Photo of the Week 43
This week I got a chance to return to Sail Rock and do some fun diving. Sail Rock is one of the most famous dive sites in Thailand but it takes about two hours to reach from Koh Tao. It wasn’t necessarily totally “fun” though considering the water was so very rough and the ride out so very long that I spent about 5 hours of the day being totally seasick. At one point I slipped on the boat, fell straight on my back, and tore a tiny hole in my brand new expensive wetsuit. Then, to top things off, I dropped a tank on my hand and I’m pretty sure my fingernail is going to fall off. I can’t even stand how glamorous my life is sometimes.
But it was all worth it in the end (actually, get back to me when I have nine fingernails) because I got some amazing shots. I’m going to have to do a full post later because even after several edits I still have 111 photos! As for Photo of the Week, after much pain and consideration I narrowed it down to about ten and then had to let my friend Kathryn pick the final four because it was just impossible for me to eliminate.
I absolutely love clown fish! This little guy, helpless to the currents, looks like he’s in outer space.
I adore this photo of Kathryn and our little puffer friend peeking out from behind the coral.
Sail Rock is all about movement, and I think than comes across even in this still photo, where the anemones are lashing about in the current. This photo was taken shallow as well so the colors are crisp and clear!
To me, this is the image of Sail Rock: looking up and watching waves crash against the rock itself, fish being pushed around endlessly by the rushing water.
Which is your favorite photo? Leave your vote in the comments below!
I love all of these.. the fish in A and B look like they’d be in a Disney Pixar film… what personalities! And C and D belong in National Geographic. If I haddddddddd to choose I’d go for A!
I love the Pixar reference…. It would be so fun to work on a movie like that someday!
The depth of dimension in A is amazing, and ditto Liv’s comment on Mr. Personality in B. And yes…if you don’t start submitting photos to Nat Geo and/or other travel publications, you are selling yourself short. Good luck with the fingernail…
I think I might need to upgrade from a point and shoot before I start thinking about selling to the glossies…
Gorgeous Photos – but my vote is for D! It’s dark and kinda spooky, but you can definitely feel the power of the ocean in it…
And that sums up exactly what I love about diving at Sail Rock! Glad you felt it too….
They are all winners but D is the one for me. It has both the undersea view up to the surface waves but it can also look like a skyline of mountains, clouds and …oh yea and what are those fish doing up in mountains?
Yes, very much sums up the power of nature for me as well…
As usual, I like and enjoy seeing them all. Keep them coming – you start my every day. Love, Gram e
Thanks Gram! Glad to know we spend the mornings together 🙂
So hard to decide! they are all so gorgeous!! I will choose B but I love them all. You are an amazing photographer!
Thank you so much for your kind words Sophia! I really appreciate it!
Photo D for sure! Might be my favorite photo of the week ever.
Always a great compiment coming from a photographer 🙂
D is gorgeous! It’s spooky and beautiful all at the same time. I’ve always been a little afraid to try diving, but your photos do sure make it tempting!
Thank you so much Andrea! I really do hope you’ll try diving someday… it’s an amazing experience.
I like them all, but the first photo is by far my favorite. The anemones in the foreground are a nice touch.
Thanks for your input John! I love that one too.