“Aquarium”

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Canon Mark II 1DS f2.0 Lensbaby Composer f4@ 1/125th ISO 1600 handheld: Georgia Aquarium

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7 Responses to ““Aquarium””

  • tonebytone says:

    Love it. Marti took me there one time and we enjoyed watching not only the fish but also the people watching the fish. I hope that girl’s picture turned out well on her camera phone. I like how she’s “protected” by the curve on the window.

    Hugs,
    Flo

  • Craig says:

    Hey Flo,

    Thank you for being here. Not a big fan of Zoo’s or Aquariums…. in fact this was probably my last visit to a place like this…. was doing escort duty for a couple of out of town friends…. will never forget looking right into the eye of a fifty year old grouper and feeling terrible about how blind I am to the lives of many of the things I eat….a sad moment that has remained very clear in my memory…..Craig

  • al13 says:

    Not a fan of aquariums either but if it helps develop an interest and enthusiasm for nature and living things they can serve a purpose. I love this photo. In is simple but the focus on close to the tank with what could be her parents in the shadows tells a poignant story.

    Al

  • Craig says:

    Hey Al,

    Thank you for being here. And thank you for the comment about this image. Its always great as an artist to be understood so I especially appreciate your takeaway from the image of the possibility of story created by the foreground shadow people. One of the 5 things I have on my style sheet is “layers of story” so the inclusion of the dark figures looming over the scene was very intentional and and the lensbaby really helps here IMO to lend a surreal quality to those characters in the story. I like all of the opposites that are playing out here….light people vs. shadow beings… old vs. young, the above and below, watching the show vs. being watched etc., etc……Craig

  • wnor says:

    This is truly enchanting. It almost looks like she is sitting with her legs inside the exhibit. A very 3D feel to the over all image. I guess that is due to the different layers I see here. What a great variety of work you have been posting.

    Wes

  • Craig says:

    Thank you Wes…greatly appreciated! The lensbaby has helped here to create a lot of blurring of the lines between subjects in the image. One of my favorite things about the lensbaby is how it can really help in creating a feeling of seeing a slightly different dimension of time and space…..Craig

  • Gordon says:

    style sheet…?

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