Under Sec of State 75-8, Deputy Sec Cabinet Office 80-85. Between 1985 and 1988 Sir Anthony was also Director of MI5, the British Security Intelligence Agency. Duff died on the 13th August 2000. HMS Stubborn, together with another S-Class, HMS Sceptre (P-215), was used as towing submarine in the midget submarine raid on Tirpitz, KÃ¥ Fjord, Norway, Sept 1943. It towed X7 (Lt BCG Place VC) outbound and after waiting off KÃ¥ Fjord for five days, X10 (Lt KR Hudspeth RANVR) found her and took a tow homeward, though X10 was later scuttled in a gale. The X-craft, which had a crew of 4 men each, were towed submerged, coming up to the surface every six hours in order to ventilate their hulls. The operational crew of the X7 were Place, Whittam, Aitken and Whitley On the 13th February 1944 HMS Stubborn attacked an enemy convoy off Trondheim, Norway, and was severely depth-charged. After the hydroplanes jammed to dive, the submarine dived to 400 feet before shooting uncontollably to the surface. Upon surfacing, the Stubborn was in sight of the enemy and had to dive once again, this time to a depth of over 540 feet, 200 feet more than the S-Class test depth. The boat miraculously survived the depth-charge attack which followed. The submarine survived on ordeal of having over seventy depth-charges dropped on her, and despite being badly damaged still managed to evade capture. To the releif of the captain and its crew, HMS Stubborn surfaced more than seven hours later with an estimated bow-up angle of 60-70 degrees. Despite suffering damaged ballast tanks, destroyed ASDIC and broken rudder during the depth-charge attack and the enormous pressure it had to endure, HMS Stubborn managed to make her way home. Home Fleet mobilized to bring the Stubborn safely home. British destroyers bravely went within 23 miles (37km) of the Norwegian coast to rescue the damaged S-class submarine and tow her back to Holy Loch in Scotland. Following the Trondheim adventure, HMS Stubborn joined Eastern Fleet and sank Japanese patrol boat No.2, off Surabaya in the Java Sea on the 25th July 1945. Following the war, HMS Stubborn was sunk as an Anti-Submarine target off Malta on the 30th April 1946 where it still lies.
  5. hi woody! meta se tasal?! did you consider the 12-24mm Nikon? Any pro/cons when compared to the Sigma 10-20. Id be interested in trying out the sigma A
  6. surely worth the investment!! within 5 yrs we'll have small cameras attached to our masks! Antonio
  7. This morning i was diving with a group of Archaeologists from University of Malta and University of Bristol. They are carrying out a survey of the old port of Marsaxlokk, very close to a Roman/Phoenician temple. Viz was far from great but was still a great time!! UW Archaeoligical Survey For a topside view of Marsaxlokk harbour click here Antonio
  8. site is still classified im afraid. Orders of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Malta. Gun was found was some fellow divers a few weeks ago. After contacting the Superintendence, they came straight away to do an initial survey of the site. We tought it was a swivel gun but isnt. Antonio My Webpage
  9. Hi all, A couple of pics of a cannon located offshore in Malta. cheers Antonio My Webpage
  10. Hi All After a lot of work I managed to upload a new gallery application on my site. Still, design is a bit crap but at least it works. I decided to divide site in two sections: 1. New Image galleries divided in Wrecks, Flora & Fauna, Divers and Topside New Image Galleries 2. The Old 'portofolio' 2004-2005 all shot with nikon 995 Old Portfolio Coppermine is really immense and easy to use as long as you find your way installing it on your host server. Now ill try to redesign the templates in order to personalise it as much as i can. Adding galleries and images is really a quick thing. Id love to have comments on the functional aspects of the new galleries as well as any suggestions on the design!!! Id appreciate if you leave your comments and rate the pics you love best both UW as well as Topside. All galleries but one are Malta pics. Thanks all Antonio My Webpage
  11. Really nice colors! how do you do to have that crispness in such small files. what is the cs2 trick? Antonio
  12. Hi All, Just did my first dive with D70 in Aquatica Housing with 12-24 Nikon and S&S90auto & Inon D2000w strobes. Was impressed. Quite a heck of a difference from my old Nikon 995 in Aquatica housing. Housing is really easy to use. I was shooting in Manual mode and had no prob in finding my way through camera controls. Here are two pics. I converted one of them in B&W. comments pls Antonio
  13. I've been using 2300s for the past few months as well. The reduction in charging time between shots has been impressive over the normal alkaline battries. Go for 2300s! But make sure you get a good battery charger. Dont buy a cheap one. Antonio
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