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by dlh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"

I looked at the Backscatter sale as well and did bite on something cool and it seems to be a legitimate deal. Backscatter Mini-Flash / Snoot combo for $314. In December when released it was $499. https://wetpixel.com/articles/backscatter-announces-mf-1-mini-flash-and-os-1-optical-snoot The MF-1 Mini...
by dlh
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

Re: ThThTh

I am on site!
by dlh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Brand new to diving, new to board
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

Re: Brand new to diving, new to board

Welcome to the local diving community! Let's us know when your classes are done and you can join some dives. If have any equipment questions let us know. There is a bit of specialized gear for cold water diving in comfort and everyone take a while to get dialed in.

See you in the water!
Dave
by dlh
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/5
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: ThThTh 3/5

Plans changed so I will be there for the dive!
by dlh
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/5
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: ThThTh 3/5

That what the drysuits are for. Try to avoid buddy breathing.
by dlh
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos on the Deep Blue
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Galapagos on the Deep Blue

Really cool iguana photos. How close did you get to the whale shark? I remember how hard it was to get a shot of one with good white balance at that depth. Looks like you were at 60-70ft? We were probably around 60 feet when the whale shark came by. I was out to the right flank of the diver group a...
by dlh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia

Wow! I played that full screen on my 32" desktop PC monitor and I had to back away from the desk it was so intense and close up. If you are only watching this on a tiny phone screen I strongly recommend the Full Screen HD experience! Incredible shots and editing Stephen! I can really see how your st...
by dlh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos on the Deep Blue
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Galapagos on the Deep Blue

Glad you like the photos! The two days at Darwin's Arch were full of surprises including 200-300 Bottlenose Dolphins that buzzed our crew many times, especially when we at the surface towards the end of dives. Lots of amazing interactive experiences. This picture has about 35 dolphins in frame! Gala...
by dlh
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos on the Deep Blue
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Galapagos on the Deep Blue

I returned last week from a fantastic trip to Galapagos from a 10 day trip on Master Liveaboard's "Deep Blue". It was a really great trip that delivered on all counts. It was my second trip to the islands and this one was even better than the first. Last time was in September on a different boat. Th...
by dlh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hornby Island Sea Lions 2020-01
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Hornby Island Sea Lions 2020-01

Quite an adventure Derek! Thanks for sharing and the awesome action shots. I went up there two years ago for the Sea Lions in January. We didn't get the snow and below freezing temps but boy did we get wind! I did the longer stay for 5 days and we didn't dive for at least 1 and 1/2 days on the trip....
by dlh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you store and travel with your photography equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: How do you store and travel with your photography equipment?

For air travel I use a rolling carry on photo bag from ThinkTank. These are pretty pricey, but there are similar products for a lot less. I found this on Amazon which looks like a great alternative. For PNW road trips to BC and such I use a much bigger Pelican case. The pelican style hard cases are ...
by dlh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2 lower power strobes vs 1 high power strobe
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: 2 lower power strobes vs 1 high power strobe

BTW - I would not consider the Inon 240 to be a low powered strobe. It may not be quite as beefy as the 330 or the latest S&S's but that model is more than adequate for awesome Wide Angle or Macro shots. Some of the best photographers around are using the 240's with amazing results. Your photos are ...
by dlh
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 1/2 - First dive of the year!
Replies: 2
Views: 635

ThThTh 1/2 - First dive of the year!

Another fine time at Redondo to ring in the new year. The weather cooperated for the dive window, but earlier winds had stirred up a bunch of sediment in the shallows. Sadly no lumpies as a result, plus it seemed like much of the brown kelp was gone. Plenty of other action with squid, octos, and som...
by dlh
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/2 first ththth of the year edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: ThThTh 1/2 first ththth of the year edition

I'll be there!
by dlh
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: NYE morning at ttn
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: NYE morning at ttn

I'll aim to be there around 9:30!
by dlh
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/19/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: ThThTh 12/19/2019

I really like the color of that Red lumpy!
by dlh
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition

I love that squid close-up!
by dlh
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Photo upload issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Photo upload issue

My guess is that the board software has some sort of string-parsing defect that is causing it to choke and do wrong things when ingesting metadata. I've never actually hit this problem before the last week or so. Could be that some change to the board software introduced the bug OR some change to Li...
by dlh
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition

I tried to post these pics from LAST thursday's Redondo adventures, but was thwarted by a refusal of the board software to take half the photos. (Turns out it's choking on some metadata in the JPG and limiting LR export to exclude most metadata fixes it) This dive was another lump-hunt for me and ma...
by dlh
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Photo upload issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Photo upload issue

Yes, metadata it is. I changed the LightRoom Export metadata setting to:

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Here is the problematic photo with just the metadata adjustment:
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by dlh
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Photo upload issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Photo upload issue

I ran into a problem where a couple of photos are not accepted by the attachment upload feature. I get a warning that the image dimensions can't be determined. These are photos exported by Lightroom at 2000 pixels, but only two of the same batch can't be read. I tried a few different things like exp...
by dlh
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse

Love the hammerhead action! Thanks for sharing your adventures and awesome cinematography!
by dlh
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bald Eagle ok
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Bald Eagle ok

Scubie Doo wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:26 pm
Desert Diver wrote:Poor octopus.
No doubt. Major snack stolen from the octo.
Yum, eagle drumstick!
by dlh
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 12/12
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: ThThTh 12/12

I will join the fun!
by dlh
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/5
Replies: 4
Views: 562

ThThTh 12/5

Some Lumpsucker's were spotted...

Redondo Pier December 05, 2019 (44 of 173).jpg
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