Photos for the Ocean Magazine

06 Jul

I can’t believe how fast time is going… last night I had a dream that it was New Year’s Day 2011, already.  I dreamed to myself, “what happened to summer and autumn, and wasn’t I getting a vacation in October?” So, the passage of time must be on my mind at the moment.

Anyway, it is that time of year again that the Ocean Magazine has come round and asked me for some more underwater photographs of Saint Martin for their next edition of the magazine.  Some of you may remember that this past year I had a 10 page spread in Ocean Magazine.  It has a distribution of 200,000, mostly in Saint Martin, so it was great advertising for us.  I even signed a few copies!!!

So, I sent over a CD of my  best pics from the last year.  I never know what type of photos they will actually pick.  When I asked if they prefer photos of people, wrecks, wildlife, the editor replied “We want the reader to be able to connect to the photograph.”  You have to imagine that that was said in a French accent. I’m not sure that his reply really answered my question, but from the photos they chose last year, some had people, some didn’t.  So, please look through the selection of photographs that I sent to them below, and you may even see yourself in one of those photos.  I am hoping to make Peter, Greg and Stuart famous… so I will post again once I know the photos that they actually picked.

I think that my favorites are of the red and white banded shrimp cleaning the moray, and also shark swimming out of the wreck at The Bridge.

Tell me what your favorites are, I love feedback.

In other news, just quickly… Alex (the 15 year old who you may remember did quite a few internships here) has gone to Guadeloupe.  We were hoping to turn him into a diving instructor, but instead he has decided to take courses in Guadeloupe in rearing large farm animals.  It is a good move for him, and although we will miss him, we are happy that he is investing in his future. Also, Kevin, is super excited that his Air Jordan sneakers arrived.  I ordered them a while ago, but they took a long time to get to the island.

Oh, one last thing, Mark DeBarr left his dive skin here.  He lives in the states and it is difficult and expensive for me to send the dive skin to him.  If you are reading this, and are soon diving with us, please let me know if you would be willing to take the dive skin home to the states and send it to him.  We both thank you in advance.

Alright, that is all for now. Diving this afternoon with Sherry and Alexis, my students from almost 2 years ago are back… I’m excited to see them.

(Sally wrote this blog 🙂 )

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One Response to “Photos for the Ocean Magazine”

  1. Kristin July 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Awesome photos!!! My group dove with you a few weeks ago (with Greg and La Deana Roberts). Just wanted to say thanks again! 🙂

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