I’m sitting on the bottom of the pool, camera in hand, waiting for this kind of shot. Doesn’t happen often. I need to come up for air once in awhile, so does the model. There’s water motion and sunlight that can do nice things like this or completely mess up the photo. The bubbles, if you get them, are pure bonus. That is, if they don’t mess up the photo. Actually, I love exactly this kind of chancy just-have-fun-and-let-it-happen kind of shooting. It is what makes fine art nude photography challenging and satisfying.
What else do I like about this photograph? I like the pale coloring. I like the way the sunlight seems to surround and cushion the downward motion. I like the calm, suspended feeling, even though there is motion. I like the simple composition–hands up, toe pointed, eyes closed.
This was shot with color film, underwater, mid-day in order to get the sunlight at the bottom of the pool. Prints are digital.
This one prints square, any size, but I like it small with a wide mat and simple black frame. Hang it anywhere, but my first choice would be a bedroom where it will likely add to the serenity.