Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Under Water Is the Opposite of Space

So as stated before, the summer has been good to me. A few weeks ago, a friend in Boston, we'll call him "Cornelius," suckered me into helping him move to NYC by telling me about his recent snorkeling trip. A 4 hour bus ride and $80 worth of snorkel equipment later, we were in Halibut Point State Park on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I picked up underwater housing for my camera, which is basically a glorified Ziplock bag. The whole experience was amazing, the water was really clear, you could see a good fifteen feet down. These huge rocks created crevices and canyons you could explore. I had never really enjoyed the feeling of breathing underwater aside from in a pool or a murky pond. It was quite amazing.

None of these pictures are altered, just slightly color corrected but otherwise straight out of the camera.


This is the "beach" we went in from. The rocks got pretty slippery and treacherous. Just to be clear, these are not underwater.

Into the ocean.

Reminds me of Arthur Dove paintings.

Sorry guys, that's not a topless woman.

I think photo cred goes to Cornelius on this one. I think that's my hand...

Max Ernst

So one of the problems with the camera housing is, the lens cover is too long. I either had to be zoomed in enough or hold the outer lens back against the camera. The water was really choppy, it was a lot harder than I imagined trying to get a photo. Sometimes the lens makes a nice vignette though.

Cornelius found a starfish!

So I spent $100 on camera housing and $5 on Ziplock bags and took my flash under too. It actually worked with a remote trigger but taking a photo was hard enough, let alone trying to light it.

Salmon roe

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