Up a hellva lot earlier than I wanted this morning after a most pitiful nights sleep….. weirdly – I did not have to get up even once to whizz but my subconscious brain decided to try and figure out what all different ‘shots‘ I needed to get the next day – that I guess it felt sleep could wait…… pitiful nights sleep, but I did manage a little rest out of it, so when I finally rolled out at 05:45 – I didn’t feel as bad as I thought I would……. but it sure makes for a long/short night. I loaded all my gear, made me a small bite to eat and was gone….. leaving my Queen to her own devices this time. Got to the Marina, loaded my gear and got everything set up and for an hour or so while the boat was slapped around by some fairly intense Seas….. I held onto whatever I could and talked my model through various poses I thought my client was after. We commandeered the boat for all of the pictures we wanted as well as part of the group diving for ‘set up’ shots I needed.
The first dive was a good one….. I got my big green eel that I like so much plus sharks and other fun underwater stuff. The second dive mostly sucked [for me]. I couldn’t keep my mask cleared, my strobe [flash] died and just all around was a sucky dive [again, for me], but I made the most of it. After all, I was in [reasonably] warm water (79°) and tons of sea life – so it wasn’t all bad……… Finally back in harbor – shared a couple of icy cold beers with some dive buddy’s, got to watch another grossly proportioned Lobster get butchered and shared a couple of laughs before loading up and heading back West. Those kind of times (after the dives) is what makes them special…….
Back at the house, gear rinsed, me showered, two or seven drinks before we headed for another dinner out. This was kind of a working dinner as my model joined us and I got another couple dozen shots during the evening. I am going to get ALL shots loaded and sent to the client tomorrow and hope he is happy with them….. As it turns out – I’m gonna ‘lose my ass’ on this job – but hope the client is happy enough to book another shoot – at which point I will start making up my losses 😉 Until then – it’s gonna be hurry up and wait~~~~
Several offers to dive, work and help out for next week…… (really leaning toward the ‘dive’ part) – so interesting to see what happens. We have been asked to work at Blues again tomorrow night for another round of “Mama’s Black Sheep” – a big draw that usually requires a bar back and a helper. We have agreed to do that — so probably no blog or anything tomorrow night……………………
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