The Transfiguration

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Submergence of the Day #1715

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I am, you could say, testing new waters with my camera here. Mom very kindly gave me a waterproof one for my birthday; the thing is tiny and rugged and wide-eyed, and it’s very easy to think my life isn’t adventurous enough to live up to its potential. The best solution, of course, is to go adventuring, and hopefully this will happen soon enough. I’ve wanted to practice some aquatic photography for a long time, so I may be able to put this new gadget to good use without even risking a shattered spine.

Mitch sank very briefly into the heavy warmth of Jacob’s hot tub here to help me see what the new camera could do. The heat will quickly sap your breath if you dive beneath the surface; if we want to film any aquatic acrobatics, they will have to be in cooler (and more spacious) waters.

Heat is rarely captured well in photos or film. There’s a tremendous distance between this video and the actual experience; take a moment and imagine the warm water pressing on you, perhaps, and see if you can feel what Mitch felt.

That’s twenty-four years today. When do we start feeling like grown-ups?

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Written by Umbrella Man

June 3, 2013 at 3:31 am

Posted in friends, people, water

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  1. a fine start.

    Martha Reilly

    June 3, 2013 at 10:38 am


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