Glowfish by Peter Zentjens

Let me start by telling you no animals were harmed during this shot. This goldfish had been my loyal companion for some time. When he died of natural causes I though to incorporate him into one of my art shots as a tribute.

This photo is actually an older work, still shot on slide film. It was also an experiment in using the flash a little different.

I had the slide professionally scanned and cleaned it up meticulously. This was necessary as the original was scratched and damaged. I also reworked the composition, trying to find a better balance between the glow and the negative space.


  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful. So sorry for the loss of your little friend. Love the technique you used & the wonderful effect. A loving tribute

  • Thank you ever so much pinkyjain. You made my day, cause this little fellow wasn’t exactly getting much attention. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • anisja
    anisjaalmost 5 years ago

    Great ! Beautifully done !

  • Thanks ever so much anisja

    – Peter Zentjens

  • martaO
    martaOalmost 5 years ago

    love this illumination!

  • Thank you Marta, glad you like it!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    Different…..Very nicely done!

  • Different, I like the sound of that word. :)
    Thanks Ellen!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • asm1
    asm1over 3 years ago

    Quirky, interesting, intriguing image/title/lighting……… hope this sounds like a compliment: it’s meant to be! (sorry about your fish, though it kind of looks like it’s still alive ;)

  • Thank you Alan

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Helen Syron
    Helen Syronabout 1 year ago

    I really like this!!

  • Thanks, much appreciated!

    – Peter Zentjens

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