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Hidden Seascapes: Photographs Feodor Pitcairn

Hidden Seascapes: Photographs

Feodor Pitcairn

Published October 28th 1984
ISBN : 9780821215777
Hardcover
204 pages
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In Hidden Seascapes, Feodor Pitcairn aims to present the undersea world as a total environment, to evoke what the diver actually sees rather than concentrating exclusively on close-ups of particular animals, as previous publications have primarilyMoreIn Hidden Seascapes, Feodor Pitcairn aims to present the undersea world as a total environment, to evoke what the diver actually sees rather than concentrating exclusively on close-ups of particular animals, as previous publications have primarily done. Working at a distance compounds the technical difficulties--current, suspended particles, poor visibility-intrinsic to underwater photography. The use of the underwater flash enhances color by overriding the natural light and creates an artificial scene. With his Hasselblad and a wide-angle lens, Mr.Pitcairn has developed techniques that take advantage of sunlight filtering from the surface, and captures the unique light and form of the hidden seascape. The results are breathtaking images of both the particular and the general.The nature of the undersea world, and the forces that continue to shape it, are described in the introduction by Kirstin and Feodor Pitcairn, and vivid captions convey something of the divers experience and introduce the reader to the fascinating inhabitants of the sea. These words and the brilliant images on these pages evoke a magical, fragile-and threatened-world.