Well I’m fairly sure I clicked on something I probably shouldn’t have is why my update on this took so long last night, but one way or the other I got it figured out. Fun morning of diving yesterday and boy-howdy was it good to good back in that water~! I was a little concerned about my chest not being cleared out enough for diving, but I didn’t have any issues and even though we had less than stellar visibility, it was wonderful to be back down there. Had lots of fun critters to see and photograph and my strobes were on point, hardly any backscatter to contend with. On that note, during my brief hiatus from the water, I updated my Windows on my laptop. I did not think about my editing tool when I did it and was dismayed to find out the new Windows 11 editing tool is no where near as good as Windows 10 was. Dammit Emmit~! However…… during my stay with my Honeybear, she convinced me I needed to get Photoshop. I got it and Lite Room but admittedly did not do much with them when I had the chance. Well sir….. yesterday, I didn’t have much of an option…. new underwater pictures and while they were admittedly some of the best pictures I have ever taken (as far as strobe placement) — they still needed touched up and my new Windows editor wasn’t going to do it. Dammit Emmit. So I settled in and after a couple of hours was using at least part of it [Photoshop]. I had to go back and forth between the two editing systems, but I got done what I needed done. Again today as well and it went much quicker after learning a valuable lesson yesterday. When you have that kind of editing power, you can eat up a bunch of time on one pictures if you’re not really careful~! So keeping that in the front of my mind, today’s editing was much faster. On my next day off, I’m going to have to sit down and watch a bunch of tutorials on how to use the rest of it. Not really what I want to do – but it looks like I will be able to make my pictures even better~!

Today was another good day diving, with lots and lots of friendly sharks. Friendly enough I even had one wind up between my legs while I was pushing another away from me with my camera. That was my queue to get the hell outta Dodge~! My only regret, is I didn’t have my video running for that little episode. My last sharky video got well over a thousand views….. I’m sure this one would have done just as well. Oh well– live and learn~! Back on the boat again tomorrow and what looks to be an extremely busy week next week with lots of cruise ships coming in and an IDC (Instructor Development Course) going on at the same time. I think I’m gonna be pulled into the IDC course this year for pictures while it’s going on. Always a fun and physically challenging event.

Good Night Y’all * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

(Pictures from yesterday)


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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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