A pretty soggy Nelson Bay

A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey

Plan of attack was:

Day one

7am Michelle went for jog (nuts)

8.30am bacon sandwiches (thanks Ross)

9am BSAC slides and workshop presented by Ben

10.15am faff around preparing cameras, including housings and o-rings.

11am shore dive off Fly Point.

2pm healthy lunch back at abode (thanks Michelle)

3pm review of everyone's photos and 'touch ups' and Matt attempted to resurrect Michelle's flooded camera with vacuum cleaner.

A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett

5pm snoozes

6pm Michelle's camera lives!

7pm marathon Indian dinner

10pm bedtime tipples

Day two

7am Michelle didnot go for jog.

9am bacon sandwiches (thanks Ben)

10am fun hour-long drift dive from Halifax to fly Point. Of note was some interesting navigation by DO, if you get my drift.

Noon dynamic duo Emma and Matt dive number two.

1pm disappointing pad thai noodles in town

A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett

2pm homeward bound.

A few words on the course:

Ben positioned it perfectly with the experienced photographers such as Matt and Ross through to the complete do-dos me and Michelle all getting something out of the course. F-stops, apertures, refraction, the lot.

A significant portion of the course focuses on (no pun intended) post-camera work, that is, enhancing photos using software. Interesting that the photography die-hards and the novices had a difference of opinion on this, the former believing that it's a perfectly acceptable way of improving camera work, whereas the latter that it's just plain cheating. Jury's out on that one.

A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett

Thanks to Rick for originally organising the weekend and to Ben for stepping in when Rick turned traitor and absconded to Melbourne. Good fun and platform to share camera experiences. Recommended. See photos for evidence (to follow soon).

A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Emma M Birdsey
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ross Coleman
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Ross Coleman
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Stuart Marston
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Stuart Marston
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Stuart Marston
A photo from A pretty soggy Nelson Bay
Photo by Stuart Marston