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    Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    The Busselton Jetty is located in Geographe Bay at the town of Busselton, Western Australia. It is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere at 1.8km in lenght. It is over a 100 years old and in the last 40 years suffered major damage from a fire and cyclone so the Govt injected some funds to rebuild it.

    Prior to the rebuild it was an iconic dive site and with the rebuild finished about 12 months ago I finally had a chance to dive it.

    Unfortunately a lot of the old growth corals, sponges etc were destroyed in the rebuild - some pylons with old growth were left - but there are signs that the regrowth has started but it will be sometime before it is back to it's old glory.

    All images taken with the Oly OMD EM-5 and 12 -50mm lens and for the macro shots a +3 macro wet lens was added.

    A Batfish
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    Old growth Tolestoro Coral
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    A juvenile Dhufish
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    A Western Talma Butteryfly Fish
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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Second lot (hopefully I haven't bored anyone).

    Western Australian Chromodoris Nudibranch
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    'Strawberry & Cream' Nudibranch
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    Big Eyes and pylons
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    Leatherjacket
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    Puffer Fish
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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Nice. I bet it was very interesting to dive this site. I kept expecting to see Nemo and Dora

    What do you use for lighting underwater?

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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Truly lovely. Can't imagine ever getting bored with them.

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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Karl,

    In almost all of these shots, I'm feeling like the strobe angle is too low. It looks like the bottom of the frame is over-exposed while the top of the frame is under-exposed.

    Very nice set though.

    - Bill

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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB1975 View Post
    Nice. I bet it was very interesting to dive this site. I kept expecting to see Nemo and Dora

    What do you use for lighting underwater?
    I use twin Sea & Sea YS 110A strobes for the lighting - I manually set them (no TTL) to get the effect I am after.

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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Karl,

    In almost all of these shots, I'm feeling like the strobe angle is too low. It looks like the bottom of the frame is over-exposed while the top of the frame is under-exposed.

    Very nice set though.

    - Bill
    Quiet possible - I normally shoot macro with snoots on the front of the strobes which require different positioning and this was the first time I had a decent opportunity to do some wide angle stuff.

    With the first Batfish shot this is certainly the case but this was a totally unplanned shot as I turned around and he was there so I just fired of the shot and I hadn't even properly tested the position of the strobes etc.

    Heading back to Tulamben, Bali in Sept and looking forward to more wide angle stuff when I get there.

    Karl

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    Re: Underneath The Busselton Jetty

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Karl,

    In almost all of these shots, I'm feeling like the strobe angle is too low. It looks like the bottom of the frame is over-exposed while the top of the frame is under-exposed.

    Very nice set though.

    - Bill
    Quiet possible - I normally shoot macro with snoots on the front of the strobes which require different positioning and this was the first time I had a decent opportunity to do some wide angle stuff.

    With the first Batfish shot this is certainly the case but this was a totally unplanned shot as I turned around and he was there so I just fired of the shot and I hadn't even properly tested the position of the strobes etc.

    Heading back to Tulamben, Bali in Sept and looking forward to more wide angle stuff when I get there.

    Karl

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