This particular shot is one of my faves. I had several similar, but silhouetted shots of turtles from beneath against either a sun-burst or just the sky,
but for some reason I left the flash on for this one, and lit the turtle from below. The effect, I think, is much better than the silhouette shots – more balanced, but still with a sense of hugeness of the open ocean and the vastness of the sky. I love the clouds in the background, too. Because this was taken in days when I used film, of course I didn’t realise what I had until a day or so later, when I got the slides back. I sometimes miss that anticipation of waiting for the results. These days, with the immediacy of digital capture and instant feedback/review, you lose some of that anticipation and elation when you get the film back.