Down in the Deep Blue Sea

© Carol Teal

Down in the Deep Blue Sea

Uploaded: June 29, 2006


This is a mural taken at Homosassa Springs today. Justin had the idea to pretend he was swimming, and the sunglasses look similar to goggles!

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Carol Teal June 29, 2006

Critiques anyone? I am practicing with the new camera and today was the 2nd day I have really been out with it except for at sunset time. #474067

Kay Beausoleil June 29, 2006

LOL! Very succesful composition, Carol, and you're lucky to have such a patient model. Love the colours and the design! #2965213

Carol Teal June 29, 2006

Thank you Kay. I will relay the message to my handsome model! However, sometimes I think he is lucky to have such a patient photographer mom, expecially when he wants me to shoot many photos of him in multiple poses (of his own choice of course)! :D #2967164

Mike Rubin June 29, 2006

Nice composition and great idea that Justin had. Soon we will be looking at his images when he manages to get the camera away from you! #2968251

Carol Teal June 29, 2006

Thank you Mike, for your nice comment, and I will also tell Justin that is idea was a good one! He has taken over my Coolpix now and shooting photos and wants a gallery on BP too. I will be setting him up with one soon. :) Not sure how his photos are coming along; of course he doesn't want to hear my suggestions or tips! Guess that is common for 10 year-olds! #2968345

Mike Rubin June 30, 2006

Tell him if he wants a gallery he better be ready for plenty of comments,suggestions and tips and praise. #2968937

Roger Fry July 05, 2006

Photo is a good idea - composition by the photographer excellent!

Rog #2988342

Sharon C. Hinze July 05, 2006

Jolly good fun Carol...only thing I might consider changing would be the shadow in the lower right half...once seen it pulls the eye. Hope this helps. Love the image and the idea. S #2988380

Carol Teal July 06, 2006

Thank you so much Roger for your kind words.

Thanks Sharon for taking a look and for your nice comment. Also, I never noticed the fish shadow until you told me so I will see about cloning it out. Wouldn't be hard to do. #2992168

Nadia Paul July 07, 2006

What a terrific image Carol... fun and well composed... nice work! #2995794

Carol Teal July 07, 2006

Nadia, thank you so much for your kind words. I think Justin had a good idea to "swim" through my photo! :) #2999044

Kenneth Mucke July 25, 2006

Very kool capture Carol...very well done #3075579

Carol Teal July 25, 2006

Thank you so much Kenneth! I like Justin's idea, and I just noticed the other day how well his camouflage shorts blend in with the water! Someone is an excellent artist; you should see the rest of the murals there. They were incredible! #3076639

Ann Kittelsen July 25, 2006

This is a great shot, he had a great idea and you captured it wonderfully, I love it. Such vivid colors!
I know what you mean about suggestions to a 10 year old, I have an 11 year old I mentor and she loves getting behind the camera and clicking away but doesn't want those suggestions. They are very creative though so we might as well let them go and learn, see what they come up with. :) Great work! #3077774

Carol Teal July 25, 2006

Thank you so much Ann! I appreciate your comment! Justin has started a gallery here, but we have to get some more photos uploaded. It's a good start, but I doubt if he keeps it up long at this age, but maybe he will come back to it later. I would like for him to get a hobby like this for his teen years. :) #3078235

Suzy Betancourt August 09, 2006

WOW, nothing to CC here!
Great colors and clarity and such an original shot. I am sure this will be a good photo to print like a 5x7 to display around the house. The camera and photographer are working great together.

Suzy #3142592

Carol Teal August 09, 2006

Thank you so very much Suzy for your kind comment. I am really glad Justin came up with this idea! The murals there at Homosassa were amazing! #3144174

Evy Johansen level-classic September 02, 2006

Beautiful image! Big congratulations on your POTD, Carol! Well deserved!! #3256722

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 02, 2006

Congratulation on your potd, bright and beautiful image!! #3256729

Lynne Morris level-classic September 02, 2006

Wonderful image Carol and many congratulations on your POTD,well deserved. #3256774

Joy Rector September 02, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3256975

