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The Dark Traveler

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By justeline   |   
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You've had your last regrets
Reached your final depths
Deepest pits
Stepped aside for the world to pass you by
Chose to leave the fear...
You are stuck in a world, deadlocked.

Tristania– Deadlocked

Left alone to disintegrate on a windblown, misty beach in Peloponnesus, Dimitrios proved to be every bit as enchanting as in my dreams. Haunting and haunted, broken but not yet dead, it still stands upright, a ghostly mirage condemned to travel forever through misty mornings, fiery sunsets and sunrises, through rain and thunderstorms, gloomy skies and starry nights, through time but never through space, never leaving the place that’s been eating it away for almost 30 years now.

I have pictured it in my mind in all of these conditions and if I were living close to it I would have made a point of capturing it in every possible light and weather condition. One thing’s for sure: this ship hasn’t seen the last of me and neither have you seen the last of it. :nod:

Location: Gythio, Southern Peloponnese, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor VR 18-200mm 55mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 10s
ISO: 200

Hoya ND8 (3 stop ND)
Lee 3 stop ND soft graduated filter (0.9)
Image size
900x601px 262.96 KB
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Aijoku's avatar
AijokuProfessional Artisan Crafter
Incredible shot :love:
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Glorious image :)
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ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
Magnifique. ^^
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 Initially I preferred the Number 2 as more realistic and relating its sad fate. But after reading the inspired poem, I came back to' favorite' Number 1 as it seems to me to be more than a ghost ship riding the morning fog layers, but a yearning for hope and redemption.  Thank you for both images. 
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I like the concept!
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Lovely shot!
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Moody ! A very interesting pic. And very well done !
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I love everything about this picture.
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There is something more than simple elegance to this shot. Almost as if chaos knew you were going to capture this moment and set fire to the sky to complete an absolutely perfect moment.
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CapscesDigitalInkProfessional General Artist
Your work is outstanding in every way.
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so awesome ) 
M4IAN's avatar
Pink sky at night, sailers delight?
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PrimelessHobbyist Digital Artist
just amazing stuff!!!

Great work!
erene's avatar
Amazing capture!
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prettyflourHobbyist General Artist
This has been Featured in my journal!


Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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HorsesRule8Student General Artist
Hi :)

This is a wonderful picture!

Great shot!

May I please use it on www.ponybox.com?

I will fully credit you and show you the finish product.

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ArtayioStudent General Artist
Just amazin' :)

Keep it up :)
Jinai's avatar
Dude...this captures the essence of Mystery very well! Great job Maria!
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I've seen this ship in other photos, but none so beautiful as this one. This is a true artistic achievement! :iconheartafireplz:
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