I saw the “glass” theme come out while I was buying a ticket to SeaWorld in Orlando, and I thought how cool would it be to photograph some fish in the aquarium; behind the glass?
Many of their glass tanks are curved, which made it very difficult to get good focus on a fish. Once I found some flat glass, I could hold my lens right up to the glass and shoot and get pretty good focus. It’s very dark in most of the buildings, so I had to open the aperture wide, giving me a very shallow depth of field. I had to keep the shutter speed high enough to account for moving fish (I picked a slow-mover…) and my ISO was also very high to let enough light in. I used a rubber lens hood so I could press the lens directly onto the glass, eliminating any spotlight reflections from behind me. Settings ISO 4000, 1/320s, f/2.8 at 14mm.
This fish reminded me so much of Finding Nemo. Except — this one just wouldn’t smile. 🙂
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