DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

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DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Scubie Doo » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:53 pm

Well Penders and I went our last night to take advantage of the nice tidal exchange. First we hit DIW and had a great dive. We saw the usual suspects. Wolfie, GPO, Grunt Sculpins, etc. After the DIW dive we decided to hit up Redondo and I really wanted to try out my snoot. It was definitely a challenge shooting with a snoot. But Redondo delivered with a lot of cool critters to practice on. Her are a few shoots with the snoot.

Cool Little Horned Shrimp
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This was a tough one to get with the snoot. So little margin for error.
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Stubby Squid
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If you look close this is a shrimp being eaten by a stubby squid. This was a diffult shot with the snoot.
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Flounder
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These turned out beautifully with the snoot.
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This was in the water column.
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Jellyfish
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by H20doctor » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:10 pm

insane shoots
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Tom Nic » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:49 pm

Wow. Dude... Don't know what to say...

I have no idea what a snoot is but it sure looks amazing!
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Jan K » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:11 pm

Fantastic shots! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Post by Jeremy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Pieces of art imo

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by YellowEye » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:01 pm

Very cool
Love the horned shrimp and flounder!
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Paladin4Christ » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:11 pm

Nice pictures.

What the heck is a snoot?

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Dusty2 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:46 pm

From Wikipedia
In photography, a snoot is a tube or similar object that fits over a studio light or portable flash and allows the photographer to control the direction and radius of the light beam.[1] These may be conical, cylindrical, or rectangular in shape. Snoots can isolate a subject when using a flash. They help by stopping "light spill", or when lighting falls in a larger footprint than intended.

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Post by pogiguy05 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:46 pm

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Scubak » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:00 am

Beautiful pictures!
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Paladin4Christ » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:22 am

Ahhhhhhh so that is a snoot.

I wasn't sure if a snoot was a term for a certain type of dive buddy who prefers to wear popped collars and pegged pants, ala Miami Vice Style.

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by LCF » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:17 am

Wow -- that first horned shrimp picture, and the first hooded nudi picture, are just plain awesome! I'm not generally wowed by snoot pictures, but those really use the focused light to tremendous advantage.
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:57 am

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I should have explained what a snoot was. I wish there was a better name for these, but we are stuck with the preppy 80s word :-)

Here is a photo of my setup.

I kept the strobe attached on the left just in case I saw something I had to get a shot of. The snoot is hit-and-miss.
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Post by gutholmj » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:57 pm

Great job taking advantage of the snoot on the first nudibranch shot. It really transforms the image. Do you have a focus light on the strobe going through the snoot for aiming? I thought I might have recognized you in the parking lot but I'm so horrible with putting together names and faces.
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:30 pm

gutholmj wrote:Great job taking advantage of the snoot on the first nudibranch shot. It really transforms the image. Do you have a focus light on the strobe going through the snoot for aiming? I thought I might have recognized you in the parking lot but I'm so horrible with putting together names and faces.


I thought I recognized you too :) I did not have a focus light going through the snoot. I used a focus light to the side to light up the subject. It was truly hit and miss. I have a lot of all black photos :)

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Dusty2 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:43 pm

That first horned shrimp shot is awesome. Those guys are soooo hard to get a satisfactory shot of. They blend so well. That's a show stopper there.

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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by LowDrag » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:42 pm

Agreed, those are some awesome pic's.

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Post by Nwbrewer » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:59 pm

I want the 6th one down on my wall.
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Re: DIW and Redondo - 10/25 - First Dive with a Snoot

Post by Tom Nic » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:11 pm

My Dad used to talk about folks who had had a "snoot full". Who knew he was talking cameras?!
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