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: