shots range from San Clemente Island in southern
California to Port Hardy in British Columbia. The
majority are from the Channel Islands and Monterey.
It’s the land of cold water, crummy visibility,
and surge, so if you can learn to take pictures underwater
here, most any place else in the world will seem
easy by comparison.
These are the reef scenics with pictures of divers and schools
of fish and lots of blue water. Usually they are more effective
in clearer water. I like the fisheye lenses like the 10.5 mm and
the 16 mm lens probably the best. Depending on what kind of subject
matter I’m shooting, I will use a 10.5 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm,
20 mm, or a 17-35 mm zoom. One of the unwritten laws of underwater
photography states that you will have the wrong lens on the camera
when the Whale Shark swims by.