Borneo: Indonesia + Malaysia - July 2013
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Let's go to Malaysia to dive in Sipadan... As a start, I made it simple: a video, a shark, one minute.
White tip shark (coral shark)
I thought that this short shot of a shark (a harmless white tip reef shark) in the middle of corals full of life, would make a nice introduction, to start my series of articles on Sipadan…
This is a "rough" video, without editing - with a white balance that is a little too orange, but that's okay. It gives a good idea of the atmosphere...
Funny: while searching through my impressive stock of images brought back from these dives in Sipadan, I came across this picture of me, which I had completely forgotten about... It was taken by Vicente, a Spaniard who was in my group. It corresponds exactly to the moment when I shot the small video above, with my 7D !
Hello, Vicente! There you go. Another one who loves pose with sharks from Sipadan…
Sipadan III: the return of the revenge of the bubbles of the girl who takes pictures underwater
Sipadan was the highlight of this new trip to Borneo in July 2013. I was going back for the third time...
And I was not disappointed, unlike Sangalaki and Maratua. So I keep Sipadan in my little top 3 staff of the best dive sites in Asia (with Raja Ampat and Komodo) !!!
To see the articles about my previous dives in Sipadan, in 2006 and 2009, it is here :
- 24.07.2006 → Sipadan: swimming with sharks
- 11.07.2009 → Posing with Sipadan sharks
- 14.07.2009 → Latest bubbles in Mabul and Sipadan
- 28.08.2009 → Sipadan flashback
But please note that in 2006 and 2009, I had not yet my 7Dfor photos and videos. Nor the experience I have acquired since then for the underwater shooting. So I had to go back to Sipadan, for a third episode. I had to check my progress in underwater photography, in the same context.
Very gratifying and very pleasant, I must admit...
But I'm really behind in my articles. We are already in mid-October and I rediscover, at the bottom of the hard drive, my images taken in July, full of sharks, turtles, barracuda swirls and jacks.
I evaluate them with a fresh eye. I sort, I discard, I select. It's going to take me some more time...
However, I had already managed to put some of them online on the Facebook pageI was staying on Mabul island (thanks to the mobile connection of an Indonesian diver, who had pity to see me rowing on the poor common wifi of the center). You can have a look, just to wait.
More will be to be discovered (soon) in the next post !!!