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Clouds: Cloud formations shortly before a thunderstorm in the light of the setting evening sun. — iPhone 4, Brugg, 18 June 2013. Apple iPhone 4, 1/200 s, F/2.8, 3.85 mm, ISO 80, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 21:26:02

Clouds: Cloud formations shortly before a thunderstorm in the light of the setting evening sun. — iPhone 4, Brugg, 18 June 2013. Apple iPhone 4, 1/266 s, F/2.8, 3.85 mm, ISO 80, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 21:25:27

Stars

Milky Way with Shooting Star: Single frame of a timelapse sequence with 600 pictures of 30 seconds exposure time each at ISO 3200 and f/2.8 aperture. With higher ISO the Nikon D3 has too much noise. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Friday, August 2, 2013 02:08:23

Miscellaneous

Making of 'Hi President Skroob': Here my dive buddy made a picture of me right in the same moment as I was taking this shot. Photo on the left © Mr. P.

Barracudas before/after: At last a nice barracuda swarm but the flash did not work because the TTL electronics got damaged during an earlier dive. The image was cropped, contrast enhanced and reef ground retouched.

Shark Picture before/after: On this picture the shark was too far away so that the flash wasn't strong enough to get the colours. The light has to travel the distance from strobe to fish twice. That's why the shark is cyan and not grey as it should be. With a larger f-stop the sun would have been too bright. With Photoshop camera raw I made a white balance on the shark and enhanced contrast. The colour space of raw images is much higher than non normal JPEG. This is not cheating. A digital raw image is like a classic negative where you can process the colours and contrast while developing positive paper prints.

Making of 'Samaranger Cross: My dive buddy was behind me and shot this picture in the same moment when I was taking a shot of the famous cross in Lake Samaranger. Does anyone know the story behind this cross? Photo below © Mr. P.

Making of 'Sea Stars': In the shallow bay of Sabang in the Philippines I found a place with lots of sea stars. I gently put them to an arrangment for a picture. Unfortunately I didn't see the shadow of a boat in the background behind the beams of the sun. I could retouch the photo to remove a diver and a rope in the background but I never managed removing the ship shadow. Photo below © Mr. P.

Making of 'Korallenblock': Both pictures were made at the same time with different cameras and settings. They are shown here as they came out of the camera. The picture on the left is from my dive buddy with his compact camera, no flash and automatich exposure settings. My coral photo on the right is made with my Nikon D200 and every setting manual: shutter 1/250s, f-stop closed until the sun doesn't get too much overexposed and both strobes full on to brighte up the foreground and get the intense colour. The water gets the deepest blue if it is underexposed with about a half or one f-stop. The metal stick in my hand (photographer antenna) is not used to provoke other animals as some other photographers may do. It is used to hold my position so that I don't touch something else or destroy it by accident. Photo on the left © Mr. P.

Making of 'Anemone with Anemone Fish': This 'making of' combination could explain why on my picture on the top the corals on the right hand side are brighter than the rest of the image. My dive buddy with his optical slave strobes was right at that place when I made a picture. Or I should have reduced the intensity of my right strobe because it was closer to the corals. I don't remember.

Sunfish before/after: During a night dive I made this shot of a sunfish in bad visibility using a 105mm macro lens and a distance of about 1m. That's why the original image has almost no colours and very little contrast. By enhancing the contrast one can recognize blue fins, which isn't probably the real colour.

Anemone before/after: On the dive safari in September 2011 in the Red Sea my TTL flash electronics got damaged due to water leaking into the underwater case. Luckily the camera and lens survived. But for the rest of the safari I couldn't use the flash anymore. On this picture I cut the anemone in the foreground, made white balance on it separately and processed the background to be darker and more blue. With a flash this image would have looked more or less like this.

Hommingberg Gepard Trout: A Hommingberg Gepard Trout, because someone from Fotocommunity wanted a fish there. I copied this leopard shark into that picture of Maggia.

Jellyfish before/after: How can one make a crappy picture better? With a lot of work. The original was made with a Nikon Coolpix 990 and was cropped. The resolution is about 1:1. That time I didn't shoot raw yet. Memory cards were expensive that time. And cameras were slow.

Perches before/after: Yet another series that shows how a low contrast raw image can be enhanced. With raw pictures one has 16 bit (65536) grey levels for each colour channel (red, green, blue). In JPEG there are only 256.

Perch before/after: A perch looked into the camera while taking this shot in bad visibility. Left original image, right with enhanced contrast and colours. I wish there was such a filter for my diving mask.

