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So, not only can I not remember the plot of the movie, I can’t even remember the title correctly.  It’s “Escape TO Witch Mountain.”  And really, it’s just the notion of spookiness and a storm on a mountain that I’m after. Because that’s what these silversides swimming against the top of the wall suggested to me.  Kind of like seeing your headlights reflected by back by a driving rain as you race around the mountain at night.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

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Got to love a nice straight fish trying to hide next to a curly, curvy fan.  Good thing I don’t eat trumpet fish, I guess.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

Ok, so we’re not quite to Halloween yet, but here’s a nice scary shot. Fangs out. Looking like he wants to get into it. And a little fright lighting for good measure.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

As usual at an Alex workshop, I learned a ton.  This is one of those things.

Tube sponge in the beautiful tropical blue water.  And the trick is the spin.  The strobe freezes the sponge.  And the ambient lights the background as you spin the camera.  Slow shutter speed, of course.  In this case, 1/15th of a second at f/11.  Next time, even slower shutter speed.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

Well, there’s a lot more of Africa to come.  But first an interlude.  I’m just back from a terrific underwater photo workshop in Grand Cayman with Alex Mustard.  Got to see a few old friends and meet some lovely new ones.  Like this.  Note that this one was shot with a fisheye lens.  So like it says on your car mirror, “objects may be closer than they appear.”

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.