A continuing log of dives and commentary on items of interest to students at Cordova Diving.
15 March 2012
Another Morning on the Big Coral Knoll
Excited by the shots I got with the +10 diopter, I tried a +2 and +4 together. This allowed me better control of the camera and picture composition in the surge and current.
It seemed also to have reduced the backscatter, though that may simply have been a functions of better visibility and my own decision to delete those pictures of which I could not be proud.
Could also be strobe placement. Unfortunately, it is difficult to isolate the reason that these photos have so little backscatter.
I shot a number of shots of Knobby Sea Rods. This one was the best.
I also shot a number of shots of Flamingo Tongues. Can't seem to capture the animal, just the shell.
This picture of a Sailfin Blenny came out so much better than the ones I took yesterday. There is hardly any backscatter in the picture.
I like the texture of these Smooth Flower Corals.
I was getting more and more chilled and began shivering after an hour, so I went back to the beach. The Lifeguards were coming soon, so I had a short surface interval and got back in.
I was cold almost immediately upon getting in for my second dive, and shivering after half an hour.
I'm not sure how this Sea Pearl got embedded in the coral, but I like it.
This Saddled Blenny looks sad to me, but the picture is clear and tight. Shortly after taking the shot, I went back to the beach. I was just too cold.
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