Today on the fifth day I thought I’d try something new – use a snoot underwater. I have seen a few really beautiful pictures taken with one but never tried myself so far!
For those of you that don’t know what a snoot is here comes an explanation:
A snoot is something you put on to your strobe and it narrows the flash down to a very thin beam. Of course you then have to direct the beam to the subject you want to be lightened up. Everything else around stay dark and it can sometimes give a different kind of picture.
Went back to find the harlequin shrimp and prepared… One shot, no – not in the right spot, move the strobe one centimeter, new shot, and move a bit…
It went on and on – really difficult! I finally managed to get my first intentionally snooted picture, but I had to fight for it!!! And it was far from perfect – the beam was slightly off to the right.
Now, I”m no expert but I think perhaps the ideal lens for it is not the 105 mm macro lens I have with me. Perhaps it would be easier with a 60 mm lens.
Anyway, that one has to be photo of the day, even if it is far from being a good picture. But I worked hard for it…