This week’ DP photo challenge is Vivid.
However, this is one of my most vivid photo.
The picture was taken at the aquarium in Okinawa.
These pictures were taken by my wife earlier this year as part of her visit which involved travelling 5400 miles in the National Parks of the South West and a return trip from Las Vegas back to San Francisco via the Pacific Highway.
The jellyfishes at Monterey Aquarium are just fascinating!
This perhaps is my most liked image on Silhouette.
The objects of the photos are not just the fishes swimming happily in the aquarium but also the visitors who appear as silhouettes against the blue aquarium waters.
Just from the silhouettes, it is clear that the visitors were having an enjoyable moment – pointing fingers at the passing stingrays or getting the fishes photographed with their mobiles or cameras.
I also had an enjoyable moment there getting both the fishes and the visitors photographed.
Well, everybody was preoccupied and having fun!
There are so many good photos that I can choose from my wife’s photos for the US trip; sometimes, I just don’t know which ones to pick.
There are some photos which document her experience in the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) that I find interesting.
The following is the Wiki’s introduction to MBA:
The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California, United States. It has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display. The aquarium benefits from a high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes which pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay.
The photos can even be a starter of a sub-series on their own.
Here is a photo which I like – there are so many tentacles!
This week’s Challenge is on “Background”. Background generally means the part of a pictorial representation that appears to be in the distance and that provides relief for the principal objects in the foreground.
My favorite picture is one taken in Okinawa’s aquarium. The principal objects are the visitors who were taking pictures or pointing towards the fishes in the aquarium. The interesting thing is that the background was changing all the time, with different types of fishes appearing on the scene.
The nearest hill sloping down into Three Gorges River on the right appears very distinct, however, the two vessels and hills at a distance are somewhat blur; look as if they are disappearing into the mist.
It is fascinating that the background can be as interesting as the principal objects! Good photos have backgrounds that enhance the principal objects so that taken together they form interesting images.