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
    pinkyjainover 4 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
    anisjaover 4 years ago

    Great ! Beautifully done !

  • Thanks ever so much anisja

    – Peter Zentjens

  • martaO
    martaOover 4 years ago

    love this illumination!

  • Thank you Marta, glad you like it!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Different…..Very nicely done!

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

    – Peter Zentjens

  • asm1
    asm1almost 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 Syron10 months ago

    I really like this!!

  • Thanks, much appreciated!

    – Peter Zentjens

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