Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Underwater shots

I was quite pleased with my new camera - it's a lot less bulky than the Intova and so slips very easily into a pocket or handbag. The zoom is perfectly adequate for the sort of holiday we were on, though I would have missed my Canon if we'd been doing any serious sightseeing.

The LCD screen is much better than the one on the Intova, and I really was able to see it quite well even in sunlight. It took a little bit of getting used to underwater, but the main frustration was that the screen dims after a few seconds with no buttons being pressed to save power, and if you're following a fish and trying to focus on it, you can get quite frustrated when the picture on the screen disappears at the crucial moment.

Once I was used to it, though, the main problem was that the fish wouldn't necessarily sit still and pose for me!

Although a lot of the scenery reminded me of Hawai'i (another volcanic island with beautiful blue sea, where we spent our honeymoon), the fish were nowhere near as bright and colourful - but there were certainly plenty of them. At one point I was swimming amongst a school of fish and some of them started to nibble my toes, which freaked me out a little bit - though at least they weren't piranhas, and I still have the requisite number of digits.

Here are some of my favourite underwater shots from last week.


  1. Makes me miss scuba diving!

    I'll message you with my long, erratic list of things I want to see in England soon. Maybe you can help me pare it down?

  2. Ooh yes, I'll enjoy looking at that - look forward to seeing it.