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Photographer's Note

Life in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt is abundant. The dive sites here are world famous for great fish life and coral structures. Here, I did a dive to the SS Thistlegorm - a shipwreck dive. It was a pure high to swim around and throughout the bombed WWII ship, into the motorcycle storage room, through the captain's cabin, and all around it. Here we can see a type of fish which generally hover in one spot - so they're easy to capture if you can get close. Although, shooting underwater is difficult as you have to stay neutrally bouyant so as not to move too much while the shutter is capturing the scene, and the deeper you go, there is less light and colours are hard to capture. Luckily photoshop can help bring the photos back to life, from the 30 meter depths of this wreck.

Taken on a digital compact encased in an underwater protection case - which I hired from a dive shop for a couple of days.

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  • Copyright: David Lazar (dvlazar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 805 W: 56 N: 1220] (6644)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-09
  • Categories: Nature, Ruins
  • Exposure: f/2.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-13 20:17
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