Friday, July 18, 2008

Underwater Photos from my Canon in a Ziplock Baggie

Who would have guessed that putting my canon point and shoot in a glorified ziplock bagwould actually take good underwater photos. Good thing the camera was old, and I'm ready to upgrade, because one of my waterproof camera baggies did start to leak by the end of the trip, but they worked well enough to get some great shots. Though the tropical fish and coral lost their luster without a strong flash. But otherwise, I'm quite happy.
More Hawaii photos coming soon!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Manta Ray Dive!

So R- and I learned to dive for our Hawaii trip. Many more photos to come, but here are screenshots from the DVD from our night dive with the manta rays off the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
From Manta Dive
The images courtesy of the dive operator (for the exorbitant fee of $70, but totally worth it). Will post some video clips online if I ever figure out how. (Any suggestions on what to use to pull clips from a DVD for upload, do let me know!)

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Mini-honeymoon Photos: Moab, UT - May 2008

Photos from our "mini-honeymoon" that fit in between the wedding and Romina's graduation, and before our main trip to Hawaii. A visit to Moab, UT, home of Arches National Park and Canyonlands, often overshadowed by nearby Bryce and Zion Canyons, not to mention Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

We were impressed by spectacular sights, spectacular skies, and a surprisingly dazzling array of dessert flowers. Also, our first shot at "adventure travel" with rappelling down 10 story canyons and rafting, a prelude to even more at Hawaii.

La Sal Mountains from Arches National Park - May 2008

Park Avenue, Arches, Utah - May 2008

Hawaii Photos, coming soon!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My photo of Bobby Flay at BRGR

Was at BRGR the other day. Great burgers incidentally. Had my brush with a (foodie) superstar (though my one visit to Mesa Grill, albeit many many years ago [2000] wasn't so memorable), waiting to buy a burger for his daughter. Nice to know BRGR gets Bobby Flay's stamp of approval. Checked my iphone to make sure it really was flay, and then used it to snap this photo.