Here’s a few photos from a recent trip to Gran Canaria. I finally did some scuba diving which I’ve wanted to do for ages. I had the fortune to see an octopus propelling himself away from me as quickly as he could, and also a type of ray going around his daily business sweeping gracefully through the diving group and disappearing into the vast ocean beyond. Even the scuba instructors were impressed. Beautiful.
Clearly a natural creation of perfectly square rocks
I now realise crabs have incredible perception to danger. The slightest movement and they scuttle into the nearest crevice waiting for another chance to come out and forage for food. This pic took quite a bit of patience sitting still and getting sore legs just waiting for him to creep out from under the rocks. Respect to any wildlife photographers out there.
A clownfish at the Palmitos Park aquarium
Some more strange cubes
This was an experiment trying out a different type of photography – High Dynamic Range (HDR). It involves taking shots at different exposures and then blending them together so that you can see everything in the photo. I know its not the greatest scene, but this is definitely a technique I’ll be trying out again.
The view from our hotel balcony (HDR photo again).
There is plenty of fish in the sea. I didn’t dip my Lumix in the big blue for this one. I have (or had because its sold now) a cheapo underwater “action” cam. It was good fun for a bit but you couldn’t really see what you were taking photos of so it was a bit of random point and shoot!
Hopefully a few piano pieces will be recorded soon to keep the blog slithering along.
Whilst in Bournemouth Aquarium, I found this rather magnificent octopus hiding in a cup (or bucket!) which seemed like a perfect moment for this site. As I approached his tank he writhed his way out of the cup and settled in front of me. I managed to capture a few shots on camera as per the sequence. Truly captivating. The second shot shows where science fiction got the inspiration for a typical alien from!
To try and understand photoshop a bit better, I self created the film-reel and then twisted it all up for the second pic, which probably took me far longer than it should have done!