Plan of attack was:
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.
6pm Michelle's camera lives!
7pm marathon Indian dinner
10pm bedtime tipples
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
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.
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).