This is a rather old picture done almost nine years ago and yet it is very fitting for the present Theme of the Month. I was shocked about the low digital quality of the file and I can see now how much digital photography and my skills evolved in this rather short period of 9 years.
The image was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California. It is a dark place inside and you can see that easily by looking at the EXIF data. I hope I could get rid of most of the noise and other artifacts that come with low light and high ISO.
Jelly fish are definitively delicate and soft. Over 99% of their body consists of water! But the softness and their delicate appearance is also somewhat deceptive. Have you ever had an encounter with one of these creatures on your skin? Not a nice experience!
Interesting detail about this shot: I turned it upside down as jelly fish have the “head” at the bottom while the “tentacles float on top. For an image this would look rather odd and for that purpose I flip-flopped it.
The Complementary Image would probably be a stronger image for the ToM as there are three different elements of delicate and soft (the jelly fish, the virtual gentle touch of the kid on one of the jelly fish and finally grandfather's embrace of his granddaughter). However, the image has technical limitations and that it is why it ended up as a CI and not as the main post.
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Oh yes, the digi world has changed a lot in just a short time, the times where you can count pixels on the image are maybe not completely over depending on what you want to spend but a good camera has an excellent quality now, not to forget about the mobile phones. I remember when you posted an image from this place. I definitely can't see any flaws in the main image (okay I can in the CI), we're too demanding "déformation professionnelle" :-) most people would be more than happy with the result. With the turning they look like parachutes :-) Love the strong orange with the deep blue background, really really nice.
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The main post is really good too for the tom.
I like the idea of doing it "by opposition"
The uniform blue background really work great.
I agree also on having flip-flopped the picture.
I have not really thought of jellyfish as delicate, but I think you are right. You get my vote for creativity and for the colors.
PB-Photography wrote in 2017/06/13 01:49:49: The colors are original just as seen by all visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I do not know if they use any special illumination to achieve these colors. I did not make any changes as this is a small JPEG file which would no allow any major manipulation ;-)
Delicate for sureif you look at the long tentacules, soft not sure if you put your hand! Nice contrasting colors ; I have thae same kind of picture taken of course in an aquarium in La Rochelle, not so easy to take. The CI is more informative of the place and kids reactions.
Pensei que fosse o resultado de um mergulho com o Zeca (hehe..) Ótima idéia do flip-flop . Parece que faz mais sentido elas viradas desse jeito. A foto está linda e com uma luminosidade bem bacana e diferente. Muito bonitas e delicadas estas criaturas.
They are soft and delicate but one never feels like stroking them! Still it does work for the TOM. Thanks for including the CI, I love the child's wonder you captured even in silhouette. I didn't realize jelly fish floated upside down, I'm sure I took an image of these fellows in the La Jolla facility with them the other way around, It was probably a smaller tank. If I don't remember this specific image, I remember your visit to the aquarium, would you believe I have never been inside? My penalty for hanging out with non-photographers and being a woman. HLJ, Patricia
Interesting to see this "old" photo in the choice of displaying it top down for a more "natural" effect.
I thought it was an underwter shot bot the CI clearly shows us the aquarium environment.
Should be a perfect match for the theme of the month.
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