Sunday, November 16, 2014

Trip to See and Photograph Great Hammerhead Sharks This February 2015

Hi Diving Friends:

I would like you to know that I will be participating (as part of the trip group, not as a trip leader) on a trip to see and photograph great hammerhead sharks.  The trip dates are  February 15-21, 2015.  Trip participants will fly into and stay on Bimini Island and going out on a boat by day.  Contact Joe Romeiro for more information about the trip at 

I've seen images of great hammerhead sharks from this area, and they are stunning.  These are big sharks, stunningly bizarre and beautiful up close.  Here's a tip from one of my underwater photographer friends, “If you want great great hammerhead images, go with Joe Romeiro.  The others cannot deliver what he can.  That is my advice.” 

I'll be on the trip as a “regular” diver and will be happy to give scathing criticism of other divers' photos and to incessantly show my images and talk about them in favorable terms as well.  Just joking.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Clear and Warm, Schools of Jack Mackerel: Catalina Island This Summer Was Awesome

I dove Catalina Island for a week this September with my friend and rebreather guru Alan Studley, aboard the very nice Scuba Luv day boat.  The water was warm and clear (74 degrees!).  Schools of jack mackerel were everywhere.  The garibaldi were out in their full orange splendor.  I could dive for hours with just a thin tropical wetsuit.  Heaven on earth!

Seastacks, Olympic National Park Coastline, Washington State

In search of tidepools, I took a series of images to create this panoramic shot of a beach in the Olympic National Park, Washington State, last week.  No great tidepools here so far, but awesome beach scenes.  I'll be back for more low tides. 

This was a series of handheld shots which were then merged by Photoshop into this panoramic image.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Panoramic Image of Swimming Hole in the Smith River, California

I've not posted new photos for my blog in a while; been on a road trip with my old friend Andy Day.  I've become enamored with finding nice swimming holes; I highly recommend an iPad app called "Oregon's Swimming Holes."

Here's a recent panoramic image of a beautiful swimming hole in the Smith River, which is near the California and Oregon border.