Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

macmillan under water coffee morning

It’s been a while since my last blog entry. I think I’ve been occupied with things other than photography but I went to Nuweiba in September this year. Towards the top of The Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba lies Nuweiba, about an hour and a half’s drive north from Sharm El Sheik Airport. I’d been once before and this looked like it’d be the last chance we’d get to go and visit our friends Chris and Jenna who are running the Emperor Divers operation there at the Hilton Resort Hotel. Chris and Jenna are shutting down the operation in mid November due to a lack of business. A real shame because it’s a fantastic destination for those wishing to learn and for those, like me, wanting to practice their underwater photography!
This year’s trip coincided with the Macmillan Coffee Morning event which was being organised at various locations around the world. Our good friend Nici Bauckham, a manager for Macmillan in the UK suggestted an underwater event whilst we were on holiday. The picture here is one of the better ones I managed. I realised its very difficult to organise even 5 people into a position with some symmetry and where everyone is looking at the camera! Those who take photos of weddings, graduations and other events are very lucky to be able to use their voices to coordinate their subjects. Trying to do it using hand signals is not easy, especially once the strobes have fired once and everyone’s attention is elsewhere. It’s also very difficult to ask someone to “say cheese” when underwater. Perhaps next time I’ll have a piece of cheese drawn on an underwater slate so I can hold it up at the right moment.
Craig, pictured here 2nd from right, completed the final parts of his PADI open water diver course whilst we were in Nuweiba. Just a few tiny bits of paperwork to complete and he’ll be a fully fledged diver, hopefully to join us on some dives in the UK and perhaps some other dive-courses too!! Congratulations Craig!
Other images from our trip to Nuweiba can be found in the Nuweiba Gallery By Clicking Here.

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