My Strobe Gallery

Sea & Sea Strobe YS-110a I bought my first strobe in 2010. It is a Sea & Sea YS-110α (Black). Japanese brand, Made in China 🙂 Need a much brighter alternate light source. Something much more brighter than my dive torch.

According to the experts & books, this alternative light source is absolutely essential to bring out the true colours of the marine animals. To make my subject pop!

Back in school, science taught us that as we go deeper under the sea, colour will be lost because the density of the sea water will reduce sunlight penetration.

As a guide, here's a table of what colour will be lost at which depth:

3 meters, RED diminishes.

5 meters, ORANGE will go.

10 meters, YELLOW is gone.

18 meters, GREEN is gone.

25 meters, blue green is going.

30 meters, only BLUE remains.

I can't wait to try it out during my next dive trip. November 2010, I am going to the exotic Malapascua island located in the Visayan Sea, Cebu, Philippines. This gallery page will contain the photos from that trip & beyond.


The Learning Curve Stage

Dive Location: Malapascua, Philippines.
Date: 2010 Nov. 17 to 23
Dear Bloogie,
This trip was the first time I'm coupling my Canon Powershot S80 with my new strobe, of which I found out during this trip that my poor S80 could not talk to it under manual settings automagically via TTL or S-TTL. Experimented on land with Chooi…WOW! The photos turn out beautifully…Ahhh under the hands of a master, any old camera+good strobe churns out beautiful images. Further experiments and tutelage was with Mr Long, who also has new rig for this dive trip…arm with both camera & strobe manuals over dinner, he has figured out how to set my old S80 to play nice with the newer YS-110a. The results, well, it could be much better. See for yourself below:
19-Nov-2010 13:59, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 8.0, 8.564mm, 0.008 sec
19-Nov-2010 13:59, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 8.0, 8.564mm, 0.008 sec
21-Nov-2010 10:45, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 4.0, 9.919mm, 0.017 sec
 
21-Nov-2010 15:44, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 2.8, 5.8mm, 0.008 sec
21-Nov-2010 16:14, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 2.8, 5.8mm, 0.008 sec
22-Nov-2010 10:15, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 3.5, 9.919mm, 0.008 sec
 
22-Nov-2010 10:26, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 3.5, 8.564mm, 0.008 sec
01-May-2011 17:29, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 8.0, 8.564mm, 0.017 sec
Inspiration from/for? the Predator character...Inspiration from/for? the Predator character...
Inspiration from/for? the Predator character...22-Nov-2010 10:30, Canon Canon PowerShot S80, 3.5, 8.564mm, 0.008 sec
 

I have upgraded my camera rig from Canon Powershot S-series to the G-series. I am now using the Canon Powershot G1X. With this new camera, it's handicap when it comes to macro, so I had to get it some reading glasses @ wet-mounted close-up lens. Check out the photos taken using the new rig:

06-Apr-2013 16:46
23-Mar-2013 14:34, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 8.0, 21.676mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100
23-Mar-2013 15:06, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 16.0, 20.579mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
 
23-Mar-2013 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 16.0, 20.579mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
23-Mar-2013 15:22, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 16.0, 27.313mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
23-Mar-2013 15:26, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 16.0, 45.093mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 
23-Mar-2013 15:29, Canon Canon PowerShot G1 X, 16.0, 45.093mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 
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