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.
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, […]
I’ve made this picture close to the Ti Point wharf at the mouth of Whangateau Harbour near Leigh. On the right side of the wharf, basically right in front of that boat mini-ramp there is a maze of huge boulders. The area is not big, but it’s packed with interesting features. One of them, the […]
Every time I go to Browns Bay in Auckland when the water is dirty (i.e. visibility close to zero) after a rain or heavy swell, I almost cannot believe it can be actually quite clear sometimes. This picture is a proof of it. I made it one late evening, the water was calm and surprisingly clear, […]
I admit my freediving capabilities are very sad. Perhaps I should say they are nonexistent. That’s why I use a scuba tank even in a very shallow water. But there are other reasons for that as well. I have some experience with pushing my heavy camera equipment while freediving. Believe me, it’s exhausting. Also I […]
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Some people think tropical seas are colourful and temperate ones are not. Often the opposite is true. Many hard corals of tropical reefs in shallow water are greenish or brownish. A lot of invertebrates in cold(er) water have very bright colours. The rock on the picture is only in about four metres of water. A […]