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A Face Only A Mother Could Love

We’re back at Ripley’s Aquarium today with a look at a Saw Fish. I met this fella while walking through The Dangerous Lagoon.Β Visitors actually walk through an underwater tunnel through this part of the aquarium and at one point just over my head was the most amazing face staring down at me. Β (He reminds me a bit of an H.R. Puff N’ Stuff character…yes I know I’m dating myself πŸ™‚ )

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ISO 1250 f/4.5 1/25s

I shot these hand held because he was directly overhead and the tunnel was narrow and full of people, so using the tripod and getting myself into a pretzel position was not going to happen. I had to use a higher ISO due to the low light and I exposed for Saw…eeee which is what caused me to blowout the exposure on the water, in the above image.

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ISO 1250 f/4.5 1/40s

Here’s a bit of a wider view of Saw…eee so you can start seeing his snout.

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ISO 1250 f/5 1/30s

Here you go. Those look sharp don’t they.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit PhoDOGraphy by Edith Levy, I posted a couple of new posts this week. I’m very proud and excited that I’ve been accepted as a member of HeARTs Speak, an organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals. You can read more about that in the post here. I also posted another instalment of T.O.p Dogs – Photographing Loveable Four-Leggers In & Around Toronto.Β Please take a minute and have a look. I’d love to hear what you think and while you’re there please consider following that blog as well. I have some exciting announcements coming up on PhoDOGraphy by Edith Levy.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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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. Β 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?

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

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