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Underwater Photo Contest | Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

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Shots that have been digitally edited outside of the camera for creative reasons (not brightness/contrast etc.) in a program like PhotoShop
A Sailfin Blenny displays his distinctive trait.
"Natural Colors" just the background is been manipulated (minimally) to remove almost all of the colors and leave it neutral so the dragons stands out in its natural colors
Not much manipulation required. I have uploaded the one with the original water color as well so you can compare. I just used the curve tool on the already burnt sun burst and then dodged a bit the rest of the water around the dragon...
'Radiance' - A black background was created in post-processing to showcase the brilliant colors of this Caribbean reef squid.
SS Thistlegorm : Red Sea
Locomotive starboard side.
Launched : 9 April 1940
Sunk : 6 October 1941
Olympus OMD-EM5,Inon Z240 strobes.
Copyright all Rights reserved. Mandatory credit with image use: © 2016 Christian Llewellyn
Space Creation
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
2nd place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
Mandarin fishes mating taken mid-water. The background was already bright (dead corals) so I made it white
Lone coral at Pennekamp State Park.
Interpretation of lion-fish
Colors in Motion
2016 Socorro Islands.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder with this Giant Pacific Manta Ray. This is actually a screenshot that I got from one of my videos off of my PnS camera (TG-4)
If you could coax a Cuttlefish up into the shallows of the reef top you could get this shot,. the setting are the same, lens. etc. This took two images and some layering though
Manta Ray gliding through the water. Shot at Roca Partida. My first liveaboard trip was to the Revillagigedo Islands.
Dead calm
"Leap Frog Over the Pond" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
"Inking Through the Universe" part of my Underwater Surrealism series (ink drop shot in water in my studio, not from the animal). Image is referring to these pelagic squid's deep and dark habitats (their Universe).
"Rising to the Air" part of my Underwater Surrealism series. Image is referencing how these animals rise up from the reefs to the air to breathe
"Family Home" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
The Constant Struggle
I Spy
Competitions in underwater photos.
"Prey Stalking" part of my Underwater Surrealism series. Image is playing off the name of the animal (frogfish) with the flies buzzing overhead and how both the Venus Fly Trap and the Frogfish wait patiently for their prey
always be a mermaid
You're Under Arrest
Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish
Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a bit with the curve tool
this picture it had been taken in a swimming pool just with nikon d3200 and digipac underwater housing
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