Snail before/after: A snail on a water plant in Lake Lucern. Because the visibility was bad there was a lot of backscatter. With Photoshop healing brush and clone tool I removed the spots. Afterwards I adjusted contrast and black point (circle around snail). See the processed image here.

Aare River

Perch on Algae: A european perch (Perca fuviatilis) lying on the ground with a bunch of algae. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 21:16:38

Perch: European perch (Perca fuviatilis) lying on sandy bottom. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 21:04:58

European crayfish: At last a european crayfish (Astacus astacus)! They have become very rare. Unfortunately they are going to be replaced by the american crayfish. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 21:02:13

Pike on Sand 2: Northern pike (Esox lucius) on sand ground. I couldn't get a picture from the front. The pike was already gone after this picture. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 21:00:42

Pike on Sand 1: Northern pike (Esox lucius) taking a nap on the sandy river ground. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 21:00:13

Perch: A european perch is lying on the sand dunes at the bottom of river Aare. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 20:55:41

Barbel: Barbel alte (Barbus barbus) with deformated back. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 20:44:33

Catfish 2: Catfish (Silurus glanis) Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 20:40:18

Catfish 1: Catfish ( Silurus glanis) Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 20:40:16

Crayfish: Crayfish (Orsonectes limosus) Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, October 4, 2013 20:33:35

Pike: The same northern pike (Esox lucius). It was remarkably patient and allowed taking multiple pictures. Usually they are gone after just one shot and leave only a dust cloud. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 8, 2013 19:00:29

Pike: A northern pike (Esox lucius) just woke up after taking. The small pikes are not as shy as the big ones ... or the brave ones never get that old. That picture is much better than the previous ones in this album four years ago. Isn't it? It's made with the same camera and lens but two smaller strobes than one big. They can be better aligned and illuminate less backscatter. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 8, 2013 18:59:45

Lake Zug

Crayfish: This crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) probably recently removed its skin why it looks so bright. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/20.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 21:22:00

Hydra vulgaris: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) sitting on a sunken branch. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 20:44:06

Lota lota: One of the many young burbots (Lota lota) on these evening. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 20:34:58

McDonalds Crayfish: McDonalds crayfish (Orconectes limosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 23. Juni 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:45:39

Mussels on Crayfish: This old crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) is covered with zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 23. Juni 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:42:15

Perch Spawn: Spawn from a perch (Perca fluviatilis) and a freshwater polyp (hydra vulgaris) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:09:26

Hydra vulgaris: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/29.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 09:52:02

Orconectes limisosus: Close-up of the head of the american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/32.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 09:26:41

Lister's river snail: While diving in Lake Zug sometimes one sees Lister's river snail (Viviparus contectus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:24:22

McDonalds Crayfish: The american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) ... some also call it McDonalds crayfish ... was introduced into these waters to give the fishers something to catch because the european crayfish was suffering from a disease. Today they had almost disappeared. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:07:28

Crayfish in Hand: An american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) in the hand of my dive buddy. Or is it a european crayfish? Unlikely. There are almost none of them left. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:51:01

American Crayfish: An american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) in shells of zebra mussels. Both animals do not originally belong here. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:47:37

Perch spawn: Spawn from perches (Perca fluviatilis) and some freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:44:28

Perch spawn: Spawn from perches (Perca fluviatilis) and some freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris). These seem to be from a different species than in the previous picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:43:24

Freshwater polyps: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) sitting on a twig. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:42:20

Schwyz

Rigi Transmission Tower: The prominent transmission tower on the summit of Mount Rigi with a waving swiss flag in the foreground. Apple iPhone 4, 1/3352 s, F/2.8, 3.9 mm, ISO 80, Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:03:19

Fence on Rigi: Just a barbwire fence stops you from falling down a cliff. Apple iPhone 4, 1/7542 s, F/2.8, 3.9 mm, ISO 80, Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:02:37

Fogsea from Rigi: View from Mount Rigi, the queen of the mountains above the sea of fog. Apple iPhone 4, 1/6034 s, F/2.8, 3.9 mm, ISO 80, Saturday, March 2, 2013 09:59:09

Rhine

European eel: European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 21:37:13

European eel: European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 21:35:51

European eel: European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 21:15:45

Northern pike: Northern pike (Esox lucius). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:56:45

Diver: Diving in river Rhine. Mein Blitz war wohl heller als die Lampe. Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.7, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:41:52

Common roach: Common roach (Rutilus rutilus). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:34:12

European eel: European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:31:30