Ray Clarke September 02, 2006

Congratulation on your potd,!!!(R&A) #3256978

Mary Clarke September 02, 2006

Congtratulations on POTD Carol, great image #3257251

Sharrie Thomas September 02, 2006

What a cute picture, your son has a good imagination, and artistic ability perhaps, thinking of this idea. Look out, he might be taking over. lol. Nice shot mom! Congrats on the POTD. #3257290

Datha Y. Thompson September 02, 2006

AWESOME Carol!!! LOVE everything about this!!! Beautfiul colors, fun, creative, Excellent!!! Congrats on POTD....Way To Go!!! :0) #3257327

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 02, 2006

Very cute, Carol. I love the orange shirt contrasted with all of the blue. Well done. Congratulations on your POTD! #3257346

Sharon C. Hinze September 02, 2006

Carol, how very exciting and wonderful for you! POTD! Wow. Congratulations! S #3257397

RC Fritz September 02, 2006

Carol, beautiful composition between blue and red. Congratulations on your POTD. #3257465

Brie S. Washuck September 02, 2006

Outstanding picture Carol! Very well done Justin! Congrats on your POTD. #3257474

Carol Teal September 02, 2006

Thank you so much Evy, Donna, Lynne, Joy, Ray and Audrey, Mary, Sharrie, Datha, Lindley, Sharon, RC, Brie. You all knew before me! I am certainly excited, and this is such a surprise! There are so many great images posted everyday, so I am honored. I called Justin in to see, and he is demanding modeling fees! :D #3257583

Mike Rubin September 02, 2006

Congratulations!, Without a signed release, you owe him!.. Oh wait He's a minor so you can get out of it. lol #3257602

Carol Teal September 02, 2006

Thank you Mike! I told Justin I would pay him, but then he would have to pay me for all the things I do for him (making sandwiches for him, taking him to school, buying his clothes, shoes, etc) That shut him up! LOL #3257823

Tracey R. Hart September 02, 2006

Carol, Photo of the Day!! Congratulations! Good job Justin!! #3257904

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 02, 2006

Excellent shot Carol, congratulations on your POTD! #3258043

Kay Beausoleil September 02, 2006

Congratulations to you and Justin for your POTD, Carol! #3258181

Carol Teal September 02, 2006

Thank you so much Tracey, Leanne, and Kay! This one was fun for us! #3258236

Vicki Hunt September 02, 2006

Cute POTD! Congrats! #3258560

Carol Teal September 02, 2006

Vicki, thank you so much! #3259300

Amy JACKSON September 03, 2006

Great picture, Carol!! Congratulations on your POTD!!! WTG!!! :) #3260017

Carol Teal September 03, 2006

Thank you so much Amy for your kind comment!


Carol Teal September 03, 2006

I am so thankful to all of you who took the time to congratulate me (and Justin) on the POTD recognition! I truly enjoy being a member of BP and appreciate everyone's encouragement and support!!! And thank you BP for the honor! #3260050

Carol Teal September 03, 2006

I am so thankful to all of you who took the time to congratulate me (and Justin) on the POTD recognition! I truly enjoy being a member of BP and appreciate everyone's encouragement and support!!! And thank you BP for the honor! #3260051

Renaee Dimond September 03, 2006

Big Congratulations on your POTD Carol!!! :D #3262440

Renaee Dimond September 03, 2006

Big Congratulations on your POTD Carol!!! :D #3262441

Carol Teal September 03, 2006

Thank you so much Renaee! Looks like you had the same problem as me...your message posted twice like mine! :) #3262573

Helen N. McHugh September 04, 2006

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Carol! #3263390

Mario Rocafuerte level-classic September 04, 2006

Congratulations on this very well-deserved POTD!!! Great job!!!

