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Great Pics:-!
Big Doxa fan as well. I must say though that all watches will look good underwater from the vantage point of close proximity to camera lenses and that of artificial light sources. The physics of natural sun light through water has uncontrollable color consequences though. Longer wavelengths of light are filtered first red, then orange, then throughout the color spectrum. That is why everything at about 30 meters looks essentially blue at the shorter wavelengths. Red blood looks almost black, and unlit faces seem very pale. In the end high contrasts are good.
Again, great pix
 

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Good description of the ROY G BIV concept, larswade. But, there's another dynamic that we sometimes forget. As shooters from the film age can tell you, if you're at say, 60 feet and shoot (without flash), the pictures are (were -- film) much bluer than you remembered? Why? It turns out that we were created more like digital cameras -- the human brain color balances to a degree, so that red is more vivid to the eye than it should be if you objectively measure the spectrum. A good "objective" tool to measure color response is to use a digital camera, no flash, but white balanced at the depth.

Then add the effect of different colors of water . . . .;-)
 

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Thanks for the info Karl. Merely pointing out that a black & white faced bund or MOD dial works just as well. And you are very correct...wave-length (color) filtering varies with water turbidity.

As an additional note; the orange faced DOXA leaches vitamin C from the back cover (patent pending), which reduces stress...:-d. So in the overall the "Professional" is your best diving choice.

DOXA's RULE.
 

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Is that how they do it? I thought the vitamin C came in via your optic nerve whenever you check the time. :-!


Ha, we better stop before someone thinks this is supposed to be serious and we start all kinds of rumors.:roll:
 

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Yes, a flash was used. However I was not the photographer, one of my dive buddies was.
 

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I heard it wasn't really visibility in water that they were going for with the orange water - but visibility in murky water that was the point behind the orange face. It popped more when visibility was limited.

Still - awesome photos. Can't wait to get back into the water, myself. Very jealous - of the diving and the subject matter.
 

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I heard it wasn't really visibility in water that they were going for with the orange water - but visibility in murky water that was the point behind the orange face. It popped more when visibility was limited.

Still - awesome photos. Can't wait to get back into the water, myself. Very jealous - of the diving and the subject matter.
It's pretty murky in this photo (110-ft) and while the camera didn't have enough light to focus on the watch, the watch and bezel were quite discernable to me.

 
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It's pretty murky in this photo (110-ft) and while the camera didn't have enough light to focus on the watch, the watch and bezel were quite discernable to me.

Oh man, I'm jealous. My first dive I had about 3 feet of visibility at times. This is what I'm thinking of when I say murky.

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From elsewhere.... Here are some shots of a colour palate used for training divers.
First a shot above water, then at 6m, then at 6m with a flash that returns the colours (because the light isn't being filtered through lots of water).


 

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From elsewhere.... Here are some shots of a colour palate used for training divers.
First a shot above water, then at 6m, then at 6m with a flash that returns the colours (because the light isn't being filtered through lots of water).
So orange (and red) are gone by 6m underwater? What's the benefit of the orange dial then? I guess thats why most dive watch dials are black?
 
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