4th Place Reefscapes Ocean Art 2018 Renee Capozzola

4th Place Reefscapes

Renee Capozzola

California, USA

"Spongy Sunburst"



The Story: On the last day of my "East of Flores" liveaboard trip, we were diving at Pulau Babi which has a beautiful reef full of soft corals and sponges.  Because we were diving in the morning, the sloping wall looked up into the sun so I decided to concentrate my entire dive on "sunbursts."  I used a small aperture, high shutter speed, and low ISO to achieve this lighting.  Because there was a bit of current during the dive, it was helpful to have my settings dialed in so after a few test shots, I was ready to find a nice composition and shot this image.

Location:  Pulau Babi, Flores, Indonesia

Equipment Used:  Canon 5D Mark III, Nauticam Housing, Tokina 10-17mm Lens, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D1 Strobes

Settings: F16, 1/250 sec, ISO 100


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