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The Depth of My Love - Carmel, California | by Jim Patterson Photography
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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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Taken on May 26, 2008