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    skinny dipping, sailing, snow skiing, water skiing, art galleries, classic cars, flying

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  1. Explore the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon Aboard the Truk Odyssey3 SPOTS AVAILABLE WITH OPTIONAL EXTENDED STAY AT THE TRUK STOP HOTEL March 25-April 1, 20187 nights - 5-1/2 days of diving $3295 per person/double occupancy $4995 guaranteed single occupancy Explore the WWII wrecks of Truk Lagoon aboard one of the world's favorite liveaboards, the Truk Odyssey. There is no better way to see Truk Lagoon! Odyssey is one of the world's finest live-aboard dive boats and they are typically booked up many years in advance. One trip aboard this boat and you'll understand why. THIS TRIP IS OPEN TO NON-PHOTOGRAPHERS TOO!! We will also offer several underwater photography related presentations on several of the evenings which include topics like photo composition, wreck photography, and image processing. This photo tour will be tailored to your needs and requests! Includes: Accommodations on board Odyssey for 7 nights 5 1/2 days of diving All diving while on board All meals while on board Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers round-trip airport transfers Photography workshop and assistance Does not include: Airfare Meals while in transit Hotels before or after the charter Crew gratuity Personal purchases Camera rentals $50 dive permit fee 5% VAT tax TRUK STOP HOTEL OPTIONAL ADD-ON: March 21-March 25, 2018: 5 nights accommodation at the Truk Stop Hotel, 4 days of diving Ocean View - $1147 single occupancy Ocean View - $847 per person/double occupancy Standard View - $1097 single occupancy Ocean View - $822 per person/double occupancy March 22-March 25, 2018: 4 nights accommodation at the Truk Stop Hotel, 3 days of diving Ocean View - $897 single occupancy Ocean View - $847 per person/double occupancy Standard View - $1097 single occupancy Ocean View - $822 per person/double occupancy For more info: http://underwatercolours.com/underwater-photography-workshops/truk-lagoon-aboard-odyssey-2018
  2. The first and second workshops were a huge success, so we're headed back to Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao from March 2-12, 2016. Hope you can join us for some of the best critter diving in the Philippines. You can view some of the images from the 2nd workshop here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.930857840295029.1073741825.122733201107501 For more information please visit our website: http://underwatercolours.com/anilao_photo_workshop.html Contact Bonnie Pelnar for more information.
  3. Photography Workshop in the British Virgin Islands - May 3-9, 2015 6 nights Aboard Cuan Law $2795 pp/do Includes: Six nights, seven days accommodation in two person cabins, twin or queen with private bathroom, photography workshop and photo contest with prizes, 24 hour air conditioning or natural ventilation through hatches and windows, three meals per day and hors d'oeuvres and snacks, all hot and cold drinks including alcoholic drinks and wine with dinner, local taxes, fuel for diesels, generators and tender (no fuel surcharge!) and more! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
  4. We've added a Palau side trip to this itinerary. If you want to do just Palau with us, that's OK too, but there are a few spots left on the Odyssey also. We will be diving with Sam's Tours and staying at the Sea Passion Hotel. These rates listed here are for 2013. They don't have the 2014 rates yet, but they should be close. Sea Passion is a mid-priced hotel that is very close (10 minute walk) to Sam's Tours and not far from town. We are getting a 7 night package for accommodations plus five days of diving. Here is what it includes: 7 nights accommodations, taxes & service charges included Roundtrip airport transfers Complimentary breakfast daily 5 days of 2 tank boat diving Free Jellyfish Lake snorkeling after one of the 2 tank dive days Complimentary 3rd tank dive at Chandelier Cave Unlimited diving at Sam’s Macro Wall Professional guide, tanks and weights Free Nitrox up to 32% (with proof of certification) Hotel transfers on dive days Lunch and refreshments each dive day Sam’s Tours water bottle and reef hook The room rates for this package are: OCEAN VIEW SINGLE (1 king bed) or MOUNTAIN VIEW TWIN (2 queen beds) $1,335.00pp double occ/ $1,905.00 single occ DELUXE OCEAN VIEW (1 king or 2 queen beds) or MOUNTAIN VIEW ROMANTIC (2 queen beds) $1,390.00pp double occ/ $2,010.00 single occ SEA PASSION ROMANTIC (with balcony) or OCEAN VIEW SUITE (with balcony) $1,510.00pp double occ/ $2,255.00 single occ http://www.palauseapassion.com/intro.html Airport transfers are $12 per person each way. Drinks and dinners each person pays on their own. I'm also planning to do a land tour on the 15th, but have not yet decided which one. Some options are: Ngardmau Waterfalls Badrulchau Monoliths WWII History Tour Kayak tours Rock Islands Tour I've done some of these and they are all awesome. I am leaning toward the Rock Islands tour. To book this package they ask for 25% up front and the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. To keep thinks simple, I'll just collect $400 per person for this trip and the balance either with the last Odyssey payment, or several months later if anyone prefers that. About eight people from the Truk group are going to Palau too, so contact me if you decide you might like to join us!
