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Going Diving!

Howdy! Thanks for all the emails about the new site and video. I wish I could share it with you right now, but we are still producing it. The wait will be worth it though, I promise. I did get a bunch of questions about the new site ( ThePhotoFrontier.com ) and I will try to get to those over the next week or so. One question is…what is it? In short, it is a site dedicated to having fun and helping other photographers reach their photographic goals. Make sure you visit the site and sign up for the newsletter. We should have some cool news in the next week or so.

As for today’s image, well this is from one of my favorite all time dive sites….The Columbia Shallows on the south end of Cozumel, MX. I recently picked up a lighting kit for my GoPro so I should be able to film a short movie next time I’m there. Does anyone else who visits here enjoy diving?

Felix

Belize Dive Master

Felix, pictured here, is a dive master in Belize. He’s a super nice guy that shares some very interesting stories. Only because of the length, it is probably best if I share them with you in person. Every once in a while we would run into him in the town of Hopkins and he would be shaving his head using the rearview mirror of car. It seemed to fit perfectly into his shaving kit, so why not? Anyway, still hard at work on bringing some new content to you so bear with me. It should be ready shortly!

Columbia Shallows

Columbia Shallows Dive Cozumel MX

For the long time visitors here you know that I have a passion for SCUBA diving, and that passion manifests itself as encouraging others to do it! Trust me, you will fall in love with it instantly. SCUBA diving is the closest you will come to being an astronaut. Although, private space travel is making it easier. The cool thing about diving is you don’t have to go very deep to see really cool things. I shot this image around 15 feet. When you are diving at 15 feet, you can stay underwater for almost two hours, or as long as your air will last. Being weightless, surrounded by amazing creatures for that long is an experience you will never forget.

Also, I thought this image might make a cool desktop for the ocean fans out there. Just click it, then click the size you would like about the image, the set it as your desktop. I hope you enjoy it and it brightens your day!

Safety Stop

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When you’re diving, you take a 3 minute safety stop 15 feet from the surface. The safety stop helps eliminate any excess nitrogen in your system. On the surface Nitrogen bubbles can expand in your body causing intense pain and possibly death. This is what we call ‘The Bends’. Nothing in the rule book says anything about taking your safety stop upside down. It’s totally legit…as my buddy Murph demonstrates here.

Free Webinar Announcement: Jan 29th

The good folks at NIK Software have invited me to share the magic of Snapseed in a special webinar that is free for all of you. This will be a very unique opportunity for all of us. I will be processing images fresh from this trip. It should be fun and I hope you to see you there.

YOU MUST REGISTER and it’s limited to 1000 participants!

Click Here To Register!

Free Snapseed Webinar

Here’s Looking At You

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Howdy…or should I say Hola! Internet connectivity is a bit harder to come by than I remember so this week might be hit or miss. I had a grand plan, but the plan depended on fast Internet…oops! Ah we’ll, plan B it is! Here’s a photo I will be featuring in my online workshop, ‘Travel Photographer’s Guide To Snapseed’. I hope you have registered, if not I’ll post a link tomorrow. Space is limited and it’s filling up….remember, it’s totally free!