I just spent the past two weeks enjoying Spring Break with my two boys full-time and… I survived! We had a long wish list of activities and managed to do all of them except two – not so bad. Of course I’ll be missing spending time with my kids but it will be nice to get some free time back to work on some work projects I set aside during our vacation time.
One of the activities on our list was to visit the Legoland Sealife aquarium in Carlsbad, CA, north of San Diego. Every time I’ve gone to an aquarium and tried to take pictures with my digital camera, I’ve always ended up with not a single photo good enough to keep. Too dark, too blurry, too pixely… I’ve never read my camera manual closely and couldn’t figure out how to take good pictures in such low light environment when it’s not the camera’s best working conditions.
So this time I decided to do some homework, especially after Nancy at Nrhatch encouraged me to take more photos of sea creatures in aquariums a couple of months ago. I guess my hard work paid off. Of course not every picture I took was good. In fact I had to delete many, but I still ended up with a few good ones. And several of them fit this week’s WordPress photo challenge about “two subjects.”
In this first picture, you can see two Japanese spider crabs crawling on opposite sides of the tank. These crabs can have a leg span of 16 feet, yikes! Or, yum, if you like eating crab like me.
I’m really proud of this second picture, my first success at photographing sea jellies. I wanted to take a photo of just one but I couldn’t get close enough (other people were standing in front of the tank) and they were twirling around too fast. But in this shot I managed to end up with two sea jellies.
My last picture is one of my boys “underwater”. My eldest stood there for me to photograph him when suddenly his brother head’s popped up right behind him. Two for one!