Delhi.....the heat is unbearable now...mercury has touched 44.2 degrees Centigrade for the last few days. How I wish I could stay under water, cool and blue...respite from the sweltering, scorching sun, I wish, I wish :-(
Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some two million people a year.
The island has an area of 5 square kilometres. It lies just half a kilometre (a quarter of a mile) away from the southern coast of the main island of Singapore.
Underwater World is an oceanarium located on the western part of Sentosa. Opened in 1991, the living museum has more than 2,500 marine animals of 250 species from different regions of the world. We entered into the world of sharks, stingrays, eels and other sea creaures via a moving travellator that ferried us through a 83 metre long acrylic tunnel right underneath and alongside these sea creatures. Sharks sped past, with their sharp vicious teeth barely a foot away…stingrays swayed by, flapping their fins, gentle giant groupers with their pouted lips looked with interest, crabs crawled on the floors....I was truly impressed.
For this picture, I waited for someone to appear, when this lady, obviously Indian, stopped by. This is best I could do in the ambient light, handheld. Hope you like it.
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broglia (3598) 2007-06-05 11:42
Despite all the difficulties with the light it's a fine composition. Great colours and sharp enough considering the slow shutter speed. Good notes too. Best regards, Roberto
belido (19934) 2007-06-05 11:46
interesting composition. You could capture it with clarity. All the elements are well visualized. The green lighting works well and gives it a intimating feeling. Great work!
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-06-05 11:50
Impressive view of an aquarium...from inside of it where sharks that are turnning around are very closed. A very nice unexpected point of view.
jmcl (14535) 2007-06-05 12:01
Wonderful composition .. hand held at 1/4 ... a steady hand .. I have a bunch of images from the Denver aquarium of a similar place .. except mine are more blurry and full of noise : )
fayeulle (27827) 2007-06-05 12:30
What a heat ! I will be sick in your country ! I can imaging the underwater environnement is pleasant in these conditions. I am stunned by the quality with such a low spedd.
Graal (95343) 2007-06-05 15:57
amazing and beautiful place. Good composition. Fantastic oceanarium. I like it. Well quality of photo and interesting note.
xkolba (596) 2007-06-05 16:22
Impressive shot in beautiful place! This must be amazing feeling to go with this tunnel with sharks overhead. I like natural colors of this under water world, and well visible movement behind pane.
Thanks for useful note about this magic place.
leo61 (0) 2007-06-05 16:29
Good shot from this aquarium.You managed the difficult light well and I like your composition with the people under the glass arches.Good natural colors and nice reflections on top.
ayniLL (0) 2007-06-05 16:40
really wonderful idea for a photo in an aquarium
i seen same aquarium in barcelona but i didnt take clearly photo and use the light right
very good use of available light and shadows in your capture
the people add a lot in this shot
axiotea (21649) 2007-06-06 0:40
I thought the woman looking at the sharks, was maybe your wife, but as you mentioned in your note, she was just a tourist :)
I like the atmosphere created by the movement of the sharks, the curves of the oceanarium, and the water texture on the right corner top.
Have a nice day
P.S Here, we had few showers and a full day raining, but now only sunshine...I know it is not so hot like Delhi but we are also waiting for the monsoon to come...
siolaw (38050) 2007-06-06 0:59
Nice POV showing visitors and sharks, with good sharpness and colors(specially handheld at a quarter of a second) i like the effect on top of the tunnel...
hay_kes (30434) 2007-06-06 2:14
Very nice composition.Wonderful place..Well done.TFS.
vincz (19099) 2007-06-06 2:34
Wow... waht a great play with light.It looks as if the sharks were playing with it leaving light behind them. A very good compostion.
coco (30437) 2007-06-06 2:36
There is no doubt: it not was an easy photo.
You waited the best moment and technically, due the shutter speed, wasn't easy.
But the photo looks very enjoyable.
Thanks for sharing.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2007-06-06 2:46
1/4 seconds, handheld, low light... It is a very good capture. Good control of Camera and its functions.
Thanks for sharing.
Dpbours (222) 2007-06-06 3:29
Yes, that hasn't been the easiest shot! Handheld at 1/4, wow! Talking about impressive in-camera shake reduction, and a steady hand hahaha! Well, your freeze was certainly worth it. Great shot, great light. A lot of action in it, with still a good contrast. Even the fish have been swimming slowly for 1/4 of a second! ;-) Nice one!
