Thursday, November 29, 2007

All hail the waterproof camera

I have been working on my vacation pictures, hoping for a single photo essay. Turns out it is taking a while, and so I thought I would share a couple of my weird shots with you. All taken on or under the surface of the ocean.


I never got around to visiting an ophthalmologist to get a new batch of contacts before we left for the trip. And, admittedly, water acts a bit like a lens, but certainly not well enough for me to deliberately stage a shot like this. In fact, I didn't find it until I started looking at my haul. I must've pressed the button accidentally. Or was it JD? Either way this is found art, I guess. Or maybe accidental art. Yes, I like this designation.


With this one, I certainly meant to take a picture of the composition. What happened next, with the flash, reflection, and optics I have no idea. But I kinda like the result.

More pictures, including, maybe, me on the wall later on this weekend.


christina(apronstrings) said...

ohhhhhh. i like them. so pretty.

although, i don't care what you say. you staged the underwater plant picture. it kept trying to get away, having a belief that a picture would steal it's soul, but you wouldn't hear of it. "in front of the camera. now!" you would demand.

i mean, do you think plants are there just so that you can force them to have their picture taken by a $12.00 camera bought at reid's on theway to the airport?

sheesh, i mean really. even my faceless doll is shocked. although you really can't tell. 'cause she is faceless and all.

(despite the borderline insane comment, the pictures are beautiful)

meg said...

These are so cool. I really like the 2nd one--the accidental art one. Can't wait to see more.

Carole said...

Absolutely beautiful! The accidental art is my fave.

Beruriah said...

Gosh, what can I say after Christina's comment? Lamely that I like the shots? Once again that I'm jealous of the warmth, water, and fruity drinks? In any case, I love the pictures, especially the colors in the first and I can't wait to see more.

slouching mom said...

Yep -- the second one is stunning, though I like them all.

Tash said...

EXTREMELY cool. The color of water is just outstanding. Waiting for more.

niobe said...

The second one is amazing. The colors! The texture! The light!

Magpie said...

those are eerie and interesting.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic shots! Sometimes accidental can be best.