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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photo Blogging Challenge (August 2017): Summer

Summer went by way too fast. We made the most of it, however. Backpacking, kayaking, hiking were all on the menu early on. As summer wound down, we made a quick trip to the islands for an under water adventure.

We were able to make 10 dives over the week. We saw lots of marine life: nurse sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, moray eels, and turtles, both hawksbills and a couple of big loggerheads like this one. He's about 5 ft from nose to tail.

But all good things end. John was wrapping up a sunset paddle as the sun sets on his last summer living at home.

Our flight home wasn't until after lunch, so Will squeezed one more paddle in before loading up for home.

And just like that, we are back and they are back to school. Will starts his sophomore year and John starts his senior year. Time flies.

And a bonus pic of the solar eclipse we experienced here. We were in the 75% zone so this was as total as we got. This was through an IR filter.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Photo Blogging Challenge (July 2017): Point of View

Crap! I have 11 hours to put together this post. I have been on vacation and away from my computer so let's see if we can get this point of view started!

After fireworks, I noticed the bridge all lit up, since I had my tripod with me I decided to take a bit of a long exposure.

I was able to help some old friends out on a short film they were producing. We had planned on driving through this old railroad tunnel but a gate has recently gone up. No worries, the UAV provided the Point of View necessary.

My 12 of 12 this month was all about Point of View, down in this case.

I got a new GoPro to replace my waterlogged one. Testing it out from the pool.

And the reason I'm so late and needed the new camera: I've spent the last 10 days on Grand Cayman and under the sea. This is a still taken from a video and then edited some so it's lost some sharpness. Eels are cool! Link to the video is here, the eel shows up around the one minute mark.
Moray eel. #latergram #underthesea

No time for chit chat, I need to get this posted!