The Depth of My Love - Carmel, California

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    The underwater realm cannot be adequately described in the few short sentences I am about to write. To even try to capture it in words is like trying to describe life itself.

    So instead, I will simply state that since I learned to dive back in 1997, my life has changed forever. SCUBA diving is underwater flying in three dimensional space. The wildlife routinely is as curious about you as you are of it. The light shifts through ripples on the surface, and under the kelp, sun beam fractals split, bend and reunite.

    Many divers only descend into the depths if the water is clear and warm, but they are missing out. There exists a mystical, magical quality to the light when it passes through planktonic microorganisms, through life itself. I'll take my kelp forests any day over "warm and clear".

    And I'm crossing my fingers my ear heals up to allow me to dive another day. The depth of my love for the underwater world knows no bounds.

    Nikon D200
    Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye
    1/250sec @ f6.3, ISO 100
    Aquatica Housing with 8" Dome Port
    Sea & Sea YS-120 strobes at full and half power

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    1. belthelem 56 months ago | reply

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    3. MedoRRa 55 months ago | reply

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    4. Natural World Gallery 54 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable!!!! Truly..

    5. Tiffiny Li 54 months ago | reply

      Love that soft light is very nice. It defiantly does feel like a different world. Thanks for putting up your specs under your description. It's really helpful to see how you captured it.

    6. Me & My 5D3 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light.

    7. baino1 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot, def prefer it in black and white. Big fan of your shots!

    8. Paul Cobo Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Speechless !

    9. art180 51 months ago | reply

      Just WOW!

    10. Gone Under Sea 51 months ago | reply

      this is truly an amazing shot!

    11. pranan7 50 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 300+ Faves group and Faved it.

    12. thomas.michael. 48 months ago | reply

      This is amazing

    13. sil737 41 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

    14. Digidiverdave 40 months ago | reply

      A WOW shot .......

    15. Andrea Riva Foto 31 months ago | reply

      holy shXt
      you are what? god?

    16. arcanacoelestia 28 months ago | reply

      Stunning! ♥ ♥ ♥

    17. Rouz 29 16 months ago | reply

      Une galerie splendide !!!!

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