Featured Forum Post: 'NEX7 in Paradise'

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RAWFA, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2011
    I´ve just arrived from a 12 day vacation through Brazil´s northeast (Maceió, Maragogi and Porto de Galinhas). These places (specially Maragogi) had some of the most beautiful beaches I´ve ever seen on my life. These were some of the most memorable vacations I´ve ever had.
    Anyway, I these are all jpegs taken with the NEX7 and the 16mm pancake. Since I was in the water most of the time I had to keep the NEX7 inside the Dicapac underwater case at all times, so even the pictures that are not underwater were taken with the NEX7 inside the case (that is also why I used the 16mm all the time)

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  2. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    All beautiful, especially 9 and 13. Great stuff!
     
  3. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Oops, double posting
     
  4. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Man, you have absolutely NO right to take such awesome pictures, I positively LOVE them ALL (well, except the heavily HDR done samples, I hate HDR with a passion, but that's just me...).
    There is serious awesomeness here, big, big congratulations !!!
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Love them all too :) Amazing shots!!!

    Those beaches remind me of the ones I've been on Mauritius island over the Indian Ocean - God I miss that place :(
     
  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Absolutely brilliant!!

    Pic 24 just totally blows me away. It's probably not a church, or maybe it is - but what a location!!... and the contre-jour lens flares add a dynamic spiritual dimension. That's nearly a spiritual revelation - a vision!

    18 and 26 ahhhh, so unreal (fantastic).


    I am off my seat, and I'm standing... with ovation! Bravo RAWFA!
     
  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Those are spectacular...you made my rainy gray day, thanks.;)

    9 is breathtaking!
     
  8. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    Tell me about #20... settings, ISO, etc. Love it!
     
  9. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    I like your style and you certainly are having fun with that underwater housing (suddenly I want one)! Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great shots from what looks like an amazing trip.
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Rawfa, these shots are amazing, I love them all, very well done, so we see, you had a great vacation in the paradise. Certainly what Dicapac model you used for nex7 ?, seems to work fine.

    I'm planning to travel to Mexico for this summer and want to go to the Riviera Maya , and this would work fine.
     
  12. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

    327
    Dec 25, 2011
    Hi guys; Many thanks for the kind words.
    The worst part of the trip was coming back home. Most of these beaches were far from civilization and near fishermen´s villages. Rio (where I live) for all its´ nature and amazing beaches is one of the biggest cities in the world.
    I cannot remember what Dicapac model I´ve bought but I think it´s one of these Waterproof Camera Case | Dicapac. I would recomend it for people who use it every once in a while like me, but if you want it for a daily basis and need full control underwater this won´t help you. The camera stays a bit loose inside the case, so you end up with vigneting when it moves. Also you have low visibility of what you´re shooting (most underwater shots were literaly point and shoot). It´s impossible to set the settings so all photos were iso 100 and auto everything else.
     
  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Featured Forum Post FTW!!!
     
  14. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Christina
    I looked at these on my iPad last night and wanted to come back to them! Love, love the fish ones and of course number 24 in particular is a stunner! Oh, and the dogs swimming and the boats........ :)
     
  15. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

    327
    Dec 25, 2011
    Thanks, guys.
    The dogs swimming shot was a very surreal experience. These 2 dogs came out of nowhere swimming in the beach :)
     
  16. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

    327
    Dec 25, 2011
    Here are some not as nice that were cut from my first selection

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  17. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^Some of those are also very nice IMHO!!!
    (27, 29, 31, 35 and 36)
     
  18. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    Great shots. Number 17 made me think of Dr. No.
     
  19. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    These are just as good and worthy of being with your first set! :eek:
     
  20. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Beautiful, particularly no.9