PICS OF STX for you all to enjoy! 500 of them 😀
As a thank you to those who've helped me and many other along the way I thought I would share my photos that I took on my PMV last month. I miss it terribly but we will be back on island in a short few months! Wahooo!!
For all the folks who can't do a PMV (I suggest it lol) I think 500 pics will get you at least a visual!!!
Thank you everyone, I'm glad you're enjoying them. I am a huge nature fan, I just find critters of all kinds so fascinating!
Blu: the camera is a Canon S100 with the canon brand WP-DC43 underwater housing and a sea and sea YS-01 strobe. The underwater pics were taken in either auto mode (works really well) or in aperture priority. I used aperture to edit the pics, most of them needed a lot of work as this was my first time shooting with this camera. I'm actually a graphic designer so knowing my way around post production really makes a difference. Many pics would have been unusable otherwise. I do t claim to be a great photographer lol just a great graphic editor lol!
I either need to work on learning how to position the strobe or get rid of it all together, the camera did a great job in auto wih on board flash using the supplied diffuser. I don't know of a strobe is really needed if under 40ft with this great little camera.
The above water pics were always in either auto mode or "vivid" mode to give the super bright colors.
It's a AWESOME camera, all the benefits of a dslr including canons high end optics but in a compact point and shoot. I highly recommend it!!
Supposedly, around noon is the best time to shoot underwater pics. This is when the Sun is straight overhead (or as straight overhead as it's going to get), so it has the least water to punch through. This gives the brightest conditions underwater.
I was guessing that you were a photographer.... but, graphic designer makes a lot of sense also. Your photos were beautifully composed. I've been mucking around with photography for many years now (just as a weekend, when I feel like it, and don't have anything better to do, hobby)... I have a hard enough time just remembering to control the background.
I've seen flying gunards here for sale for aquariums lol. He was so annoyed with me as I was floating above taking his picture and trying to get him to flare up lol!! The centipede was on its way out, still alive and feisty but dying for whatever reason. Kinda sad but man those jaws are FREAKY! If I live on island would have encased him in resin for display.
I just recently sold my beloved 200 gallon reef tank in preperation for the move. It was so hard to see it go but I love the wildlife around STX both in and above the water, and that cushioned the blow. The Gunard was in Chenay bay at sunset. I also got some video of a BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLL spotted bat ray just after the Gunard pics! His tail must have been 5ft plus! Amazing! I'm still wondering why I don't have a biology degree :-