Feeling Blue

Time to head out again. But before I do, I thought I'd share a couple of recent photos of blue whales, as partial offset for the silliness of my two previous posts.

blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) diving into the blue
Adult blue whale diving into the blue

As you can see, the time of day, visibility and quality of light determines the mood of an image. Even though both whales are diving, the feeling conveyed by each photo is completely different.

Lunging blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)
Lunging blue whale, fluke slicing through the water

With natural light photography, you can't pick your light, but you can, and should, try to get into position to make the best use of whatever light is available. Assuming your subjects cooperate of course.

Note: Photos taken with permit.