Fun Under "Water"

A little fun under the sea! A trip to the Atlanta Aquarium a few weeks ago brought up this fun opportunity to shoot under "water."  As you walk through the plexiglass tunnel huge fish and sharks swim over you.  Amazing stuff.

Now to shoot underwater like this will trick your white balance.  So you have to either adjust it there or in post.  Not being the good boy, I did it in post processing.  Doing it in post should never be your default...I know...but I was running and snapping away for two grandparents, two sets of parents and seven kiddos.  So I chose to shoot and then fix in post.


Pool Shark

A boy plays his first game of pool... My son plays his first game of pool...while doing a Cub Scout achievement no less!

To capture a moment of timeless contemplation what else to do other than get a nice photo finished as sepia?

I am really starting to enjoy environmental portraiture.  To photograph people in their element makes catching a glimpse of their soul so much easier!

For you camera geeks like me...shot with a Pentax K-5, Sigma 17-50 F2.8 OS with reflection coming off the pool table itself actually giving me some fill light!  Fantastic combo of camera and lens.  Post was completed in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.