The Big News!

Remember my last post… I mentioned that I was back… no? Really?…oh yeah, that’s because it was a month ago. Like dangling the little toy in front of a kid and pulling it away again. (Since I know so many people are out there just wishing I’d post… right? Right? Anyone… Bueller?) ;o)

Seriously though, its been a crazy month. Why you ask? Well, because after four long, but good years at Run & Gun Production Services I have found a new job!! Even more exciting, its in the scuba industry! Two weeks ago I started working with Scott at Bluewater Photo Store. So far I’m loving it! Its a great change, and will be offering me new challenges and adventures in the future. Apart from helping out with the store, I’m in the process of setting up some cool events, and building upon the foundation that he has set up over the last year. It’s keeping me busy as I learn all about his business and start upon the path to organizing things I’ve never really done before. I like the challenge though and am hoping that I’ll succeed and we’ll create a good strong photographic base in Southern California!

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Centennial Celebrations!

Wow, this is officially my 100th post! I started chronicling my underwater adventures in February of last year, and while 100 posts over 19 months isn’t really that much in the grand scheme of things, considering the amount that I actually get to dive (for fun) its pretty impressive! I feel giddy just like when I hit my 100th dive last year… well that giddyness might have been the Champagne. A quick digression… its amazing how once you start teaching, and are able to spend more time in the water… let alone live in Southern California… how quickly your dive number climbs. I was originally certified in July of 2003. I hit my 100th dive in August of 2010 after several years of no diving and several years of much diving. Its now about 1 year later and I’m nearly at 200 dives! Crazy town.

Anyways, It’s taken me awhile to get around to writing something, the allure of the 100th post seemed so daunting. However, I decided I’d just write about the fact that it is my 100th. Sorta lame, but I like to recognize the milestones. In case you’re looking for more here is one of the pictures from my Santa Cruz dives two weeks ago. I FINALLY got a good shot of a nudi – a Spanish Shawl. The rhinophores are in focus, the lighting is great, and you can really see the detail in the photograph. (Have I mentioned how much I’m enjoying my Olympus EPL-1? It rocks).

Just in case you really want a good look, here’s a cropped version. Look close you can even see its beady little eye. (Or I always assumed those are it’s eyes… I’m not really sure).

So that’s all for now. Happy Centennial Post to me! I’m off this weekend to explore a new type of diving, Blue Water Diving. I’ll be posting all about it next week, hopefully I’ll have some good photographs to share with you all. If not maybe I’ll steal some from my friend Carolyn who’s done several of these dives and often has stellar images! Enjoy your weekend, get out and do something fun!