This weekend I got out to Catalina for Sat and Sunday. I'll have a report with pics soon.
There were several objectives. When I go to the Dive Park these days, there will usually be a list of things I want to get done. This time:
1) Remote Strobes
- Setting up
2) Fiber Optic Snoot
- lighting for supermacro
- lighting for standard Macro
- axis adjustment
The snoot rocked! More images this week as I plow through the hundreds I shot. Here are two that will give you a good idea.
Both shot at about 80-some feet. Top of the Valiant wreck. Mexichromis. Same settings, same everything. No color correction, no photoshop voodoo. This is how they came out of the camera.
#1 - Lit with two strobes. Typical Nudi Shot you'll find anywhere. Head on, nicely lit, decent fade.
#2 - Same shot, same settings, lit exclusively with the snoots (left it in frame on the left for reference....) Plenty of snooty goodnessness. This is being lit from the left AND the right. LOVE the pearlessence on the algae on the right of the frame. That is nearly a total loss when lit traditionally.
Again - I can't see using this thing full time. Duh. But for the Nudi's that we fine in the right place at the right time - up on a pedestal, a rise, a little wall.... where I can get the lighting right - this is going to be an excellent artistic tool (much like myself....)
Huge thanks to HBDiveChica for her patience and help this weekend. I could not do this without her.