Tuesday adventure

by tacogirl
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Instead of going to the pool this morning I decided to have a snorkel adventure – perfect opportunity to try my new underwater camera from Chunky and Ruth.

I decided to walk along the beach to Ramon’s dock and check out how the artificial reef is doing. Haven’t been in the ocean for way too long (last time I remember snorkeling there was with DCG)

I miss the big palapa at the end of the dock, but they have a proper ladder now which makes it easier for those who want to go in right from the end of the dock, instead of swimming from shore. It’s a pretty good free snorkel spot, and very close to town.

I still have to play around with my camera some more and see how different settings work underwater – for now I just went with auto. It was a bit hard to tell how my pictures were turning out under water as the screen was hard to see, but I managed okay for my first try.

Ruthie said the camera is a battery hog but did not find myself running short of battery life. I had put rechargeable ones in, so I was able to practice deleting as I went along. Also found a short cut for that in the manual yesterday. Another good tip I got in the manual was to keep a silica pack inside the battery area when the camera is not in use.

Small downside of today’s adventure – I lost my snorkel on the way home. I retraced my steps as soon as I noticed but could not find it anywhere.

My first underwater pictures with a digital camera…

Fish

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8 comments

Ruthie May 7, 2009 - 2:23 am

Wow…your pix turned out great TG! I’m so happy that you can document all the underwater action in San Pedro now, too!

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tacogirl May 7, 2009 - 12:46 am

Thanks rump – I figure trying one thing at a time will help me figure out which settings work best.

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rump shaker May 7, 2009 - 12:32 am

it is so nice that you have an underwater digital now!i am still figuring out flash/no flash particle/no particles etc.they look good though and it’s funny the end results will always be a mystery until you get home-kinda nice

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Kelly and Steve May 6, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Those are great pictures! I can not wait to snorkel there again myself… We will be there the end of June!

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tacogirl May 6, 2009 - 2:45 pm

lol KC

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KC Jayhawk May 6, 2009 - 2:27 pm

unless you’re Jimmy Hoffa!!

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tacogirl May 6, 2009 - 1:13 pm

So true Mysteryboy – hanging out under water with the fish is so much fun.

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Anonymous May 6, 2009 - 3:09 am

What fun! A whole new world opened up to you! And, me thinks, more blog pics in our future.

~Mysteryboy

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