dancingfish news

Sat, August 25, 2012

Website updates!    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I’ve been at work at updating the website, with a new logo and a few tweaks to the style.  I replaced the Flash movie on the home page with an HTML5 video slider, which works on iOS and other devices that don’t support Flash.

Have also added the small gallery from my trip to Raja Ampat last fall:

Raja Ampat 2011 Gallery

Here are a couple of photos from the trip:


Sat, January 22, 2011

2010 Lembeh Strait Gallery and Slideshow Posted    [ Photography ]

And here is the page for the Lembeh Strait gallery and slideshows:

2010 Lembeh Strait Page


2010 Raja Ampat Gallery and Slideshow Posted    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Have done a tad better this time about getting my galleries and slideshows up more quickly.  Here is the page to the Raja Ampat 2010 galleries and slideshows:

2010 Raja Ampat Page


Mon, July 05, 2010

Finally! Indonesia gallery from last fall is up…    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I think I set a record this time for how long it has taken me to get my galleries from last fall’s trip to Indonesia up on my website. This is in contrast to the record fast time I set in 2008 for getting the galleries up from that fall’s trip. Ah well, life has been busy.

Anyway, there is a short gallery, two full galleries from the Triton Bay/Raja Ampat and Bali portions respectively, and a plethora of slideshow viewing options, from Mac OSX apps or Windows exes, to Flash.

Indonesia 2009 gallery



Updated slideshow page, new slideshows, new Mac support..    [ Photography,Website updates ]

I’ve updated my slideshow page, and have redone many of the old Mac slideshows, changing from quicktime or flash to OSX app format, with better quality, smaller download size, better support on Snow Leopard, etc. These probably won’t run on old PPC Macs, but let me know if this is an issue with you and I can add links for the old QT files. To go to the slideshow page, click on the image below (an image from my older PNW slideshow), or here.



Fri, December 25, 2009

Merry Lumpmas!    [ Photography ]

A pacific spiny lumpsucker, from last weekend in our cold Puget Sound waters.



Sat, November 14, 2009

Checking in from Bali    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

We are on the tail end of our trip to Triton Bay, Raja Ampat and Bali, and are currently relaxing in Ubud at the Alam Indah. It’s been a good trip, if not as productive as last year. Here are a few random shots from the trip.





Sun, June 14, 2009

Raja Ampat 2008 Favorite of the Day, June 14, 2009    [ Diving,Photography ]

And because I don’t want all my postings to be about photo contest wins, I’m going to post one of my favorite images from my November trip to Raja Ampat. Wire coral gobies can make interesting subjects because they come in all different colors and sizes and are on all different colors and sizes of wire coral. They are also quite a challenge to shoot sometimes, depending on conditions. This wire coral goby was on a very lush wire coral, and looked almost as though he was hiding in a bed of flowers.



Nature’s Best Ocean Views 2009 Photo Contest    [ Photography ]

I’m very happy to have been named a winner in this year’s Nature’s Best Ocean Views photo contest. My photo of a very small pygmy seahorse will be included in the summer issue of the Nature’s Best magazine.

This is the photo:



2007 Scubadiving Magazine Photo Contest    [ Photography ]

I think the July issue of the magazine is about to come out, which should include my 2nd place finish photo in the wide angle category of their photo contest for this year. Here is the photo:

Raja reef scene

They do have some web based slideshows up on their website under UW Imaging, but names are not mentioned, and it includes many other finalists and HMs, I think, based on the size of the shows. I had another photo show up in the slideshow for the Marine Life category, and another in the Macro category slideshow, and I don’t know if they are finalists, or what.


WordPress update 2.8    [ Website updates ]

I’ve now updated my wordpress engine to 2.8, along with some plug-in updates, and things are still working (so far!). If something is wonky, I’d really appreciate it if folks would let me know. Thanks!


Sun, February 22, 2009

Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Competition at Our World Underwater    [ Photography ]

Results of the international photo competition were announced at Our World Underwater in Chicago this weekend. I received an Honorable Mention in the Macro Unrestricted category for my photo of a halfbeak and reflection, from Raja Ampat:


Competition announcement and results are here.

This is a highly competitive contest, so I’m very happy to receive an honorable mention.


Wed, February 18, 2009

Bilikiki Slideshow Contest    [ Photography ]

Have been meaning to post about this, but a few weeks ago, I entered a slideshow in the Bilikiki Photo Contest, and they announced last month that I was the winner! The prize was a 7 day trip aboard the Bilikiki. Unfortunately, it needs to be taken within 12 months, and we already have Indonesia planned for fall, so it’s doubtful that I can take advantage of the prize. But it was a privilege to win the contest.

The slideshow is posted on youtube here. This is the HD version, which requires a high bandwidth network connection to view. I’ve embedded the video below if you want to watch it from this page. The low-res version is also available here. The newletter mentioning the win is here.


Sun, January 11, 2009

Raja Ampat Gallery    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

The second gallery I’m posting today is from my trip to Raja Ampat in Indonesia:

Raja Ampat Gallery

As always, there are multimedia slideshows for PC (exe, best quality) or mac/linux (Flash).

Here are a few photos from the trip:




soft coral


Galapagos Gallery    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

I have been a laggard and not yet posted about my recent galleries that I added from my November trips. The first one is my Galapagos gallery:

Galapagos Gallery

There are multimedia slideshows listed there for either PC (best quality), or Flash that can be viewed on Macs or linux machines.

Here are a few photos from the trip that were not posted in my trip post previously:







WordPress update (2.7)    [ Website updates ]

I have made a major update to wordpress for this news feed. Please let me know if any issues!



Wed, December 24, 2008

Snow    [ General,Photography ]

I’ve been snowbound for almost two weeks now. There is still 20 inches of snow on the ground outside (and on) my house. I’ve not been able to drive to work since the 12th and having been telecomuting. It’s been icy and we’ve been getting freezing rain anytime it’s been warm enough to melt the snow, so there’s been no relief. And with all the work I’ve been trying to get done, I have hardly had time to go out and take some photos. But I took a couple today.

We don’t get white christmases that often, but we certainly are this year! Merry Christmas, everybody!!


Wed, November 26, 2008

And now some images from Raja Ampat..    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Right after we returned from the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, we turned right around and went to Raja Ampat in Indonesia (West Papua) for some warm water diving and time in the tropics. This was a terrific trip for underwater photography, organized and run by Deb Fugitt of City Seahorse. Here are a few photos from the trip:


LAUPS 2008 International Photo Competition Honorable Mention    [ Photography ]

And, my photo of a tiger shrimp has gotten an honorable mention in the very competitive LAUPS competition. Here is the photo:

tiger shrimp

And the complete list and gallery for the winners is here.


NCUPS SEA 2008 International Photo Competition 3rd Place    [ Photography ]

Looks like my photo of a spinecheek anemonefish has won third place in the Advanced Macro category of the SEA 2008 photo competition. Here’s the photo:


And the complete list and gallery of winners is here.


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