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Old Sep 26, 2011, 8:03 PM   #1
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I was on the island of Bonaire for a couple of weeks and tried some evening shots from the pier. All with GF1 + 20mm.



A bit later in the evening.




You can see the flash lights of SCUBA divers under water on a night dive.




Here, the SCUBA divers are wearing green and red glow sticks so they don't loose each other under water at night.
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Wow! Yuki love them all....great experiment!...great photos!
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Thanks Cole! My first attempt at night shots, and had trouble figuring out the right settings. I read online that I should use f5.6 but I didn't like the DOF in that setting and finally settled on f11 or there abouts. Varied the shutter speed between 15 and 60 seconds. I didn't have a tripod, so I'm laying flat on my belly on the peer with the camera sitting on the floor....
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G'day Saly

great set of images - love the scuba ones too
ps- I got caught years ago with being away but no tripod ... got a small "table-top / traveller's tripod" for future travels. Mine is a manfrotto - about 8inches long when collapsed and fits into just about any carry case or coat pocket

might be something for future holidays :-)
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G'day Saly

great set of images - love the scuba ones too
ps- I got caught years ago with being away but no tripod ... got a small "table-top / traveller's tripod" for future travels. Mine is a manfrotto - about 8inches long when collapsed and fits into just about any carry case or coat pocket

might be something for future holidays :-)
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Thanks Phil, yeah I should get something like that or a Gorillapod... But I'm usually too lazy to carry anything extra, so I will probably keep laying flat on my belly...
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These are great saly. Love the last one with the glow sticks, very different.
I am guessing they don't have great whites in Bonaire!
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These are great saly. Love the last one with the glow sticks, very different.
I am guessing they don't have great whites in Bonaire!

Thanks banksy, LOL, unlike your part of the world, there are very few sharks in the Americas. In the 20+ years I've been diving, I've only seen sharks once or twice!
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Great series saly.

#1 is just perfect

Hard to call for #2 - 4 I feel they need some extra light, but guess that will over expose the shore line lights in #2 & 3

Really interest to see and know how they (the divers) 'stay in contact' underwater in the dark.
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Great series saly.

#1 is just perfect

Hard to call for #2 - 4 I feel they need some extra light, but guess that will over expose the shore line lights in #2 & 3

Really interest to see and know how they (the divers) 'stay in contact' underwater in the dark.
Lol, thanks jj. I tried some pretty long exposure (60 sec) on these and this is how they came out. It was REALLY dark there.... Maybe I should have tried "B" setting and gone longer.

At night, divers stay very close (less than 10ft) so we don't lose each other. Since it's pitch black under water, we look for each others' flash light. If the water is clear, this is easy to do. If the water is murky, we have to stay closer to each other.
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That first shot taken is pretty much perfect. I like it a lot.
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