Fine Art Print
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
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The Facts: Anthias fish living in tubastrea coral in Papua New Guinea.
The Technique: My signature style is using extremely long exposures combined with flash to create dreamlike effects or shadows. In this case, I am letting the strong current push me rapidly towards the coral, and the length of the exposure creates the explosion effect. Like all of my images, there are no Photoshop effects - it's all done with the camera!
The Situation: For two years, I lived in Papua New Guinea, constantly on the search for the next mostamazing underwater photo opportunity and wildlife interaction. As this species of tubastrea coral only grows in high current areas, this photo setup could only be done as a "fly-by." Riding the current, I would fire one single exposure and be blown past, but then turn around, struggle for 2 or 3 minutes to get back up current again, and repeat again and again. During these long exposures, the shutter is open (and therefor you can't look through the lens), so I'm essentially "shooting from the hip" trying to get the composition of the coral near the center. Tricky technique, but it's what I love to do, and you won't find it anywhere else!
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