  5. I was doing some searches this morning and noticed that many of the CDNN websites appear to have been abondoned! Maybe this has been like this for a while. I guess that just goes to show that nobody was reading their crap anyway. http://www.cdnn.info is offline http://www.scubalinx.com is offline I can't remember the other URLs he had registered, but almost nothing shows up when you google Cyber Diver News Network.
  6. Explore the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon Aboard the Truk Odyssey on the 70th Anniversary of Operation Hailstone February 16-23, 2014 7 nights - 5-1/2 days of diving $3095 pp/do $4645 single occupancy TRIP LEAD BY BONNIE PELNAR Explore the WWII wrecks of Truk Lagoon aboard one of the world's favorite live-aboards, the Truk Odyssey. There is no better way to see Truk Lagoon! This is a very special date for several reasons! February 17, 2014 will be the 70th anniversary of Operation Hailstone, plus it's my birthday too! The Truk Odyssey is one of the world's finest live-aboard dive boats and they are typically booked up many years in advance. One trip aboard this boat and you'll understand why. Read more about diving in Truk Lagoon... We will also offer several underwater photography related presentations on several of the evenings which include topics like photo composition, wreck photography, and image processing. This workshop will be tailored to your needs and requests! Includes: Accommodations on board Odyssey for 7 nights 5 1/2 days of diving All diving while on board All meals while on board Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers round-trip airport transfers Photography workshop and assistance Does not include: Airfare Meals while in transit Hotels before or after the charter Crew gratuity Personal purchases Camera rentals $30 dive permit fee + 5% VAT tax Non-photographers or those who would like to learn are also invited! ABOUT ODYSSEYThe Odyssey is a 132 foot live-aboard located in Weno, Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. On board the Odyssey you’ll find amenities consistent with the world’s top liveaboards. There is a total of nine staterooms. Six staterooms are 14’ x 8’ with either king size or 2 twin beds. Yes, this is big enough to do a cartwheel in! Two private single staterooms are 11’ x 6’. One stateroom is 10’ x 9’ with a double/twin bunk. ALL staterooms have private ensuite facilities, air-conditioning controls, DVD player, and are carpeted. There is air-conditioned throughout the vessel. There is also a large dining area with full commercial galley. The food aboard Odyssey is outstanding! A separate entertainment lounge with TV, VCR (PAL & NTSC), DVD, stereo, library, large slide table, and bar is located on the A deck. This is a great place to hang out and work on your laptop. Odyssey has all kinds of room, so there are places where you can group to socialize and just as many areas to curl up and read a book in privacy. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BONNIE PELNAR
  7. In addition to our regular annual photo workshop we have added a second week. Come to one or join them both! Special Advanced Workshop with Jack Davis & Bonnie Pelnar July 20-27, 2013 For the more advanced digital photographer and those interested in DSLR video we have added a second week-long workshop featuring both Bonnie Pelnar and Jack Davis. Jack is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop, as well as himself being an award-winning photographer. Jack is coauthor of the bestselling guide to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book. His latest book, How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, showcases the process of going beyond what was shot, to crafting what was experienced. This workshop will focus on topics like the latest camera RAW conversion features of Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom for underwater photographers, processing video from your SLR, point & shoot, & GoPro cameras, and advanced shooting and lighting techniques. Both Bonnie and Jack will be diving with you every day. You can join either workshop separately or attend them both. There will be a small bit of overlap in the topics covered, such as the introductory presentation and Photo Composition presentation, but the majority of the topics will be new. A deposit of $100 holds your reservation and spot in the workshop. For complete info visit Under Watercolours For those interested in staying an additional day we are offering an optional day trip to snorkel with the whalesharks at Isla Mujeres. Cost is $200 plus and extra night at Scuba Club. For those interested in coming in a day early we are offering an optional day trip around the island of Cozumel with a visit to see the crocodiles at Punta Sur.
