Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kittiwake arrives at last!

The long anticipated arrival of the Kittiwake, a retired US Navy sub tender destined to become Grand Cayman's newest dive site occured on Christmas day. This means that a sinking is soon come! A norwester, currently stirring Cayman's west side, is the latest in a long string of factors that have delayed the big event. Scheduling of the sinking can occur only after final inspection, which is pending the weather. It will happen as soon as possible on or shortly after this coming Sunday.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

FBC Christmas Cantata 2010

The First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman's choir raised the roof for God last night with Heavenly sounds of worship.  There will be one more performance on Sunday night at 7PM in case you missed this one.  Praise the Lord and give thanks!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

A relatively recent addition to Grand Cayman's eco-tour offerings is a night-time kayak tour into bioluminescent hot spots with guide, Tom Watling.  It is a bit of a technological challenge and trick to capture the dim blue glow that we easily see with our eyes, by using a long exposure while the guys are frozen via a tiny flick of tightly directed flash.  It's not as easy as it sounds.  Tom did his best "glow angel" in the shallows to show off the intensity of the glowing microbes lighting up in response to his movements.   Bioluminescence featured heavily in the forests of the epic 3D film, Avatar, which totally thrilled me.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Destination Cayman Wedding

Daniel and Kristin used family connections to access a Grand Cayman mega-home at which to base their backyard marina view destination wedding.  This sunset portrait was made on the back of a Red Sail Watersports catamaran cruise with service to the house.  I could tell by the bride and groom's ebullience when I delivered their images tonight, that they all were having a great time, basking in each other's love and in Cayman's sun.  Copy and paste these links to her wedding blog if you'd like to see what she has to say.  She was clearly excited to have me shoot her wedding!  Keep a watch for her reaction to the pictures once she finishes going through all 1,100 of them!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Engaged while freediving in Grand Cayman... a unique proposal

Ren Chapman proposed to his now fiance, Ashley at a depth of 45 feet during a competition practice breath-hold dive in Grand Cayman.  Ashley was taken completely by surprise, but responded perfectly and instantaneously with a big yes!  This series of images were made during the single breath-hold dive of the actual proposal.  Her heads-up response to Ren's surprise is a testament to Ashley's comfort level while freediving.  Hats off to Ren for inventing a truly unique proposal scenario! She was so surprised that she points at herself after reading the "will you marry me" note as if to say "who, me"?   As testament to Ren's confidence, there is 6,000' of water below them while he places the gorgeous blue star sapphire ring on her finger!  Click on images to see larger.