Sunset Split-Shot, hanging the housing over the side of the boat and guessing on the framing and exposure
After several hundred frames of these sunset splits, this was the one I was most excited about before the edit- it's hard to get the fin sharp and bright. It appears to be a pregnant female, and I find the pose peaceful.
Sunset Splitshots in Yap
The shark exposure is determined by TTL in the strobes, the sunset you will have to plug in manually -these setting will change with the fading light
You can see the way the water magnifies and changes the image here- this is the way the camera sees both as a single image. This refraction causes the body to not line up evenly
I made two images the same, then used a layer to reconnect the shark to itself by shifting the lower layer to the right.. the distortion and refraction separated the two parts in the previous original image
A few degrees off level.
It's hard to know if your camera is perfectly level when you aren't looking through the lens. A slight upward angle obscures the dry part of the frame.
After the sun sets, there are still some opportunities for a good capture. With no natural light, the auto focus can struggle to lock so consider pre-focusing.
Oceanic White tip first pass
F-10 at 1/125th second shutter and ISO 200 17mm
Very close wide angle of a giant clam in the Red Sea. 1/125th second at F18 ISO 200 17mm
F-3.5 at 1/6th second shutter and ISO 200 10mm
1/640th second at F5.6 ISO 400 14mm
White tip dusk