Bottom line: If you’re in Monterey – try to make the aquarium.
As you might imagine – there’s a lot of photo ops at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – and it seemed like everyone had a camera. And, yes, it might seem like “cheating” to take photos of fish (and other marine animals) in captivity – but I strongly feel that the bottom line of photography is to capture the imagination of your audience.
And if you’re able to do that – even in an artificial environment like an aquarium – your audience will appreciate it. And – as it turns out – most any time your camera is getting used – it’s good practice. If we (photographers) can make compelling images in contrived environments – like zoos and auto shows – I think it goes a long ways in helping us be better in the “real” world – whatever the heck the “real world” is.
OK – I’m stepping off the soapbox now.
And speaking of imagination – I just like the thought of all of these fish looking to Hugh for some food.
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