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Where else would you want to be! North Wall, Grand Cayman with @dnsdiving #scuba #diving #padi #dnsdiving #underwaterphotography

Where else would you want to be! North Wall, Grand Cayman with @dnsdiving #scuba #diving #padi #dnsdiving #underwaterphotography

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This was one of those nights that we are reminded why we all do this for a living, and the reasons being, we truly love diving. Some days our passion may be put in the back seat, but when it comes down to it, we just truly love being underwater. I hope everyone enjoys this video, and I hope it does the event justice.

A co-worker and friend of mine was born, raised, and used to work as a diver in Columbia. There he had a bunch of Marine Biologist friends who were very interested in the spawning of coral. So of course we used his input to really pin point the time of the spawn.

This was the first project I have had the chance to do underwater since being back on the island and I am really happy how it turned out.

On Camera -
Chase Darnell
Dusty Norman

Editing -
Chase Darnell

Canon HFG10 in a gates housing with 2 Light & Motion Sola 1200 Lights
Edited in Adobe Premiere CS6

Music - Cherry Blossom Cigarette By Madeaux
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Another group of images I took while exploring the wicked temples of Angkor Wat in the Kingdom of Cambodia. If you avoid the huge tour groups these temples serve as your playground to get lost in. Hours just seemed to disappear as Kaitlin and I strolled through the huge corridors.  I have said it many times, but I cannot believe growing up in the states we are exposed to wonders of the world such as; the pyramids, Stone Gate, and others, but there was never a mention of the Temples in Cambodia. Another instance where travel has opened my eyes.

 

All images taken with Canon t2i, edited in Lightroom/Adobe Photoshop

 

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Another bunch of images taken during some time in Cambodia! I think it could be called “The land that opens eyes” =)

PRU

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So when I’m working on the dive boat I cannot always take my camera with me, due to the responsibility of looking after guests.

 

It’s hard for me to do anything without a camera, so I decided to pull the old GoPro out and will be diving from here on out with it. That way if I run into something outstanding I have a chance to freeze a glimpse of it. Which has actually already worked. The first day I decided to do this we had a swim by from a Black Tip Reef shark. I posted the picture on my Instagram, if you want to check it out (anchoredprod). It really does not do the encounter justice, but its better than nothing. =)

 

These shots are from the ever so famous dive site, Stingray City. Here divers have come for years for a chance to interact with the Southern Atlantic Stingrays that gather here for an easy feeding. No matter how many times I do this dive I still enjoy it, much like all dives. There is always a new experience to be had; sometimes we just have to go looking for it!

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Should I put this on the wish list?

surferboianddollbaby:

SiiiiKest Dreads & Tats    http://SurferboiAndDollBaby.tumblr.com

Should I put this on the wish list?

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Another successful day out at the Stingray City Sandbar. The always-friendly rays were ready and waiting for us as always. It was fun to take some photos of “people” again. I did a bit of natural portrait photography while in Cambodia; this wasn’t quite on the same scale, but still fun all in the same. Any day on the water proves to be unbelievably enjoyable. =) PRU LLJ!

 

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I know it has been awhile since my last post, but have been a bit busy since my return from South East Asia =)! This collection of photos was taken with DNS Diving on one of there fun filled charters to Sandbar and Starfish Point. It was really a great afternoon out on the boat, I guess you could call this my office and any day in the water is a good one, but put a camera in my hands and it gets even better!

 

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So the last three days we found ourselves in Siem Reap. This city is the gateway to the famous temples that have drawn countless foreigners to Cambodia. Having been built mostly in the 11th and 12th centuries it is truly spectacular that people were capable of building such structures thousands of years ago.


Each with a unique story of why it was built these temples are complex and rather large. Some even have motes around them. Almost all of them have a large stone wall that not only surrounds the temple, but also, a large amount of rain forest surrounding it. So you can imagine, there is plenty of exploring to be had in each and every one of them.

I must say I was breath taken by these structures, I believe this statement is backed up by the alarming amount of images I took while touring them. I just finished moving them to my hard-drive and was surprised to find I took over 1500 pictures in just a short two and a half days. So there without a doubt be more posts to come about this magical place.

I know it is a short write up, but Kaitlin and I must prepare and pack, because tomorrow we fly out for Indonesia. It is about time to get back in the water =)! Until next time.

PRU

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The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh serves as the Royal Residence for the King of Cambodia. It also doubles as a tourist attraction, so as a foreigner you are able to pay some cash and get in and check things out.

I opted out of paying for a tour guide, because I knew Kaitlin would do a better job =) (She’s practically Khmer) She did an excellent job of explaining the meanings and symbolism for all the different areas we came across.


The best way to describe the Palace would be a compound. It is a series or complex of buildings, pagodas, and statues that are surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens.

The place is beautiful. It was so cool to look around, and see/feel the amount of artistic value and talent was put into every inch of the grounds. All the colors, patterns, and designs are so fun.

That was my favorite thing about the palace. The craftsmanship that must have gone into every little aspect of bringing it to life. All the different areas were covered in detail and filled with religious/symbolic value.

With a city that is struggling it brings mixed emotions to see a location as this that is so well kept. But at all the different temples around the city, you see locals and tourists alike coming to pay their respects, by lighting their incense and doing their prayer/meditation. It is cool to see first hand people, that are without a doubt struggling, but still hold onto their spirituality.

PRU

Chase

P.S. Who doesn’t love a place that has Monkeys running around =)