Writing with Light

The Dangerous Lagoon

I decided to do a little scuba diving the other day and all was fine until I realized that I was sharing the water with a reef shark. I’ve never swam so fast in my life but I made it to shore.

Alright…that’s not really how it happened. I finally started processing my images from Toronto’s latest attraction, Ripley’s Aquarium, from a few months ago.

The Dangerous Lagoon is one of the amazing galleries at the aquarium. You view and walk the lagoon through an underwater tunnel. The challenge of photographing in this gallery is the poor lighting.  I set up my tripod (and had to be very patient as streams of visitors kept walking by). I set my ISO to 640 and shot at f/2.8, 1/40s. I processed the image in Lightroom 5. Those lovely lights you seeing streaming from the top are the lights in the lagoon but doesn’t it just look like the sun’s rays beaming through?

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Toronto Aquarium, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Dangerous Lagoon, shark, fish, water, tank, coral, under water

46 responses

  1. Lovely shot, you should stick with your original story 🙂


    February 26, 2014 at 7:30 am

  2. Len

    For a second there, you had me Edith. Those light rays really add the finishing touch to this image.


    February 26, 2014 at 7:42 am

  3. Love the light!


    February 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

  4. Very nice capture–good thing that I read all the text, and discovered a shade of your sense of humor.


    February 26, 2014 at 8:39 am

  5. Outstanding light beams in this fine image, Edith. You had me going on that scuba story for a second. I was thinking, that Edith is quite the adventurer. 🙂

    Nice work on this shot, my friend.


    February 26, 2014 at 8:42 am

    • Thanks Jimi. I usually like to keep my adventures on solid ground. Although I did try scuba diving once and enjoyed it I was so focused on breathing I don’t think I’d be able to that and photography at the same time.


      February 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

  6. Good grief, I would of just had a heart attack right there in the lagoon☺


    February 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

    • Thanks Laurie. They are quite the site. Luckily I was dry from my vantage point 🙂


      February 26, 2014 at 10:44 am

  7. Great !!!


    February 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

  8. Ha! You had me on the reader before I clicked to come to your blog. It’s a great photo! I wouldn’t want to be next to a shark in the “real” waters. lol


    February 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

  9. Excellent shot in a very challenging environment Edith. Superb!


    February 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

  10. You are amazing.. this is just picture perfect.. you caught it all at the right angle.. you need to send to the company so they purchase it for a post card.. truly a beautiful picture


    February 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

  11. This sure is beautiful, Edith, and I am guessing not an easy shot to get.


    February 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  12. tedgriffith

    Beautiful, Edith!


    February 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  13. you put me in a cold sweat… before laughing!!!! Very beautiful light !


    February 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  14. Wow! What an amazing view!


    February 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  15. For a milli-second you had me fooled, Edith! it is such a life-like shot, just as if the sunlight is beaming down into the depths.


    February 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

  16. Ha! You had me there with the scuba diving! 😀


    February 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm

  17. Wow. I have never tried underwater photograph before. Your work is amazing.


    February 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  18. LB

    I read your first sentence and thought “oh my gosh, she scuba dives too” 🙂
    the colors are gorgeous in this photo


    February 28, 2014 at 3:41 am

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  20. WOW!


    March 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

  21. Beautiful sadly is dangerous, bravo, great shot!


    March 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

  22. Great shot Edith, I could sit and stare at that all day.


    March 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

  23. A great picture well worth waiting for!


    March 13, 2014 at 5:52 am

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