A beautifully written and heartfelt op-ed on the MV Conception tragedy by my friend Eric Douglas (@diveauthor)

πŸ”— The diving world tries to come to grips with devastating fire

A terrible event. Thinking about dive industry friends and colleagues. Hope that all are found.

πŸ”— Dive Boat Conception on fire off Channel Islands

Great progress in the efforts to protect sharks and rays

πŸ”— 18 Threatened Species of Sharks and Rays Now Protected

For the scuba divers and those interested in human factors in safety, here is an interesting conundrum on safety…

πŸ”— Why β€˜everyone is responsible for their own risk-based decisions’ isn’t the right approach to take to improve diving safety.

An interesting feature.

πŸ”— Print Boldly with photo prints on Flickr

25 great travel hacks from explorer Jill Heinerth.

πŸ”— Ultimate Travel Tips – On the Ground

Spot on.

πŸ”— Daniel Jalkut

Torre de Hercules

Hercules’ Tower (Torre de Hecules) is the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today.

Located in the city of A Coruna in Spain’s Galicia region, the lighthouse was built in the 2nd century (CE).

This image was created in the morning of a cloudless summer’s day. Although many photographers prefer some cloud to provide contrast in the sky, I actually like a clear blue sky, at least sometimes.

In these conditions a polarising filter is an important part of the toolkit.

Image was processed using Lightroom CC and Photoshop, and there was some distortion correction and a small amount of object (people) removal applied.

View this image in my Photo Gallery or on Flickr

Image Data

  • C: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
  • L: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
  • E: Lightroom, Photoshop

New blog post: Gog and Magog.

A photo I made back in January, but just getting around to posting now.

Great overview of some of the apps likely to be usurped by native functionality in iOS 13.

πŸ”— Sherlocking in iOS 13