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    Perth Western Australia
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    I like taking images that are hopefully different.

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    Sea ans Sea, Nikon 105
  1. White tube anemone found in the Swan River Perth Western Australia.
  2. On a recent trip to Talumben we can across this little underwater temple. The chrinoid position made it look like interseting D90 F8 200th
  3. This probably one of my favourite shots from 2013, just something different.
  4. Im sorry but I am going to say it, there is such a level of stupidity in some of the shots with the diver head on to the wobby, I have been at the receiving end of one of these and they move so fast and bite that the diver wouldnt even know it until it is too late. I know your going to say it was perfectly safe but I would hate to think that someone else trys this and ends up at the wrong end of a "Having a bad day" wobbygong.
  5. Erin Quigley backscatter tip really works, with minimal effort. Thanks
  6. So I was wondering, with new cameras there are so many options with setting to do a wide range of image capture, as a result housing manufacturers provide nearly 100% control access. But how many do you actually use? I know some will say everyone but what would be the most commonly used and do we need full access to all the features that the camera has while underwater. If you shoot in full auto then you could get away with one, shutter. Excluding professional image makers, Imagine if you had a choice of housings that had less function yet where a lot less to buy, would you still buy the top of the range or really think about what you used and purchased the same make/model with fewer controls? When I worked with film, you know that 3 foot bit of plastic that had perforated holes down both sides, I had 5 controls on my housing and that just about covered every thing I needed to adjust and capture the image. So would you use 20%, 50% or more of the camera function during your average dive? GoPro has two and a limited menu. Also could you cope if a photo comp allowed to pre set your setting , which you gave the organisors pre dive, then restricted you to shutter speed, aperture, strobe adjustment and preview. Hmm lets see where this goes...
  7. These anemones are quite common in the Swan River, in Perth Western Australia. They can grow to the size of a dinner plate and have white tentacles with purple tips. This was taken using a strobe behind the anemone with blue filter. And a high aperture to cut down the peripheral light. F22 at 60th. 100asa Hope you like it.
  8. Is it possible that there is something preventing the return spring on the control from compressing fully when you use it (sand, muck), which would prevent the shaft from reaching the camera button.
  9. Thanks guys First off Mark you have some amazing shots on your web site and looks like the 10.5 lens works really well. I think you have sold me on the 6", Im using the 8" at the moment but didnt want the expense of the 4". Thanks for the comments especially Jean, who would have a firm knowledge on the product.
  10. Hi all Anyone using a 6" dome for Aquatica? I am tossing up if it would be a good investment. Happy / not happy? Pictures samples would be nice. Thanks in advance
  11. I was testing a Sigma 105 macro on the weekend and this was one of the results from the dive. Taken at 1:1 F16 @ 80th its seems sharp with good depth.
  12. Thanks everyone for the feed back. From memory I used a 60mm, about .5 meter, at F5.6/125th. Velvia film (Yes Film!) It was part of a folio that won me first place, Australasian Underwater Photographer of the Year, in 1998. So its nice to see it still stands up today. Have a great festive season
  13. This would be one of my favourite images for 2012, it doesn't have a lot of great elements for a good shot but it is all about family. Sharing diving is just something you just can't put words to.
  14. This was taken on one of those flat calm days, no current and the diver was just staying in one spot photographing shrimp. It was about 5 in the afternoon, sun was low in the sky, with the black sand there was no reflective light. As I watch the bubbles rize, I could see the surface reflection, so I swam back to the boat, grabbed the camera and captured one.
  15. How about out of date yogurt and create a lava lamp effect
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