Category Archives: Photography

Channel Islands May 2012

Just back from a great trip to Santa Cruz Island over Memorial day. Did some teaching, and had just about two dives to do some Underwater Macro Photography. I recently purchased a Canon 100 mm USM, which I got to check out. Water was pretty murky, but being able to get just inches away from the subjects does wonders. While shooting one of the Nudi’s a Harbor Seal started tugging on my fins, and came right around in front; that’s when I wished I had had a wide angle lens too. Check out the photo gallery.

Hermissenda crassicornis

Channel Islands July/August 2011

Recently returned from a 3-day trip on the Horizon out of San Diego. We had two great days at San Clemente Island, and spent the last day outside San Diego, with two dives on the Yukon, a former Canadian Destroyer sunk as an artificial reef and dive site. Unfortunately, it went down early and landed on it’s side; it’s now known as “Milt’s Tilt”. Enjoy the photos.

Western Road Trip

Pictures from my drive out from Florida to California moving Brother-Inlaw Jeff Katz and Bear. Pictures really start in Western Texas, with dramatic images of trains and mesas in New Mexico and Arizona, the Hover Dam, Wind Farms in California and the Mojave Airport/Spaceport.

Channel Islands July 2010

New photos from my recent dive trip to the Channel Islands.

I had some camera issues in the first couple of days, but things settled down by the time I got to the Macro photography on day 3. I like the perspective on the Nudibranchs. The last couple of shots may be of an embryonic Nudibramch.

The Gold and White Nudibranch is a Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis), which is reasonably common in the Northern Channel Islands.

The Purple and Orange is a Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea), also fairly common.

Socorro Pictures

Just got back from Socorro and associated islands. We dove off of the Solmar V, a very nice dive boat operating out of Cabo San Lucas. I got some wonderful pictures of a friendly Giant Manta Rey who did several fly overs during the course of one dive off San Benedicto Island.

My picks for the best pictures of the trip can be found here. More pictures, including people and several sequences of Manta fly overs can be found here.

Also, I uploaded a slide show made from the the Socorro photo album I recently published. Enjoy.