Ocean Art 2023 - 3rd Place Underwater Digital Art

3rd Place Underwater Digital Art

Conor Culver

"Fall Writter"



Conor Culver won a $750 off a trip with Avalon Outdoor in Cuba!


The Story: 

This image is part of my body of work titled “These Dreams of Mine”. I wanted to create an image to reference the inking capabilities from the Big Fin Reef Squid and have the squid look like it is an artist. As artists, we often put our emotions into the work we create. When Squid are distressed, they use their ink. I decided on the background for two reasons, one was for the color to match the yellow in the squid. The other reason was to reference how I imagine authors writing books: in the cool weather of the mountains surrounded by beauty and nature. 


Big Fin Reef Squid from Beangabang, Alor, Indonesia. Background is from Crested Butte, Colorado USA

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F18
  • Shutter Speed: 1/120 sec
  • ISO: 200



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