After a long break, I finally got back into the water this weekend. The reasons for the break were several: first, I was really busy, and second, I have been having arm problems, and have needed to give carrying my huge camera around a little rest. Anyways, we headed out to Antheor, in the “L’Esterel” Read More …
We passed a very nice week with a group of friends near the Bay of Liscia, just north of Ajaccio. The bay cuts deeply into the island of Corsica, and is quite unique. The first locals we met warned us against the tides. Evidently, there are severe currents that can pull you out to sea. From what we heard, there were a couple deaths each year.
Well, this will likely be my last post for a few weeks. I won’t likely be diving next weekend, and the next two weekends will be the annual trip to Corsica. There will hopefully be loads of photos to share, but it will be some time before I will have a chance to post. Lets hope they are good. I had a little issue with my equipment today that almost ruined a bunch of shots, and I am at least happy that it happened now, rather than during my Corsica trip.
Not much to say about this set, except it was really nice to get out and dive with a couple good friends and then spend a wonderful afternoon picnicking and hanging out on the beach. We went to “Plage Passable” at St. Jean Cap-Ferrat. Beautiful weather, lots of sun, and good times were had. It was one of the best Saturdays I have had in a while.
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.
Nikon D90 with an Ikelite housing. Towards the end of 2011, I started selling off all of my camera equipment. Topside as well as underwater. I wanted to start fresh, and the only things I couldn’t part with were my Canon Powershot D10, and a few parts – odds and ends. After putting it off for years, I finally made the switch to Nikon. My current rig is set to two configurations, one for Macro, and one for wide angle:
Well, this was the first weekend I was really able to get out and do some photo work with my new equipment. We had some very high winds, and most of the water was very agitated, with dangerous waves. I heard there was a guy who died in a boat accident yesterday, after the winds threw his boat up on the rocks. Yikes! That being said, there are almost always places with calm waters. Yesterday I checked out the water over by the airport (the non-windy side), and it was calm as could be. Visibility was pretty good, and I took some macro shots. This morning we got a small group together and headed over the St. Jean Cap-Ferrat where we found a protected bay to dive in, and conditions weren’t bad.
The last week has been pretty beautiful. I’m getting back into the swing of things with my diving. I hit the water four times in the last seven days. Unfortunately, I will be taking a bit of a forced break, due to a little accident involving my toe and the bath tub (It’s not pretty). It guess it just wasn’t my weekend.
After months of saving, spending, and selling almost all of my old photo equipment, I finally reached my goal, and got my new Nikon D90, Ikelite Case, and Sigma 8-16mm lens. I got my port just yesterday, and this morning I finally got out to take a few test shots. Visibility was low, but I got to shoot a huge ball of sardines, and most importantly, nothing leaked!