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Brian McHugh

Member Since 08 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2014 06:56 PM

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In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

24 December 2013 - 12:06 AM

This first one was my favorites as I've been trying to capture this behavior all summer and finally got it.  Sarcastic Fringehead showing off for his lady friend in La Jolla, California.




This second one while not my best picture it was a lot of fun and reminds me of the very playful sea lions in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.




In Topic: La Paz Photos

12 November 2013 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful images Brian, thanks for sharing them with us.  La Paz is a very interesting place to dive.  Seems like more work than some of the more well known dive locations but it always yeilds some fascinating images.  




Thanks Steve, La Paz while similar in many respects to the northern Sea of Cortez does have some unique attractions particularly in the fall when the sea lions are off the charts play full and you have a chance to see whale sharks and dolphins.  Its pretty convent to get to from San Diego through the Tijuana Airport, cheap flights around $200.00 round trip.



sweet shots. thats an awesome sailfin blenny and the moray shot is great

Thanks Matt, that sail fin blenny was a tough one to get as I only got one shot at him after waiting for about 20 minutes for thin to do something interesting.

In Topic: Farnsworth Banks 09/21/13

23 September 2013 - 10:24 PM

Went out to Farnsworth Banks this weekend on the Magician. Farnsworth is always a treat to go to. The diving can be tougher but you are awarded with the beautiful purple hydocoral that is there. Here are pictures from the trip:





There are more pictures at


Farnsworth Bank 09/21/13

Farnsworth is my favorite site in California.  Nice shots!



In Topic: Anacapa Island, California

07 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

Nice work, Sean.  I really like the second shot.  I love the CFWA stuff.  When you say blue water you are talking offshore reefs? The last blue water trip I did (albeit awhile ago) was 3,000 feet deep, looking for pelagics and kelp paddies.



Thanks, I did all the CFWA with a Sigma 17-70.  The trip I went on was booked from Blue Water Photo in LA.  I like going on their trips as it is all UW photogs.



In Topic: Anacapa Island, California

30 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

Nice captures...so what boat did you go out on?

Went out on the Peace, it was a Blue Water Photo trip.  The best food on a dive boat in California.