Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
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22/3/2017 (617) Perhaps I should not tell anybody about this dive. I tried a spot in the urban area of Milford. The beach is lovely there, but the visibility is usually close to nothing, the bottom is quite flat, silty and it’s shallow. The weather was great, it was calm and right before the high […]
I have a friend who is a video producer, we discuss photography a lot. When I was this picture for the first time I recalled back some of our discussions about light, filters etc. Above water to change the colour of light one uses a filter on the light source. Once the light leaves the source, […]
Even after years of diving “Pacific weeds” I am still fascinated every time I immerse myself into those forests. Look at this picture. There is nothing special about it, yet it stirs my emotions. That feeling of freshness, of constant movement, of lightness with which the sturdy fronds float in the water. And if you […]
It does not happen often, but there are days when the visibility underwater is acceptable even in bays of North Shore in Auckland. By saying ‘acceptable’ I mean more than five metres. That sort of visibility also means backscatter is not such na issue, even at night. I’ve made this picture in Browns Bay at […]