I recently returned from a trip to Germany, where I gave an invited talk (titled “Inspiring Curiosity”) at the GDT (Association of German Nature Photographers) festival in L√ľnen, with an audience of about 700 people. It was an inspiring experience, and I also really enjoyed the talks by my fellow presenters including Florian Shulz, Erlend and Orsolya Haarbeg, Bence Mate, Bruno D-Amicis, and so many more! I can’t wait to go back again!

After such an inspiring weekend I just had to go out and take some photos, despite not having the time to make a trip out to the wilderness. So, instead, I wandered through the Seattle Arboretum, enjoying the brilliant autumn colors. A little pond covered in red maple leaves made for the perfect subject to try out my Aquatech housing again.

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Unique Underwater Autumn Maple Leaves, Seattle Arboretum, Washington

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Japanese maple leaves floating in a small pond in late autumn in Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum.

The Tech: Canon 5D2, Sigma 15mm fisheye, Aquatech sport housing and dome port
Exposure: iso 1600, f/11, 1/5th sec
Notes: composed and exposed by blindly guessing.

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3 Comments to “Autumn Underworld – Seattle Arboretum”

  1. Navin Sarma says:

    sweet shot, love the fisheye effect. impressive given your composition was just a guess! did you just hold your breath and jump in??

  2. Thanks Navin. I didn’t have to get very wet for this – just stuck my underwater housing in the pond and started shooting.

  3. Congratulations on the talk. Must have been fun to be around such an inspiring photo group. I felt that way when I talked at NANPA and a few other places. You would like speaking at NANPA. If you get one of the main speeches, you are in front of some 2500-3000 photographers. What a rush for you and them. Cool, unusual photo. That housing must be fun to play around with and fish for photos. I could use one of those around here since most of my images seem to be around the creek.