Wreck. Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.

Diving in the Red Sea


  Egypt: Hamata - Red Sea - November 2011

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I discovered the joys of fisheye, during this stay devoted to underwater photography in Hamata, Egypt. Magic of optics, which perfectly recreates the atmosphere of the seabed of the Red Sea.

Ultra-wide vision

A fisheye, under water, it changes the life ... The lens offers an ultra wide vision, from 100 ° to 180 °. As a result, I photographed the end of my fins and the corner of my flash, at first, without wanting to. They were always in the field ...


Fail! ... Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Who is it who leaves his palm lying in the field & #160 ;? Huh, who & #160 ;? Big beginner fail in fisheye lens & #8230; (Egypt, Hamata, November 2011)

At the end of these links, you will find the technical specifications of my new toys, released during these dives in the Red Sea:
the Tokina lens 10-17
the 4.8-inch Dyron crystal mini-dome

But I think most of you do not care a bit, technique. What matters is what I managed to do with, once mounted on my Canon Eos 7D and Ikelite box. Place to pictures ...

Wrecks, coral, divers

So I give you a bulk of ten photos, brought back from Egypt, below.

These are my first steps to fisheye ... Everything is far from perfect, but over the dives, I was able to familiarize myself with this new material and better measure the fantastic possibilities offered by this very wide angle vision ...

Wreck. Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Wreck. Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Batfish. Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Coral table. Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.
Diving in the Red Sea. Hamata, Egypt, November 2011.


  Egypt: Hamata - Red Sea - November 2011

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  1. Thank you for continuing to make us travel .... From Le Perreux, then Vélizy, it feels good !!!!!!!

  2. Ah oui, le coup des palmes qui trainent et du flash trop avancé tout le monde y a eu droit à ses débuts 😥
    Mes premiers essais m’avaient fait passé de sacrés apéros-visio-bidonnage a chercher l’intrus. J’aurais pu en faire un bêtisier 😀
    Sinon, le fisheye permet de faire rentrer dans le cadre de « gros sujets sans intérêt » 😆 😆

  3. Your photos are beautiful.
    I really need to go on a SLR ❗

    Et dire que j’aurai du être à Hamata au mois d’Octobre. Mais faute de place à l’hôtel, nous sommes resté 15 jours à Safaga 😥

    Otherwise, continue to make us dream with your travels.


  4. @ Helen: Ils n’ont pas du thon en boîte, chez Auchan à Vélizy ? 😆

    @Alimata: J’ai comme qui dirait l’impression d’avoir déjà vu cette image… 🙄

    @ Toffe25: Thank you !!! I do not know Safaga: it must be good too, right?

    @Robin: Well, I see you doing pretty good things, with a compact ... I do not know Safaga, as I said above. I can not compare.

  5. too beautiful these pictures!
    it changes the macro but it's very nice.
    c’est vrai qu’en Manche nous on pas trop espérer pouvoir faire des photos d’ambiance avec la visi un peu pourrie….. 😛
    Et puis avec l’APN c’est vrai on est vite limité 😡

    Mais vraiment elles sont trop bien tes photos 😀

  6. @Bernard: Merci !!! 🙂

    @Laurence: Merci !!! C’est sûr qu’avec une visi pourrie, ça ne donnerait rien… L’eau était très claire, sur la plupart des plongées que nous avons faites. Du coup, les paysages sous-marins prennent une dimension spectaculaire !!! 😯

    @Denis: Merci de ton appréciation… Je crois que je vais quand même essayer d’en rester là, pour les photos de palmes !!! 😆

  7. My favorite, the "aquatic circus", when we wait for the pretty little fish to cross the rusty hoop ...
    La dernière, le « babar blanc » (je ne connais pas le nom de cet habitant des fonds marins 🙁 shame on me) est bien rigolote, et puis, stupide d’établir un palmarès, elles sont toutes très belles!!! 😉

  8. Ai cliqué sur le lien recommandé, en ai vu 3 d’un coup, cette fois-ci promis, je n’oublierai pas le nom de la raie manta! Suis d’autant moins excusable que manta est un mot espagnol… 😉

  9. And the PALM of the failed photo returns to ... (drum rolls) ... to "Little bubbles from Elsewhere" ...
    It makes you want to equip all this!

  10. @Corinne: I have like who seems to have already seen this image ...
    That nay !!
    I will not allow myself to post the same image twice in a blog selected many times by the gratin of the women's press !!
    Allez, une autre pour monter que parfois même avec un fisheye, on n’arrive pas à faire rentrer dans le cadre de « gros sujets sans intérêt » 😮

  11. @Ysbilia: Alimata en a même remis une couche sur les mantas, un peu plus bas… 😆

    @ Bloc18: N’oublie pas les palmes, surtout : indispensable pour réussir de jolies photos !!!! 😀

    @Alimata: Je confirme : c’est complètement surfait et sans intérêt, ce genre d’images… 😛

    @ Marie-Julie: C’est un plaisir de partager ces images avec les plongeurs comme les non-plongeurs !!! 🙂

  12. @Julian: Yes, the very good visibility we had on practically all the dives, that's what struck me the most, indeed ...

    @Fabrice: If, yes, it distorts a lot, but under water, we do not realize it, because there are no straight lines (which become curves). This lens is particularly suitable for underwater shooting, to highlight a close object with an underwater landscape in the background, or to restore the impression of depth that one feels in the blue, or even the size of a school of fish ...

  13. Ha OK! Still, it's amazing because having seen photos taken with such a lens in the ground, the result is quite different! It is a goal made especially for diving or is it a fisheye lambda?
    It's really good anyway, are you going to buy one?

  14. @Fabrice: The Tokina 10-17 is a "lambda" fisheye lens, but particularly appreciated by photographers for its optical qualities. I will not buy one, since I already have it: this lens is mine, I offered it just recently, with the dome that goes well for my waterproof case (big piggy bank breaking). This trip to Egypt oriented photo-sub, it was precisely to familiarize myself with my new toys ... I explain this here:

  15. What beautiful photos! I'm just starting to touch photography and I want you to be able to get such good results.

    Once again congratulations and thank you for making us discover these wonders.

  16. @Richard: Thank you so much ! What is good with the picture is that the more we do, the more we progress ... I start to get subaquatic images that I'm not too dissatisfied!