Carol Teal September 05, 2006

Thank you so much Helen and Mario! It is such a wonderful honor, and I was certainly surprised when I found out! #3267787

William Johnson September 05, 2006

Congratulations to you and Justin Carol on your POTD. Nice idea, and it looks as if you have a budding Graphics Designer in the family with justin, unless of course he goes into photography. Bill J. #3268860

Carol Teal September 05, 2006

Thank you so much Bill; we were pleasantly surprised and feel honored to be chosen by BP for POTD! Justin says he wants to be a lawyer, but he may be like me, dabble in alot of different things that he enjoys, while doing one full-time. :) #3269422

September 12, 2006

Great Job Carol. I believe Justin will make a good photographer one day. He was right! The swimming motion definately adds to the photo. #3300004

September 16, 2006

Great capture Carol it really looks as if justin is swimming among the fish
well done on POTD!!!!!
Chris #3319334

Carol Teal September 20, 2006

Gosh, I am so behind on here! I didn't realize how long I haven't been on! Thanks so much Teresa for your kind comment and Justin says thanks too! :)

And Chris, thank you so much for your kind words. Justin's idea worked out very well. I took many more where he wasn't swimming and some where he was but without the sunglasses, and this one was the best of the bunch. The murals there were so beautiful too! This is just a small area of the painted walls; there were more fish and even a couple of huge manatees! #3337557

RC Fritz September 26, 2006

Congraulations. Wonderful finalist!! #3367060

Mike Rubin September 26, 2006

POTD then Finalist ! Congratulations. #3367181

Dennis Flanagan September 26, 2006

congratulations Carol. #3367198

Amy JACKSON September 26, 2006

Hey Carol!! CONGRATULATIONS on your finalsit!!!! Way to go!!! :) :) #3367338

John V. Roscich level-deluxe September 26, 2006

JOHN #3367927

Datha Y. Thompson September 26, 2006

YAY CAROL!!! BIG CONGRATS!!! :0) #3369240

Carol Teal September 26, 2006

Thank you so much RC, Mike, Dennis, Amy, and John! I am behind again and just found out that the finalists were out when I checked my email and saw all the alerts from BP on this photo and several more that I commented on. Wow, it is such a big surprise! I feel honored to receive this finalist among all the other excellent photos posted to BP everyday. And to all of you, a great big thank you for your support and encouragement! #3369266

Carol Teal September 26, 2006

Thank you so much Datha! I think you posted your comment just as I was posting the one above! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! :) #3369440

Ray Clarke September 26, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist! Way to go!!!(R&A)


Sharon C. Hinze September 27, 2006

Way to go Carol! This is a wonderful shot!I am so tickled for you! S #3372129

Sherry Sturgis September 27, 2006

Congratulations Carol (and Justin). What a creative capture!! Bravo! #3372915

Carol Teal September 27, 2006

Thank you so much Ray and Audrey (and again, congrats on your finalist).
And many thanks to you Sharon for your support! And Sherry, thank you and Justin says thanks to you also! I left the photo up last night so he could see it first thing this morning when he went to the computer. I wanted him to be surprised and he was! #3373165

Roger Fry September 27, 2006

Congratulations !!!!

Roger #3374225

Carol Teal September 27, 2006

Roger, thank you so much! #3375004

Renaee Dimond September 27, 2006

YAY!! Congratulations on your finalist Carol. Great shot! #3376965

Carol Teal September 28, 2006

Renaee, thank you so much! #3382805

William Johnson October 28, 2006

Nice image and original idea Carol and Justin.

Congratulations on being a finalist Carol. Bill J. #3513336

Laura Clay-Ballard December 30, 2006

this is so cool! FABulous work! #3758191

Carol Teal December 30, 2006

Thanks so much Laura! And Bill, I missed your comment before so I want to thank you too! #3759671

Gary Lange December 30, 2006

Wow, terrific work, Carol!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Congrat on the POTD! #3759892

Carol Teal December 30, 2006

Thank you Gary! Justin enjoyed posing for this one as much as I enjoyed taking it! When looking at it again, we noticed how his camo shorts blend in with the blue water! :) Hope your holidays are great too and we wish you a happy New Year! #3760045

Shawn M. Marymee December 30, 2006

Congratulations Carol!!!
Happy New Year #3761541

December 30, 2006

Congrats! Jen #3761853

Carol Teal December 30, 2006

Thank you Shawn and Jen! Happy New year to you! #3762371

Nemil B. Chabebe January 01, 2007

Congratulations on the finalist and photo of the day. Happy new year. My wife wants to know who is the baby in your mini pic? and how about a trip to Tarpon Springs in the weekend? #3769764

