Beginning Underwater Photography!!

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  1. Raj_55555

    Raj_55555 Indian God of Photography Supporting Member

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    Recently back from a two week backpacking around Indonesia, and here's some for you all from the water world :)

    1. 30 mts. under the ocean

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    2. Green Turtle

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    3. Turtle in flight

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    4. B&W Composition

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    5. Found Nemo: Clown fishes

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    Hope you folks enjoy these! Other photographs in the buffer, not getting much time to spare these days.. :)


     
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    DarkShadow Birdographer Supporting Member

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    Very Cool.
     
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    Very nicely done.
     
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    Raj, very cool and I commend you for diving in.. I think the images are great, but the beauty is lost going black and white, just my humble opinion though..
     
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    Really good although I think colour is best, what camera did you use?
     
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    Personally I love the high contrast in the B&W shots, the murkiness of the water limits the colour shots more IMO. The first might have been better as colour with careful editing, but the turtle shots have little variation in colour & work better in B&W.
    No 2 is my favorite, on a par with the excellent shark shots one of our club members often displays.

    I'd love to have a proper go at this sort of photography - I took some underwater shots while snorkeling on my Honeymoon with a disposable film camera. Round here visibility in the sea is generally measured in cm at best, so the underwater digital I picked up (£35 end of line at Tescos) has hardly seen any use.
     
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    Very nice Raj; I agree with Petro; the monochromes are something different and I really like them.
     
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    Nice
     
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    You already know how I feel about the turtle one Raj <3

    I too like the black and white. It's different and I like the looks of it.

    So, when I come visit you, are we going diving?
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    nice photos.

    I like the color ones but the murkiness of the water with the turtle makes the B&W one nicer IMHO.
     
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    Thanks Dave!
    Thanks Alan!
    Thanks Kris! :) I tried the coloured version, the problem is the loss of the red and the orange colours under the water.. I think the coloured version would look much better when I can dive in with strobes and proper cameras., but that would still require some further training.
    It was a point & shoot for the last one, the model number beats me! All the others were with a gopro hero.
    :D Thanks! :D The visibility in Gili islands was pretty decent, luckily! The best was about 12 mts..
    :) Thanks John!
    Thanks Larry!
    :D Thanks man!! That's very kind of you!! :)
    Absolutely, andaman islands have a lot of beautiful sites for diving! :)
    :) Thanks Steve! :)
     
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