Way down, below the ocean…

Exploring the ocean without diving or getting wet… I can really lose myself in these shapes, textures and colors.

These shots also show me why I’ll never ditch my compact camera. Besides being portable, it excels at macro and has a distinctive feel to it, if you compare it with a dedicated macro lens in a bigger sensor camera, as in here. It has much more depth of field and the wider angle makes the objects look immense.

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography


14 responses

  1. richardpatrickhughes

    Is a compact camera the same as a point-and-shoot camera?

    May 22, 2012 at 00:49

    • António Marques

      The canon ixus 300 hs has some refinements like a high sensitivity sensor but I think it falls in the P&S category. A compact camera can be very sophisticated and high quality device. A Point and shoot is, by definition, a simple camera to operate but less controllable by the photographer.

      May 22, 2012 at 07:34

  2. marialla

    Very interesting angle of the shell – so intimate!!!! THANK YOU!-

    May 22, 2012 at 03:29

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Marialla.

      May 22, 2012 at 07:37

  3. Light & shadow. Texture & detail. Exquisite! Kim*


    May 22, 2012 at 05:02

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Kim.

      May 22, 2012 at 07:36

  4. great work antonio…delicate details….

    May 22, 2012 at 13:12

  5. Shirsha

    Exquisite pictures…Love the details captured in the images.

    May 22, 2012 at 21:25

  6. Such a simple object becomes so complex upon close examination! The texture is so vivid, I can imagine running my finger along the ridges and smooth curves of the shells. Beautiful photos Antonio, thank you for sharing them.

    May 23, 2012 at 03:48

  7. It’s beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

    May 23, 2012 at 05:12

  8. I LOVE this!! Beautiful images, thank you!

    September 22, 2013 at 06:49

  9. Superb! I really like your B&W photos

    April 15, 2016 at 18:07

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Jarek!

      April 15, 2016 at 23:41

  10. Chapeau !

    April 16, 2016 at 08:24

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