Like a Ghost in the Water

Like a Ghost in the Water

Like a ghost in the water,

It undulates by

Reflecting the moon hanging low in the sky.

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Translucent, it hides

‘Though right in plain sight

It becomes luminescent with soft glowing light.

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Like an ocean flower

With pedals ablaze

It puts on a show to impress and amaze.

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The ocean is pulsing

With a diaphanous soul

Like a ghost in the water for whom the bells toll.

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My photographs are taken with a Nikon D7000 in Sea and Sea Housing using two YS-D1 Strobes.
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6 thoughts on “Like a Ghost in the Water

  1. Yes. I use a yellow barrier over my lens. Light and Motion makes one that you can sort of strap around the outside of your housing, which is good if you are using the filters on your strobes, because then you can shoot both flouro and regular since the strobe filters can be removed as well. But I also have one I cut from a piece of yellow acrylic that I can put inside my housing between the lens and the glass of the port. It’s less cumbersome, but you are committed to shooting through a yellow barrier for the entire dive. You also need a blue light (rather pricey) and a yellow barrier over your mask so you can see the bioflourescence. You can purchase one for about $50, or if you are handy with a scroll saw, cut one yourself out of yellow acrylic for about $5. Also, check with the resort. Many resorts these days offer flouro diving, so you would only need the equipment for your camera (Blue filter for your strobes, and yellow filter for your lens.) I believe Backscatter offers them both and has the strobe filters for several models of strobes.

  2. Beautiful, Brook. Have you tried the fluorescent techniques yet? I’m considering getting the gear to do that for our upcoming live aboard trip in Grand Cayman.

    1. Hi Cathy! Thank you! I have tried flouro photography. See (Shine little Glow-Worm, Glimmer, Glimmer”). Since I wrote that article, I have tried a new method which I think is better. I now have Blue Barrier filters I can put on my strobes so that I can use my strobes to light the subject with blue light. It works great because you don’t have to set your ISO really high, or your aperture wide open, so you have more control over the exposure and depth of field. You can get them at Backscatter Have a great time in Grand Cayman! It’s such a beautiful place to dive!

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