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Old Sep 9, 2012, 9:31 PM   #1
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My daughter and I went to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in San Diego and this is a shot of her looking at the fish that I thought came out nice.

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Old Sep 10, 2012, 7:53 PM   #2
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Tom, nice shot. I went to the Boston aquarium earlier this year and found shooting into the tanks difficult. You did a fine job getting both your daughter and the tank nicely exposed.

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Very nice for such a difficult lighting environment. It can be a real pain to capture both extremes of light in the same shot such as this. Looks like a fun day trip.
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I turned out very nice, both lighting and WB are right on.

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Indeed impressive results, even more so considering the lighting. Great use of the light and fine composition. Did you use a tripod, or do you have very steady hands?
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I found the lighting at the Aquarium to be challenging to say the least so I did a bit of post processing to bring out the shadow areas.

Actually I have a ball head mono pod with a rubber cup on the bottom of the camera that I used. It works better for me in places like this than a tripod does.
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Wonderful photo. I brought my daughter to the aquarium in Boston several years ago, and I tried taking a few similar shots. My photos were awful!
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That came out really well - great color. The monopod is a necessity, since most such places don't allow tripods.
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Excellent shot! I love Birch Aquarium and agree that shooting there is difficult. I had reasonable luck with the K5 and the DA35 macro, but would like to return and see if I can improve on them. I found it more difficult to shoot at Birch than at the Monterey Aquarium, though my pictures from Birch were better since I used either the K20 or K7 the last time I was at Monterey. I didn't think about taking a monopod, I'll have to try that next time we go.
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