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Just to get your mind off the bugs for a bit… 😉

Sunset Camiguin Island

D800, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

I guess I was lucky. We hit the tail of the third typhoon,  but got a few nice days still anyway.
These are the pictures of my last dive (for now). I’ve already planned my return.
Just can’t get enough of it!

Anemony

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO100, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Seaslug

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO100, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Nudibranch

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO100, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Golden cowry

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO100, 1/1000 sec @ f/4, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Ghost pipefish

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO100, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

 

 

 

It’s the “unpredictable” time here in the Philippines. The weather is unpredictable, it may change from sun into storm in under half an hour.
Today the weather’s been restless pretty much the whole time. Sun when we got into the water. Rain and heavy wind when we came up an hour later. The trip back to shore was rough, and we were already thinking that the second dive may not go. But then it changed again and we went out for the second dive, only to come up an hour later in high waves which made getting back on the vessel quite challenging. The rest of the day the wind has picked up, and the sea’s been rough. High waves, ominous clouds over the horizon, we might be in for a treat during the night.

The clouds in the sky made for a very dramatic picture and the waves rolling in on the beach added to that. I decided to go out with the camera to shoot some pictures.

Dramatic clouds over the horizon

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 14-24mm

And then it did get rougher. Not completely out of the blue, but still quite sudden.

Dramatic clouds over the horizon

D800, ISO800, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 14-24mm

And then I had to run back to dry the camera. It’s supposed to be … water repellent… Although salt water isn’t the best thing to be bathed in as a camera. I dried and cleaned it as good as I could. For now it’s still working. Hopefully it continues to.

Another day of diving…

Round batfish

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), 1/1000 sec @ f/3, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Rabbit fish

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), 1/1000 sec @ f/3.5, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Giant clam

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), 1/1000 sec @ f/3.5, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

Coral

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), 1/1000 sec @ f/3.5, Tamron 90mm, Ikelight DS161 strobe

It was one of those evenings again…
I just can’t seem to escape them here… 😉

Sunset over White Island, Camiguin (PH)

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

Sunset over White Island, Camiguin (PH) with Bohol to the right

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

… of the adventure.
Day one was mostly spent sleeping and recovering from the 30+-hour traveling.
Day two was also still that. I was surprisingly tired. I don’t usually take naps during the day, but I simply had to. Lot of impressions, lots to read, lot of information t process and then two dives.
Two dives, which went totally fine, but -of course- filled with excersize and no camera. Gritting teeth… Several times…
But I will get my pictures!

For now you’ll just have to do with the last remainder of the sunset. I missed it, because I was out cold for two hours.
It’s still pretty, I think. Last night I watched it completely, and it was stunning, but I was too tired to pull out the camera and the tripod. But I’ll be here for about 4 weeks, so I’m sure you’ll see a few sunsets (and/or sunrises) come by.

Camiguin sunset

D800, ISO100, 30 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

Usually I know it instantly.
I see things in black and white when they “need” to be in black and white. Or at least when I think they “need” to be, since that’s a personal taste matter.
But this particular image was one of those ones of which I wasn’t quite sure. And I do think it works very well in both color and black and white…

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Sigma 10-20mm

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Sigma 10-20mm

Same camera settings, converted to black and white in Photoshop with some dodging and burning in the sky

Same camera settings, converted to black and white in Photoshop with some dodging and burning in the sky