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An anthropomorphed vision of the dreaded "Bends" a.k.a. "Diver's disease", the way they called it in the past.

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An anthropomorphed vision of the dreaded "Bends" a.k.a. "Diver's disease", the way they called it in the past.

Here it looks very much nicer than in reality...

In olden times the problem was experienced, but not understood as a decompression sickness that it is. Divers called it "Pay As You Go", hinting at its occurence upon surfacing from the depths. You might want to browse for more details about this barotraumatic problem.

The image was achieved by a small quantity of Fluorescein (C20 H12 O5), environmentally harmless dye used in many fields as a tracer - indicator.
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MiroslavKral
 
MiroslavKral July 23, 2018
Well done and congratulation on your win.
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LookSee July 23, 2018
Witches can be lovable, then! That is, as long as they do not overdo it... :) Thanks!
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Behind The Lens

Location
Lake Ohrid, Elenkamen
Time
11:35:09
Lighting
Natural, ambiental, Daylight WB, underwater, -5 meters
Equipment
CANON D10, handheld
Inspiration
Fluorescein, and the way its concentrate dilutes in water. Fluorescein (C20H12O5) is a manufactured organic compound and dye. It is available as a dark orange/red powder slightly soluble in water and alcohol. It is widely used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications. (Wikipedia)
Editing
I added a face from another photo and a sparkle to the "hand" of the "witch". Re-cropped, and darkened a tad.
In my camera bag
Snorkeling gear, one camera, and for this shot also a syringe with 2 ccm concentrated water-diluted Fluorescein powder.
Feedback
Fluorescein is a marker dye harmless to the ambient, and used for various purposes where liquid flow has to be visible (even in ophtalmology). Prepare a SMALL quantity of dense concentrate, say, in a small syringe, and release in water. Make photos as the streaming spreads the dye. DO NOT use more than one or two cubic centimeters at once, and never experiment where there are other people in the water! It can turn the skin bright orange and hard to wash off, so count on some folks not liking it at all! Start from there... let your inspiration lead you!

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