A wonderful contribution from a not-so-usual diving destination. Vincent Hyland has recently added fluorescence that to his already extensive work in exploring the waters of Ireland. He writes:
November 2016 – It is not easy, the waters are cooling in November’s Atlantic fringe and i’ve just received my new gear. I am a new recruit to the world of fluorescent photography. Based in Southwest Ireland I really wanted to see what animals and plants exhibit fluorescence. Ever since I took the image of the Milky Way and bioluminescent plankton at my local beach (September 2015) I wanted to get under the water and look for fluorescence. After a year of research I finally made up my mind as to what equipment I could afford, deciding on a Sony RX100 MK IV camera, Recsea Housing, Sola Video 2000 and a Sola NightSea.
(Click any image for larger view. All images © Vincent Hyland)
Off I went. Thanks to feedback from Dr. Charles Mazel [NIGHTSEA founder] I went for it and I am learning ever since, taking my first photographs (and video). Time is against me though. Calm seas, albeit cold, have been replaced by winter storm surges where turbid water, suspended sediments and zero visibility are the norm. I’ll get back in the water when the opportunity presents. In the meantime here are a few of these initial images.