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FotoFriday: Lost (and Found) at Sea by Peter A. Mello
November 5, 2010, 9:55 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, life, maritime, photography, storytelling | Tags: , ,

Rescue at Sea

Imagine after a lovely scuba dive you return to the surface to find that the anchor line of your boat has parted and your ride home is no more.  :(

What do you do? Take some pictures, of course.  :)

You are miraculously rescued by a passing boat :D

which then capsizes on the way back to port :(

and your camera is lost. :(

Then four years later somebody walking the beach finds your camera! :D

Here are the pictures and interview.

Listen here: 

Flag dip to ABC North Coast NSW – Lost at sea: survival snaps surface after four years Oct. 27, 2010



FotoFriday: Surfin’ Rush Hour by Peter A. Mello
October 8, 2010, 12:01 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, life, photography

South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

Boston.com’s The Big Picture has done it again. 41 awesome surfing photos that are not to be missed!



FotoFriday: Dive! by Peter A. Mello
September 10, 2010, 9:09 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography | Tags: , ,

Sadly it’s the end of summer! I guess it’s time to “dive” into school and work!

The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture has some inspiring photos that might help. Check out their “Diving In” post which appeared on September 3, 2010.

A boy dives into the Dambovita river to cool off in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo)



“Just another reason I’m not really crazy about kayaking.” by Peter A. Mello
August 21, 2010, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Oceans, photography | Tags: , ,

You buy this cool new HD waterproof sports video camera and you head out on your kayak to test it out. Here’s what you see. How do you act?

In case your interested, here the website for the cool Go Pro HD video camera.



FotoFriday: Pictory’s In Deep by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 3:12 pm
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime, photography | Tags: , , ,

Bonus FotoFriday!

There are two photo website that I believe stand out from the rest. They are the Boston Globe’s Big Picture and the great visual storytelling Pictory.

Every week, Pictory exhibits a different theme and this week it’s titled In Deep. Here’s what they have to say:

Bodies of water bring us comfort, euphoria, life.

Most of my happiest memories involve water. Water is the fundamental precursor of life and one of our most valuable resources, but most of us don’t think of it that way. We think of failed attempts to water ski and boiling hot days. Days at the beach or floats down the river. Water and heat work together to give us excuses to detach, relax, and forget. Soak it up.

Check out the images and short captions. They are always awesome.  The cool thing about Pictory is that you can contribute to it too! So check out their upcoming themes and join in the fun. Who knows, your image and story might make it in. Good luck!



FotoFriday: Michael Barley’s USCG Cutter Eagle by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 11:00 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime, photography | Tags: , ,

Awesome Animoto video of photos of the USCG Barque Eagle taken by Michael Barley via FB friend Rande Wilson. Enjoy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.



FotoFriday: How to make a life-ring for your camera by Peter A. Mello
August 13, 2010, 10:18 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography

Staying on the photography theme, here’s a good way to keep your Charlie the Tuna camera safe.

The great Instructables shows us how to make a buoy for your digicam.  Follow the step by step process for fun and safety!

Flag dip to Petapixel on Twitter.




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