Tomorrow Bethany and I are driving up to Santa Barbara for a sailing trip to the Channel Islands
! Were super stoked. Our good friend Taylor
is going to be our captain! Lots of scuba diving, spearfishing, hiking, kayaking, eating, exploring, and relaxing is on the agenda! And of course shooting photos! I'm so excited because I'm picking up my brand new custom made underwater housing I ordered a couple weeks ago from the best guy around, Erik Hjermstad of Del Mar Housing Projects
. So hopefully my first attempts at underwater photography turn out alright... I'll for sure post some stuff here after the trip!
The pic below is one I took about 4 years ago, when I was in my first year of photo school at Brooks
. The land in the foreground is Santa Barbara and the huge landmass on the horizon is Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the islands. This photo is tricky, because it looks like you could simply swim out there but it's about 13 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara!