Sunday
Oct032010

My Underwater Photography

For those of you who don't know I am also an avid underwater photographer! Many years ago I actually started combining my two favorite past times, diving and photography! I have been lucky enough to sell my work worldwide though various dive and travel magazines, museums, websites, exhibitions and more recently with Discovery Channel.

I will also be selling matted photographs at the 3rd Annual Arts and Craft Fair on November 6, from 10am - 4pm! I will post more details about this nearer the time!

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the last year in Indonesia.... more of my work can be seen on my underwater website at www.pbase.com/the_underwater_world.

 These are a selection of various macro subjects

These are a selection of wide-angle taken with my fish-eye lens..... so much fun!

Ascending from yet another amazing dive on the island of Nusa Lembongan, view of a small village temple on the shore.

A typical site in Indonesia, ascending after a dive to see an active volcano and small fishing boat house.

 

Wednesday
Sep222010

Indonesia Snap Shot

I have finally had a few moments this week to edit some photos from my favorite destination that we just love to visit again and again.... the small island paradise Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia.

These photographs were taken in June at the local fishing village where they actually grow, collect and sell seaweed mainly to the Japanese and China. It is a family affair with everyone helping out from toddlers to ladies in their 80's!

Even though we had to cut the trip short due to Maricela catching, croup and the deadly Dengue we had an amazing holiday and a great finish to our wonderful year in Indonesia. We plan on returning to our special island next year so Andres can brush up on his Indonesian and surfing, I can dive and take photos while Maricela is reunited with her beloved nanny, Ibu Sati. 

 

Tuesday
Sep072010

Kintai Bridge

One of the major tourist attracting of Iwakuni, where we are now living is the famous Kintai Bridge just outside of the city. The Kintai Bridge dates back to the 1600’s and spans the Nishiki river. Its five arches which you can walk across are a symbol of western HonshÅ«.

We chose a cloudy day as the temperatures have been hot and sticky and well into the 90’s this week! Luckily there are lots of drink and local snack sellers all around the base of the bridge area. Maricela loved saying hello in Japanese to the old ladies who were desperate to sell their goods to us!

We are really looking forward to coming back to this area to see the autumn colors, cherry blossoms and at night time to watch the cormorant fishermen, a tradition picked up from China.

This is also a great location for family portraits too, it looks like I will receive my business license this week so will start taking booking soon! 

The cormorant fishing boats on the Nishiki river

Andres & Maricela enjoying the views of the Kintai Bridge

Maricela waves hello from under the beautiful Kintai Bridge

Maricela takes a break from running on the huge rocks under the bridge... tiring work!

Andres & Maricela take a cool break to throw rocks in the river under the bridge.... and to throw a few at Mummy!

Tuesday
Aug312010

Bridal Shoot

Today I finally got a much needed break from unpacking to edit some photos from Megan's beautiful bridal shoot in Carmel Valley, California from earlier this month! Megan wore a gorgeous vintage dress and a pair of her Mum's super cool cowboy boots for the shoot... she looked simply stunning! Thanks Megan and Jana.... it was so much fun (just a shame one of us didn't go home with a Rolex!! :) ) Miss you both....xxx


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