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I'm just back from a jaunt to Homosassa Springs for the manatees. The weather was unseasonably warm and I've never been so late in the season, so the manatees were not congregated as I've seen them in the past. However, I was able to find a few subjects in clean water. I put 5 pics up on my web site. You can see them at http://claycoleman.tripod.com/id272.htm and click the "Next" buttons to scroll through them. Here's the first one:
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
My Pictures - "click here"
Nice pictures. What did you do to them to get them so blue? Everytime I am there the water is some form of greenish brown.
If you go to the manatee section of my website at http://claycoleman.tripod.com/id98.htm you'll see past photos with the green water with which everybody who's been there is familiar. Those photos were taken with the same rig (Nik V, Fuji Provia 400 film) and scanned with the same scanner. The water was clearer on the recent trip primarily because we were the only ones there (we had our own little boat). The manatees were scattered, and we had to wait long periods to see one. The tour boats had given up. The weather was sunny but hazy, and the photos were taken right at the surface of the water. -Clay
Man, I should have looked at all your whole page. Didn't mean to insult, I just have never seen the water that blue before. Your photography is amazing, you should post more often.
No offense taken. I think the haze and fog had something to do with the way the pics came out. It was like a big diffuser and filtered out low frequency light. You'll also notice that the water was flat calm--so calm that the surface was reflecting images back into the water. Thanks for the compliment. I'd post more often, but it I'm too old school to be of much help with questions about digital cameras. -Clay