Friday, February 18, 2011

Another week in Oahu

This is my second trip since I started school. But suprisingly this trip wasnt so much about diving, as it was about reparing a lost relationship. However that didnt stop me from getting some homework assignments done. Under water of course :)

LINE SHAPE AND FORM of the human body
Nude woman, underwater photography, line shape and form, art, derek broussard

I was really going for the light ripples carving the shape of the human body.

 The next day new location, deeper water:
Beautifull woman swims all natural in the ocean.

My last dive of the trip ended epicly, with a week old calf, mother, and grandmother swimming by us.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Shooting macro on a freedive....this time it worked

Our assignment for "unusual perspective" was up, down, in , out. Immediately My mind popped up the image of Sea anemones, their tentacles reaching into the frame Grabbing the viewer like a sarlacc in the great pit of Carcoon

However in the past freediving macro has been a HUGE Bane in my freediving, The 100mm macro lens is just way to slow and challenging to compose while on a breath hold floating around. The few times I have tried, I have come out of the water completely pissed!

So why should this time be any different?

two words...

"Focus ring" I'll be focusing the lens myself

Other then the ripping current in the Washington channel the shoot went surprisingly well.

(wB and cropped to fit the composition)