From ABC Mid North Coast
A scuba diver off the NSW Mid North Coast has filmed the spectacular sight of about 200 hammerhead sharks swimming above her.
Ketty He, from Gladesville in Sydney, captured the video of a large group of hammerhead sharks on her second dive at South West Rocks, north east of Kempsey, last Thursday.
“They just stopped on top of us, like hundreds of sharks above your head within 10 metres,” Ms He said.
“You feel like they’re watching you, once you move they come and want to attack you — that’s how you feel.”
She held onto a rock trying not to move during the exciting event. …
Marko Dimitrijevic shares a small sample of the years of just above the water photography. Color and classic Black & White.
Enjoy this Above The Water World:
Entrepreneur and photographer Marko Dimitrijevic reflects on his recent spinal cord injury and the importance of appreciating what we have
The benefit of any predicament is the opportunity it presents to form new habits and perspectives. All around the world, the coronavirus has resulted in an unprecedented health and economic crisis. Just a few weeks ago, in the midst of the global pandemic, I had my own medical emergency. I fell in my own home and suffered a spinal cord injury. Not being able to move my legs and arms and having to go through a multi-month therapy process completely upended my plans and priorities. …
Call it nostalgia, or maybe it’s just a new awareness of the wonders of physicality, but despite this being the digital age the world of photography was pretty print-focused this past few years.
First, there’s the resurgence of Polaroid and other instant film formats. Once considered photographs relegated to albums from the seventies, or shoe boxes from the same era, instant film prints are making a comeback.
There are two possible reasons for the renewed popularity of Polaroid. First, there’s the story behind the fact that Polaroid cameras and film are still available.
In 2008, following years of financial ups and downs, Polaroid announced that it was discontinuing production. But Austrian photographer, Polaroid dealer, and lover of instant film, Florian Kaps, was having none of it. He purchased the half million film packages that were available, and teamed with André Bosman, a former head of film production in the large Polaroid film factory at Enschede, Poland, to save, revamp, and relaunch Polaroid cameras and film. …
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough — there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” — Robert Frank
Street photography, which is generally defined as photography that features subjects in candid situations in unmanipulated public places, is an art like no other. Robert Frank, quoted above, is considered a master of this art.
In the 1950s, the Swiss-born Frank embarked on a yearlong road trip, meandering from state to state and capturing images along the way. Frank’s photos would later become the photo book The Americans, which an art critic at The New Yorker hailed as an American masterpiece. …
Since as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted not only to see the world, but capture it along the way. My fascination with photography was more than just your typical, childish infatuation; I didn’t “dabble” with a point and shoot and lose interest when tempted with a new hobby. As a teen, I saved up for months to buy my first SLR camera, then bought magazines and equipment and taught myself on the field.
Eventually I became a semi-professional wildlife and nature photographer. …