Stoney Cove after Lockdown
Wednesday 17th June. Day one at Stoney Cove. Don’t know how long Stoney was effected by the lockdown, but if the footballers can claim 100 days for dramatic effect, then so can I…
So on day one after 100 days of lockdown, Nick & I were in a desperate rush to get to Stoney Cove on Wednesday morning in the hope of capturing the undisturbed 6m shelf before it was awash with pent-up divers. And we made it.
The usually uninteresting ‘stoney’ shelf was a meadow of ‘luminous green haze’. The fuzziness of the pond weed was, of course, too much for the camera operator but it was fun to see the cockpit with a new green hue, the Nautalus in disguise and the training platform with a new fitted carpet.
I do believe even the Pike were pleased to see us after such a long time away.
With all the peace and quiet the fish have been busy undistrubed.
Like a wollie 3 eyed monster the Cockpit shrouded in growth.
In the interest of posting these photos without delay, I’ve selected all of them!
There’s pleanty of post lockdown photos here to share…but I find it crazy difficult to ‘cull’ any, I’m emotionally attached to each and everyone (even the not so good ones) because it evokes such a wonderful memory of the diving moment!
In fact, I often feel especially attached to the ones that didn’t work out; no idea what that’s about!
The sifting through after a dive is like reliving the dive and even the ones that didn’t work bring it all back: half a fish (to damn slow), an anonymous rock (looked good at the time) or, for a good giggle, the clips of video when I’ve forgotten to press stop (I’ve spared you of these).
There are a few accomplished photographers within SISAC. If you would like to learn to take stunning underwater photos I am sure you can pickup some tips from them.