Angles of View and Composition the Intact View and Looking Down

This is one of the few exceptions to the underwater rule of 'Don't shoot down'. Wrecks look interesting and dynamic when composed at a downward angle: you can depict shape, perspective and highlight their most interesting features when composed from above.

FIG. 9.49 One of the most photographed wrecks in the northern hemisphere, but can you work out the angle of view of the Giannis D? I'll give you a clue — it was shot from over the side of our inflatable. Nikon D200,10.5 mm fisheye, f3.3 at 17250th sec, ISO 200, natural light using colour picker in Adobe Camera Raw.

FIG. 9.49 One of the most photographed wrecks in the northern hemisphere, but can you work out the angle of view of the Giannis D? I'll give you a clue — it was shot from over the side of our inflatable. Nikon D200,10.5 mm fisheye, f3.3 at 17250th sec, ISO 200, natural light using colour picker in Adobe Camera Raw.

FIG. 9.50 Plane wrecks often lend themselves to downward angles so that the intact view is laid out before the viewer. I like to compose the wings on the diagonal as though it's moving from left to right. In this image I have introduced a sense of scale and exploration in the form of a diver who balances the composition from a right to left direction. The result is implied angles in the shape of a cross from corner to corner. Subal housing, Nikon 10.5 mm lens, f6.7 at 1740th sec, ISO 100, Auto white balance which was adjusted using the colour picker tool in Adobe Camera Raw.

FIG. 9.50 Plane wrecks often lend themselves to downward angles so that the intact view is laid out before the viewer. I like to compose the wings on the diagonal as though it's moving from left to right. In this image I have introduced a sense of scale and exploration in the form of a diver who balances the composition from a right to left direction. The result is implied angles in the shape of a cross from corner to corner. Subal housing, Nikon 10.5 mm lens, f6.7 at 1740th sec, ISO 100, Auto white balance which was adjusted using the colour picker tool in Adobe Camera Raw.

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