ChrisMaverick dotcom



Day 686 of 365 More.

Ah, refreshing.

Steph and I finally got a chance to use the pool tonight. It was quite nice. Not quite as warm as I like it (I like my pool water to feel warm… almost like the hottub) but it was quite nice anyway, probably just the temperature that most people like it.

Anyway, initially I had intended to do a shot of me floating underwater, but then I got the idea of doing a jumping out of the water shot (as opposed to my cannonballing into it that I did last year). This is what I finally came up with.

Aquaman, eat your heart out!

365 days


34 comments for “6-27-08

  1. June 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    woahhhh great shot!!! It’s hard to shoot water so well!

    -from you 365 neighbor 🙂

  2. June 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Really cool!

  3. June 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    @scary jerry girl: It’s all about shutter speed. I actually did a tutorial on how to do it on the 365 Days Podcast, Episode 24, if you want to check it out.

    @mofo: thank you.

    @mickeysacks: well, you’re welcome to use it when you come to visit.

  4. June 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    hahahaha, why isn’t this a shot of a girl in a bikini?

  5. June 27, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    @spresogna: why aren’t you over here today?

  6. June 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Wow! Fantastic shot. Love the movement of the water.

  7. June 27, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    @*ManyFacets*: Thank you. I’m glad you like it, and I’m mostly just glad it turned out so well.

  8. June 28, 2008 at 12:12 am

    You look like a merman exploding out of the water.


  9. June 28, 2008 at 12:13 am

    @like_shipwrecks: hehehe. That’s actually what Steph said too.

  10. June 28, 2008 at 1:32 am

    looks like a stereotypical hair-flip girl shot ~ lol love it!

  11. June 28, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Top of the awesome list!!!

  12. June 28, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Chris your last 3 shots have been brilliant….loved them all…The Merman comment above actually had me giggling pretty good. The water being captured here is great and thanks for sharing the tutorial, I’ve downloaded it and will listen later on.

  13. June 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    great shot mav!!!

    glad to hear that you got the pool filled up 😉

  14. June 28, 2008 at 10:04 am

    @SaylaMarz: yeah, and I’m even TOPLESS… so HAWT! 🙂

    thank you.

    @Phatso Photography: thank you. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

    @pi c’s: heh. It’s actually been fillled for weeks. We just didn’t get around to using it. Sad isn’t it?

  15. June 28, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Holy fuck. Nice! And here I thought you hated using the flash.

  16. June 28, 2008 at 10:19 am

    @MegaBee: for lighting. I will use it occasionally for fill. Actually, if you check, you’ll see that there are quite a few times I use it for various special effects and stuff. I just don’t make a big deal of it.

  17. June 28, 2008 at 10:27 am

    haha just needed the colorful very small bikini to make this the cliché "babe comming out of the water" shot 😀

    *and great shot mav. once i have a proper camera i have to try these kind of shots (but with a hot babe instead of you ;-D )

  18. June 28, 2008 at 10:34 am

    @☼ Helder: like I said to SaylaMarz, I’m even hotter, cuz I’m topless. 😛 Thanks.

  19. June 28, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Got some great splash action.

  20. June 28, 2008 at 11:47 am

    @PhotoKat: see, if you were coming through pittsburgh instead of philly that could be you. 😛

  21. June 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Great shot – and Congratulations on Explore!!
    I’ve been looking forward to this tutorial…..

    Seen in my contacts’ Explore photos. (?)

  22. June 28, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    @Babs1696: thank you. I hope you enjoy it.

  23. June 28, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Wow! Great shot Chris!!!

  24. June 29, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I. Love. This.

  25. June 29, 2008 at 3:37 am

    @simplysilly: thank you.

    @nicky’s_eye_view: thanks. Glad you like it.

  26. June 29, 2008 at 8:13 am


  27. June 29, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I forgot you had a pool!!!! When can I come over?

  28. June 29, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Instant winner

  29. June 29, 2008 at 10:58 am

    i will not join the topon or topless conversation but the shot is great! wish i can make that shot with a point+shoot. i lucky enough to live near a pool, but i have to pay a membership fee. not worth it. besides, there are so many kids using that pool. impossible to make that kind of shot of just me. It would look more like a seamonster shot then a merman. I haven’t touch the water since I was ten. Meaning I haven’t swim since I came to this country! >_<

  30. June 29, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    original composition.congrats

  31. June 30, 2008 at 12:53 am

    @curlyclare1: thank you.

    @sassyshannon999: you know where I live. You’re welcome anytime, hun.

    @jmven: thanks

    @excalipoor: there’s no reason this couldn’t be done with a point and shoot. Again, take a look at the podcast tutorial and I tell you exactly how to do this sort of thing.

    @` ®© ROBERTO CARBONI: thank you.

  32. June 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    very cool! excellent capture

  33. July 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    @disco~stu: thanks. I was quite happy with it myself.

  34. January 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

    impressive splash.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.