Gloomy Iwagumi.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dave Spencer, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    My aquatic photography is very much in its infancy, but I have just had a go at the pictures below. I used a Nikon D40, ISO1600, various levels of under exposure and lighting was a desk lamp pointed at a black piece of card on the wall behind the tank.

    I wanted to create some distinctive rays of light beaming down, but wasn`t quite sure how to do it. please feel free to give your critique.

    Dave.

    P.S. This tank is just recovering from a bad case of Rhizoclonium and is feeling a bit sorry for itself at the moment.

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  2. zig

    zig Member

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    A moody little arty shot Dave not gloomy :)
     
  3. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    I realy like the last pic, yeah very moody.

    This is exactly what i was hoping people would be doing in the white room.
    Being creative, its great! :lol:


    Top marks Davey boy, bravo~!

    Regards,
    Graeme.
     
  4. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    It`s a relief some people liked them, as I did think that they went against the grain of the normally nice, bright pics we produce of our tanks.

    I don`t normally change the ISO setting because I usually go for maximum quality, but in this instance it gives a slightly grainier feel and prevents too much blurring of the fish, due to the faster shutter speed it allows.

    Dave.
     
  5. afroturf

    afroturf Member

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    Great pics Dave, I've had a small tank lit with a desk lamp, not great for plants but it gives a really interesting feel to a tank especially when there is surface movement. Looks as if you could be looking into a shady pool or stream.
     
  6. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    I really love it Dave :) one of the best bits, is that it could be a shot of any natural habitat, you cant tell its man-made :)

    nice camera btw *jealous aura*
     

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