3rd Place Cold Water Ocean Art 2016 Yannick Gouguenheim
3rd Place Cold Water
"Prince of the Waters"
The story: The common toads start going back to the river in February in order to reproduce. The frozen waters of this small river are by then clear enough, and ideal for underwater photography.
This image was taken in natural lights and apnea. I chose to work on blacklights to value this iconic species from fresh water. The wide angle lens and close-up shot adds an interesting dynamic to the picture as well. The challenge was to progress under the subject and to get a shot once the subject was aligned with the sun all while ensuring a framing including the trees on the shore.
Camera: Nikon D7000 and Tokina 10-17mm Lens (F10, 1/320, ISO 320) with Hugyfot Housing