all that the water conceals

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© leah ecklind
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 7, 2008
TakenJune 1, 2008
MakeOlympus Imaging Corp.
Exposure1/50 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.7 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

There is nothing like being totally submersed beneath the cool water. One is inclined to feel invigorated, awake, refreshed. This photo was intended to capture a truly pure and simple exchange between two lovers with nothing other then themselves to concern their thoughts. The intention was to convey such a raw, clean, vulnerable passion that provokes the heart to feel alive as much as afraid.

112 responses

  • brittanny larevitzear

    brittanny larevitzear said (6 Nov 2008):

    this is amazing

  • Julejaq

    Julejaq gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    lovely and calming

  • Alex Moudeve

    Alex Moudeve gave props (6 Nov 2008):


  • Snap Shot

    Snap Shot said (6 Nov 2008):

    wow i love everything...the light,the mood...great pic!

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising   gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful, serene : ) Voted

  • Timothy Hoerl

    Timothy Hoerl (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful work. You have my vote!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (7 Nov 2008):

    incredible! my vote!

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V said (8 Nov 2008):

    perfect! I vote for it

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful-got my vote too!!

  • Phil Coffman

    Phil Coffman said (13 Nov 2008):

    This is gorgeous!

  • Kong Wenjing

    Kong Wenjing gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    so dreamy!love it!

  • Taylor Brown

    Taylor Brown gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    VERY nice

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    This is poetry... very well done.

  • Guinnevere Lee

    Guinnevere Lee (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe this isn't a hot photo yet... Well done!

  • Jill Massa

    Jill Massa said (13 Nov 2008):


  • Alexander Valhouli

    Alexander Valhouli said (13 Nov 2008):

    what a beautiful image!

  • Amanda Rodriguez

    Amanda Rodriguez gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    such a beautiful emotional photo. omg i really hope you get picked for this theme.

  • Meagan Jordan

    Meagan Jordan gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    this is so amazing.... reminiscent of Romeo & Juliet ( movie: kiss scene underwater )

  • Marshall M.

    Marshall M. said (14 Nov 2008):

    it looks like mermaids!!!! its super cool!!!!!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (15 Nov 2008):


  • Steven Sobzak

    Steven Sobzak said (15 Nov 2008):

    As it says: "This photo is HOT"
    Great work!

  • April Terrazas

    April Terrazas (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    great image, i love everything about this.

  • Hannah DeYoung

    Hannah DeYoung gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    F A N T A S T I C S H O T !

  • Melissa Madison Fuller

    Melissa Madison Fuller (Deleted) said (15 Nov 2008):

    freak I love this. I can't get over how perfect it seems.

  • Sara Fifarek

    Sara Fifarek (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    Best Silhouette Ive seen in a long time

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) said (15 Nov 2008):

    o_o wow

  • Tomitheos

    Tomitheos said (15 Nov 2008):

    great pic!
    well captured light
    good work

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (15 Nov 2008):

    !!LuV!! this!!

  • jonathan diaz

    jonathan diaz said (15 Nov 2008):


  • Shauna Rose

    Shauna Rose gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    This photo fills me with so many different emotions. What strikes me the most is that it almost fills me with heartache, because its just so damn beautiful. Hope this one gets published. A+

  • Bianca Trifoi

    Bianca Trifoi gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    this is so romantic and well...perfect!

  • Abdul Matin

    Abdul Matin said (16 Nov 2008):

    loving it...

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Exelent shot,full of romance and love.

  • Kai

    Kai said (16 Nov 2008):

    so dreamy, yet so real..i love it!!!

  • Lindsey Swanson

    Lindsey Swanson gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Kristen Bryant

    Kristen Bryant gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    so breathtaking. i absolutely love this image. amazing work.

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Perfectly done!!!! Love it to death!!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful portrait.

  • Maris Ojasuu

    Maris Ojasuu said (17 Nov 2008):

    wow, I´m in love with this photo. Can I buy large file of this??? I´m serious

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    yes!! my vote !

  • Adam Holtrop

    Adam Holtrop gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    thousand props. mind blowing beautiful.

  • Adam Holtrop

    Adam Holtrop gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    yeah i'm with that Maris person up there, i'll buy a large file of this. sheeesh it gives me a powerful feeling

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):


  • Gaurav

    Gaurav gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    very different and original!

  • Martha J.

    Martha J. gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    This is such an inspiring image.

  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    great capture, amazing lighting

  • Joseph Chiang

    Joseph Chiang said (18 Nov 2008):


  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    That is just wild, and I totally love it.......great work Leah.

  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Voted also by the way !

  • Eldora

    Eldora said (18 Nov 2008):

    absolutely stunning. i love it

  • s pearson

    s pearson gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    amazing photo. love it....

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    My prediction - a guaranteed winner! Voted :-)

  • sugardot

    sugardot (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    oh my....

  • Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown said (18 Nov 2008):

    This is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Bravo! :)

  • David Gaborit

    David Gaborit (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Simply amazing

  • Diana Lemieux

    Diana Lemieux said (18 Nov 2008):

    wow, i'm in awe

  • Hannah Hess

    Hannah Hess gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    this needs to be published. immediatley

  • Muhammad Jibreel

    Muhammad Jibreel gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Great capture.

