PhotoFriday – ‘Candid Shot’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Candid Shot’

This weeks theme is candid shot and I was thinking of putting in a photo of a fish yawning. It was however pointed out to me that the word candid only applied to people, so disbeliever that I am I looked it up on the oxford online dictionaries and darned if it isnt true! It makes mention specially as

“(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject’s knowledge”

So here we are, transported back to 2008 when I first got my DSLR, location: Venice, event: Masked Ball for Carnevale di Venezia. Bear in mind four things when looking at these photos, one, I was a newbie, two, I should probably reprocess them in a newer version of LR, three, there wasn’t much light and finally, four, I’m better at taking pictures of fish 😉 I hope you enjoy reliving this experience with me anyway. Below is a photo of me in my get-up (taken by Mike), the rest of the photos are all candid shots I took through an evening of opera & dinner – all done incognito:

To see more images from this ball, the gallery is here. It’s great fun if you ever get a change to go.

If you do want to see my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Candid Shot’ here.

PS: I’m currently selling the my nikon gear. Click here for more details & the full list of equipment for sale or email me at Thanks for supporting my work!


PhotoFriday – ‘Gold’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Gold’

Click image to go to see alternate sizes (looks better larger).

The theme this week is gold and there’s not much gold in the sea (apart from all that piratebooty that is on my to-do list to find)! I initially thought to introduce you to a cute little golden phase rough head blenny I found in Cayman but I released that he’d already been introduced on the blog back in March. So today I’m going to take you back to the Venice Carnival 2008 where there was no shortage of golden costumes and masks.

If you want to see more of my Venice Carnival photos then check out other photos in my Venice Carnival and Venice Masked Ball Galleries.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Gold’ here.

Venice Carnival 2008

My Venice carnival street pictures gallery and masked ball gallery from weekend of 26th are now complete:

Here’s a sample (images clickable):

Masked Ball:

All Nikon D300 and either 18-200vr or 50mm f1.4 lens. I’m still learning so appreciate any constructive comments 🙂