Tuesday, April 6, 2010

50 minutes at the aquarium



Returning home from jury duty today I spent 50 minutes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. All I had with me was an 18-55mm lens, so I did what I could. I really like the anemone photo, especially the green/purple color combo. The puffin shot isn't good, but what it's good FOR is showing how close we can get to these guys. He was right below me, about 18" away. Those of you visiting the Oregon coast this year would do well to visit the aquarium to photograph the puffins, especially if you're lucky enough to be there on an overcast day so that the white tufts and faces don't blow out. Even here, I underexposed by a full stop to hold back the bright white part. And finally, the best shot I got of a shark during this visit occurred in the gift shop... Jury duty again tomorrow where, if selected, the case could go as long as 6 weeks... heavy sigh. ©Carol Leigh

2 comments:

Diane Miller said...

What an awesome shark shot! Hope you didn't get bitten.

Carol Leigh said...

Luckily I planned my trip to the gift shop well. I wore my special chain mail shark suit and made sure I had no uncovered hangnails so they couldn't detect the scent of blood. But even then I could definitely see the evil glint in their eyes as they all turned to face me from their perch of death on the top shelf. Thanks for asking. It was, indeed, a hair-raising and narrow escape. I may have to go back tomorrow. -- Carol Leigh