Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sarela II

I am still cleaning up the catalog, it will take a looong time to finish. In the process I have found a couple of portraits from Sarela that I like.

Friday, December 11, 2009


My mother in law asked for some photos for the wall as Christmas present and Marta and I decided that some flowers would suit. What do you think of these?

Friday, December 04, 2009


When you are diving the first thing you notice is the lack of the red color. As you go deep the water filters the light and absorbs all the red leaving you in a world where blue is the king. If you are not too deep you can still see some yellow and green, as in the pictures from yesterday. But this changes totally when you add some artificial light to the equation. You just need to shine your torch anywhere and the lost red will come back at its bests. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Postcards from the deep

I am still sorting the photos from the Red sea, it is hard to pick the less bad ones from the rest. I do not dive enough to get the experience needed for underwater photography and although the G10 is a great little camera it is a bit limited when the light drops (excuses, the problem is just the photographer)

Anyway I think I am happy with some of the results. Here is a first batch to see what you think. All of them are taken with available light, no flash. That means that you get to see the place as I saw it. The amazing colors will come next. The biggest dificulty in this kind of photos, at least for me, was to move as little as possible. The light levels are too low and I tried to keep the ISO at reasonable levels (that is around 1600 or the highest the camera can give to get speeds that I could handhold) Another reason for not moving is that you don't want to shake all the sand from the bottom or you won't make any more pictures in that place.

Well, after so much boring text here are the pictures I hope you like them :-D

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Well, it seems that Christmas came early this year. I went to the city and passed by my favourite camera shop. They had a great offer on the new Canon 7D and since I had decided it was going to be my Christmas present I could not resist.

It feals great in the hand and I am sure I will have tons of fun with it. Although probably my photography will not be better the camera is not to blame.

Isn't she lovely? She paid it :-D