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A Fish Story

Last night I was catching up with a friend over at Nik Software. We touched on the normal topics of photography, but more importantly we swapped a few Cousteau stories. Apparently both he and Tony Corbell are divers and planning on getting back in the water. The story I told was about a recent wreck dive in Cozumel. We dove a 140ft ship who’s entrance was guarded by large green moray. Seriously, he was big and here are the photos to prove it!

Processing Note: To keep things in the Nik family, I used their new Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to perform the B&W conversion. Don’t worry, Silver Efex Pro 2 is incredible, it’s my old noisy point and shoot that is lacking. I just can’t justify the cost of a housing for my terrestrial camera for 2 weeks of diving a year.

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 has a cool new feature for selective color using their signature U-Point technology. Worked perfect on the green moray!

Note: Eels, although you don’t want to provoke them (or anything for that matter), are pretty mellow. Not much to worry about when you come across one. Just be psyched that you saw it, eels this big are pretty rare.

My wife giving me the universal dive symbol for....Holy crap, that 7 foot eel is awesome!

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Comments

  1. killer shots dude!

  2. Wow!

  3. Um, sick.

  4. These are great!!

  5. Thanks everyone, fish tales are fish tales, but this time I had the photos to prove it!

  6. Love that selective color shot, Justin! Wowsa… The moray I “encountered” diving near Bora Bora years ago was just as green and ugly and came straight out of a hole set into a little cliff I was drifting by. I think I used up half a tank of oxygen! ;-)

    Kevin

  7. Holy Moly!

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  1. [...] For The Photographers: Here is a quick before and after I thought you might be interested in. The top image is the initial image out of Lightroom. The bottom image is the final version after exercising the awe inspiring power of Nik Silver Efex Pro II. You might notice I leveraged the new ‘Selective Color’ feature offered in SEP II. I wasn’t sure I was going to use it much, but I have found that I dig it. You can find another use of it my Big Fish Story. [...]

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