We returned from Baja late last week - the islands in the Sea of Cortez are amazing locations for photography. We were able to get ashore for some sunrise and sunset shots, and also had many chances to photograph the marine life from the boat - whales, dolphins, sea lions, boobies, pelicans, etc. I had never been to Baja before, and was very impressed with the scenic landscape, wonderful snorkeling, and (mostly) warm climate. We did have some high seas at times, but for the most part the trip was smooth sailing. We had the chance to go into the northern part of the Sea of Cortez, which is rarely visited and very wild. It is an amazing place that is very accessible with a short flight from LAX to Loreto. I am still in the process of reviewing my images - I hope to have a new Baja portfolio up on my website in a few weeks. Here is an underwater shot with the Olympus 790 SW - It is a pretty noisy image file from that little camera, I'm not sure if that camera is a keeper, I think the shots with the Canon Rebel in the Ewa Marine Bag are better.
Also, I would like to thank everyone who came to my presentations last week in LA and San Diego. I enjoyed meeting everyone who came to the event. My next event is in San Francisco on January 17. Please sign up ahead of time with Calumet if you are planning to attend. That is also the same week as the Macworld Expo in SF.