1st Place Underwater Art Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

1st Place Underwater Art Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea

Rodger Klein






Rodger won a gift certificate of his choice from Bluewater Photo or Bluewater Travel.




The Story: This image was taken during an experimental shoot in my studio pool in Venice Beach, California. I was working with artist/body painter Michael Bui and his wife model Mida. Since the pool is over 10 feet, I was shooting while on scuba while Mida was free diving in the pool. After about 6 hours of body paint work and several hours of preparation in the pool with fabric backdrops and numerous underwater strobes placed around the pool we made this image. The bubble wand that Mida is holding is a painted piece of pvc pipe attached via a hose to a koi pond aerator which created the bubbles. I removed the hose from the image during post  production in Photoshop.

Location:  Venice Studio Pool, Venice Beach California, USA

Equipment Used:  Nikon D800E Camera, Nikon 16-35mm Lens, Nauticam Housing, Icon Z240 & Sea & Sea YS-250 Strobes,Nauticam Optical Glass Dome Port

Camera Settings: 1/250 sec, F9, ISO 160

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