Saturday, September 29, 2012



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gettin' Excited

I will be back in Papua on the 13th of October...headed back to paradise for a week of diving...I am bringing 21 other people with me this time, and will be teaching an underwater photography workshop....really looking forward to it!!

I just posted this photo on Google Plus, and thought I should share it here too...they are like the Bad Boyz of the reef...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Conversation In Antigua

I was very close to making my new blog public today, but still want to do a couple of things first. I have found a way to re-direct my traffic to this blog to the new one, so one day, when you click on the link to this blog, it will take you to my new blog...this one will probably never be seen again...kinda sad in a way, as I have been with Blogger since 2006...

I think the two people in this photo were both tour guides or something in Antigua based on their name badges hanging around their neck....they were deep in conversation about something...I thought it was a nice place to stand and talk....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Breakfast Near The Docks

The new blog is coming along...almost done. I have been showing some people to get their opinion, and most seem to like the new version better, but some like this blog better because of the black background....tell you what....I will give you a peek...just be aware that it is not finished yet....most of the links at the top of the page are empty...I am trying to get one done per night, but keep going back to edit what I have written....but I think it is ready for you to take a peek...please let me know what you can comment over there or here...


The address will change once I am finished....I have another site up at that I will take down and replace it with the new blog, so that I can use as my root site...the next step is to move my galleries over to smugmug....will get that done soon, I hope.

By the way, the photo below was edited with Nik's Color Efex Pro 4... With Google purchasing Nik's filters, I thought I better buy it before it might disappear...who knows what Google will do with my favorite plug-ins...I also bought Nik Sharpening 3....I love all of their software, and also own Silver Efex Pro 2, and Viveza which both ROCK...they all ROCK....get them quick, you never know....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Revisit To That Old VW Bug

I have been driving my little VW beetle around a lot lately. I always get comments on that little car...and whenever I pass another bug on the road, it's like instant bonding with the driver...we both wave and give a thumbs up...not sure other types of cars has that same effect on people.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Family Photos

It was a nice day this past Saturday, and it had been awhile since we took our family photos. I set up the tripod in the back yard, and fired the camera from a remote control....with a 3-year old, it took many shots to get everyone looking good, but I managed to fire off a few good ones...

So, this is my family....Me, Tika, Kayla and Kelly....a family of girls!!

from left to right...Tika, Kelly, Kayla and me...

I love this shot of Kayla, below...

...and this one of Kelly...

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Blog Coming Soon

I have been working every night for the last few nights on my new blog. I finally went with Pro Photo Blogs, and have been most impressed with their customer service. There seems to be an infinite different things I can do to customize my blog...I think I have the color scheme I want, the layout I want, but I am now working on my pages, bio, and other is great fun, though, playing around with all the options. It should be ready for viewing in a couple of days...exciting stuff!!

In the meantime, here is a photo for today's post...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Headed Back To Raja Ampat

I just paid for my plane tickets to Sorong today. When that happens, the trip back to paradise always feels that much closer. This trip, I will be armed with my new Nikon D800 and my new Ikelite housing. The trip is still another month away, but I get so excited before a dive trip. I tried to put together my housing this past weekend so that I could practice in my pool learning the new knobs and controls, but I was confused with the directions on installing the dome, I am waiting for better instructions from the guy I bought the housing from before jumping in the pool. The last thing I want to do is flood my housing the first time in the water.

I don't think I have posted this photo from Raja Ampat before....If I have, I apologize in advance.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Metal Workers

One of the amazing things about this huge sprawling city (Jakarta) is that there are these zones where you can find a million different metal workers on one street, or a million different wood workers, or lines and lines of shops that sell anchors, chains, or motorcycle need your jeans fixed? Well, there is a street somewhere that has lines and lines of people with sewing machines that can fix your jeans.

This shot is from a street that had many of these guys working on metal parts from "something"....maybe boat parts?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Packing Up and Moving My Blog

I have been with blogger now for about four years. It is time for me to move on. I want this blog to do more, and blogger is just not the tool for me anymore to move forward. I am now searching for a good company to help me move the contents of this blog to my other domain of I want to take my current website at that domain down, and replace it with a new custom blog....I will then open an account with SmugMug, and move my portfolio there. I have no idea when the move will happen, but will let you know when it is done. If any of you readers out there can recommend a good designer or company that can build a nice wordpress blog that is unique, please let me know...

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Man In The Window

I have a hard time naming my posts...I am sure there is a better title for this one other than "Man In The Window" is hard to be creative when it comes to the title...I guess writing was never one of my strong suits.

In any case, I took this shot from the canoe as we glided past the back of one of the Bugis Schooners...He was looking inside the boat, so I yelled up to him, "Hey Bapak!!", he then turned to look, and I shot the photo catching a nice smile...

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Indonesian Squat

Have you ever tried to sit like this? Indonesians do it all the time...and they can sit like that for hours. I tried to do it, but got tired after a couple of minutes, and it was tough to keep my feet flat on the deck.

By the way, what's up with the helmet?