Sweetwater sponge: Sweetwater sponge. Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:23:58

Northern pike: Northern pike (Esox lucius). Customs Bridge, Rheinau. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, August 30, 2013 20:18:56

Lake Lucerne

Perch: And again a portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). The big adult ones didn't like to be photographed. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:45:22

Perch: Another portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:38:07

Perch: Portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:36:42

Lots of hydrae: Lots of hydrae sitting on a small twig at about 20 meters depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:07:07

Young burbot: A young burbot (Lota lota) sitting on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:01:32

Freshwater Polyps: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) on the edge on a rock. This time without current caused by the photographer. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 18:52:13

Hydrae: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) on the edge of a rock at 27 meters depth. The picture is upside down because I had to turn my camera upside down to get the picture. Hold your breath and don't move while taking the picture or the tentacles get swirled. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 18:51:57

Toad: Yet another toad (bufo bufo) sitting on the ground and looking for for a mate. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:49:06

Toads backpack 2: Toads (bufo bufo) backpack. The small male is sitting on the big female. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:41:25

Toads backpack 1: Toads (bufo bufo) backpack. The small male is sitting on the big female. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:39:41

Spawning toads: Every spring the toads (bufo bufo) come here for spawning. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:39:05

Toad spawn: Strings of toad spawn were all over the place. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:35:47

Pollywogs: Frog spawn with emerged pollywogs. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:33:59

Toad portrait: Look me in the eyes you toad! — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:32:11

Toad with spawn: A toad (bufo bufo) with its spawn. Typical for toad spawn is that it is like a string. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:31:58

Toad portrait: Portrait of a toad (bufo bufo) with beautiful golden eyes. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:31:18

Toad: This toad (bufo bufo) is still looking for a mate. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:29:36

Snail: A snail — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:27:19

Toads having sex: Toads (bufo bufo) having sex in cold water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:18:48

Frog Spawn: Frog spawn with pollywogs that have not yet emerged. On other places some were already emerged. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucern, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:16:28

Loving Toads: Toads (bufo bufo) making love under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5. May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:13:44

Toads spawning: Two toads (bufo bufo) spawning. How can they possibly think of sex in this cold water? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:13:06

Burbot: A lonely burbot (Lota lota) hiding in a crevice at 30m depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 7 April 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:55:05

Lake Constance

Jura funnel: The funnel lies on the deck. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:12:04

Jura steam boiler: This is the boiler of the steam engine. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:11:35

Jura paddle shaft: View from above to the engine shaft for the paddle wheels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:10:24

Jura diver: My dive buddy with his oxygen stage tank. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:09:11

Jura Stairs: These stairs lead to the interour. It is forbidden to go inside. This would damaga the wreck further. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:09:03

Jura paddle wheel box portside: The paddle wheel box on the portside is in much better condition. It was used as toiled that time. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:08:44

Jura bow: The bowhead of the steam boat Jura with carvings. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:06:15

Jura windlass: The windlass on the bow. Anchor, chain and bell are missing. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:05:16

Jura paddle wheel box starboard 2: The paddle wheel box on starboard was destroyed by the collision. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:03:58

Jura paddle wheel box starboard 1: The paddle wheel box on starboard was destroyed by the collision. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:03:32

Jura stairs: The stairs on the wreck's starboard side. On the top one can see the funnel lying on deck. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:01:28

Jura Davits: Die two davits on the stern of the ship. Here was the lifeboat attached. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 09:59:35

Jura steering wheel: Only the gears from the steering wheel are left. The wheel itself is no longer there. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 09:59:11

Jura porthole: One of the portholes of the Jura. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 09:58:05

Jura Paddle Wheel: The paddle weel on portside. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 125, Saturday, October 12, 2013 09:55:49

Wreck of Jura Name: The letters of the name "Jura" on the portside are not original. They were added by Hans Gerber (Jurahans). On the starboard side only can only recognize the remnants of the name on the wood. Maybe the letters have eroded or most likey were stolen. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Sea&Sea YS-110α Wreck of Jura, Lake Constance, 12 October 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 160, Saturday, October 12, 2013 09:55:15

Blind Lake

Zander: A Zander (Sander lucioperca) acting as photo model. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:44:30

Tree trunk: A tree trunk with diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:42:41

Juvenile fish: A swarm of juvenile fish hiding under a tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:39:34

Root diver: A diver with his strobe and a root. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:30:45

Diver with root: A diver with a root. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:17:14

Tree trunks: On the ground of Blind Lake there are many tree trunks lying around like matches. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:12:25

