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Monterey Aquarium

Monterey Aquarium
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Copyright: Thong Wing Hoong (Ah_Thong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 75 N: 372] (2499)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-05
Categories: Daily Life, Abstract, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/5 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 19:51
Viewed: 2278
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here i am, uploading photo to treklens again.. i miss this site so much.. i am in California now.. what a great place! i went to the monterey aquarium last weekend. Really nice place to visit..

took this photo of the main aquarium, where many people enjoying the view of those swimming sharks, fishes, etc.. really nice...

Feel free to comment ... thanks.

-ah thong

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  • Great 
  • scooby Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 122 W: 6 N: 37] (1009)
  • [2007-02-07 19:56]

wooowwww....excellent work and place. tfs

nice thong!
they enjoy the aquarium while you enjoy both of them with a click in a great compo!

hi! thong nice shot.. great idea.. i like it.. thanks for sharing (",)

Very good use of available light and shadows Thong.. I would have cropped the half of the black area at the bottom to emphasize the main objects.. tfs


Hi Thong! Wonderful idea for a photograph in an aquarium. Interesting how you made the people viewing the fish the interesting subjects and beings to be observed in the photo (instead of the fish and animals). Great silhouettes of variously-posed figures against a blue scenery. Good with the black floor included (though I would have cropped a sliver off the bottom to not let the photo composition cut in half by the floor). But awesome shot, great idea, TFS!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-02-07 20:36]

Very interesting picture! I love to see all those silhouettes looking at that big aquarium.I especially like the 4th man from the left who is filming the scene! Nice capture! Tfs!

Great work, Thong. I've tried to take this shot a number of times but never gotten a result even close to this. Though it defies convention, I think it's sharp of you to have split the frame right down the middle. The shadow people in their dark world, the fish illuminated and floating in their blue one? Who is the prisoner? Who is more real? Very cool photo. -Hugh

  • Great 
  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2007-02-07 20:56]

Long time no see.... hey this is a cool photograph. Not really clear, but I will think it is because the glass does give you that impression.

What I really like about it is the silhouetes on the blue. Now, when I saw that red dot on the 4th person from the left, I had to look again and saw he was taking a photograph as well. Can't get better timing than that.

We will have to wait and see his photograph here.... :)

Well done.


  • Great 
  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-02-07 22:18]

Great shot in the dark aquarium I really love the silhouettes of the people against the blue tank...


Interesting composition, you put those who were viewing in the view. I like how the people became silhouettes against the large aquarium. The fish make an intersting background. IMO a larger f/stop would have given you more clairty in the shot, making the shot crisper. TFS


I like this photo, its can talk about how little we are as a human. :)

Anyways... great shot and good POV, well done and TFS


  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-02-08 3:45]

Welcome back Thong,

Long time no see...:) California?

Very nice photos, I like the silhouette against the blue water, so many action so much to see... well captured, :D thanks for sharing


:) ltr

really amazing shot, love the blue of the water and the silhouette of the people standing in front of it

  • Great 
  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-02-08 13:37]

Nice silhouettes, Thong. I'm glad to see you pop in again. Beautiful colours and amazing how big these fish are...

Très belle ambiance pour cette photo en contre-jour.
Bien vu et bien réalisé.
Bravo !

Belle teinte et cadrage intéressant.
Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2007-02-14 11:33]

I've seen this giant aquarium in Discovery channel before. This fantastic composition have well express sense of space! Weoow... I wish can visit one day ;O) Good sharing!


Hello Thong!
Tremendous image. I like a lot their dark black silhouetes agains the blue light of the aquarium with all these beautiful lighty fishes.
Un saludo!

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