I am back and have a report up on undercurrent here
. Then I put up a little pictorial montage on YouTube here
. It was a fab trip and loved it. But remember I love almost every place we go to, but this place I got to see lots of stuff I haven't seen in a long time or very rarely and some I hadn't see before....it was very cool and I highly recommend it for both newbies & experts. It's hard to get to but worth the trouble. Our gallery is here
to check out the pics.
A G7 is a really nice Canon point-and-shoot. It looks small but is very powerful. My buddy took most of the great pictures of San Salvador (you can see them here
) and I thought they came out great. It was perfect for seascape pictures and for pictures that I can't get with my Canon SLR macro lens - I have to get so far away that by the time I get the shot, the light has no chance of reach the target. It's good for close up things and that's it! The G7 is easy to operate, but it also has manual settings which my buddy loves - he uses TV or Aperture Priority and I've liked that setting so much that I use it on my SLR. Sometimes it doesn't make that much difference, but sometimes I can get my f/stop up a little higher and get a better dept of field which is always what I'm looking for.
Recently we tested out messing with the ISO, which the local photography enthusiast has recommended, even after we told him that almost every u/w photo resource has recommended 100 ISO, he recommends that we mess with it a little and keep it on TV (or Aperture Priority) and see what we get. Of course I want to go diving NOW to check it out, but have to wait till December....
...wish I had the body of a 20 y/o and the money of a 70 y/o!!!!!!!