The stable and dry weather means great conditions for those keen to dive Auckland east coast bays. Southwesterlies mean very limited swell and no rain means there is no silt coming from the land. The receipt for a good dive is simple: the visibility is best before the high tide, find a place with rocks […]
Finally after more than a week the wind changed its direction and was blowing from the west today. That means it was possible to dive on the east coast. I went to my standard “testing” location i.e. Browns Bay to test my camcorder. The dive was great with a lot of opportunities to record some […]
In December 2012 I was awarded a Festival Director’s Award for my picture of a snapper at an UW photo festival in Brno, Czech Republic.
Recently I refurbished an old Sony Handycam housing. The housing is quite big (originally for an old and big Hi8 camcorder) so it can easily accommodate various modern digital camcorders. Also it’s well balanced in the water it’ll be a pleasure to use it I think. The empty housing passed a water test successfully two […]
With the high tide at 7:40pm I decided to go for a late evening (almost night) dive. With a wide-angle lens on my camera I was not looking for small critters rather I hoped to make pictures of the environment. To my great surprise I could see a kingfish chasing its prey in the shallow water […]
Yesterday I was diving Goat Island Shallows again. Despite the rain the visibility was very good, perhaps the best within the last a couple of months. That means good conditions for wide angle photography. Actually my wide angle photography is not really wide. I use a 18mm lens with the 1.5 crop factor sensor which […]