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Carthaginian 007

solo scooter dive to the Carthaginian Wreck from Puamana Park

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 11:20pm EDT

Makena Caverns

friendly white tip reef shark circling for an hour

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 11:20pm EDT

GreaterUluaFlash

best flash photo's from north of and outside of Ulua Reef, Wailea

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 11:19pm EDT

Manta Ray Night Dive

some pic's from my Kona night dive with Jack's Diving Locker

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 11:07pm EDT

Your Bio

From a family of avid photographers, our get togethers had slide shows most nights. I was focused on physical activities, dreaming to be in the Olympics &/or National Geographic Explorer. At age 28 I spent late winter living on a frozen lake 25 miles below the Arctic Circle in central Alaska. I bought a full Canon A-1 kit before I went to the airport and it's a good thing it was an automatic because I was clueless. As a portable oil & gas exploration surveyor, I was lucky enough to be in so many incredible places it didn't matter that I only shot the 50mm in Auto.

I was hooked! It was with me the next couple months surveying the Utah & Nevada mountains by chopper. The camera gear just went in for a dust cleaning when I was sent back to Alaska for a summer job. It was so humid in the bush my theodolite had to sit in front of a fan all night to stay dry enough to work. My camera would have likely fared worse, but every time I came upon an amazing sight I felt the emptiness.

Helicopters in the desert mountains, mogul skiing, extreme snowboarding and motorcycles pushed me away from SLR's. I don't remember my first P&S, but I do remember shooting over the shoulder at a slab slide as I snowboarded out from under it! After moving to Maui, I got a Nikonus V to prove I was seeing sharks on my free dives into the caverns. Whales led to a fast SLR and super zoom for surface intervals.

Inheriting dad's Nikonus SB-101 strobe brought the underwater colors out and sucked me in for good! I read lots of magazine articles and sponged a few sage tips (don't bother with ttl). I was blessed to have spectacular subject matter, as well as more that a little luck (right place right time). A few years in Monterey put the SLR back in my hands, for whale watches and coastal wildlife, but I yearned for Maui.

A couple months in Key Largo earned my SCUBA instructor credentials, and a Stephen Frink photo-pro course from Michael Waters prepared me for 16 great rebreather dives with my new Nikonus V/20mm lens/Ike SS200 rig. Returning to Hawaii, the world was going digital. I surfed the web extensively to decide on the Oly 5050. I knew I needed wide angle and my Ike strobe was more than competent shooting manual.

Soon I had photo's on display in the dive shop gallery where I worked, and sold many matted prints to neighbors, tourists and craft fair patrons. Unfortunately that was Oahu's North Shore and I just had to be on Maui. There's more good scuba instructors here and more good underwater photographers as well, so getting noticed requires more effort. I need to find a dive model/girlfriend with a gift for marketing!

Galleries

Manta Cleaning Station

Updated: May 21, 2009 10:36am PST

Shore Dive at Mala

Updated: Sep 26, 2008 10:28am PST

Carthaginian 007

solo scooter dive to the Carthaginian Wreck from Puamana Park

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:20pm PST

GreaterUluaFlash

best flash photo's from north of and outside of Ulua Reef, Wailea

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:19pm PST

I'll Never Admit

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 6:49pm PST

80 ft Octo

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 9:29pm PST

Full Foot 5-Graves

Updated: Apr 26, 2010 12:57pm PST

Manta Ray Buddy Dive

Updated: Jun 27, 2010 4:03pm PST

Cave Dive

Updated: Apr 26, 2010 1:17pm PST

Three Sisters Reef

going North off Wailea Beach, A good photographer can make it look bea ...

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:00pm PST

Under 500 psi

returning from a solo scooter dive I took these photos right off the M ...

Updated: Feb 08, 2008 7:46pm PST

Makena Caverns

friendly white tip reef shark circling for an hour

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:20pm PST

5 Graves (Makena Landing)

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:11pm PST

Turtle Town

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 7:59pm PST

Dolphins

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:10pm PST

Molokini Kayak Dive

Updated: Jul 18, 2008 3:07pm PST

Molokini04_07

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 7:51pm PST

Maluaka and Ahihi

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:20pm PST

Knob and First Cathedral

Updated: Oct 01, 2008 12:51pm PST

Mostly Second Cathedral

Updated: Oct 01, 2008 2:01am PST

Best of Lanai

Updated: Jul 06, 2009 8:46pm PST

Helm's Canyon

Updated: Dec 07, 2008 12:25pm PST

Atlantis

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:10pm PST

Carwash

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:10pm PST

Three Tables

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:00pm PST

SharksCoveWildlife

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:02pm PST

SharksCoveSwimthroughs

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:01pm PST

SharksCoveNight

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:01pm PST

Airplane Canyon

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:11pm PST

Sea Tiger

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:02pm PST

KewaloBasin

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:07pm PST

Mahi Wreck Dive

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:07pm PST

Manta Ray Night Dive

some pic's from my Kona night dive with Jack's Diving Locker

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 8:07pm PST

Florida

Updated: May 27, 2008 8:58am PST

Maui

Updated: May 03, 2010 2:49pm PST

My Smug Mug

Updated: Feb 01, 2008 7:30pm PST

PhotoMail Uploads

Updated: May 03, 2010 3:28pm PST

Julia's Dive

Updated: Feb 01, 2008 4:09pm PST

Reuter's Dives

Updated: Mar 24, 2008 12:41pm PST

Reuter's Dive 5x7

Updated: Mar 26, 2008 2:24pm PST

Mike & Peter at Noname and 1st Cathedral (5x7)

Updated: Oct 10, 2008 2:36pm PST

2006_12_18, 23

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 7:55pm PST

2006_12_18, 23 5x7

Updated: Jan 12, 2008 7:54pm PST

Anwar's Dives

Updated: Nov 18, 2009 9:20am PST

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 2:05pm PST

Lisa's Dive Pics

Updated: Jun 13, 2010 5:11pm PST

Ben Dives Lanai

Updated: Jun 23, 2010 3:16pm PST

Lisa's Parasail

Updated: Dec 01, 2010 11:53am PST

Ulua at Night

Updated: Feb 25, 2011 4:57pm PST

Shorties

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 8:19pm PST

Black Rock Night 4/7/10

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 8:37pm PST

St Anthony Wreck 4/9/10

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 9:19pm PST

Five Caves 8/2/10

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 8:58pm PST

Barge Harbor Sergent Major 8/1/10

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 10:06pm PST

Dragon's Teeth

Updated: May 15, 2011 5:27pm PST

Olowalu Videos

Updated: Sep 28, 2011 12:24am PST

yak scoot 1

Updated: Sep 26, 2011 3:14am PST

Derails Dive Lanai

Updated: Nov 06, 2011 12:36am PST

Derails Dive South Maui

Updated: Nov 18, 2011 11:00am PST

Black Rock Night 10/06/12

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 12:08am PST

Black Rock Night 9/23/12

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 1:45am PST

Shonna & Bill Night Dive 12/27/13

Updated: Jan 02, 2014 2:06pm PST

Night Dive 12/27/13 Crops

Updated: Jan 03, 2014 10:24am PST

Alex Mariah & Vince Dive Maui

Updated: Jan 09, 2014 9:58pm PST

Black Rock Cliff Diving

Updated: Jun 27, 2014 3:25pm PST