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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2010.

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Given 2010-03-14
Dubai Aquarium by *angelreich feels like you're traveling into another world down the rabbit hole, and looking up, instead of a Cheshire cat, you see a smily stingray.

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( Suggested by oneofsixbillion and Featured by evanhwong )
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First off, this image reminded me a lot of the Deep Sea World here at Queensferry in Scotland. It has an underwater tunnel just like this that you can walk around to see all the aquatic life, and also watch the sharks being fed at certain times.

What makes the image for me, is definitely the capture of the sting ray, along with the shadow of the human underneath. It really gives the photograph a great sense of scale, and character with the two combined.
The composition works well in my opinion, there is a lot of dark, empty space, but I don't think the dead space necessarily takes away from the overall image itself. If you decided to crop out come of the left, then it would mean the tunnel light, with the human shadow was too centered, which I wouldn't like as much as it is at the moment.

Technically, the shot is sound, the exposure is accurate, the tones suit the image in my opinion, and gives it all that more depth, and contrast.

No real suggestions from me to improve this shot, apart from perhaps finding a different part of the tunnel where the large box (entrance/exit for divers I'm assuming) is not present, as I feel this is the only distraction in the image.
What do you think?
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papertrees Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
BEAUTIFUL!
oh my gosh.
perfect timing and exposure.

i was about to say that this deserves a DD, but i noticed it already is. :D
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i-Robi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist
Awesome picture! Great job, really!
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verlang Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
:jawdrop:
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vincenthursday Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :)
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namioevangelista Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Adorable shot!
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dragon0693 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful :love:
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:iconmongkih:
mongkih Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
love it :)
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:iconmiffany-chan:
Miffany-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
very cool! if only it werent so dark at the bottom
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:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow. That's cool! It's like it's flying in the air. Cool. ^_^
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:icondeathofatragedy:
DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The angle is perfect. :)
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:iconunbearable-lightness:
Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Fantastic work!
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:icondenizen-of-blue:
Denizen-Of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, do you still have the color version of this?
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srovertheair Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I saw this on DD and went to favorite it, but I already did, another time.
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ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm... It's my tax dollars at work. Next, the Iranian nuclear warhead production facilities.
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NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yes! I gave you :+fav: #1000!

By the way, I meant to fav this a few days ago.... But my little sis messed with my messages and I forgot to fav. Oh well, better late than never.
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kingjules71 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
The black and white works so well for this!!
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tolgasipahi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
very nice shot..

congrats.. :thumbsup:
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DoooM Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
At first, I thought it was a photo-manip. It's damn good.
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:iconpunkup:
punkup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student
OMG!!!
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:iconatomicity:
Atomicity Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, but too small for Dubai...
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TamarasArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Wow, really cool. Awesome shot!
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avenna Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
this is amazing! love the black/white work!
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Vijay-Artman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
This is an Amazing Snap all the more so as its shot in B/W but there's something else which all the Viewers have missed...of course its unintentional but nonetheless very interesting - The Ceiling on the Left looks exactly like Contours of a Lady's left-side FACE!!!
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
This photo makes such a good impression!
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LMS-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Photographer
great pic
i love it :)
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:iconontway:
onTway Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Aweeesome !!
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:iconm44x:
M44X Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nieźle Ci to wyszło :)
fantastyczne :)
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
amazing
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wonderfull composition good shot.
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:iconrealsheva:
realsheva Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Holy cow, this is great!
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:iconcelyneclown:
celyneclown Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
this is amazing picture ! This aquarium is very huge !!
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EberusGFX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I find this just beautiful..
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:iconnexisrealm:
NexisRealm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Love the feeling of this, very nice :)
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kerriswift Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I bardzo zasłużone DD ;)
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AlatarielTinuviel9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Wow, so amazing! Love the b&w and the great perspective! :D
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:iconruby73:
ruby73 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Digital Artist
one of the 10 places i wanna see before i die.
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:iconmasterkitsune:
masterkitsune Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! Personally, I think it would have been way cooler if there was a whale shark instead of a ray.
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:iconjaquesmayol:
jaquesmayol Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
superb
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fishguts108 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Truly majestic.
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:iconanserine:
anserine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
this scares me deep down
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:iconmrmarshmallow:
MrMarshmallow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot!
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:icontagirocks:
TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifully composed
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:iconziorollo:
ZioRollo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Totally incredible, Perfect, mysterious, really good photo
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:iconrocklou:
RockLou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Fantastic image,.....totally surreal, I love it :+fav:!!!!...:wow:
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OkamiXami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I was there like a week ago!
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evelyn-stormcraft Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
First thought in my head was it reminded me of Monterey Bay. Although knowing the prince of Saudi Arabia this is probably that times ten. Nice shot.
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kulten Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Photographer
Nie da się ukryć, że kolega w krytyce słusznie zauważył, że ten właz z lewej rozprasza i jakoś nie pasuje. Ale poza tym super praca. Świetny rozkład czerni.
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Asa182 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Ah man, this is beautiful.
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