Shorty Diver: PADI High Altitude Bermudas Specialty Certified Diver No. 7982473509375093 — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:06:00

Twilight: Twilight beneath the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:18:06

Tree stump in sunlight: A sunken tree stump in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:12:42

Juvenile fish with tree stump: A swarm of juvenile fish underneath a tree stump. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:10:44

Sidemount Diving: Sidemount Diving in Blind Lake. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:47:06

Sunken tree 2: Another one of the many sunken trees in this lake. There is a whole forest under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:40:37

Sunken tree 1: One of the many sunken trees in this lake which gives a very mystical atmosphere. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:38:33

Enjoy the sun: This diver is sitting on a tree trunk and enjoying the sun. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:31:26

Tree stump at boat house: The tree stump at the entry point with the sun above the small boat house. The ropes were probably placed by diving scools for practising. There also two platforms for dives. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:23:28

Lake Samaranger

Tree Trunks: Diving at the trunks of the sunken trees in the far part of Lake Samaranger. Unfortunately my buddy didn't look back for a nice picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 15:20:36

Under Trees: Diving under sunken trees in the far side of the lake. One gets the feeling like being part of a giant mikado game. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 15:13:19

Diver with Sidemount Tanks: The advantage of air tanks mounted on the side instead of the back is: one can take them off when it gets narrow. This technique is known from cave divers. Here he dives under one of the trees in the lake and doesn't touch anything. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 15:09:37

Frogman at Cross: Photo shooting with frogman diver at the memorial cross. His brave buddy, Kermit the frog, which also has a ice diving license, is always sitting on his air tank and enjoys the view. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 15:06:30

Magical Tree: Another magical tree all covered with slime algae. Looks like from another world. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 15:01:59

Tree with thick slime algae: A thick layer of slime algae covered this sunken tree. The whole landscape under water looks mystical like in a fairy tale. Where's Gollum diving around, looking for his ring? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 14:56:39

Diver with Camera: That were beautiful dives in Lake Samaranger. Everything was right: the weather, the people, the lake, the food ... only a bit too much booze on the first night. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 14:50:40

Diver with Halo: Looking downwards with the fisheye lens lets the bottom of the lake look like a globe. I could see the shadow of the waves created by my bubbles expanding around my own shadow. Live it looked much better than on that picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:53:52

Branches with Slime Algae: The branches of this sunken trees are all covered with slime algae. It's the same tree as on the first picture in this album. Here the sun was shining and I tried to position the vertical branch right in front of the sun. The water was crystal clear, the surface smooth and calm. I had to hold my breath long enough until all bubbles disappeared. With the fisheye lens and 180° field of view one usualy has its own bubbles when shooting upwards. Took some shots until the f-stop and flash intensity was right. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:50:40

Diver at Cross: This memorial for a diver who died in this lake 1971 has probably been photographed a thousand times. I like the sun and the light beams and shadows in this picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:43:50

Cross Photo Shooting: Photo shooting on the most popular sujet in this lake: The cross for a diver who had died hiere in 1971. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:43:19

Split-View Fir: A split-view picture of the fallen fir. At this moment I realized that all pictures on this dive have been stored as JPEG instead of RAW. One can see it on the overexposed clouds. I also forgot to bring a half potato or apple to wipe the dome port so that there are no drops on it. Maybe I will remember it next time. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:36:26

Shore are: In the shallow water of the sore area at the fallen fir in Lake Samaranger. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:34:57

Fir with Frogdiver: A frogman is diving under the fallen fir and enjoys the light and shadows under the twigs. Don't stay too long. The rising bubbles will rip off parts of the twigs which are raining down. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:32:51

Fallen Fir: On one side of the lake a fir has fallen into the water. Slowly it begins to decomposing and algae grow on it. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:31:17

Diver: That's fun diving. Crystal clear water and shunshine. No stress and lazy paddling. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:27:36

Four Divers: The limit for concurrent divers in Lake Samaranger is four. Yep, I have seen only four divers. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:24:48

Sidemount Diver: Are all here? Look back and also enjoy this beautiful view on that sunny day in the clear lake. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:24:43

Three Divers: Three divers in crystal clear water of Lake Samaranger. One of them is using two sidemount tanks. One can see the forest through the silent water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:24:12

2 Divers, 1 Frog: Two divers and one frog are diving through the crystal clear water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:21:46

Two Divers: Two divers and one frog in Lake Samaranger. The sun shines and draws magical light patterns on the ground of the lake. This lets one forget the 6 °C cold water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 11 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 11, 2013 09:20:32

