I figured it was about time I shared some of the photos we took while on vacation and from the ill-fated dive that sunk my camera. It’s a bit unfortunate that we only took a few shoots of the other people we went with and the house we stayed in. Both were very lovely. Thank goodness for iPhones, we did use those a fair amount. Perfect in a sunny location snapping shots of your friends.
What I was trying to capture with these dive shots was the way we as divers interact and become part of the landscape. That without trying we create wonderful shapes and openings. Most people take pictures of the fish they see, honestly you can buy a postcard that looks better. You can’t however recreate what it was like to be with that specific group of divers. Each time you go down there is something unique that happens from sort of being a team. Usually you dive with a partner but after a bit others will signal you when see something. Each person trying to make sure that everyone gets to experience that unique. No matter how many sharks, rays and turtles you see each one is awesome.
So this led me into the goal of capturing the scene and not the little fishies. Josh did bring up one point after reviewing my edits. Something is missing about the mood if you, the viewer, can’t see that the divers are looking at. The reefs in Cozumel were teeming with fish but not a single one shows up in my shots. So I guess there is room for improvement, getting a flash with a red filter might help. Maybe I’ll have to add that into my budget this year too.
I’m just a bit envious – sitting here in my pj’s, nursing a cold. Your pictures take me back to another world – oh, how I remember the days of diving in warm water, wearing nothing but shorts and a tank top and 100 foot visibility – but that was another life. Cherish these photos because the only underwater photos I have of those days are the ones in my mind.
Lynn. That’s one of the reasons I did it. I know this may not be forever
your photos are great. And as you say, you can buy animal pictures. At least with yours you can remember that feeling of being there.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
oh, makes me want to go diving…it’s been way too long!