Wallpaper March 2013

diving, Photography, underwater, Wallpapers

Due to popular demand I take up my wallpaper series again. I hope you like black&white as I decided to take the images of my b&w calendar πŸ™‚

So here’s March 2013

A wide angle shot of a small shoal of batfish playing in the beams of the Raja Ampat sun.

Wallpaper March 2013

Wallpaper March 2013

Click on the image to get the download file

Lady in Black

Photo of the day, Photography, pool photography, underwater

“Lady in Black” is a special underwater series. All images ARE taken underwater! I mention this only because some people asked me about it. The images were all post processed with an infra-red filter.

β€œWhen you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant

There are special infra-red filters to use directly on-camera while shooting but this is hardly possible while model shooting. The IR filters are very dark and hence light consuming which needs you to use very long shutter times. Underwater even if I’d use a tripod, my model wouldn’t be able to stay still that long to get sharp pictures πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy!

Lady in Black, a set on Flickr.

…a Mother’s guiding hand

underwater babies

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure to take pictures of 2 babies in the pool. They both performed with joy and laughter.

I just played around with one photo, converting it to black&white and more πŸ™‚

Let me know which one is your favourite! Any comments, questions and constructive criticism are warmly welcome !

Ella 1
This is the original shot!

Ella 2
This is a convertion to b&w with lighter tones.

Ella 3
Here the same a bit darker…

and finally
Ella 4
a somewhat funky conversion to something straight out of the seventies πŸ˜‰

Which one do you prefer?