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Turning your backyard into one giant aquarium ... sort of

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 11, 2013 08:00 AM
It's all smoke and mirrors (well, technically screen and projector), but the effect is simply amazing. With a 6000 lumen projector, super wide angle lens, and a massive screen, Dan Goods and David Delgado were able to transform their friend's patio view into a surreal underwater wonderland. I am soooo going to do this someday.

Dan Goods describes his project:

My friend David Delgado and I put this together for a friends birthday party. She is an Aquarius and totally into that sort of thing, so for her 65th birthday we wanted to do something about water.

These windows look out into her back yard. We hung a sheet on the outside (using binder clips to attach it to the gutter), then placed a 6000 lumen projector with a super wide angle lens in the back yard rear projecting onto the screen. It turned out to be super believable! The window frames really made it feel like you are looking into another world.

The amazing underwater footage came from Rafa Herrero Massieu... check out his work: vimeo.com/8932532

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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