Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I came across this thread about Depth-of-field & focus area on which seems interesting. Remind myself to really understand and try this stuffs!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Back to Monterey Break Water for the 2nd time this year. Nice weather but a little bit of swell above normal. Visi was pretty bad, some spots were like 5 ft ! Should have gone earlier. Still frustrated w/ the new dslr setup. Guess will have to keep tryng & learning. If gas $ not that expensive, I would go again tomorrow.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Just read this article from MSNBC, for the first time, I see some underwater life form which are not that glamorous. They are found in between 2,000 and 21,000 feet below, whew !

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Polish plastic port

For those poor diver like me using plastic port, I came across this thread in Wetpixel show us how to polish minor scratch. Pretty useful but scary !

Monday, May 14, 2007

Under Water Restaurant

Wow ! Check this out, the World's First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens, it's the Hilton Maldives. Don't miss the Dinner menu. Very exepensive but sounds good ! Hmm! May be I need
to plan a trip out to Maldives.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Diappointed - Long way to learn !

2 hrs boat ride from Ventura to Anacapa, 15 ft visi and 54F water but at the island, it could fool you as somewhere warm ! Lot more life then Monterey BreakWater (San Carlos Beach). Several sea lions hung around, plenty of 4 footer Sheephead. Great time working with 3 open water students also. The disappointing thing was no good pictures ! Got to be honest, just switched from p&s Olympus 5050 to a Nikon D80, it's such a big different. Talk about task load ! Nothing came out focus even the DS-125's modeling light was on.
The cool thing w/ the DS-125's, we had three 40~50 minutes dives and I ran the modeling light on on all 3 dives and never recharge in between. On the 4th dive, the battery finally drained but that's like 2 hrs of usage before it retired. ... I need to learn this all over again !

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Anacapa Weekend

Here we go, a beautiful Sat, temperature in the mid 60's and will go up to the 70's by tomorrow or when I get to Ventura. We are going with the Peace Dive Boat. Hope I will get some decent sheephead shots, etc. etc. 6 hrs drive, outta here now ...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Retro-posting old albums

I have been using Sony Imagestation and Yahoo Photo for years. Guess I have to find time to start moving some of my favorite memory on to my Flickr .
Too much work ... :-(