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PICS OF STX for you all to enjoy! 500 of them 😀

 
AandA2VI
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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!!!

http://adrianpoe.smugmug.com/

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Topic starter Posted : August 6, 2012 7:32 am
wheaties
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Thank you for sharing. Your pictures are wonderful!

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Posted : August 6, 2012 9:31 am
Phizz
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Nice pix -- some not the usual tourist stuff. Especially liked the centipede!

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Posted : August 6, 2012 10:10 am
TamiP
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Wow...you did a fantastic job with the photography! Thank you so much for the link, they are wonderful.

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Posted : August 6, 2012 10:23 am
STXBob
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Awesome pics!

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Posted : August 6, 2012 12:17 pm
EngRMP
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Hi Adrian,

Some really nice photos... you have a great eye... and a wonderful appreciation of nature

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Posted : August 6, 2012 12:31 pm
blu4u
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Good work. thanks for sharing. Tell us about your underwater camera and settings.

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Posted : August 6, 2012 3:33 pm
AandA2VI
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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!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 6, 2012 3:53 pm
CajunlostinCali
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You did an awesome job capturing the flavor of your surroundings. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted : August 7, 2012 2:43 am
EngRMP
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Adrian,

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.

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Posted : August 7, 2012 3:35 am
terry
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Great shots!
Your not only a good photographer but a lucky one. In over 250 dives in STX, I have only ever seen a Flying Ganard three times. And I have never seen a live Centipede, not that I want to!:@)

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Posted : August 7, 2012 2:00 pm
stxem
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Terry--there are several flying gunards living under the pier right now if you want to see more!!

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Posted : August 7, 2012 7:39 pm
AandA2VI
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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 :-

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Topic starter Posted : August 7, 2012 7:50 pm
speee1dy
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i saw your pics and i know the house with the pool in the living room, is that where you stayed

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Posted : August 7, 2012 11:30 pm
AandA2VI
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No its a friends property in judiths fancy. Probally the coolest house I've ever seen.

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Topic starter Posted : August 8, 2012 2:33 am
speee1dy
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my husbands ex partners used to own it. i thought it was a cool house too. Looks much better than when i first saw it.
The pool used to be much deeper than it is now. They had it filled in. Still looks good.

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Posted : August 8, 2012 12:07 pm
rosesisland
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Thanks for posting these. You are really a good photographer!!! You captured the essence of STX.

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Posted : August 8, 2012 3:53 pm
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