Tagged: emerald coast

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Camera Upgrade – RX100

After shooting with a TG-4 for the last two years I decided to upgrade to a Sony RX100.  The TG-4 has two weaknesses, a very small sensor and no fully manual mode.  The small sensor can limit the image quality, but in excellent visibility and with great subject proximity the...

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Favorite Emerald Coast Dive Sites

So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the nearly 100 dive sites along the Emerald Coast.  All of the sites I have explored have been fairly enjoyable with most being worth repeating, but some are quickly becoming my favorites.  With so many sites remaining to explore it might change...

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Pink Meanie

It’s been two months since my last dive and with local Gulf water temperatures dipping into the low 60s it will be another month or two still before I descend into the blue and blow a few bubbles.  The more dedicated local divers are donning 7mm wetsuits or dry suits...

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Do you need a strobe?

One common question posed by newcomers to underwater photography is if strobes are required for capturing good underwater pictures.  Strobes add more gear to your dive kit and of course add cost, so it is perhaps wishful thinking that they might be unnecessary.  There are some circumstances where the benefit...

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Toadfish Infestation

Opsanus pardus, also known as the leopard toadfish is becoming one of my more regular encounters diving along the Emerald Coast.  Toadfish are appropriately named possessing a large head, mouth and eyes and coloring that isn’t dissimilar to a toad.  They are fairly adept at hiding camouflaged within surrounding structure...