Jun 052011
 

This is an image of yesterday. Actually it’s the image that I wanted to post before I had the bicycles.

At our lake we have some of those yellow water lilies, and I always wanted to photograph them. The problem is, the water is deep there, so deep that I can’t stand, and I neither had a boat nor an air mattress available. What could I do?

I judged that I most likely could swim the maybe 15 meters with my feet alone, holding the camera and at least one hand out of the water, and that’s what I did.


In the end it was very easy. I removed the electronic viewfinder (one expensive thing less to suffer when things go awry), mounted the polarizer, swam on my back to the lilies, and then tried my best to get some focused images with proper polarization and at least some composition. Not easy in bright sunlight, when you hardly see anything on the LCD and constantly move while trying not to drown 🙂

Seems like a good example of what you can do with the LX5 and probably wouldn’t do with a DSLR. Or would you?

The Song of the Day is “It Don’t Come Easy“, one more song from Bettye LaVette’s 2010 album “Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook”. See a live video on YouTube.

  4 Responses to “1691 – It Don’t Come Easy”

  1. Shudder – living dangerously! But a great capture as well.

  2. Very cool shot – and no, I wouldn’t do it with my D7000! Or my D80 for that matter…

    Thanks!

    John

  3. Wow! You amaze me! Doing all that, risking a lot of mishaps with your camera – even if it’s supposed to be water resistant(?) and still being able to get a shot in which the horizon is actually horizontal! I really do love it and appreciate all the hard work you did to get this image.

    • Thanks. I really would do it more often, it’s a wonderful place, but as there is a nudist camping ground and the whole area is full of naked people, it’s a tad awkward using a camera, even if you only photograph the flowers 😀

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