The night was as bad as I'd feared. Zanshin was sideways to the incoming waves much of the time and rolled around quite a bit, I had to resort to my “starfish” sleeping method on the bed - spreading out like a starfish to avoid getting rolled off the bed. At about 03:00 I opted to see if I still had some earplugs (I did) to lessen the noise of the boat moving about and creaking, groaning and slapping with the waves hitting the stern. The only good thing about the night was that I knew that the next one would be much better!
I didn't do too much in the morning and despite the boat still moving around I didn't get underway until 09:30 and sailed out of the anchorage to Anse Colombier, where I arrived an hour later. I got the same mooring ball as I had last time and am now basking in both sunshine and calm waters.
I decided to do a shallow dive with the camera and saw some nice fauna, but somehow the camera would not let the aperture or shutter speed be adjusted underwater and all of the pictures were taken at F18 with 1/2000th of second which meant that they turned out very, very dark and unusable. Once I removed the camera from the housing it worked perfectly and I don't know what I'd done wrong. I'm going to have to do another dive while the sunlight is good to see if I can find all of those fish again.
The second dive produced some photos, and since I've got nothing else for today's blog I'll post more than their fair share today. I think that I really like this new fish-eye lens, it produces some close-up macros images as well as impressive 180° panorama images and with the 2.8 F-stop it doesn't need as much light as my other lenses. I do have to figure out a way to clean up the scratch on the underwater lens cover, though.

Pair of Banded Butterflyfish A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:19:21 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 200)
Pair of Banded Butterflyfish
Spotted Moray on the move A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:18:52 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 200)
Spotted Moray on the move
Colombier Rock Formations A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:18:20 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Colombier Rock Formations
Wide-Angle underwater at Colombier A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:17:57 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
Wide-Angle underwater at Colombier
B&W Rocks A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:15:56 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 200)
B&W Rocks
Colombier flora and fauna A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:06:39 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Colombier flora and fauna
Trumpetfish and Porcupinefish hiding A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:05:03 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Trumpetfish and Porcupinefish hiding
Underwater at Colombier in St. Barths A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:04:51 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
Underwater at Colombier in St. Barths
Bluehead and Blue Chromis among other fish A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:00:48 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Bluehead and Blue Chromis among other fish
Bluehead fish at Colombier A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:00:45 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 200)
Bluehead fish at Colombier
Spotted Trunkfish hiding the shadows A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:58:29 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/80s] ISO 200)
Spotted Trunkfish hiding the shadows
Underwater vista at Colombier A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:57:29 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 200)
Underwater vista at Colombier
Nassau Grouper on the bottom at Anse Colombier A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:57:03 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 200)
Nassau Grouper on the bottom at Anse Colombier
Blue Chromis hovering over the reef. A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:56:23 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Blue Chromis hovering over the reef.
Various fish in the shade A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:52:31 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
Various fish in the shade
A pair of Spotfin Butterflyfish A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:52:20 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
A pair of Spotfin Butterflyfish
Colorfulful coral and juvenile Bluehead Wrasse A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:11:11 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
Colorfulful coral and juvenile Bluehead Wrasse
Colorful fish and water A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:03:47 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Colorful fish and water
Coral and rocks at Colombier A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 14:00:08 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 200)
Coral and rocks at Colombier
A pair of Gray Angelfish frolicking A shallow 20 feet maximum dive in the anchorage at Anse Colombier, St. Barths.
(2015-04-20 13:50:48 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 200)
A pair of Gray Angelfish frolicking
Villas atop Colombier The hill is steeper than it looks, but those villas on top command a glorious view of the anchorage and distant St. Martin
(2015-04-20 15:52:37 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Villas atop Colombier
New and Old waterfilters The old filters were clogged enough to trigger the alarm on the watermater. I'm going to see if I can clean and re-use them as they don't look too bad, apart from the discoloration.
(2015-04-20 17:02:58 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/25s] ISO 100)
New and Old waterfilters
Mooring close to the rocks I'm getting better at being more confidant mooring and anchoring in shallow waters. Although I'm still in 15 feet of water, those rocks aren't very far away at all.
(2015-04-20 15:53:19 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Mooring close to the rocks
Sun hidden by distant clouds I couldn't resist another sunset picture from Anse Colombier; this time with the sun hidden by distant clouds.
(2015-04-20 18:24:42 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1250s] ISO 200)
Sun hidden by distant clouds
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