Inner Space Meets Outer Space

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Tony Britton, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    When I last visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Califronia, my primary interest was jellyfish. I wanted to create the effect of an image you might see in astrophotography similar to photographs of deep space nebulae. I waited for this jellyfish to move into good light.

    By using a relatively fast shutter speed of 1/500 and "negative" exposure compensation, the jellyfish remained well-lit while the area surrounding the jellyfish darkened. The particles floating within the tank took on the appearance of "stars" and the lovely, subtle patch of blue is due to the color of a wall within the display. Hand-held, no cropping.

    Tony

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Why look for aliens out there, when there is a wealth alien life here on Earth? Another fine shot, Tony.
     
  3. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    It certainly has a science fiction movie "Take me to your leader" feel about it!

    Tony
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Wonderfully effective, Tony and I think you achieved your objective perfectly. I can almost hear Captain James T in the background!
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Nicely done!
     
  6. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    i've seen this movie. it doesn't end well.
     
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  7. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    A marvelously well made image which certainly does not apply to the comments I see here from some. No name mentioned.:D But I'll give them that, it is as if in space. Very creatively done.
     
  8. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    Very well done and thank you for sharing the settings. Something to try when I next go to an aquarium.
     
  9. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Thanks very much, Pete. Jellyfish are such mesmerizing creatures. Out of this world, in this case!

    Tony
     
  10. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Thanks very much, Brian.

    Tony
     
  11. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Thanks for looking and commenting, Beth.

    Tony
     
  12. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Thanks very much, Ivar.

    Tony
     
  13. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Thank, Milan. It was a fun project!

    Tony
     

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