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kevphol

Member Since 14 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2009 07:04 AM
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Looe Key Reef - Newbie pics snorkeling

28 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

Just got back from the Florida Keys and a great snorkeling trip on Looe Key Reef. Below are a few of the better pics. For the record, if you think underwater photography is tough while diving, try it while snorkeling! (who knew that fish will not pose?) Had to snorkel for the wife and kids but I definitely see dive certs in the near future for the kiddos. I've played with cropping and color some in PS but comments and criticism are welcome. (just remember - I was just snorkeling in 15-35 feet of water :huh: )

Kevin


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I want to be Dr. Alex Mustard when I grow up...

14 July 2008 - 12:56 PM

:D OK, I admit it may be a bit late since I am already a good 10 years older than the distinguished doctor, but I did grow up watching Jacques Cousteau on television and at times dreamed about being a Marine Biologist. Didn't happen of course, as these things go, I ended up on a different path, but I am quite sure that I am not the only one here, newbie that I am, that sees Alex's job and lifestyle as a bit of a dream!

All that to say props to Eric, Matt, James and Alex, in addition to every other contributor here for an addictive and inspiring site. I've been a photography buff and hack for nearly 30 years and I've learned a ton here in just a week or two of reading.

A long time Canon user, I just picked up a "new to me" gently used Canon S1-IS and WP-DC20 housing. I've taken the prerequisite pool shots for practice and and heading to the Florida Keys on Saturday to put it to use. I'll just be snokeling the shallow reefs with my wife and two kids this trip, and switching a lot between stills and video, so I don't expect a whole lot from my shooting. I am very excited about it though.

So, sorry for the longest newbie introduction ever, but I am appreciative of this site and glad to be here!

Kevin