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"Peeking Amphipod" - Look closely: an amphipod peeks over the edge of a hydroid. Framed against a sparkly homemade background I made. The background was held by my dive buddy, no sea life was touched.
Enlarge to see detail: I used a remote strobe to light up this scene inside the galley of the Kittiwake shipwreck. I wanted to add some depth to the shot, so used a tiny bit of strobe to illuminate the rusted table in the foreground.
"Evening Romance"
Two hamlets in a spawning clutch on Grand Cayman.
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wonderful behavioral shot
Something different: special technique circular shot with Tokina 10-17mm and cropped sensor! Colorful feather duster worms and fire coral in front of the wheelhouse of the Doc Polson shipwreck.
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"Buzzing The Tower" - A giant loggerhead in flight. I swam hard to catch up to this beauty and get this shot.
“Smokestack Silhouette” - A diver is framed within the smokestack on the Kittiwake shipwreck.
Grand Cayman - The compass on the Kittiwake, which is level to the seabed, shows just how much the Kittiwake is lying on its side. Model: Alice Gostick
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Divers explore "Orange Canyon", a dive site named for its gorgeous, bright orange elephant ear sponges. I dialed up the shutter speed a bit to make the blue a darker shade, in order to provide more contrast against the orange.
"Beneath Flooding Light, Nature's Ballet" - A pair of great hammerheads cross paths under sunbeams.
"Electric Yellow" - Detail of a queen angelfish's scales and pectoral fin.
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"Christmas Double Exposure" - Teaching myself double exposures in camera. Whoo hoo! I shot consecutive photographs in multiple exposure mode.
"Psychedelic Hydroids" - A pair of hydroids photographed against a homemade background. No Photoshop. The background was held by my dive buddy and did not touch any sea life.
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"Icarus" - In early morning light, a hawksbill turtle is cast in silhouette as it cruises over Grand Cayman's deep wall.
“Ghost Ship” - The ex-USS Kittiwake appears as if from a ghostly fog. I also call this "Kittiwake In High-Key".
"Black Beauty" - Because of the seahorse's dark color, I chose to silhouette it with backlight, and frame it within the brightly-colored sealife it was hiding in.
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“Swarm”
Silversides look like a swarm of bees as they race into a swim-through.
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"Christmas Comparison" - I photographed these same Christmas tree worms as an example for single strobe position. Shot with identical settings but moving the strobe further back to create more shadows, and hence, texture!
"Dolphins In High-Key" - Spotted dolphins frolic in the waters of Bimini, Bahamas
Sun rays spread behind a manatee in early-morning light while trees are visible through the Snell's window.
"Exiting The Maze" - A Caribbean reef shark threads through a coral maze and out into open sand.
Wide Angle Snoot - Photograph #3: Third in a series of images where I'm experimenting with wide angle snoot technique. A lobster is illuminated by my snoot, while intentional light bleed from my strobe provides 3-D light on the edge a sponge.
Wide Angle Snoot - Photograph #2: Second in a series of images where I'm experimenting with wide angle snoot technique.
A green moray eel is isolated by strobe light as it hides in an overhang on the East side of Grand Cayman.
Wide Angle Snoot - Photograph #1 - First in a series of images where I'm experimenting with wide angle snoot technique. Here, a cluster of sponges are illuminated and isolated by a single strobe as a school of fish race over the reef.
"A Sweet Moment"
A manatee calf looks up at the camera as another one nurses on mom. Photographed at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River on Tuesday.
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"Sunrise Manatee"
A manatee is bathed in sun rays in the Crystal River. Photographed at first light.
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Beautiful composition and lighting
Hydroid In High Key
Always looking for a unique and artistic way to shoot familiar subjects smile
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"Sponges In 3-D"
Sponges pop off the screen. Double exposure on a single frame. Shot in camera on the multiple exposure setting.
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