Redondo - 4/24

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Redondo - 4/24

Post by Scubie Doo » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:07 pm

Penders, Gdog, and I hit Redondo for our ThThTh dive. We went down to the carousel boat, the the bottlefield, over to Bailey's rock pile and up the south beach. About half way through the dive I found a weight belt and had a blast lugging it around the rest of the dive :-) Viz was decent at depth. Also, I had a new lens I was trying out. It is a 15mm Fisheye. I knew it would be a tough task to use a WA lens in bad viz, but I wanted to try something new. My goal was to get some Close-Focus Wide Angle. I chose this particular lens because it can focus at about 6". I was sticking my camera very close to my subjects.

I almost touched this crab's claw getting this photo.
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Here are two white-lined nudibranchs that I had to get really close to.
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Her is a nice crab on one of Bailey's rock piles.
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Another crab...
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Finally, a touch of WA :-)
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A little artistic flare.
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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Gdog » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:11 pm

The WA shot looks good, especially considering the vis was crap at that depth. Nice work as usual Jesse!

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Scubie Doo » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:55 pm

Gdog wrote:The WA shot looks good, especially considering the vis was crap at that depth. Nice work as usual Jesse!


Thanks George. Strobe placement was killing me though. You can see I blew out the sides on a couple shots. Also, if you look close you can see a lot of backscatter. I'll play around and see if I can get better at this. Did you get any pics????

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Gdog » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:04 pm

Not really. One Janolus shot came out ok. But was fun diving with you and Mike.

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by KeithBoll » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:14 am

Jesse - very impressed that you got green water without backscatter with this kind of viz! Like many of us - I don't use my WA as much as macro. It seems I have to "learn again" every time I put the WA lens on. Kudos to you for being brave enough to put yours on in the Month of April!!! Keith

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by deep diver » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Ditto on the wide angle shots in that murky water. I chickened out on putting mine on Saturday
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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Love it Jesse!

We have to get back to Bonaire where you can REALLY put all your lenses through their paces!
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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Gdog » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:36 pm

Although I really didnt have much for shots this dive, for the sake of posting, here goes..

Nice Janolus Nudi.jpg

Stubby Midflight.jpg

Shaggy Mouse Nudi.jpg

Pair of Pink Janolus.jpg

Aeolid Nudi.jpg

Colorful Anenome.jpg

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by LowDrag » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:45 pm

Dang....do you guys fine tooth comb the bottom for these pic's or what? Those are some cool pic's.

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Re: Redondo - 4/24

Post by Gdog » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:47 pm

Pretty much.....move slow, look close! When the vis is bad, you have to look for what is there, not what isnt.

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