I got my Seahorn Snoot in the mail on Friday, and I took it out for an initial spin this weekend. It is a hard technique to master (about what I expected going into it), and I am only somewhat impressed with the results. I am looking forward to working with it more in the near future, and perfecting my technique. For those of you who aren’t familiar with a snoot, it is a device that allows you to concentrate a strobe beam to achieve interesting and unique lighting effects.
Nikon D90 with an Ikelite housing. Towards the end of 2011, I started selling off all of my camera equipment. Topside as well as underwater. I wanted to start fresh, and the only things I couldn’t part with were my Canon Powershot D10, and a few parts – odds and ends. After putting it off for years, I finally made the switch to Nikon. My current rig is set to two configurations, one for Macro, and one for wide angle:
Well, this was the first weekend I was really able to get out and do some photo work with my new equipment. We had some very high winds, and most of the water was very agitated, with dangerous waves. I heard there was a guy who died in a boat accident yesterday, after the winds threw his boat up on the rocks. Yikes! That being said, there are almost always places with calm waters. Yesterday I checked out the water over by the airport (the non-windy side), and it was calm as could be. Visibility was pretty good, and I took some macro shots. This morning we got a small group together and headed over the St. Jean Cap-Ferrat where we found a protected bay to dive in, and conditions weren’t bad.