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Hi all, I'm looking forward to trying out my new rig, but would love to go on a boat which is catered for photographers. Doesn't have to be overly serious, but someone who's able to position the boat in a decent manner to make it easier to try and get head on shots, or have a boat with fresh water etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as at the moment we have the following ear marked, "On Isla Mujeres", due to the bigger boat and less of a propensity for sea sickness (yes, even the hardiest of sea scurveys get sick on these boats). Thanks!
I would really appreciate if you took the time to look at my pics and give me critique or tips how to improve. I had an opportunity to go diving with the Cenderawasih whalesharks last September. I had bought uw photo gear just for the occasion and was practically using it for the first time on that trip. My gear consists of Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm and two Inon Z240 strobes with 4900K diffusers. I've edited the pics somewhat in PS4: I tried to remove backscatter which was plentiful in most of the pics (there were a lot of particles in the water + I was struggling with positioning my strobes), did some sharpening and adjusting curves and WB. I also tried to remove a diver in pics 5 and 9... I'm sure that could have been done more elegantly, but I don't have much experience with PS either. Here's one sample image. The rest of the pics can be found here: http://www.kolumbus.fi/uwphotography/ Additional info for those who are still reading: - The weather was mostly cloudy or rainy, so I didn't get to experiment with bright sunlight a lot. - Picture 7 on my website is taken with a compact camera that I had as a backup. - I've read the book by Martin Edge twice, so I know some of the uw photography theory, but putting it into action turned out to be something else - My screen isn't calibrated
Since I'm in a sharing mood today here is a short clip of the whalesharks from Oslob on the island of Cebu in the Phillippines. I know that a lot of people have a problem with feeding the whalesharks but the alternative is probably finning. Regardless it's prbably one of the most fun times I've had in the water.
In the months of May through September are the arrival of Whale sharks in the northern Yucatan Peninsula. This Congregation is the largest of these animals through all over the world. Let me explain how this starts. The first sightings were made by fishermen in Holbox. They started with this activity over 4 years ago . Studying behavior and migration of the animals, they have moved now to blue waters, north of Isla Mujeres, which is why we left north of Cancun or Isla mujeres, to navigate to this area. In Holbox mixing the water from the Gulf of Mexico, takes a greenish color. We see them north of Isla Contoy swimming in blue water , doing a better encounter. Last season National Geographic channel and Scuba diver life web site , contacted us to film these animals, the world's largest fish, is an animal that transmits calm and completely harmless, is surely a unique spectacle. Safe and fun for all the family. We sailed about 1:10 - 1:30 minutes to encounter site. On the way sometimes we find and swim with Manta rays ( Manta Birostris ) and Dolphins. Having located the specimens we do snorkel with this fantastic creature until the cold makes us out of the water. About 2- 3hrs. More info here http://www.mydeeplife.com/swim-with-whale-sharks.html Best regard,s