  • leah ecklind

    leah ecklind said (20 Nov 2008):

    thank you all!

  • Dustin Brugmadl

    Dustin Brugmadl gave props (22 Nov 2008):


  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    neat shot! btw...i like your name ;)

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    oh my vote

  • Sean-Andrew Pyle

    Sean-Andrew Pyle gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    thats fantastic! I love the composition and the energy.

  • Shawn Koh

    Shawn Koh gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    very amazing work. an instant favourite for me :)

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane said (27 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful photo, you have my vote!

  • Shana Herrin

    Shana Herrin (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2008):


  • Arnold Manzanal

    Arnold Manzanal gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    Very good shot!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    i am so totally down for this shot. epic.

  • marty maynard

    marty maynard said (4 Dec 2008):

    fantastic work

  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (4 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful image and words.

  • Hayley Brown

    Hayley Brown (Deleted) said (5 Dec 2008):

    this is so beautiful, i love it

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Love it..voted!

  • Michael Tobia

    Michael Tobia said (14 Dec 2008):

    Great shot, beautiful concept and spot on execution of that concept.

  • Giannis Kosmas

    Giannis Kosmas gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    amazing shot!

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    Wow!! Outstanding!!

  • Ebla Maleh

    Ebla Maleh gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    simply beautiful

  • Joanne Taosuwan

    Joanne Taosuwan said (19 Apr 2009):


  • ((pigotta08))

    ((pigotta08)) said (11 Aug 2009):


  • Jessica Bader

    Jessica Bader gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    really impressive!

  • Marela

    Marela gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    stunning shot! your story behind it is great :)

  • Erik Galindo

    Erik Galindo said (11 Nov 2009):


  • ashmeet singh

    ashmeet singh gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Lovely picture... :) underwater LOVE :D

  • Julie Hrudova

    Julie Hrudova gave props (14 Nov 2009):


  • Emma Walters

    Emma Walters gave props (25 Nov 2009):


  • aurie anden

    aurie anden said (2 Dec 2009):

    this is stunning!

  • Mcneil & Milton

    Mcneil & Milton gave props (23 Dec 2009):


  • Rich Spencer

    Rich Spencer gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    I think you achieved your objective quite brilliantly!

  • Hardidjan

    Hardidjan gave props (8 Jan 2010):


  • chika aryani

    chika aryani gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    absolutely great shot..

  • Lindsay Fuller

    Lindsay Fuller gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    wow, i love this. i totally want to do this. lol.

  • Anton Mulya Siregar

    Anton Mulya Siregar said (8 Feb 2010):

    nice and beautiful

  • Darren Pearce

    Darren Pearce said (8 Feb 2010):

    impressive shot, how did you photograph it?

  • Tone Fotland

    Tone Fotland (Deleted) said (15 Feb 2010):


  • Case Woo

    Case Woo gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    I am completely immersed.

  • Shannon Bruns

    Shannon Bruns said (16 Feb 2010):

    very nice.

  • Kristi Woody

    Kristi Woody said (16 Feb 2010):

    This is ridiculously beautiful

  • Calla Gault

    Calla Gault said (23 Feb 2010):


  • jontelle naquin

    jontelle naquin gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    i love this so much!

  • André Joaquim

    André Joaquim said (4 Mar 2010):

    CUTE !

  • Mary Ann Valeros

    Mary Ann Valeros gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    super wow!

  • David Johnson

    David Johnson gave props (23 Apr 2010):

    XLNT !

  • Larisa Jovteac

    Larisa Jovteac said (13 Jul 2010):

    amazing photo!!!

  • Samantha Delcid

    Samantha Delcid (Deleted) gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    Absolutely beautiful. nicely done.

  • Grazyna Zubrowska

    Grazyna Zubrowska gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    WOW !!!

  • Melissa Scheuerman

    Melissa Scheuerman gave props (28 Sep 2010):

    Absolutely stunning

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Everything about this photograph is fantastic: the light, the composition, the tones, and of course, the kissing couple.

  • stefano roiz

    stefano roiz (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2010):


  • Diana Burman

    Diana Burman (Deleted) said (8 Jun 2011):


  • Jitesh Varlani

    Jitesh Varlani gave props (10 Dec 2011):

    gr8 pic excellent

  • Paul Hammer

    Paul Hammer said (17 Feb 2012):

    DOES ANYONE KNOW LEAH'S CONTACT INFO? Been trying to get in touch with her about licensing this photo for an album cover, but I can't figure out how to get in touch with her. We're a NY based band, Savoir Adore, and this photo would fit so perfectly aesthetically and conceptually for our new record, "Our Nature".

    Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    Paul Hammer

    ps. And Leah, if you're reading this let me know! You can email us at Thanks!

  • Erin Fitzsimmons

    Erin Fitzsimmons said (21 May 2012):


    I would love to speak to you about licensing this image for a book cover.

    Please contact me at if you are interested!


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