One of the basic rules of underwater photography is to get as close as you can to the subject. When you think you are close enough, get closer. Rule number two is to try and capture their eyes. To accomplish this, while not spooking the animal, maneuvering in currents with both the camera and the subject in motion, and maintaining a little bit of attention to the fact that you are underwater at 90 feet at night and trying to find these creatures in the dark and to do so safely and responsibly …. well it can be challenging.
This topic of this blog is the arrival of the olive oil bottles from China which will allow Seagate to finally begin bottling this year’s olive oil production. The turtle picture was placed before the bottles, because the turtle is more interesting.
These bottles arrived in a container ship direct from Eastern China to the port of Ensenada. The bottles represent almost a year in design and development work with the company in China.Seagate was forced to use a Chinese bottle manufacturer because we could not find a U.S. glass bottle factory able to do the work, or even one in existence anymore. This is one more industry that has disappeared during the last 20 years due to Chinese competition. It is very sad what has been happening to U.S. industry.
As of this date, Seagate is installing the bottle-filling, capping and labeling equipment that is compatible with these new bottles, caps and labels. Bottle-filling should begin in early summer.
Since today’s underwater theme is of turtles, this photo is of a very calm fellow that allowed the cameraman to approach within 2 feet of where he was resting.