  8. 12th Annual Underwater Photo Workshop & Contest July 13-20, 2013 We've been running workshops for many years and this one will be the biggest and best of them all with lots of fun, prizes, photo pros and surprises! Here's your chance to get all your questions answered and improve your underwater photography skills. Everybody is bringing cameras to capture the beautiful reefs of Cozumel. This workshop is designed to show you how to use your digital camera and get the best shots possible when shooting underwater. No camera is too big or too small! Not only is this workshop a lot of fun, but you'll learn all about how to improve your underwater photography by shooting better and improving on what you've captured by using Adobe Photoshop. Your instructor and host is Bonnie Pelnar. Bonnie has made 36 trips to Cozumel and she knows where and how to find the best Cozumel has to offer and can show you how to capture it with your camera. Scuba Club Cozumel offers FREE unlimited shore diving, day and night. The area in front of SCC is the BEST shore diving in Cozumel. Cozumel muck diving at its finest! In addition to the presentations and seminars, Bonnie will be available to dive with you each day. We will set up a special photographer's boat, so if you wish to dive with the rest of the shooters, you are welcome to come along. At the end of the week we'll be having a photo contest with an awards ceremony and prizes! A deposit of $100 holds your reservation and spot in the workshop. This year will be our biggest and best yet, with great prizes, photo pros, demo gear and more! For complete info visit Under Watercolours This year we have also added a second week with Adobe guru, Jack Davis. Come for one or join them both. More info here. Here is what some of our past workshop attendees had to say... "This was one of the best dive trips I have ever done. Bonnie seems to have the perfect formula mix of having fun as well as serious underwater photography instruction for those wanting to improve their uw images. I had just bought a new housing for my digital camera and Bonnie patiently answered my numerous questions on the new rig. She also shared her vast knowledge freely with the participants. I plan on doing future UW Photography Workshops with Bonnie." Ellen - Portland, Oregon "Bonnie is a great teacher. She's very patient and knows her stuff. Everyone came away with great new tools for photography. I especially liked her Photoshop classes." Andrea - Laguna Niguel, California "We had a marvelous time at Scuba Club Cozumel with Bonnie last February. I can't wait to go again! She has great tips for getting the best presentation from my underwater photos. Besides, it's PARTY TIME whenever Bonnie is around, ha!" Helena - Mammoth Lakes, California "Just when the vacation began to wear off and I started to get back into the swing of reality I received a DVD in the mail from Bonnie. It was a collection of photos from our workshop trip. It brought tears t0 my eyes. Some were tears of laughter, others were from the great memories of all the new friends I made while on board the Solmar V. Who knew learning could be so much fun?" Marj - San Jose Trip report from a previous Underwater Photography Workshop at Scuba Club Cozumel
  9. Join us for the 11th Annual Digital Workshop & Photo Contest at July 7-14, 2012 Cozumel in July brings calm, warm water, bright blue skies, 100'+ visibility and underwater colors that can only be found in Cozumel. This 6-day workshop is perfect for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced. No camera is too big or too small. We'll show you how to use your digital camera and get the best shots possible both topside and underwater. Here's your chance to pick up photo pointers from real photo pros and improve your own underwater shooting techniques. This workshop is lead by Bonnie Pelnar, who has been leading photography workshops around the world for the past 10 years. She has made 35 trips to Cozumel and knows where and how to find the best Cozumel has to offer AND she can show you how to capture it with your camera! Bonnie has a passion for Isla Cozumel. You won't find a better tour guide. At the end of the week we'll award prizes for the best photos taken during the week! Our gracious sponsors have provided lots of swag, and we'll have oceans of fun. Everybody wins something! In addition to the informative presentations and slide shows, Bonnie will be available to dive with you each day. We set up a special photographer's boat, so if you wish to dive with the rest of the shooters, you are welcome to come along. And don't forget...Scuba Club Cozumel offers FREE unlimited shore diving, day and night. The area in front of SCC is the BEST shore diving in Cozumel. Cozumel muck diving at its finest! This year will be our biggest and best yet, with great prizes, photo pros, demo gear and more! If your would like to attend please contact Bonnie to reserve your spot! For more info visit Under Watercolours website. Here is what some of our past workshop attendees had to say... "This was one of the best dive trips I have ever done. Bonnie seems to have the perfect formula mix of having fun as well as serious underwater photography instruction for those wanting to improve their uw images. I had just bought a new housing for my digital camera and Bonnie patiently answered my numerous questions on the new rig. She also shared her vast knowledge freely with the participants. I plan on doing future UW Photography Workshops with Bonnie." Ellen - Portland, Oregon "Bonnie is a great teacher. She's very patient and knows her stuff. Everyone came away with great new tools for photography. I especially liked her Photoshop classes." Andrea - Laguna Niguel, California "We had a marvelous time at Scuba Club Cozumel with Bonnie last February. I can't wait to go again! She has great tips for getting the best presentation from my underwater photos. Besides, it's PARTY TIME whenever Bonnie is around, ha!" Helena - Mammoth Lakes, California "Just when the vacation began to wear off and I started to get back into the swing of reality I received a DVD in the mail from Bonnie. It was a collection of photos from our workshop trip. It brought tears to my eyes. Some were tears of laughter, others were from the great memories of all the new friends I made while on board the Solmar V. Who knew learning could be so much fun?" Marj - San Jose Trip report from a previous Underwater Photography Workshop at Scuba Club Cozumel
  10. We have two standard spots left on this trip. Please contact me if you're interested in coming.
  11. We have several spots left on this trip and are knocking off $500 from the advertised price. Email me if you might be interested in joining us! Bonnie
  12. Thanks all for your ideas. Nothing $5000 and another checked bag can't fix. I sure did enjoy that halation video too. I was picking through some topside images and found it here too. The only way to minimize it would be to under expose, so I guess that would hold true for underwater also. I think it's just stuff in the water/air. Then I tried the Photoshop burn tool, setting it to affect the shadows only at 30% opacity and easily got rid of it on a black background in less than a minute. It didn't work as well on blue water, if working in RGB, but when I switched to LAB and burned around the fin in the separate channels, it could work with a little bit of patience. I'm still be curious to see if there is a difference between newer and older cameras, or between Nikon and Canon. When is the next full moon (or whale encounter)? Thanks for all your suggestions.
  13. What were the rules of the photobucket contest? Did you forfeit your copyright to enter?
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