Electricity underwater

Kyphosus hawaiiensis in electric light

Being new to underwater photography there is a steep learning curve to realizing the images that I have in my mind.  Along that journey, there has been some frustration but so many new things to enjoy.  Probably the most fun I have had is exploring light underwater.  Particularly the way it refracts and distorts at the surface and then strikes subjects below.  When this Hawaiian Chub (Kyphosus hawaiiensis) swam through lines of distorted sunlight near the surface, these wonderful patterns rippled across its silvery body.  It makes me think we should move ocean side somewhere in the world sooner than later…

2 responses

  1. When i first read your post i thought you had gotten zapped! Yes, light patterns are beautiful underwater.

    December 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    • Not yet – but if I get a chance to work with the Ikelite underwater lights I looked at, I might!

      December 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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