Three photographs I took during my first open water scuba dive.

Nope, I don’t know the names of these fishy fishy fishy fish.

If you do, please leave info in the comments.



Photos once again taken with the Nikon Coolpix AW120. Lightroom was used for developing the shoots, which included using the auto white balance.

Clouds on Water

This is the result of about twenty shots with the Nikon Coolpix AW120. The large number of clicks was due to experimenting with getting the lens just above the waterline, and also trying to capture the reflections from the clouds in the water so that they looked like, well, clouds.

A Bit of Color

Adding a bit of color to compensate for the last two posts. Today I did my first two open-water dives. It has been an amazing experience. Still getting my qualification and going through proficiencies, but also able to just slow down and look in wonder at what is around me.

This is a detail from a larger shot taken with my AW120 camera, and developed using Lightroom 5.6 software. I set the white balance automatically using Lightroom.

Tower and Refelction

Here’s one of the first pictures taken with my new Nikon Coolpix AW120. It is, without a doubt one of the ugliest cameras that I’ve ever used (the image on the link is the front of the camera, folks), but it does seem to do an extremely good job taking photos in and underwater. We’ll be testing the underwater part more thoroughly in a few days when we start work on our PADI SCUBA ceritification.