PS: Do you really like Sentosa?? You have a view on a big industrial harbour and a oil refinery from the island... I'm living in Medan, North-Sumatra. I always thought about going there once. Some people tell good stories of Sentosa, some don't like it. Did you like it, next to the underwater world?
pablominto (53744) 2007-06-06 3:39
This is a fine capture, the low light enhances the unreal atmosphere!
Awesome colours and attractive lines in the composition...
Well composed image where the underwater freeling is well maintained!
jasmis (57824) 2007-06-06 3:50
Interesting place, fine photo. Superb quality, smart composition, detailed note.
Thanks for sharing.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-06 4:15
Olá Angshu, this is one of those magic places that I dream to visit one day. Excellent perspective and very successful result from hand held in 1/4s. The sharks are a fascinating sight and the indian saari is a very nice inclusion, in this underwater world. Love the abstract effect from the mix of water and light on the upper right corner. Excellent shot of this cooler place ;-)
p.s.- 44,2 degrees!!!!!! That must be unbearable, indeed!
partha (14020) 2007-06-06 4:49
What an excellent place of photography.Perfect composition and nice timing.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-06-06 5:14
Nice concept for an aquarium ... I think we have one like this in Auckland too. Well captured and good light balance. Good details and contrast ... well done! tfs
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-06 6:25
Great shot. What a spectacular and particular shot. This is a splendid theme and very attractive realization. I like the amazing details and the beautiful soft lights. Have a nice day, thank you
pierrefonds (54904) 2007-06-06 6:48
A good POV of the indian lady looking at the sharks, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Have a nice day.
Gerrit (44021) 2007-06-06 7:03
spectaculair place with the shark swimming all around you. Good copmposition and splendid colours.
vinicio (23415) 2007-06-06 7:05
Beautiful acquarium and image from you, you have shooted a good moment and with very good hand, compliments Angshu.
John_F_Kennedy (42026) 2007-06-06 7:07
Wow! This is a great and very well composed photo. I like it.
Hopefully next week on the 15th I could see this place.
feather (51130) 2007-06-06 11:10
This is something different from you Angshu. I like the way you composed the shot with the walkway leading through. The decision to wait for someone to enter your shot was a good one. What intrigues me is she is perfectly still while there is inevitable motion blur on the sharks. You did well to hand-hold at this speed.
josepmarin (57473) 2007-06-06 11:50
This one is a spectacular, dynamical scene very well caught in your setting. The sharks swimming over the heads of the people they are a bit worrying, and the pipe of glass of the aquarium contributes a nice graphism to the photo, with the curve and the water that covers everything.
Good work with the light and the colors.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-06-06 17:10
Strangely I believe the sharks ar secondary here, which is also lucky since they are a bit blurred. The situation is very original: a glass tube underwater, people looking at the fishes outside and perhaps the same fishes looking at the people. I especially like the white/silver reflexions on the right of the picture.
All the best,
plimrn (21344) 2007-06-07 9:56
Yikes!! 44!! I can see why you want to escape to this magical underwater world. You captured the the sense of this cool, green world with its menacing denzions tucked safely behind the wall. Impressive detail through out this thoughtfully framed composition. hLJ and cooker weather, Pat
prumod (8300) 2007-06-07 12:40
thanks for sharing this beautiful one... your shot is perfect in its frame and in the color contrast!
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-06-08 16:24
You show us that you have good hands as the most normal was that the photo had some blurred parts and this didn't happen.
About it, I like the view of the sharks and the respectful way this lady looks at them
The light and atmospsere of the photo are nice too.
Scharan (14144) 2007-06-10 14:08
Belíssia foto Angshu.
Cenário encantador e cores muito atraentes. Excelente foto!!!
bakes888 (18499) 2007-06-11 3:06
Hi Angshuman. Nice capture considering the long SS. Well composed with good depth and colour. Thanks for sharing.
pady (4800) 2007-06-11 12:18
I understand that with such a heat, it's welcome to be under water !!
I like your beautiful picture showing sharks and this lady impressed by them.
Zandell (241) 2007-07-12 12:36
Not perfect focus and sharpness
But teh picture indeed are so attractive..
Splendid movements and shapes
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (54709)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT 36 - 432mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/4 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 11:33