Photo taken without flash, at 26 metres

Lights on… Lights off!

On a recent dive to the SAS Good Hope, I performed an experiment I’ve long intended to do. I photographed (roughly – allowing for drifting!) the same thing, with and without the flash on my camera turned on.

Photo taken without flash, at 26 metres
Photo taken without flash, at 26 metres

The same scene with the flash on reveals that the gorgeous indigo soft coral is in fact bright pink, and the sea urchin has colour in his spines.

Photo taken with flash, at 26 metres
Photo taken with flash, at 26 metres

If this doesn’t persuade you to dive with a torch on deep dives, I don’t know what will!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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