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Copyright: Luis Esteves (astroturtle) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 19 N: 81] (875)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 50 mm f 1.8, SanDisk ExtrIII 1Gb
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Monterey & Carmel
Date Submitted: 2005-06-08 13:04
Viewed: 1653
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second of 3 shots I'll be posting that I took this at the Monterey Aquarium this weekend. It's an incredible aquarium and I wish I had had more time to go back and grab some more pictures. *Well* worth a visit!

The 18-70mm kit lens was nearly useless there given the lighting, which is dim for effect; f/3.5 was just too slow for reasonable exposures. Luckily my 50mm f/1.8 saved the day despite a narrow field of view. Another advantage of the 50mm (in this case) was that it has a much shorter close focus distance than the kit lens.

Even so, shooting though that thick glass is tricky and I spent a lot of time fighting reflections and ghosts. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of photography? Any tricks you'd like to share?

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