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    Olympus E-PM1
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    Olympus PT-EP06L
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    2 x Olympus UFL-2
  1. Thanks bmorescuba. Your link provided an additional insight. I believe these are in the 'Littoral zone' of the shore. I was incorrect in the Cayman tides. They exist so there is a high/low water mark.
  2. Not exactly underwater but close. I have some shots of plant (?) growth along the ironshore of Grand Cayman. There is very little tide so I assume these are exposed all the time except for wave action. So looking for help in two areas: Anyone have any idea what this is? How do you classify these so I can look them up? Obviously not something you'd find in Humann & DeLoach. Thanks
  3. I was just made aware of this YouTube about a researcher who is/has developed AI for underwater color correction. See Curious that she needs to use a color chart unless that's just her check point for color accuracy. Anyone heard of this work?
  4. Thanks Interceptor121. I should have explained that these days I shoot with a Olympus E-PM1 and dual UFL-2 strobes. My question was more related to older pictures i have, from on an older camera, before I used strobes. It's also related to those shots where strobes are not practical.
  5. I know that we lose different parts of the light spectrum by depth as well as length of path the observed light has to travel. In the past, I've made use of a grey card place in the picture and/or look for a whitish/greyish sand/sand pan to set the white balance in LR Develop. Is the loss of spectrum consistent enough that one could have HUE settings for the different colours, starting with red, that would be a starting point for color correction instead of WB? I'm wondering if settings in HSL/Color would provide more accuracy than WB temp/tint. Thanks for any comments including give my head a smack because this doesn't make sense.
  6. There are a number of LR Guru's that can comment on this. Check out https://laurashoe.com/beginners-getting-started-with-lightroom/. Laura ran a webinar earlier this year comparing LR6 to Classic which convinced me to move to Classic. Bottom line, there are no new features being added to LR6.
  7. I use a asus proart PA249 as my main monitor and quite like it. I've had it for a number of years so sure it's been replaced by something newer.
  8. Thanks Wolfgang. That makes a whole lot of sense when I look at the whole picture.
  9. This looks like someone took a saw through a sponge to cut it off. Anyone have any idea what these groove marks are?
  10. My wife and I love the sister islands. Much more quiet. Must be what GC used to be. Diving is great. Beware the weight restrictions on flights especially to Little Cayman where you are on a Twin Otter. If you fly to Brac, you can look and book on the jet that continues on to Jamaica.
  11. My wife has some back and hip problems so we've been using the resorts that are part of Clearly Cayman. They provide a 'valet' style service so my wife does not need to walk with a tank on her back. So, we normally do a package including accommodation. We've done all three islands with them. We've also dove a lot with Sunset Divers. They are just 20 minutes south of George Town walking. You may also want to consider attending one of Cathy Church's annual Photofests in May. A great week of morning photography and afternoons of lectures on different topics. What I like about these is that you dive one relatively shallow dive site for the morning. As you need to, you come up, stay in the water, and the boat crew changes out your tanks. You can spend a lot of bottom time at one spot getting that one great picture you want. It's a dive week for U/W photographers. Some of my favourite dive sites are Devil's Grotto which is reachable as a shore dive from Eden Rock divers. Also like the Doc Poulson and Aquarium. Killer Pillar has some great Pillar corals. You can see some older pictures of mine at http://caymanmarinelife.naishfamily.net/
  12. Great shots Skeptic14. My wife and I dive Cayman frequently but have never been up to Rays Bedroom, Lemon Drop or Durgon Domain outside North Sound. Which dive shop were you with?
  13. Leepix, whatever you decide, be sure to check the End User Agreement (EUA) to ensure you maintain ownership of any images you upload. Also check to see if by uploading, you are giving permission for the site to use to share you images.
  14. Thanks all. As I suspected most of the problem is self inflicted. Since this a relatively new problem for me in the last couple of years, I'm wondering if anyone has had an ENT eliminate any other possibilities? I've heard of people being diagnosed with conditions requiring surgery to correct.
  15. I recently took in a webinar from Laura Shoe on the differences from LR6 to LR Classic where she talked about Enhance Details in LR Classic. I also saw an article (can't find it) on how the Fujitsu X-Trans sensor differs from others. Basically, most sensors have evenly distributed pixels for each of RGB and X-Trans organizes groups of RGB pixels together. My understanding is that Enhance Detail is not suppose to make much of a difference for Nikon sensors.
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