Photo of me underwater

Its not often I post photos of me but I really liked this one by Tim Priest from our recent Bali Trip. This is me at the liberty wreck (the little eel garden at the top)…

(c) Tim Priest

If you want to see more of Tim’s Bali photos check his flickr set here. And if you want to see my Bali photos check my link here.


PhotoFriday – ‘Serene’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Serene’

One of the most serene places is underwater in the warm ocean. You only hear your breath and the snap, crackle and pop of the reef. Floating weightless and free. Its my favourite feeling. This photo was taken of Libby in the caves at the southern end of the Red sea, Egypt.

If you want to see more of my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Serene’ here.

Scuba Sunday interview by Dive Mistress

Dive Mistress Tara does a Scuba Sunday Interview feature with scuba divers around the world. This Sunday she interveiwed me…

See the interview here:

PhotoFriday – ‘Enormous’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Enormous’

Click image to go to see alternate sizes (looks better larger).

I laughed when I saw the theme for this week’s photo Friday, nothing like a word like that to bring out the s p a m m e r s. It did however get me to thinking about depicting scale in photography. It’s easy to be wowed by the sheer size of something when viewed in real life (oh stop it!) but conveying that sense of size in a photo is more of a challenge. One of the many ways of doing this is playing with the scale. Is it small or is it far away? Using a recognisable subject (such as a person) you can make sense of the size of the other subjects in the photo, especially if that person it clearly right next to the object. Most of us realise that a ship is quite a large object but some ships are bigger than others and its always impressive to swim down to a large one and see the other dives buzzing around it like tiny creatures. The back of this wreck, the Carnatic, in the Red Sea (Egypt) is one such impressive sight.

Here are some more wreck photos from the Red Sea

If you want to see more of my Red Sea photos then check out other photos in my Red Sea 2008, Red Sea 2009 and Red Sea 2010 Galleries.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Enormous’ here.