I spent this last “weekend” in Monterey/Carmel California to try and escape the Reno heat. I think I escaped it a little too much because it never got above 62 degrees the whole time I was there (which is pretty damn chilly after getting out of a 56 degree Pacific Ocean). It was foggy and cold my first morning so I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I guess you could call it an “ironic” attraction considering the aquarium used to be a sardine canning factory dedicated to packaging tons and tons of dead fish.
I know that silhouettes are considered a little gimmicky in the photography world but I couldn’t help myself at the aquarium. Too many kids pounding on the glass or trying to touch the fish. To add to that, the aquarium had HUGE glass viewing areas– it was too perfect. I probably spend a good 2 hours trying to get the right combination of fish/jellyfish/kid pointing or pounding on the glass. These are two of my favorites: