Yes I am in total agreement with Alexa Keefe. The simplicity of this image has a sedative effect. You would just stare at it and you would be sucked into the silence of the deep ocean.
is of great honor that most of you consider this photo as fake,
animation, 3d, etc. Please note that this photo is absolutely real. It
was shooted at about -10 meters with breath-holding photography (no
tanks), wide angle lens camera and one Inon strobe.
Only basic post processing corrections were effected (contrast,
clarity, noise reduction, etc) and the holding snorkel was removed from
freediver's right hand as I considered that the photo was better without
it. For all of you having doubts I invite you to visit my website www.pallse.gr and see more REAL images like this in the "sea" category.
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Somehow the diver doesn't appear to be real. He seems to be an alien in a different planet! Is all that "grassy" substance under him some kind of seaweed? Engaging photo!
I agree that it really looks like a CG character. But if this is real, then it really is an amazing shot.
THIS LOOKS SHOPPED / I CAN TELL FROM SOME OF THE PIXELS AND FROM SEEING QUITE A FEW SHOPS IN MY TIME.
It is, though.
A very simple, colorful photograph. I am also liking the reasons given by the editor, in all the photos of this month.
The perspective in this photo elongates the already long flippers of the diver to magnify their size. As the diver descends to the ocean floor the viewer is brought into the picture - almost to the point of feeling vertigo. I have a visceral response to this photo where I feel like I am sharing in the danger of the dive.
Dimitris Maroulakis has done well to capture the clarity of the diver when the water behind is a little opaque.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 7/10 zoom lenses
@Dimitris Maroulakis Great job Dimitris and congrats on having your picture selected. Please don't entertain the negative feedback. Awesome picture and great use of available lighting!
@Tom Laundroche reminded me of a toy i use to have make him swim in a plate and watch ..good days :)
@Alex James Not photoshopped at all.
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