Reef Wall, Kona, Hawai'i

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  1. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Absolutely beautiful mate :)
     
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    I don't want to bump anyone, but I think if I also had money for a waterproof camera case, scuba equipment and a ticket to Hawai, then my photos wouldn't much differ from this. JMO
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There is a WEE bit more to taking underwater photos than owning the equipment.

    For example, this shot was taken at about 40 feet below sea level, both current and surge... you not only have to compose the picture, but you have to hold yourself steady (buoyancy must be rock solid), near the coral without actually ever touching it (touching coral is a BIG no-no), monitor your air consumption, keep track of your buddy and the rest of your dive group, keep track of your location (knowing where the boat is comes in kind of handy), monitor your no-decompression limit and... oh yeah... while you are at it compose and shoot the pictures.

    The trick of taking good underwater pictures isn't being a good photographer, it is being a good diver.

    The equipment doesn't much matter (this photo was taken with a simple, inexpensive point & shoot).
     
  5. 1 Pic > 1,000 Words

    1 Pic > 1,000 Words TPF Noob!

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    very nice, cool.
     
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    Fantastic shot..your underwater shots are incredible!
     
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    Beautiful shot!!! Last year I used one of the disposable camera while snorkling. They can produce some amazing shots. I am amazed by the light your getting at this depth. Do you have any more to share of this dive trip?
     
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    I am gobsmacked that a disposable camera, at 40 feet, managed this kind of colour! Wow!

    It was interesting to read of all that goes into taking the pic. I haven't gone diving very much, but know it's tough to stay 'absolutely still' in order to take a pic. Well done, Sabbath999! Keep these shots coming!
     
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    Was it a disposable or waterproof P&S?
     
  10. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It is one of these (although I was shooting in "sea" mode and the flashes were not on for this picture).

    Sealife DC1000 Maxx
     
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    Very nice camera. Well worth it if you dive.
     
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    I'm sorry, I guess that was a bit rude. :confused:
     

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