I have been working to master snoot techniques. I have a LONG way to go, but I feel I have been getting better.
Went out for a dive expedition with buddy this weekend. I am calling it a dive expedition, because we hauled our gear a fairly good distance over some not-so-nice terrain. Our goal was to access the “Coral Cave” or Grotte à Corail. We had both been there by boat, but wanted to explore how to get there from the shore. For this, there exist two methods.
I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything, but I have been laying low – taking a break from diving. I have been preparing for next spring, selling off most of my photo equipment, and saving up for a new, more professional rig. I am going with the Nikon D90 (yes, I switched teams), with an Ikelite case with 8″ dome and sigma 8-16 mm wide angle lens. My goal is around May to have everything in my possession.
Caught a shot of a new nudibranch this week, which I was very excited about. I also got a really great shot of a diver swimming to the surface, probably my favorite shot of the year so far.
Well, I made my last dive of the year today, closing the book on an excellent season. My photo work certainly grew by leaps and bounds this last year, and I fully expect next year to be full of growth as well.
Well, this is going to be my last post for a bit. I might pop on to link to the CIPA TV appearance if it gets online, but no photos for a few weeks since I will be “state-side” until mid-sept. TV appearance you ask? There was a news crew that came out for one Read More …
Here is the second batch of shots from last weekend. There are a few shots of macro critters, plus a “Méduse œuf au plat”, or egg jellyfish. It was the first one I had ever seen in person, and even thought it was a very small one, I am happy to have seen it. The mini crabs are Read More …
Last weekend I mentioned that there were a lot of hermit crabs out, and kind of cried wolf on the invasion part, but this weekend the REAL invasion started with beaucoup jellyfish arriving near Cap D’Ail. I probably saw several hundred just this afternoon; more than I’ve ever seen in one day.
Today was almost ideal shooting conditions, the water was as calm as I had ever seen it, and the sun was out full force. The only thing not completely perfect was the visibility, which was better than it has been of late, but still not ideal for panoramic shots.
I was playing around the other night, and I threw together a video compilation of odds and ends from various adventures in and out and near the Mediterranean last summer. It’s about 5 mins long, and I though it was kind of fun.