Macro shot of sea anemone tentacles, taken during photographer's night at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
It was a lot of fun! Hours flew by as I walked around, free to shoot whatever I wanted with [almost] no one in the way! Indoor shots were tough - I barely used my tripod or flash, and one of the biggest things I learned was that you have to shoot STRAIGHT through the glass, as in perpendicular. Otherwise you get pretty bad distortion because the glass (it's actually acrylic) is so thick. All of my indoor shots used a fairly high ISO and most of them are throw-aways.
This shot was taken in an outdoor touch pool, where I was able to set up my flash and practically get in the water to take macro shots. My best shots, at least technically, are from the tide pool and I will certainly share them all after I sort through them.
The biggest surprise of the night was a Nikon-based lighting workshop by Paul Van Allen - a big name in Nikon training. He and his team set up 6 stations that used off-camera flash in different ways, and went to each station and took a bunch of photos - very educational.
More photos - Aquarium of the Pacific Gallery
[last year] not very photo-like...
From One/Day Project, Year 3