Flying Shark!

I visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Above is one of their sharks in the giant saltwater tank; this is a Sand Tiger Shark, which isn’t the same as a Tiger Shark. For this shot, I used some new camera gear, a rubber/flexible Lens Hood that removes reflections from glass, like windows or an aquarium. Below is an example, the lens hood blocks the light hitting the window, so no glare or reflections. It needs to be flexible because some aquariums are curved.

Rubber Lens hood,

Below is the photo I started with, was no glare or reflection, just a lot of blue light.

The first step in the editing process was to crop out the other fish, and find a way to remove the blue light. Below is the detail section from Photoshop; I decreased the blues and purples to the negative value. Removing blues made the photo black and white or grayscale.

The next step was to make the photo clearer by increasing the dehaze, texture, and clarity values.

That’s how I arrived at the below photo, which I think looks like a flying shark.

Published by JMP traveler

I’m a world traveler and an amateur photographer, to date, I've visited seven continents and thirty-four countries. Due to bills (and a desire to eat), I am forced to work a mundane nine-to-five job to pay for my true passion. This blog is a way for me to share my crazy creative side, my travel photos with cheeky stories, travel tips, or details on how the photo was taken. Come join me as we travel the world together, without having to leave the house or get out of your PJs.

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