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Camel Reef

Camel Reef
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Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-16
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 10:05
Viewed: 4782
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of my favourite dives in Hurghada is Camel Reef. Since it’s always current there the marine life rich and the corals are beautiful.

The picture is taken on the North side of the biggest one of the three pinnacles forming Camel Reef. Depth is around 15 meters and the camera is pointing more or less straight up towards the sun and surface. I use fast shutter speed to control the sunlight and the flash is on full power (270 Watts) so that the fish and coral in the foreground will be properly lit up.

I adjusted the white balance and exposure in PS. It’s also converted from RAW to JPEG with PS.

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Beautiful! The colors are great, I love the composition and the way the light is peeking out from the reef! Great job, thanks for posting!

This is beautiful picture, Peter.
Very well composition, good DOF and sharpness.
You did a great job.

Hur kan man få ett sådant skärpdjup uner vattnet?
Har inte vatten en 1.6 X förlängning av objektivet?

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-08-24 13:55]

nicely especially the colours finds I a lot nicely of it a poster would make top says done groetjes Lia

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-24 14:31]

Hello Peter!
Great capture!POV,light,colours and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting...

Well done on a great shot. Sorry this is rushed, almost out of battery power on my note book. Well done. Thanks.

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-08-24 17:51]
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A brilliant shot Peter.
The usage of flash is very nice. The colourful fish in the foreground makes it all the more interesting. Thanks for sharing. What were you using to waterproof the camera? Ewa Marine or some custom made waterproof jacket?

This is beautiful, Peter. You really used the light well to give the effect you were going for. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous spot.

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  • InI22 (0)
  • [2005-08-25 0:21]

Nice shot. I really like the color of the water and the rays of light going through the water. If only you had either been closer to the purple coral or had a more powerful flash to have been able to get those purples to pop more. Still it is a very nice photo.

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