Saturday, March 17, 2007


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Now I know I'm on vacation. I'm posting my first underwater photo ever. Some sort of corral-ly thing. My Digital Rebel and salt water do not mix so I impulsively bought a little Olympus camera that is waterproof to 33 ft. I'll tell you, taking a brand new camera swimming in the ocean with you is a bit frightening even if it is under warranty.
I have learned that photography and snorkeling do not mix well together. Being on the surface of the water, unlike scuba, you bob up and down too much to be able to try to focus the camera. Not to mention that I couldn't see the screen well. So I would aim the camera at something interesting and press the button hoping that the focus was at least close. Meanwhile I was praying that the wave wouldn't push me into what must have been the world's largest sea urchins. Between the urchins and the waves, my attempts at catching a fish on camera are sometimes a bit laughable. Maybe I'll post my picture of half a grouper later on.
We are having fun in paradise, i.e. somewhere on the southeast end of Puerto Rico. It is such a relief to be away from home and cold weather. Tomorrow the plan is to go to El Yunque, the nearby rainforest. If there is time, I'll post more of our adventures afterward.
Don't expect too much blog-visiting from me this week and I may have to neglect all my memes. In a mere 7 days, I'll be back home wasting precious time on-line again.
In the meantime, I'm rambling. Hasta Manana.


amy said...

very nice picture. Have a nice vacation

Marcia said...

I tried an underwater camera years ago. . your photo came out better than mine.

annie said...

Wow. Looks like great fun.
I look forward to more photos.

sognatrice said...

Purty! Now no more blogs (including your own) until vacation's over! We'll all be here when you get back :)

Helen said...

Wow, how wonderful. I'd love to go scuba diving or something like that one day.
Hope you're having a great time.

Self Taught Artist said...

thats cool! what an adventurer you are

Tarakuanyin said...

Sounds like fun! Have a lovely time and I look forward to hearing more about it when you get back.

Debo Blue said...

You should have had your husband hold you down while you snapped the pictures. Think what the other tourists would have thought when they saw that:-)

paris parfait said...

You lucky woman! Great photo. Enjoy every minute!

angela said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday.