A new week………

Left off last night talking about taking pictures during a night dive….. a whole different world down there at night. LOTS of critters come out after the sun goes down….. feeling safer under the cover of darkness. Unfortunately – that does not bode well for the newbie photog who is learning on the fly. It does however, give said photog many, many, many, many new things to take pictures of….. and all of them having that gorgeous black background……. oh – but what it takes to make that happen so it’s a good shot. I know you all have heard me lament the issues of ‘back scatter’ – the time little particles of sand and and ‘stuff’ that lights up in a picture when the flash hits it. If you have great big powerful strobes like I do — they light up easily and a LOT if you don’t have them positioned perfectly. I will be the first to admit — getting strobes positioned perfectly……. is an art……. one I  have not yet mastered……not even close…… so if I like a picture…. I spend an inordinate amount of time….. removing the back scatter from the picture….. and it’s an official time consuming pain in the touchas~! So – constantly working on strobe placement.

My Bride had one ATV tour to deal with this morning and I knocked out two more dives. Had sharks on both dives, but none of them were cooperative.. Damn it Emmit~! Some good turtle shots, some good people shots, so the day wasn’t a waste and I think the divers on the boat will be happy with their pictures, so an overall successful day….. A couple of trips to the airport today – helping a couple get their rental car that was acting up to the airport – and then turned right around and took our next door neighbors to the airport as they are going back to the land of plenty for a visit. Pictures taken, edited, posted and done….. neighbors delivered….. drinks poured. A tasty Salisbury steak dinner with smashed taters and corn on the cob…….. Yeppers.. all is about right in our world here on our little rock….. a shower, some sleep and I’ll be ready to do it all over again……. hopefully without the air port runs this time……

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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