Boat in Oahu and SmugMug Update

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You guys know I’m a loyal SmugMug kinda guy (you can do it yourself too and save $60 with the STUCKINCUSTOMS discount code for SmugMug Pro), so I wanted to share this video. I think this is one of those “extra” things you get from a professional company. Even though I’m pretty savvy at this stuff, I still have to email “support” from time to time, and I always get a great response from actual humans that care. It seems like such a rare thing nowadays… anyway, here’s more on that below:

Daily Photo – Boat in Oahu

I waded out into the lukewarm water with my tripod to get this scene. I never had taken my tripod into water before like this, so I did not expect it to fill up with water. I guess it makes sense, upon reflection. And it turns out that it is a gift that keeps on giving. For weeks and weeks after this move, whenever I launch my tripod over my shoulder, I can still hear the water rolling back and forth through the tubes.

Boat in Oahu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 18:54:19
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/11
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length170mm (170mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful shot Trey – the color of that water is amazing!

  • Beautiful photo, Trey!! I agree with your mom!!! Have a great day 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    Very nice Trey

  • Guest

    That salt water will eventually destroy your tripod. It might be worth it to disassemble and rinse everything off. Arthur Morris deals with this issue all the time and tells a story about sending one of his Gitzo carbon fiber models in for repair. The gist of Gitzo’s response was “throw it away”. Gitzo does make a small tripod designed to go in salt water. It costs a small fortune.

  • Part of the thing about living near the coast is that I tend to shoot near coastlines very often… and I get my tripod wet all the time. I have invested in a few tripods now – with one that is dedicated to going in the water. This particular one has now developed salt and calcium deposits near the legs… and I suspect that I may need to retire it at the end of the year.

  • MaryBeth Farrell

    I so Enjoy each time a photog takes the time to tell the story or perhaps” the behind the scenes ”
    of any given image
    I am laughing with you, and thinking, in my case , the tripod might have sunk, due to my none fore site of potential outcomes

    Is there a tripod made to withstand brief periods of submersion?

    Thank You Trey

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