Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sky Watch Friday - From below

It's not really much of a shock to realise that we take most of our pictures of the sky from within it - or at least from the very bottom of it.  Shots from planes (the flying type) and very high mountains are exceptions - but I dont seem to get window seats and I can't climb Everest!

This though occurred to me a few weeks ago, so I tried to take some images of the sky from within the ocean.  That is I deliberately angled the camera upwards to try to photograph the sky through the surface of the water.

As you can see this was not entirely successful.  I think most of the colour you can see is light being refracted back into the water from the plants and such like below - I think the boundary between the water and the air is acting like a mirror.

Anyway - I tried and I like this abstract image.


You can find more pictures - include ones that actually show the sky - at SkyWatch Friday.

Enjoy the pictures.

24 comments:

Carole M. said...

that was a very innovative photographic shot Stewart

Marcia said...

What an interesting perspective. Without knowing that it was the sky, you wouldn't recognize it as such.

Arti said...

That is amazing creativity! Thanks for the explanation otherwise I would be scratching my head as to what I am looking at! Its beautiful nevertheless. Have a great week ahead Stewart :)

Fun60 said...

I really like the colours in this picture but like previous comment glad you explained it.

TexWisGirl said...

good to try something new. :)

Sylvia K said...

It is fun to play with our cameras, isn't it, Stewart!! Colorful, fun capture for the day!

ladyfi said...

How artistic and very lovely!

Jim said...

Marvellous.

vincibene said...

I love the colours! Very creative!

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!Fantastic picture!I like the colors!Great work!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Experimenting is part of the fun in photography. I think you did great. I love what came out of your attempt at doing something different.

forgetmenot said...

It's fun to try different things. The colors in the photo are very pretty. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

eileeninmd said...

Cool image, looks like a colorful abstract! Happy Skywatching and have a great weekend!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great idea, Stewart, very creative. I've seen some great examples of this... here's a guy I follow on Flickr that takes great water shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbarbs/8306840748/in/photostream/

pattisjarrett said...

What an interesting idea!

Karen said...

I like it Stewart! The colours are marvellous!

DrillerAA09 said...

Very interesting concept, and very unique results. Well done.

amanda said...

Clever!
When people have asked me photography advice in the past, I've often told them two things:
1) Take LOTS of pictures. Have a camera with you as much as possible.
And 2) Try to see your subject from as many angles as possible.
This is certainly a new angle!

Marie said...

Wonderful! I would have never thought to do this! We do have an underwater camera, but its' been years since my hubby was scubadiving, and almost as long since we've been swimming! Love your approach!

I'll have to find some old albatross pictures from when we were kids on Midway and post those one week!

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Laura said...

beautiful Stewart... the colors and light are so rich and deep... here the world is quite grey and, well snowy:-)

HansHB said...

A great sky-post. A very creative composition. Well done!

Kerri said...

FANTASTIC! A Work of Art!

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

Lovely!