Sunday, February 14, 2010

NZD 12132009

Fish in Kelly Tartan’s Auckland.

This photo is taken through water in a holding tank of moving fish with a camera that does not have image stabilization.  Likely there was an accidental flash also that is reflecting off the metallic bottom of the tank.  I say all this because there has been NO manipulation besides some cropping.

Despite all that really is wrong, I like the picture for the way the light plays through that water, the shadows of the fish and the suggestions of graceful, slow movement.  I also like the color of the fish that keeps the whole from being too bland.  I relax with this picture.

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6 comments:

charlotte said...

I like this photo very much, I can almost see the fish moving. The viewer cannot see that the fish are in a tank. It looks like the photo has been taken from a boat on shallow water.

Jennifer said...

Charlotte, I agree it looks like shallow water - what's interesting is it is likely a meter deep - which likely gave the lack of focus and the feeling of movement.

Kaite said...

It's certainly interesting, like suspended animation, suspended flight, they're very 3 dimensional, almost as tho they are swimming or flying *over* the water (or polished silver) not in it. K.

Jennifer said...

K - You are right! I have not thought of it that way, but it does look more like they are suspended above the going through. Hmmm....

Kaite said...

Jenn, intellectually we know they are fish therefore they must be IN the water, but if we can suspend that knowing for a bit and just look, what we see is very different. cheers, K.

Life Looms Large said...

I like that! I've just been playing around with designs for warp painting, and the watery, flowy elements of this photo fit in well with that theme.

Sue