Tidal Pool #2 by Bette Devine

Three images tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.
Mornington Peninsula,Victoria,Australia.

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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • Stephanie Aughenbaugh
    Stephanie Aughenbaughover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Stephanie!

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Highly detailed yet still looks realistic. The underwater detail is especially impressive.

  • Thanks for your considered comments, Celeste! Many years ago I managed a beautiful medium format film shot of this same pool. Must have been a different time of day for the light enabled all the underwater detail to be clearly shown. That same day, I caught shots of waves breaking and shooting up through the arch of a previous photo!

    – Bette Devine

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Cool,clear water, Lovely capture Bette x

  • I’m glad you like it, Pauline.x

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 2 years ago

    I love the underwater images!

  • Thanks Lynn.

    – Bette Devine

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, fausel.

    – Bette Devine

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaiover 2 years ago

    Very cool collection of natural textures!

  • I’m happy that you like it, Dan.

    – Bette Devine

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    lovely place and work, Bette

  • Thanks very much, Luda.

    – Bette Devine

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene and capture, very pretty with all the colors. fav.

  • Thanks for your kind comment, Rosalie.

    – Bette Devine

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 2 years ago

    This is really beautiful, Bette. I’m sure it takes some of us back to days of yore when exploring rock pools with a jam jar and fishing net was such fun……well it still is for me! Super reflections, it looks a magical place! I’d love to have seen your medium format pic, being an enthusiast of that era of photography too. My favourite was a German Balda Super Baldax 6×6 format, which used to take really sharp images. It had a strange lens called an Ennit! Sounds like some unusual insect….. Made in the 50s……only yesterday!! ;-)

  • Ah, Dave, you’ll have me weeping soon!I do not remember ever seeing your brand of camera, but 6×6 in Pentax (my preferred brand) was considered the classic. I had a Pentax 645 with three lenses. The zoom lens weighed more than the camera and the whole set was very heavy for little me to tote around – along with tripod, water,food,rain gear etc. There is some consolation in having less weight to carry, and I am having a good time learning more about digital !

    – Bette Devine

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 2 years ago

    absolutely mesmerizing

  • Thanks for your great response, Heather!

    – Bette Devine

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