I didn’t do any diving for all of September as we traveled to Montana and Michigan, so I’d been itching to get underwater. Luckily the opportunity came as friends were heading down to Laguna Beach to dive Shaw’s Cove yesterday. As much as I hate waking up early just to leave the house by 5:30am it was well worth the trip. We did two dives. The first dive was with our whole group; the second dive just Craig and I as we focused on taking photos. For both dives I dove on a steel 120 with my Olympus E-PM1 digital camera plated a single strobe. Here are the best photos I took:
The more experience I get with my camera, the more I understand it’s settings and the more I enjoy taking photos with it. So far I’ve taken photos with it here in Southern California and in Australia at the Great Barrier Reef. Next month it will be with us on our trip to Hawaii! The only downside so far with the Olympus E-PM1 is with regard to reviewing photos – you can only review the last photo that was taken and it’s a bit clunky. To review previously taken photos, you have to use a dial to scan through them. Unfortunately there’s no way to manipulate a round dial on the housing (seems rather tricky in general) so that’s failure. On the positive side I realized yesterday it would be great to get a macro lens for the housing and perhaps an additional light. I have another strobe but I destroyed the battery. Perhaps I should work on getting a focus light instead?
(Oh and how do you like that gallery / slideshow up top?)