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Hi hi!

 

I was recently in Egypt (Daedalus/Fury Shoals) and had a pretty bad week as far as diving is concerned. On the first day I figured out that I had somehow screwed up my camera settings and the strobes didn't fire properly (emphasis on 'proplerly' - I think they fired too late and were pretty useless, for a non-obvious reason), and then I had a two-sided ear infection shortly thereafter. A total of 8 dives on a 6 day tour isn't my idea of efficiency... :)

 

Anyway, that said: Here's a turtle swimming by on Habili Gadir, a dive site that only very few captains go to due to it being a pretty low habili and often getting current and waves...

 

16679323574_972154f8c2.jpgFSC_2369 by fabian.schorp, on Flickr

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Really sorry about the trip, Fabian - very nice pic though! You sure got the balance right between lighting the turtle and the topside highlights. Nice job!

 

I hope your ears are better now.

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Sorry to hear about your ears. A couple of years ago, I got an ear infection (one sided), but didn't realize that's what it was for a couple of days, at which time it was quite painful. What is interesting to me is that the only time that I was comfortable was underwater. Apparently the pressure helped reduce the swelling or inflammation or something. It was the surface intervals that were painful.

 

On the other hand, I also quite like the lighting effects in your photo.

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yes , that's a pity !! If it can help , I had many many external otitis before , but things go better since I rince my ear after each dive with clean fresh water and put in before each dive one or two drops of sweet almond oil .

Beautiful picture :)

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yes , that's a pity !! If it can help , I had many many external otitis before , but things go better since I rince my ear after each dive with clean fresh water and put in before each dive one or two drops of sweet almond oil .

Beautiful picture :)

What does the almond oil do girelle ? Never heard of that one before. I just take my home made concoction of vinegar+alcohol and after the end of each day's diving use them in the ears.

 

Thanks

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The almond oil stay in the external ear , it don't go with water and stay stable when mix with salt water . It maintain a protection film on the so sensitive external auditory canal .

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The almond oil stay in the external ear , it don't go with water and stay stable when mix with salt water . It maintain a protection film on the so sensitive external auditory canal .

 

 

... and it tastes great in biscuits (cookies) too....

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That being said , now I want the recipe of the cookies with almond oil :)

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Désolé, girelle, family secret that Mme Carrefour would never reveal.... :crazy:

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Sorry to hear that. Have you already figured out what was the issue with your strobes? Maybe the strobes where set to manual while the camera was on TTL?

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Roddy used to suffer from ear infections on practically every dive trip. He now uses Docs Pro Plugs (vented) and has not had any problems with his ears since using them.

 

Sharon

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Sorry to hear that. Have you already figured out what was the issue with your strobes? Maybe the strobes where set to manual while the camera was on TTL?

 

I haven't figured it out - I'll probably spend all Thursday trying to get to the root of the problem. The weird thing is that I had my strobes on full and in that setting they can really just fire or not fire. The camera was also on manual (just on the lowest power setting, because I don't really need reflections in my dome port). Still stumped. But at least it worked okay on TTL (both strobes and camera on TTL, that is).

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