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Importance of Light

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If you keep your camera set to motor-drive, you may end up with photographs taken in the moment between strobe recycles, with dim foregrounds and dark silhouettes. I used to flag the accidental captures as destined for the trash, but recently, I've found a more useful purpose for the otherwise unimaginative images. In animated GIF format, they can quickly convey to friends and family just how the underwater environment could appear if not for our artificial illumination.

 

A few samples from the recent Wetpixel expedition to Eastern Fields, Papua New Guinea:

LightNoLightPNG1.gif

 

LightNoLightPNG2.gif

 

LightNoLightPNG3.gif

 

Perhaps others might have similar examples they'd be willing to show off?

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A very powerful teaching tool also.

 

Thanks for the thought,

John

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Interesting.

 

This also kind of makes me wonder why people don't use torches in the daytime. I mean, a lot of dive sites are sold to photographers and non-photographers alike using colourful strobe lit images. Why you wouldn't want to see that same colour in realtime is beyond me.

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Why you wouldn't want to see that same colour in realtime is beyond me.

I guess the third frame to add would be a natural light 'Magic Filter' version of the scenes to show how we still do see color, even as blue begins to dominate.

 

Slightly more difficult to get all three shots at once, though! :)

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That's a great tool Matt - good stuff.

 

Cheers

James

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