my lucky shot of a sea turtle
My last day in Kona, Taylor and I kayaked out in the ocean before my afternoon flight out. One of my hopes for the trip was to photograph those awesome sea turtles that seem to be everywhere in Hawaii. Unfortunately during the whole trip I only saw a few, and when I tried to photograph them it seemed they always got away before I could get a good shot.
Right after I took the photo above we spotted a turtle swimming near the surface so we paddled up to it and I acted quickly and just stuck my camera underwater about a foot (in the housing of course) and started snapping away. I was pretty sure that it wasn't going to work out either technically or compositionally since it was really rushed and I didn't even get close to "composing the shot". But one of the 4 frames I squeezed off was this one, and I like it. Lucky!