Tree in the Middle of Lake: This tree is about in the center of the lake and all covered with slime algae. The whole ground is covered with a fragile algae carpet. As you can see there are some spots where the carpet was recently destroyed by divers who got too close. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:52:19

Cross: This cross is the most popular subject for photograpy in Lake Samaranger. I had to hold my breath long enough so sthat the water surface did not get disturbed by my bubbles. The plate reads: "In memory of our diving experiences together. Reiner Thiele, born 18. 11. 1940, died 11. 1. 1971, SV-Tauchsportgruppe". I don't know the story behind this accident. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:48:47

Shooting Cross: The famous cross is located in the distant part of the lake. It is subject of many pictures. One can see the trees of the forest through the smooth water surface. Unfortunately the sun was covered by a cloud during this dive. With sunshine the water looks even more clear. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:48:11

Root Hole: There is a big hole in this root. This place is subject for many famous shots. Unfortunately no diver wanted to place himself behind it for taking a picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/3.2, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:33:51

Tree Mikado: The trees on the ground of Lake Samaranger are lying around like mikado sticks. How did this happen? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:30:13

Tree with Slime Algae: The sunken trees are covered with slime algae. Don't touch them or they might fall off as shown on this picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:25:33

Diver with Fisheye: When diving in the icy cold and crystal clear water one gets the feeling of floating with zero gravity through open space. The bottom of the lake is covered with smooth sediments and should not be touched. Most of the ground looks like this but on the far side of the entry point there are lots of trees lying on the ground like mikado sticks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:21:50

Entry Point: Entry and exit to the Lake Samaranger is only allowed here at the stairs. The ground is covered with gravel to reduce the amount of sediments that are being raised. These could cover the fragile water plants. Due to the cold water it may take up to ten years for them to recover. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 15:19:37

Split-View Entry: Split-View image at entry point. Here a diving model behind the fence would be nice, but whenever one needs a diver, there is nobody around and when there's a diver he's most likely at the wrong position. I've forgotten a raw potato to wipe over the dome port. This should reduce the drops on the glass. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:46:06

Fence: The fence to the left of the entry point with a reflection on the water surface. Maybe I should have hold my breath even longer to get a smoother water surface. Or was it the wind? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:43:49

Light Patterns: The sun shines through the water surface and paints these magical light patterns on the ground close to the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:39:19

Branch with Slime Algae: A branch covered with slime algae on one of the many sunken trees in Lake Samaranger. Don't touch it and keep your distance or you will destroy this art of nature. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:22:02

Tree with Slime Algae: There are many sunken trees on the ground of Lake Samaranger. Many of them are covered with a thick layer of slime algae and look like an enchanted landscape from a fairy tale. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea & Sea YS-110α strobes, Lake Samaranger, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:17:05

Lake Fernstein

Mirror World: Mirror world under water. It looks like the tree is growing from the bottom of the lake. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:13:30

Root: Just a root under the water surface. I like those ripple patterns created by sunlight and waves on the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:11:29

Water plants with reflection: Water plants with reflection on the water surface and a trout. The trout was pretty close but with the fisheye dome port of the camera a fish of that size must get very close to fill the frame. One can see the forest through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:59:52

Branches and reflection: A heap of branches with reflection on the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:58:15

Split view with Forest: Split view picture with forest and a rock. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:54:49

Three divers: Where are we? Lake Fernstein has so many corners so it's difficult to get the orientation under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:32:56

Self portrait: Self portrait. I should probably have shaved myself before taking that picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:31:43

Trout with Diver: A trout and two divers. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:22:47

Sidemount Diver: Sidemount Diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:19:43

Sidemount Diver: A diver with sidemount tanks and another diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:19:23

Diver with camera: Diver with camera and fisheye lens. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:12:16

Blue Lake

Back swimmer: Back swimmer, enjoying the winter landscape on this easter sunday. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 16:10:16

Split-view winter: Split-view image in winter landscape — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 16:08:56

Diver with camera: Diver with camera — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/50 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 16:02:03

Diver with strobe: Diver with strobe — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:53:11

Taucher with Statue 3: Diver with statue — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:48:21

Trout: The lake is used for trout breeding. This one is sick and was not so shy and got close enough to my camera. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:45:44

Diver with Statue 2: Diver with statue — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:42:42

Diver with Statue 1: Diver with statue — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:41:46

Diver: Split view image on cold easter sunday — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α strobes, Blue Lake, 31 March 2013. Nikon D200, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:39:01