John Zhu  


Bioluminescent Waves by John Zhu

May 2020 - Bioluminescent Waves

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Try to catch the bio luminescence right now at San Diego. This shot was taken with ISO 3200, Aperture priority mode. This photo is stacked with 4 shots each has blue wave at different position.

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11 comments posted

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Nice job John. The image is quite dark on my screen. I might use a radial filter and lighten the bioluminescent wave crest and the the pilings for the pier.   Posted: 05/17/2020 10:17:37
John Zhu   John Zhu
Per your suggestion, use two radial filters one to light the blue wave and the other light the shadow of area outside wave. Good suggestion.   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:58:24
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John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks for your suggestion. I will give a try later.   Posted: 05/18/2020 11:30:09

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Nice capture! Is the magenta on the pilings a reflection from the bio-luminescence or something else?   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:21:08
John Zhu   John Zhu
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It was beautiful in the evening , but smells bad.   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:49:46

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I have never seen this before. Nice job merging the photos.   Posted: 05/22/2020 20:53:00
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks!   Posted: 05/25/2020 11:18:13

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
What an amazing sight to see. You did a great job stacking the waves. I love the golden light and reflection. I don't have any suggestions. Beautiful shot!   Posted: 05/25/2020 18:51:18
John Zhu   John Zhu
thanks   Posted: 05/27/2020 11:02:09

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
It's a pretty wow shot John. I have never seen this either. I love how the structure is so sharp and crisply in focus with the moving water. It must have been exciting to be there and see this. I do like the idea of lightening up in the water a bit.   Posted: 05/26/2020 19:41:09
John Zhu   John Zhu
I think I set the aperture to be 8 and focused on the pier. Thanks.   Posted: 05/27/2020 11:03:14