we did some amazing snorkeling in akumal, there was a beautiful lagoon with tons of colorful fish. i got a great waterproof case for my little canon elph digital camera and it worked wonderfully. i could use all the fuctions i normally can use out of water and there is even an underwater setting. it was still extremely hard to get great shots, what with fish being really fast, not being able to hold still underwater, the sun not being in the perfect location and cloudy water conditions. oh well, i still got some good ones. here are a few, they really don't do justice to the fish in real life but sometimes we have to take what we can get. the next thing i need to do is find a good book so i can id all these fish and have better reference photos for art!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
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i'm excited you're back with vacation photos! hope you had a blast. looks like it.
You did OK! Thanks for sharing.
What great fish pics! Don't you love Akumal? I was there about ... well, some time ago and thought it was paradise. Close enough to pop over to Playa for shopping or dinner, but so quiet and peaceful. And all the ruins at Tulum are amazing. Can't wait to see some more pictures -- wish I was there!
i'm trying this out as a way to respond to comments, shirley, your job is to let me know if this works--if you come back to look here. thanks-taking fish pictures was one of the most important things on my vacation to-do list, aside from the actual snorkeling! i did get some good ones but man, i had to work for them!
diana, yes, akumal was wonderful and perhaps alot has changed since you were there! there were enough restaurants to eat at a different one almost every night(they were good too!) and really great shopping-they had very stylish little art gallery with tons of great mexican made products from jewelry to exquisite seashell mobiles to hand-beaded iguanas!! i brought home a journal with beautiful handmade paper.
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