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Title: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 00:11
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5300456374_b03a1ff388_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5300456374/)
Manta Ray (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5300456374/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5299889015_85ee7f4a6b_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299889015/)
Green Turtle? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299889015/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5299891941_98055a9939_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299891941/)
Green turtle? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299891941/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Maldives Trip...
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 00:13
some pictures from night dive...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5049/5299893193_9b0f50e639_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299893193/)
Lion Fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299893193/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5125/5299894239_7dff040280_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299894239/)
IMG_1979_1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299894239/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5299898385_46c6840a51_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299898385/)
Anemone Porcelain Crab (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299898385/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Maldives Trip...
Post by: siaokao on 29 Dec 10, 00:26
Wow! Very nice.. such a great improvement!  You got urself a strobe? ;)
Title: Re: My Maldives Trip...
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 09:55
Wow! Very nice.. such a great improvement!  You got urself a strobe? ;)

long way to go in terms of good UW photography... but i'm happy with what memories i've captured.
still excited when going over the pictures and in awe of the majestic Manta and Whalesharks. :D

no strobe... used a small torch with the camera flash, result turned out better than expected.
Title: Re: My Maldives Trip...
Post by: cherified on 29 Dec 10, 10:10
amazing quality without strobe!

long way to go in terms of good UW photography... but i'm happy with what memories i've captured.
still excited when going over the pictures and in awe of the majestic Manta and Whalesharks. :D

no strobe... used a small torch with the camera flash, result turned out better than expected.

Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: discoburg on 29 Dec 10, 10:14
Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: livinouttabox on 29 Dec 10, 10:15
Jordan, really like the last photo, IDed the creature yet? Looks like a crab...
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: juanicths on 29 Dec 10, 10:49
Jordan, really like the last photo, IDed the creature yet? Looks like a crab...
Porcelain crab I believe
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 29 Dec 10, 10:58
yup.. its a polycine crab indeed.  Very pretty little crab I have yet to successfully shoot.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: grbenji on 29 Dec 10, 12:10
Look like you had a great trip.  Nice photos too.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Alvin Ho on 29 Dec 10, 12:30
Jordan, really like the last photo, IDed the creature yet? Looks like a crab...

Yup it's a porcelian crab found on anemone. Found one in Dayang for the first time earlier this year. Yup Dayang always holds a nice surprise.  :)
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: livinouttabox on 29 Dec 10, 12:35
SK, Alvin, Tati-Bito: Thanks for that info!

Jordan: Any clear blue landscape shots to show what diving is like over there?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: juanicths on 29 Dec 10, 12:52
yup.. its a polycine crab indeed.  Very pretty little crab I have yet to successfully shoot.
The ones at Lembeh tend to pose for a bit before going into hiding ;p
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 14:33
Yeah... it was a great trip even though viz was not that great. :)

learned a lot simply by diving: buoyancy control, drift diving (extreme) :D, taking care of my uncovered knees against the corals and rocks etc...  and using Jet Fins for the first time. (SHIOK!)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5302724458_690e34e788_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302724458/)
IMG_1880 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302724458/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5302127543_442b9698d6_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302127543/)
IMG_2029 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302127543/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5302723392_fc884f101a_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302723392/)
IMG_2051 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5302723392/) by clear as swimming pool water? (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 14:47
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5299913755_29832a73e9_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299913755/)
IMG_2015_1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299913755/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5299916473_f335c23aa8_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299916473/)
IMG_2078_1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5299916473/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5300503078_ed1dcb0e2c_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5300503078/)
IMG_1986_1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5300503078/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 14:48
Jordan, really like the last photo, IDed the creature yet? Looks like a crab...

took multiple shots of this crab... and this is the only one that is slightly more clear and sharp. :'(
the rest all blurrrrrrrr.........
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Alvin Ho on 29 Dec 10, 15:25
The ones at Lembeh tend to pose for a bit before going into hiding ;p

Depends if you can get close enough for a look before the anemone fish start biting your fingers and charging and crashing into your mask.  ;)

Anyway a slow approach will ensure you get a good look and nice pose, esp if they're feeding.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 29 Dec 10, 22:44
Good work Jordan. Did you get yourself a strobe?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: livinouttabox on 29 Dec 10, 22:58
Good work Jordan. Did you get yourself a strobe?

Think Jordie did it with his internal flash and a flashlight.
Some very beautiful photos there Jordan! Keep them coming!
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 22:59
Think Jordie did it with his internal flash and a flashlight.
Some very beautiful photos there Jordan! Keep them coming!

thanks...

no strobe indeed. would still work towards getting one though..
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 29 Dec 10, 23:02
Oh wow  :o what an improvement.  I supposed all your "investment" paid off.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 23:05
Oh wow  :o what an improvement.  I supposed all your "investment" paid off.

thank you thank you...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 29 Dec 10, 23:07
Now you should be ready for more "investment", are you?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 23:11
Now you should be ready for more "investment", are you?

....must resist... the force....  :-X :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 29 Dec 10, 23:15
You know you want it Jordan. Just look how you have improve tremendously after only a few dives. I am rather impressed with your progress and I think its the right time now. Go get that strobe!
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: livinouttabox on 29 Dec 10, 23:29
Jordan, there's one going on the forum now for $250 if you're keen. 2nd hand with arm and tray. Looks similar to my old Epoque too...
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 29 Dec 10, 23:31
You know you want it Jordan. Just look how you have improve tremendously after only a few dives. I am rather impressed with your progress and I think its the right time now. Go get that strobe!

thanks... my pockets don't agree though. I'll just take my time.. no point having a strobe and no $$$ to go diving. :D

all hand-me-downs welcomed. :p
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: glotraveller on 03 Jan 11, 17:53
Jordan, what point and shoot is this? Do you mind sharing the brand/model of your camera and type of housing you're using? I'm doing research now - as I'm considering buying an underwater camera.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 03 Jan 11, 18:19
Jordan, what point and shoot is this? Do you mind sharing the brand/model of your camera and type of housing you're using? I'm doing research now - as I'm considering buying an underwater camera.

it's in my signature... :D

Canon S90, and ikelite S90 Housing...

the newer model is out now... Canon S95, Ikelite S95 housing also available now.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: discoburg on 03 Jan 11, 21:59
Wanna go camera shopping tomorrow night? Meeting the buyer for my fujifilm @ 7pm.

Jordan, what point and shoot is this? Do you mind sharing the brand/model of your camera and type of housing you're using? I'm doing research now - as I'm considering buying an underwater camera.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: MrTakTahu on 03 Jan 11, 22:30
Wanna go camera shopping tomorrow night? Meeting the buyer for my fujifilm @ 7pm.

while u r at it, get me a Canon 5D MK II...  ;)
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 03 Jan 11, 22:55
while u r at it, get me a Canon 5D MK II...  ;)

I think the MKIII is just around the corner.. :P
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: discoburg on 04 Jan 11, 08:40
Haha sure!  :D
while u r at it, get me a Canon 5D MK II...  ;)
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 04 Jan 11, 10:35
Wah... you people hijack my thread.

please pay toll, a Canon 5D MKII would do. :)
or some WA lenses, FishEye, Macro... strobe...
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: antacid on 04 Jan 11, 11:10
I think the MKIII is just around the corner.. :P

been waiting for it to come out.. and i will have another big dilemma. i definitely don't want to use a FF for underwater, but it doesnt make sense to have 2 cameras! sigggggh. money no enough
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Alvin Ho on 04 Jan 11, 13:07
been waiting for it to come out.. and i will have another big dilemma. i definitely don't want to use a FF for underwater, but it doesnt make sense to have 2 cameras! sigggggh. money no enough

7D enough lah. If not an EVIL camera like the NEX-5? so small, so light. can use nikonos lens too. :p
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 16 May 11, 12:10
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/5725246040_65affb3107.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725246040/)
Dayang... always beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725246040/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 16 May 11, 12:12
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2274/5725240830_8a45b7866f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725240830/)
One of the DMT (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725240830/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 16 May 11, 12:12
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2621/5725244942_fc11d67117.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725244942/)
Only good nudi shot...  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725244942/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 16 May 11, 12:14
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/5725237232/

and a video of a cuttlefish... a rather big one to me. :D
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 13 Sep 11, 19:36
Went to Tioman last weekend... I felt like i totally forgot how to use my camera underwater. >.<"
lost and did some random settings resulting in blurred, too bright, too dark shots.
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

at least i saw a big green turtle and a adult black tipped shark (no photos sadly)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/6143740528_6b265af8f3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740528/)
Dive Boat Vela (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740528/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6068/6143740524_1d305bf210.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740524/)
Clown Fishes... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740524/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6143740520_8b08a6002f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740520/)
Nudi... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740520/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6143740516_02c3ce6687.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740516/)
Turtle in flight... :) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12241353@N08/6143740516/) by JT_Joker (http://www.flickr.com/people/12241353@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: livinouttabox on 13 Sep 11, 23:20
Nice shot on the turtle. Have you tried to adjust WB?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 13 Sep 11, 23:32
Forgotten how to use camera? Meaning u not diving enuf!  ;D ;D ;D

Yea, turtle is nice, will be even better if u adjust wb.  Clown fish good color too! With ur torch or just camera flash?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 13 Sep 11, 23:56
Nice shot on the turtle. Have you tried to adjust WB?

Not really... didn't have anything white to do WB at depth.  :P

Forgotten how to use camera? Meaning u not diving enuf!  ;D ;D ;D

Yea, turtle is nice, will be even better if u adjust wb.  Clown fish good color too! With ur torch or just camera flash?

definitely not diving enough.. 2nd dive trip this year only.
clown fish with just camera flash...

and editing. haha...
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Scubird on 14 Sep 11, 11:16
the clownfish & turtle pictures look nice, but the date stamping at corner so old fashion, spoilt the pix.....
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 14 Sep 11, 13:05
the clownfish & turtle pictures look nice, but the date stamping at corner so old fashion, spoilt the pix.....

haha... i agree. Shall remove that next time. :p
or crop it away.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 14 Sep 11, 14:09
haha... i agree. Shall remove that next time. :p
or crop it away.
I vote to remove date/time stamp!! ;D
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 04 Nov 12, 21:24
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/Jars_Of_Clay/Underwater%20Photography%20Journey/BlackFrogFish_1.jpg)


(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/Jars_Of_Clay/Underwater%20Photography%20Journey/pygmyseahorse.jpg)

Over 365 days since anyone posted here.:p

But my recent trip to Buyat and Lembeh has been fun... not a lot of photos but just sharing two first. More to come... a friend has volunteered to "photoshop" some pictures for me.

