WaterProof Long Exposure

So when I first got my water housing I wanted to see how far I could push the limitations. If have you never seen a water housing it has very limited controls (more access, more points that could potentially leak). So a lot of planning needs to takes place before you start trying a long exposure in the ocean. It’s not like you can just stop and readjust, water is bad for cameras. Here is the first attempt ( Click here for first attempt), I went out a little earlier this time to get the sun as it was setting. Turned out OK but I still have a lot of conceptualization before next time.

An underwater sunset, the blue strip down the middle is actually a channel thru the Reef, there is a sand path and since its lighter it picks up the reflection of the water better then the reef (HOW COOL IS THAT!!!)

I tried to Un-Focus here to make the illusion of standing in clouds, the shore waves weren’t that strong so it picked up the refection, otherwise it would have looked like vapor.

Add a light to this one to show the color of the water as a contrast against the red sky (it’s been raining the sky has a reddish purple hue)

And here is just a picture of the house on Rocky Point, I use it everyday as a reference point while surfing and shooting so I’m always thinking about it. (reference point: positioning point on land so you can line yourself up in the water to be in the best spot for the wave)

6 responses

  1. amazing colors!

    December 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    • Thanks, you have to look on the bright side of rain, when It rains there is more red in the sky (don’t ask me why haha). Over the contrast of the ocean it’s quite beautiful

      December 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  2. Those are excellent pics!! Wow I am jealous and wish I was there!

    December 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

  3. You know all these photos are amazing, but the first two are probably the best I’ve ever seen at all. I have a feeling that now I will remember them forever.

    December 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    • Well I promise I will perfect the under water sunset in the next few months. I learned a lot from last night and I plan on changing a few settings. Maybe a water proof light to illuminate the reef

      December 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

  4. WOW!

    March 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

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