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#1 Steve Williams

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

Howdy from paradise,
I'm having a blast and learning so much from Alex and all the rest of the Wetpixelians on this trip. What a pleasure it is to dive with these folks. If you've never had a chance to go to one of Alex's classes/trips you owe it to yourself to do it. Thought I'd share a shot of Alex Wednesday morning before breakfast
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Cayman_Class_1_2.jpg

and one of my favorites from the snorkel with the rays;

Cayman_rays_1.jpg

This trip is filled with incredibly gifted photographers. I have a whole new definition of a "good photo" after seeing their work.

Great times,
Steve

Edited by Alex_Mustard, 06 February 2009 - 01:34 AM.

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:52 AM

The view from the other side:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:20 AM

Great Shots! However, it looks a lot more like a morning pre-breakfast "walk" than a snorkel... did the water even reach your chins???

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:30 PM

I just turned GREEN WITH ENVY!!!!!

Love the B&W shot Steve! Exquisite!
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:39 PM

Sandbar or shallow City?
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

Yeah, you guys rub it in -- down there having fun whilst the rest of us are stuck at work (where even Northeast Florida it's cold this week)!

Looking forward to seeing posts of some excellent shots.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:53 PM

Nice black and white steve!


Howdy from paradise,
I'm having a blast and learning so much from Alex and all the rest of the Wetpixelians on this trip. What a pleasure it is to dive with these folks. If you've never had a chance to go to one of Alex's classes/trips you owe it to yourself to do it. Thought I'd share a shot of Alex Wednesday morning before breakfast
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Cayman_Class_1_2.jpg

and one of my favorites from the snorkel with the rays;

Cayman_rays_1.jpg

This trip is filled with incredibly gifted photographers. I have a whole new definition of a "good photo" after seeing their work.

Great times,
Steve



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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:11 PM

Hey guys, Sarah and I are coming down on Saturday for our first international vacation w/ the baby. Hope to see some of you in Grand Cayman.

And no, the baby is not diving yet, he still has 13 yrs and 6 months until he can get certified :-)

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

Sandbar or shallow City?


Sandbar!

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#10 Steve Williams

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

Great Shots! However, it looks a lot more like a morning pre-breakfast "walk" than a snorkel... did the water even reach your chins???


It was interesting dive profile; 120 min at 4 ft. ;)

James the second crew is coming in Sat. I'll probably pass you in the airport. ;) I'll be the guy with too much gear and a big grin on his face.

Thanks Patrick and Miss Mermaid!
Cheers!
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Edited by Steve Williams, 22 January 2009 - 06:43 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

thought I'd add one for the show. This guy responded nicely to an expert tickler here in cayman

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

thought I'd add one for the show. This guy responded nicely to an expert tickler here in cayman

Very well-tickled! I met a few of those guys this summer and never saw more than just the head.

Looks like you guys are having fun!
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:43 AM

I'll be arriving on Monday, hope to see you guys at some point! Anyone staying at Sunset house?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:02 AM

All of the current crew are at Ocean Frontiers - believe that the next crew are also all staying here.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:27 AM

Thats a wonderful image steve the B&W thanks for posting.

Cheers,

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:49 AM

Obviously, I can't organise my life properly...

... family (+ teenagers) trip to Ocean Frontiers. but not 'til the summer.

Have you any advice about what/where to shoot?

Looking forward to seeing Alex M. in Lembeh next month.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:32 AM

See everyone for Week 2 of Digital madness tomorrow...

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:45 PM

In addition to being a excellent instructor and all-around good guy, Alex is a fantastic underwater model as well!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:59 PM

In addition to being a excellent instructor and all-around good guy, Alex is a fantastic underwater model as well!


An inquiring mind would like to know, what's that hanging off his left hip, some type of new signal device? ;)
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:47 AM

An inquiring mind would like to know, what's that hanging off his left hip


That will be the Tupperware - something of a theme this week - honestly it's the next big thing for in water imaging.

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