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by dlh
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Jetty 2020/06/13 and 15
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Keystone Jetty 2020/06/13 and 15

Derek and I both did the keystone dive together last week and had a great time. We had both recently picked up the Backscatter MF-1 ministobe and took them on the dive. The really interesting thing about this strobe is that it is custom designed for use with a really nice and compact Snoot. I used i...
by dlh
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: DIW access
Replies: 17
Views: 2693

Re: DIW access

It's not much of an obstacle and easy to walk around...
by dlh
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Redondo Parking reopening Monday June 15th
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Redondo Parking reopening Monday June 15th

I assume they would have to open with the parking and allowing use of the park. Is there a Des Moines local who can do a site check Monday?
by dlh
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Redondo Parking reopening Monday June 15th
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Redondo Parking reopening Monday June 15th

Title says it all. Dive Safe!
by dlh
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Eric!!!
by dlh
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!

Happy Birthday! I hope we have a chance to celebrate the occasion!
by dlh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"
Replies: 8
Views: 3181

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: 3359

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: 2898

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: 1963

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: 1963

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: 1658

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: 3227

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: 1658

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: 1658

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: 1415

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: 2515

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: 1439

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: 827

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: 1483

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: 1066

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: 828

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: 1468

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: 1727

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: 1468

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...