Carol Teal January 01, 2007

Thanks Nemil for your comment! The baby is me! This was taken when I was 1 year old and the photographer wanted to use the picture for advertising so she made a deal to give it to my mother after a year if she could use it. Mom said ok (I am sure it was expensive to buy in those days) so the photographer put it in her studio window with the caption "Phooey on photographers!" I scanned the original which is a 16x20 and decided to use it for my mini-pic! Sounds like a good idea to go to Tarpon Springs. I will email you about it. Happy New Year to you and your wife too! #3769800

Janet January 02, 2007

Congrats! It definitely is an awesome looking pic! #3771666

Carol Teal January 02, 2007

Thank you so much Janet! #3771936

Sue C. Cole January 02, 2007

very unique image! I'm sure you had fun doing this one. #3772089

Carol Teal January 02, 2007

Thank you so much Sue! Yes, it was fun and a great idea Justin had. I took several of him in front of the different murals, some with him acting crazy, but this one was my favorite because he had the sunglasses on! #3774417

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 25, 2007

Fantastic color and composition! Congratulations on the finalist and photo of the day! #3867830

Jill Odice level-classic January 25, 2007

What fun! Great creative shot :-) Congrats on your POTD! #3868125

Carol Teal January 25, 2007

Vladan and Jill, thank you so much! This one was made possible by Justin and his great pose and idea! #3868779

Remi Trepanier January 27, 2007

Funny, I love it Carol! #3880587

Carol Teal January 29, 2007

Thank you so much Remi! #3887824

Karen Slagle March 05, 2007

Wow, Justin had a great idea that resulted in a POTD. This is great and he really looks like he's swimming. What an imagination. Big congrats on this, Carol... #4025513

Carol Teal March 05, 2007

Thank you Karen, and I will tell Justin too! He always tells me I owe him for this one! LOL He has always been quite a good model for me, and one day when he gets married, his wife will enjoy seeing all his baby photos! I'm sure he will thank me! HA #4025658

Cheryl Meisel March 21, 2007

WOW excellent! LOVE THIS laughinggggggg and it's toooo cute to boot!
Cherylm #4078062

Carol Teal April 16, 2007

Cheryl, thank you so much for your kind comment! Glad you got a laugh! My son is a funny little guy and has some great ideas (and sometimes some not too great ones!) LOL #4173276

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 17, 2007

WOW, VERY COOL. Very funny. Your son was smart LOL. Congrat's on the photo of the day and the finalist. #4180039

Carol Teal April 18, 2007

Thank you Nancy!! We were thrilled when it was chosen for POTD, and then it became my first finalist so we were excited (Justin was too because he came up with the pose, and he did it so nicely!) #4181838

Vicki Zoller April 18, 2007

LOVE the set-up for this and your son are a clever pair!!! I especially love that this is something that you can do will be a wonderful way to forge your relationship thru the tough teen years! #4182146

Carol Teal April 18, 2007

Vicki, I want to thank you so much for your kind comment! I am half looking forward to and half dreading those teen years, so you are right about having something to keep us together during those times. I gave Justin my old camera too, and he uses it sometimes for a week or so and then stops and starts again. Maybe he will even have his own photography to work on during those times. He might could take photos for the year book or school news! #4184078

Tori A. Woods April 22, 2007

how cool, Carol!! I know its about a year later but this is really great...I missed it earlier.......I too am from Fla.....Tori #4196768

Carol Teal April 22, 2007

Tori, thank you so much for looking and for your kinc comment. Where in Florida are you? #4197927

Tori A. Woods April 22, 2007

North Florida, about 32 miles from the Georgia/Florida line.... #4198034

Carol Teal April 22, 2007

That sounds about like Havana area. I lived in Coonbottom outside of Tally for several years. Used to ride my horse over to Mule Day in Calvary, GA each November. It was really close to the GA line there, but farther if I traveled to Bainbridge. We may come back that way in a few years. I miss it. I love St Marks and Wakulla and Dog Lake (if you have heard of it). Email me if you would like and we can chat a bit! #4198104

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