Tuesday, July 31, 2007

600 feet deep

Imagine floating in the middle of the ocean where the water is 600 feet deep with 100 foot visibility. If you looked down, this is what you would see- Your feet, maybe a fish or two (the white object in the middle is big fish about 100 feet down), the suns rays piercing though the water, and the green object on the top is a kayak. Everything is a bit distorted from the fisheye lens.

Its an eerie feeling to think whats living in the depths under you! Later that day in Hawaii a 13 foot tiger shark swam right by us. Luckily we were in the boat and not swimming around like I was here! A couple lines from Wikipedia about tiger sharks:
"It is notorious for attacks on swimmers, divers and surfers in Hawaii; and is often referred to as the "bane of Hawaiian surfers" and "the wastebasket of the sea".
The tiger shark is second only to the great white in number of recorded human fatalities [2] and is considered, along with the great white, bull shark and the oceanic whitetip shark to be one of the sharks most dangerous to humans."

Another fun image of my feet in Hawaii!


Blogger Unknown said...

thats so cool! Man, you travel more than anybody I know!!!

7/31/2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Portraits By Lucinda said...

Thats too scary!! I watched a show on shark attacks the other day on national geographic and I don't know if I can ever get in the ocean again!!
Love the shots too!

7/31/2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Lorenzo Menendez said...

DUDE!!!!! FREAKING LOVE THAT 1ST SHOT!!!!!!! Its sooo sick man, i am jealous of your underwater toy and amazing talent. more pictures......i demand it

7/31/2007 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the big hairy beast in the forground?

7/31/2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger blaine said...

anonymous- unknown species.

8/01/2007 12:19 AM  
Blogger June said...

Yay for Blaines feet!

ah ya, um...couldn't think of anything clever.

8/01/2007 8:37 AM  
Blogger Tim Halberg said...

I do like feet... but I will say, those are not my favorite... lol

Crazy thought, nothing but 600 feet of water below you!!!

8/01/2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger carla ten eyck said...

that looks like my nightmare! Beautiful but I have an irrational fer of very deep water...!

8/15/2007 12:35 PM  

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