Pic of the Day – Ambon Arch
I captured this image at a site called “The Arch”, on the west side of Ambon Island, in Indonesia. The image was shot with a Tokina 10-17mm lens, fully dialled out at 10mm. It was still fairly early in the morning, and the light had not yet migrated into the area where this arch is located, so there was no opportunity to try to capture a sun ball or rays in the composition. Still, I like the moody blues, and to be honest, these big wide angles are usually easier to expose without trying to deal with very strong light from the sun.
Also fortunate was that the large school of fusiliers was around (it was long gone by the time we dropped down to do a second dive on this site). There was quite a bit of current whooshing through the site on this dive, which perhaps encourages these fish to school like this. The current also makes it a worky kind of shot, and this site is not shallow (I believe I was at about 80 feet when I shot this image), so I was outta gas pretty prematurely on this dive ;^)
About Judy G Diver
Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Asia, Australia, Fiji, Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, the Caribbean, Mexico and here in British Columbia.
After shooting hefty DSLRs for many years, I just switched over to a groovy Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, in a Nauticam housing, with dual Sea & Sea strobes and a bag full of lenses. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been widely published in a variety of magazines and websites, including an ongoing regular monthly feature on Scubadiving.com. All links to this work can be found in this blog.