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CEX II engineer dives in to help frame a few shots & do a quick hull inspection.

CEX II engineer dives in to help frame a few shots & do a quick hull inspection.

St. Kitts & Saba Islands Diving

I just left the Explorer II this afternoon to fly back to SFO. I needed a last minute dive trip STAT, and landed onto the Explorer II quite by chance. We had some serious underwater photographers on board, and some seriously funny divers! A very interesting mix indeed.
There was never a dull moment above or below the surface.
The crew worked tirelessly to insure our dive safety, and skillfully handled our gear & cameras.
Captain Ian runs a tight ship, and keeps things on schedule. It’s fun to try to get him to crack a smile.
The DM’s were knowledgable of the area & helped us find some critters. Not a Batfish in sight, though Claire went out of her way to seek them out. When I would ask Stephen what he could help me find on a dive, he responded, “The boat!” Always a good answer! Kate was also an excellent DM to dive with.
All the crew members were great to us. One crew member in particular went out of his way to help the divers. Any issues with scuba gear, cabin maintenance problems, or camera gear challenges were skillfully handled with a smile by Robert Wolfe. He was courteous, professional, and went above & beyond to meet the needs of everyone on board.
Robert was always on the dive deck to give guidance on which camera to take on a particular dive depending on the site. He kindly accompanied me on a few dives so I could get the shot I was looking for. He even got the guests together at various points on the trip for photo opportunities that we would have otherwise overlooked.
Many thanks to the Explorer II crew. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Wolfe who exceeded all expectations & made St Kitts & Saba a trip to remember.

Moss Landing Photo Shoot

The morning sunlight shines through the clouds onto a ship in the harbor.

Moonrise over Monterey

Shooting the moon through cloudy skies.

I was within arms length of the ocean's most feared apex predator!Swimming with Great White Sharks
Metallic Archival Print 24″x 36″
© 2011 Karen Schofield, R.N.
$225

Solstice Light Portal

During the winter solstice, the setting sun is correctly aligned to shine directly through this natural rock portal at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California.

My Great White Shark photo adorns the window in Carmel By The Sea.
Carmel Camera, San Carlos & 5th Avenue.

  I have been honored with the distinction of being chosen to show my photography at the
Carmel Art Institute’s International, Juried Photography Competition & Exhibit.
A handful of photographers were chosen out of hundreds that entered.  Some photographers
had but one photograph chosen for the exhibit, some had none chosen.
I am delighted to say that the judges chose five photographs from my Point Lobos portfolio.
  Opening night for this exhibit is Friday September 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Carmel Barnyard.
Luganos will be serving hors d’oeuvres & wine selections.
  The exhibit runs from September 28th through October 18th, 2012.
Twenty percent of all photography sales goes to benefit The Point Lobos Foundation.
I hope you will visit the exhibition and see why it was named
“The Magic of Point Lobos”.

Nassau Grouper Steals the Spotlight

http://www.capturemonterey.com/photos/2012/4/7

My Sea Nettle photo won photo of the day April 7th, 2012 for the Monterey Herald’s

photo contest called, “Capture Monterey.”

It has a chance to be published in Monterey’s popular “GO!” magazine.