Sunlight in the Ocean, Abstract Photo

By April 27, 2009Abstract

Another abstract photo, sunlight piercing the ocean surface. I used to shoot a lot of this stuff when I was diving in the 90’s, killing time decompressing at the end of a dive. Note how elegantly the rays of the sun break apart and blend into the water. That is simply not attainable (yet) with digital cameras, which instead just blow the sun out into a ball with perhaps a few rough rays extending from the ball. This flaw, which I hope will be overcome in the next few generations of digital cameras, is one of the few weaknesses of digital cameras in underwater photography. Abstract #2 in a series of 15:

Water patterns

Water patterns.
Image ID: 03181

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!