Both pictures are cropped with minor "adjustments"
1/60sec F/3.2 ISO-100
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 04 Nov 12, 22:09
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/Jars_Of_Clay/Underwater%20Photography%20Journey/OrnateGhostPipefish.jpg)
1/60 f/3.2 ISO 100

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/Jars_Of_Clay/Underwater%20Photography%20Journey/zebra-stripedlionfish.jpg)
1/60 f/2.8 ISO 100

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/Jars_Of_Clay/Underwater%20Photography%20Journey/Buyat.jpg)
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 05 Nov 12, 13:28
Great work Jordan.. nice work with that pygmy seahorse!
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 05 Nov 12, 15:59
Great work Jordan.. nice work with that pygmy seahorse!

Thanks Leonard. But the camera is dead so gotta try again on another. :)
Waiting for your pictures from your new toy.
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: T-David on 05 Nov 12, 17:14
The pygmy seahorse is nice but the tail section cropped, was it done on purpose?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 05 Nov 12, 19:27
The pygmy seahorse is nice but the tail section cropped, was it done on purpose?

the tail is hidden.. it's actually another pygmy seahorse right beside it.
But they refuse to cooperate.... always at right angle to one another.  :'(

Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 12 Nov 12, 09:28
Some of the photos from the Buyat/Lembeh Trip.
Photoshop work done by a friend... who's a fairly new diver

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151340415185695.533240.724005694&type=1
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 02 Jul 13, 20:48
Had the great opportunity to dive at Palau in May 2013.
First time with the Olympus XZ-1 but I didn't take a lot of pictures...
just enjoying the dives. :)


https://www.facebook.com/jordan.tan.sg/media_set?set=a.10151716866795695.1073741827.724005694&type=3

Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 22 Jan 14, 15:38
Finally had the opportunity to go to Cocotinos@Manado over the New Year.
Good dives but again felt like a total stranger to my UW setup.

Lucky enough to get the shot of the wunderpus :D


(http://s24.postimg.org/3swujql4x/1616550_10152205341896639_2005160187_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3swujql4x/)


(http://s23.postimg.org/zg2glrm2f/1486753_10152216155885695_1956406194_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zg2glrm2f/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/6ce8pixyv/1497608_10152216156225695_2120926295_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ce8pixyv/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/xe714muev/1503824_10152216156390695_1734988030_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xe714muev/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/fycv2xvg7/1512296_10152216155975695_1043947275_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fycv2xvg7/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/6f369h7xz/1517655_10152216155035695_516806360_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6f369h7xz/)

(http://s23.postimg.org/fpfad0inr/1545735_10152216154925695_498213763_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fpfad0inr/)
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: lynettelql on 22 Jan 14, 19:45
  ;D  thumb up for the "wunderpus" !
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 22 Jan 14, 21:19
Yes.. 10 cookies for wonderpus!... how come everyone taking very good photo this year?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 23 Jan 14, 12:02
Yes.. 10 cookies for wonderpus!... how come everyone taking very good photo this year?

you're right.. at least for me.
good photo (singular) :(
You should see the number of "not-good" photossss.....
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: siaokao on 23 Jan 14, 12:10
Yes, the wunderpus is amazing.. go photo competition.. sure get prize!
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: DIN on 23 Jan 14, 13:01
you're right.. at least for me.
good photo (singular) :(
You should see the number of "not-good" photossss.....

Jordan.. thats all you need. One trip, one awesome photo!
Most of us don't even have one, even after 10 trips, me included :P
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: fusionx99 on 23 Jan 14, 13:28
Nice nice you capture the moment of the wunderpus :D
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 23 Jan 14, 16:27
Yes, the wunderpus is amazing.. go photo competition.. sure get prize!

Yeah.. waiting for a competition that'll send me to Raja Ampat.
Hahaha...

Jordan.. thats all you need. One trip, one awesome photo!
Most of us don't even have one, even after 10 trips, me included :P

Ahem, i recall a certain picture in a dive magazine... dive at Maldives?
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: GreyMatter on 23 Jan 14, 20:51
Nice job, wonderful Wonderpus picture. I didn't know that was the actual name  ??? , and thought that you made it up until I googled it...
Title: Re: Jordan's UW photography....
Post by: Jordan76 on 04 Aug 15, 15:37
Photos from Anilao in May... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153515721800695.1073741837.724005694&type=1&l=caee140af3

Too lazy to edit anything.. no PS know-how. :D


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