I was playing with the GoPro 4 one evening just to see what kind of photos it would take. I mainly bought it for action shots and not things like sunsets but I was curious. I stepped out into the ocean at low tide and held the camera just above the water and took a few shots.
They were a little crooked, which wasn't any fault of the camera, but that was an easy fix in photoshop. For a tiny little camera it takes pretty good photos.
Just for the fun of it I took a really mediocre picture from a dark and overcast day and did my best with it using Photoshop... Notice the ugly brown waves now have a slight green tint and the little rocks on the beach have a bit of color not to mention the clouds have more life to them. Now imagine what fun in Photoshop a person can have with a good picture to start with!
Sorry I haven't posted much of anything lately... Between one thing and another I realize I've been quite busy, much busier than I really want to be. It's definitely cutting into my hiking, fishing and photography time. Guess I need to learn to "Just say NO to responsibility"! :)
This is my son Jonathan at the Tournament last weekend to qualify for the upcoming National Championship in July. He brought home the Silver Metal, lost in the final round in overtime. In the past 10 years between my 2 kids in Taekwondo, I have taken over 50K of pictures of them, and other kids in the same school. I find it's very difficult to take good quality pictures of you own kids during sparing or miss all the good actions shot, but not on other kids!
This turtle apparently got tired of me taking his photo so he headed off over the reef in shallow water where I couldn't follow him, at least not if I wanted to keep all of the skin on my body.
I followed a couple of colorful fish into a dark crevice one day and used the underwater strobe to light up the hole. After looking at my photo it occurred to me that sticking my face into a dark whole underwater might not have been the smartest thing I've ever done.
I don't know if its the change in temperature, hours of sunlight or some internal clock thing that gets everything bursting back to life this time of year but it sure is a wonderful tonic for the Soul!
These first three were taken from the lanai of our condo one afternoon when I was being lazy and just enjoying being on the island.
A little help please?
I came across this turtle in the waters in front of our condo and he had some fishing line hanging from his mouth. I noticed it just after I took the photo so I reached down to see if it would come out and the honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) actually opened his mouth like he wanted me to take it out.
Fortunately for both of us there was no hook on the end of the line and it came right out just by me grabbing the line and the turtle turning his head.
It wasn't any kind of big rescue by any means but it was a little humbling to know that this happens more than you know and it felt good to give a helping hand.
This is a "DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver" bird idling out the bay on a foggy morning looking for a "blue hole" so it can take off. Sure enough a few minutes after I took this picture I heard the engine roar to full RPM and the plane was off into the "wild blue yonder"!