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sabbath999

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  1. Anybody know where I can find an Ikelite bulkhead cap? Every place I check seems to be out of stock, one guy on ebay wants higher than full retail plus 8 bucks to ship one which is just silly.
  2. For some reason it won't let me message, interested, please send pictures of the equipment to email sabbath999 at mac dot com (sorry, don't want the spambots to find me). Interested in whole lot.
  3. LOVE IT. Blackwater is definitely on the list the next time we are in town... I was going to do it this last trip to Kona but we were blown out by the 'canes. We are going to go out with Josh at Big Island Divers, he lives for that stuff and I really enjoy diving with him.
  4. About 40 feet down, Kona, Hawai'i.
  5. Sealife DC1000 point & shoot
  6. Kona coast, Hawai'i, 45 feet below sea level, Sealife DC1000 point & shoot with diffused single strobe & wide angle wet lens.
  7. Shot natural light with a little DC1000 underwater point & shoot, edited in Capture NX software.
  8. Thanks. They were taken at the Dive Stop quarry in New Melle, MO. Vis was 10 feet or so, these were (obviously) up in the rocks. They are pretty shallow, about 9 feet down. Buoyancy is tricky, there is muck everywhere and one wrong move and you are living in Backscatter City.
  9. Here are a few more shots from a local quarry, mostly green sunfish... it's what I have. Taken with a DC1000 point & shoot with two strobes. I am an experienced surface photographer, but underwater I am a total NOOB (been diving about 10 months).
  10. Great shots... What lens please?
  11. Thanks... I am no expert, but I believe it is a perch. Smallmouth bass are harder to take pictures of (I know, I have been trying and failing) since they are pretty shy and very fast.
  12. iPhoto and Nikon's Capture NX. Not an Adobe kind of a guy. The first one is down about 25 feet and it was getting pretty dark, about 6 feet away from the wall... The second one is actually quite near the surface, shot with the 'el cheapo' Sealife wet lens (which actually isn't that bad) but I had it on wrong so there was a bit of vignetting (which is why I cropped to a DSLR aspect ratio). The fish is a four incher or so, and the total distance to the hole in the background is about a yard more or less... I was about 4 feet down when I shot this, over a shelf of rock and muck, and keeping buoyant with my tank only about a foot below the surface and not screwing the vis was tricky. The first one, I desaturated and burned the background a bit (there was little backscatter), the second one I removed some backscatter and lightened the back half of the fish a bit. The third one, I burned the hole behind the fish to the upper right down to black since it was very ugly looking and distracting, cleaned off some backscatter and also I darkened the rock in front and desaturated it a bit. Number 4 is cropped a bit and I sharpened the fish just a bit in the body and added some contrast. Number 5 is a vertical crop of a horizontal shot. There was a lot of backscatter in the corners, so rather than spend an hour cleaning it up I just used gausian blur and nuked everything except the fish and the log. In case you are wondering, I am an experienced land photographer... I have 20,000 or so of my shots online on my Zoopictures.net website, and then I have my Big Island project (which includes a few of my pathetic first attempts at ocean photography... please don't laugh when you see them)... My Blue Hawaii
  13. I am a NOOB to underwater photography, here are a few of my attempts at fish in a Missouri quarry (5-10 ft vis) with a Sealife DC1000 and two strobes. They are not that pretty or that good, but you have to start somewhere. Taken over the last couple of weekends.
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