Viewing: Underwater Photography

Oct 5

October 5, 2017

An evening with Steve Parish

Tony Isaacson, MLSSA Life Member, attended a (workshop?) evening presented by Steve Parish at the Beerwah Library in Queensland this month. Tony with a promotional poster (Taken by Tony?) Steve is a well-published photographer (more than 2500 published books over 50 Years). His first book, “Australia’s Ocean of Life” was published in 1974 (as Stephen Parish): – A screen shot taken during Steve’s talk (Taken by Tony?) Steve started diving in South Australia in the 1960s. He was introduced to…

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Apr 9

April 9, 2017

Photo of a Smooth Toadfish Blind in One Eye

In 2014, David Muirhead wrote an article titled “Opalescent Eye of Toadie – Reflecting on refracted light” – see http://mlssa.org.au/2014/08/11/opalescent-eye-of-toadie-reflecting-on-refracted-light . A Smooth Toadfish with two good eyes (Taken by David Muirhead) The article features a slide show of four toadfish images, along with comments such as “I’ve many dozens of similar shots of this adult individual and numerous other smooth toadies. Some are juveniles or sub-adults, while most show equal, or maybe even better, opalescent appearance of the nearer pupil. The colour is…

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

The Taking of Wide-angle photos 1/2 Above Water and 1/2 Below Water

When David Muirhead sent some wide-angle photos 1/2 above water and 1/2 below water to  Scoresby Shepherd (incl. the above image), he received this response from him: – “I’ve always been enchanted by these strange pics – 1/2 above water and 1/2 below. I’ve no idea what sort of lens can do it!”   David Muirhead diving with camera in hand (Taken by Steve Reynolds) David sent Scoresby the following explanation: –  “For in- water use you need a combination…

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