This is a follow-up to last week’s blenny photo blog in which I mentioned the structure of the oil rig on which we were diving. As I noted, the structure is huge, and it is easy of even a human of extreme proportions to swim among the various structural elements that support the surface part of the platform, and the elements that are part of the oil extraction process.
While swimming amongst this oversized underwater tinker-toy set, I was struck by the repeating structural elements below when I took today’s photo. The structure seen at the bottom of vertical columns is about 40 feet (12 m) below me, at a depth of about 60 feet (18 m). The image was surreal, and a sense of scale can be gained if you notice the white scuba tank of the diver at the lower right corner of the image, just to the left of the vertical element that disappears at that corner.
In looking at the image on my computer, I can’t decide if it reminds me more of a deep sea or a deep space setting. Other than the marine life encrusting the columns, the image has a certain outer space feel to it.
I took this photo with my GoPro Hero4 Black using the natural light.