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Mark IV

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Years ago,we had a semi-regilar client/friend that dove (dived? dave? had diven?) with our shop back in the late 90's.
He was a pretty serious photographer, and after the afternoon boat trip one day, he and the other divers came back to the shop raving about the dive trip, and some photos he hopefully got. I saw the fresh pics straight from the developer, and was understandably amazed.
So, this one turned out as well as he'd hoped, and on a subsequent trip down to the isla , he brought a bunch of poster-sized laminated copies, giving us all a copy, and IIRC, he was hoping to find a local outlet to market them with.
I just stumbled across this buried in a closet, and thought it might be post-worthy (though my photo of it doesnt do it justice).
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Here's his plug in the lower right corner, maybe some of you guys knew him,too.
(Tom Anderson)
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Years ago,we had a semi-regilar client/friend that dove (dived? dave? had diven?) with our shop back in the late 90's.
He was a pretty serious photographer, and after the afternoon boat trip one day, he and the other divers came back to the shop raving about the dive trip, and some photos he hopefully got. I saw the fresh pics straight from the developer, and was understandably amazed.
So, this one turned out as well as he'd hoped, and on a subsequent trip down to the isla , he brought a bunch of poster-sized laminated copies, giving us all a copy, and IIRC, he was hoping to find a local outlet to market them with.
I just stumbled across this buried in a closet, and thought it might be post-worthy (though my photo of it doesnt do it justice). View attachment 634556
Are you sure that picture isn't photoshopped (with a small p, as in the darkroom processes for which the software was named)? For one thing, the dolphin up in the air looks different from the ones in the water. It could have been overlaid dark (bright in the negative) to keep the background from showing through.

I have seen dolphins jump in aquariums before, but never that high and they were trained to do it.
 

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Are you sure that picture isn't photoshopped (with a small p, as in the darkroom processes for which the software was named)? For one thing, the dolphin up in the air looks different from the ones in the water. It could have been overlaid dark (bright in the negative) to keep the background from showing through.

I have seen dolphins jump in aquariums before, but never that high and they were trained to do it.
Not commenting on the validity of the picture, but I absolutely saw wild dolphins jump that high at Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa.
 

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Not commenting on the validity of the picture, but I absolutely saw wild dolphins jump that high at Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa.
Why, I wonder? Were they fleeing predators as flying fish do, or were they just feeling exuberant?
 

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It does seem a little odd that the lower dolphins are well-lit and the one up high looks like it's in shadow.
 

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To address gguns question, I cant swear to it, but to the best of my knowledge, it was legit. We (at the shop) also at least considered some photo tricks, and looked very closely. We could see water dripping down from the dolphin, which led us to believe it wasn'tfaked.
Also, as I mentioned earlier, all the other clients on that trip were back in the shop, and verified the airborne dolphin.
Also, I'm pretty sure Tom was using traditional film and camera, not digital (same as nearly everyone back then).
I also recall seeing the first prints soon afterwards.
Tom was a regular client, a good guy,and always seemed to be a straight shooter, so we were inclined to think everything was on the up-and-up.
 

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Also, I'm pretty sure Tom was using traditional film and camera, not digital (same as nearly everyone back then).
I figured that; it's why I said photoshop (lower case p) rather than Photoshop (upper case p). I've never seen a dolphin jump that high, but another poster says he has, and the airborne one looks different from the ones in the water. No matter; it's a cool shot regardless.
 
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