I am still new at the whole stand up paddleboard thing, but from the first moment, I knew I wanted to have a camera on these trips. My SLR was certainly not a candidate. It has not learned to swim yet.
A few pictures around the neighborhood were underwhelming so I was anxious to try it underwater.
Today was my first day out with my new toy; the Nikon CoolPix AW100. I had the auto setting set to ‘underwater’ the whole time. This to avoid spending time or risk falling every time I wanted to take a picture. I added a little float strap in case I dropped it. While trying a new turn, I learned how to fly. Even with a splash landing there was no worry for the camera.
The water was not as clear as I had hoped and being surrounded by trees made the lighting a little sketchy. The angle is super weird because I took this kneeling on the board, still moving, still steering, and trying not to fall. Overall, I am very happy with it. Some practice maybe needed to adjust my SLR thinking. It will certainly be easier to take the underwater pictures when I am not a part of a tour group. One and a half thumbs up.
Look closer, hidden in the green:
Very awesome action photos…I can’t wait to see more.
I’d be too much of a wimp to find out what’s lurking beneath the surface to take pics underwater. 🙂
Hopefully the water is clear enough to see before you jump in 😉
Of course, then I’ll KNOW what’s in there, so I’ll be even less likely to dip in a toe. 🙂
lol. True 🙂
There was another gator on that tree before I took a picture. I was kind of glad I could not see where he went. None of us stayed in the water too long. 8)
I heard nothing but good things about that camera, and great shots as well 😉
Thanks. I am really happy with it. With some zoom and the waterproof/shockproof features, it fits what I was looking for.
These are great! xoM
Thanks! And I just found a bird hiding in the weeds. I had forgotten what I was taking a picture of in that spot.
I love it when I find images in my pictures I didn’t see before! 😉
It really was. I will be going again and having fun with my toy 8)
Sounds like an adventure!!
Its amazing I have been living near this area for so long and had no idea or appreciation for it.
Isn’t that how it always goes?
Hooray for new adventure tools!
Gotta love them! 8)
I can’t wait to see more shots!
And I can’t wait to play with my new toy again! 8).
I am a huge fan of underwater pictures. I love the underwater shot, and it looks pretty clear to me.
The first underwater photo I remember was a jellyfish shot my mom took years ago. It was amazing!
The water was much more clear than the first time I went. There is an area closer to where a spring comes out that I thought would be crystal clear.
Woa all that green!
Nature’s favorite color! 😉