Photo Spotlight Earth Day - Earth Under Water 112/365
April 22, 2011 Portfolio
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed: 100
Focal Length: 24.0 mm
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Earth in Water
Hmmmm... what to say about this one... The quality of this image is probably the lowest quality I've ever uploaded. This is an underwater photo, I took this at night, in the freezing cold, outsize, with an underwater case on my camera... manual focus, so the focus isn't spot on, not very clean water, etc.. I hope to one day re-do this photo with the quality I was expecting when I envisioned it. Sometimes, I have this amazing idea in my head, and I get everything setup, and it just doesn't work as expected. I do like the end result, I just wish it was better quality. I'm sure the image resized on these sites look fine, but at 1:1 quality, it doesn't meet my standards.
I am a perfectionist. With almost everything in my life. So when I create these images, I want them to be perfect, even at 1 to 1 (full size). Keep in mind, I have a 21 megapixel camera, so these images (ALL my 365 images), in their full form are 5184x3456 pixels in size. Even though most people never even see my images at that size.. I do. And I like them to be the best I know I can do.. and with this image, I know I could of gotten a better result, had my circumstances been better.
Behind the scenes here: www.flickr.com/photos/louish/5645189747/
The behind the scenes photo shows multiple lights facing the water. I ended up not using those lights at all. I originally wanted light rays coming through the water, but the globe light was so overpower and since I wasn't using snoots on my other lights, the rays weren't working. The final photo only used one light, and its in the globe.
So.. how I did this photo.. well, if you look at the behind the scenes, its pretty self explanatory.. I think. Pretty much, I stuck a white ball/globe (same globe from my 365 photo a couple days ago) underwater. The globe is attached to a light. And I took the photo underwater. This image is flipped, so the reflection you see / ripples, is the underside of the top of the water.
Lights triggered with RadioPopper JrX. Underwater case used was the DiCAPac dslr underwater case.
More photos from this shoot
Other Underwater Photos
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