Ocean Art 2023 - 2nd Place Underwater Digital Art

2nd Place Underwater Digital Art

Francisco Sedano Vera

"Ice Cream Nudies"



Francisco Sedano Vera won a 7-night dive package with El Galleon/Asia Divers
in Puerto Galera, Philippines!


The Story: 

In the watery playground of The Philippines, I dived into a quirky experiment with nudibranchs, those candy-colored sea slugs that are sometimes referred as gummy bears. This resemblance gave me the idea to convert three species into vibrant ice cream with Photoshop and AI magic.

Picture this: Goniobranchus kuniei rocking vanilla and blueberry vibes, Reticulidia fungia playing the smooth cream card, and Goniobranchus sp. as a strawberry sensation. Blurring the lines between nudibranchs and ice cream using generative prompts, I created a mashup where sea slugs morph into frozen delights.

Enjoy the fanciful ride where underwater marvels take on a sugary twist, a visual treat celebrating the magic when marine biology meets a sweet tooth.


Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines

Equipment Used: 

  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
  • Housing: 
  • Lens: Olympus 60mm Macro Lens
  • Lights/Strobes: Backscatter MiniFlash with Snoot

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F18
  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
  • ISO: 200



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