In crystal clear waters sunlight may travel 40 metres down. However the intensity will be very low. This picture shows a wreck at a depth of 24m at noon on a very sunny day. It is dark at the bottom, but if you look up you can still see the sun.
I must have swam past this wreck a few times over the years, because I never saw her before, but frequently dive this lake. It is so dark you can miss her by just a couple of inches.
Due to weather conditions unfortunately the visibility in the North Sea isn’t to good at times. Still the Ghost Fishing divers do their job; getting rid of lost fishing nets. I try to make the best of it, showing the world what it’s like down there in these circumstances.
Once a year the Baseline dive-team cleans up the lake. A lot of litter is collected by divers and will be recycled.
I’am trying different setups for an “underwater photo studio” specially for model- and product-photography. Same as in a normal studio; lighting is important.
This is a great way to explore a wreck. Especially in deep, cold and dark waters.
In my opinion the trick is to capture the ambiance underwater, but it’s a challenge!
The stern of this sandbarge lies at a depth of 17m. It is pitch black down there. This pic is taken without flashes, 3 sec. exposure time, ISO 5000 and f/11.
Officially the summer of 2015 started today, but we had a lot of rain as you can see the drops on the surface of the lake of Vinkeveen.