PhotoFriday – ‘Large’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Large’

I can never resist a chance to talk about large spotty fish and this weeks photofriday theme falls right into my trap! Whalesharks gather to feast on tasty Bonito tuna eggs (see below) off the coast of Mexico and seem to ignore the snorkelers who are there to see them.

hmm yummy! :-/

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PhotoFriday – ‘Transportation’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Transportation’

This weeks theme is transportation and I immediately thought of the Thistlegorm, a WW2 wreck in the Red Sea. Its a ship, so transportation itself but it also is chockfull of other vehicles. A transporter of transportation :-D

Motor Bikes:

Trucks:

Trains!

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PhotoFriday – ‘Warm Light’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Warm Light’

This weeks theme is warm light. Taken at dusk in the red sea, these images have lovely warm light.

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PhotoFriday – ‘Buildings’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Buildings’

This weeks theme is buildings. There aren’t too many places in the world you can see buildings underwater (and none that I’ve seen in person yet) but living in London there is no scarcity of great buildings to look at and photograph. Like a tourist, I love to look up. Here are some building abstracts from central London that I took whilst doing some of my degree exercises.

Tell me in the comments what is your favourite local building (and which city is it based)?

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Noteworthy

ps – thanks to all those who voted last week, my Intense post is in the noteworthy :) You can vote for last weeks Darkness post (#38) here.

PhotoFriday – ‘Darkness’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Darkness’

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

This weeks theme is darkness, which technically you cannot photograph or you’d just have a black image but there are plenty of opportunities to photograph in dark places under the water.

These photos were taken in the Cenotes in Mexico but similar effects of light shafts can been seen in caves all over the world where the sunlight can stream in. Also, the insides of wrecks can be artificially lit to illuminate the darkness. Obviously at night, the whole sea goes black and artificial light is all you have.

For this type of underwater photography, you have to have great knowledge of your camera (because the light, if you have a torch with you, is usually facing towards the subject and not your camera or strobe controls). And of course the discipline to check on your diving equipment every now and then. Lucky, I learnt early on that deep inside a cave you can accidentally go too deep to get the right angle, spend too long and end up with unwanted deco time and very little air! Safety first people.

It’s not for everyone though, my husband hates diving in the dark (night dives, inside of wrecks etc). He came into the Cenotes because you can mostly always see the light from somewhere but he wasn’t very happy at all. If you’ve dived with us you’ll often see him hanging around outside of wrecks looking frustrated that I’m taking ages no doubt.

Tell me in the comments what is your favourite dark place to scuba diving?

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Nadya’s image of Me & Snappers is winning again

On International Women’s Day no less, Nadya posted another win for her image of me taking snaps of snappers! This time the 2014 Monochrome Awards. Go Nadya!

If you want to see why I was photographing up so close see below or here’s my post of schooling snappers from the archives.

Published for Science

I got a nice surprise a few days ago when my copy of the Annual review of Marine Science (vol 7) arrived, I’d contributed the picture above taken at the Mangroves in Raja Ampat to Johan van de Koppelpaper’s paper on Long-Distance Interactions Regulate the Structure and Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems.

Annual Review of Marina Science vol 7

My pic is on p149 if you have a copy.