Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Sea World #2

Last usable photo of the Madrid Zoo Aquarium visit. This is a mandarin dragonet and this kind of fishes came from the western Indo-Pacific seas. The scientific name is Synchiropus splendidus wich I think sounds better than the other. His friend seems to be a mini see crawfish but who knows ...


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Monday, August 23, 2004

Sea World #1

Another photo-fi[ni]sh, yes ... though it was invisible I must to admit that this photo has been post-processed with an image editor ;-) but only adjusting levels and some foreground sharpening.


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I can't find the name of this sort of fish. Does anybody knows it?

Friday, August 20, 2004

Sea World #0

Last week I went to Madrid Zoo Aquarium and obviously took my camera with me. I'm happy with the results of some fish photos.

I almost don't know nothing about fishes, but this one is a Chelmon rostratus and is known as Copperband Butterflyfish.


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Always it's so dificult take photos in this kind of places:
  • normally low light places and flash can't be used
  • the subjects are always in moving and usually changes direction while you're pressing the shutter
  • crowds pushing you while shoot (not always)
My average of usable photos in aquariums use to be 1 of 15.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

1908.08.22   -   2004.08.03

Henry Cartier-Bresson died at 95, Tuesday, August 3, 2004.

All photography fans must be grateful, he had a prolific-long life and different to another artists he doesn't become a myth after his death ... indeed he was a myth lots of years before.

Read more at photo distric online and see his work at Magnum Photos.

I began to learn about HCB work some years ago when I first saw this photo in "A Propos De Paris" book.


If you don't know his work, this could be a good starting point ...