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I think I have walked around this ship more times than any other place in Greece. People that follow my work for some time know that I have developed an obsession. I have tried to capture it in the best angles and I know every inch of it by now. It is true what they say that best photographs are the ones of places you are intimate with and this is no exemption. My first attempt was in 2007, I had another go in 2008 but both those attempts had something in common. The skies were way too overcast so I did make a promise to myself that I will always come back until I got a photograph where the sky had an important role in it too. I guess that in 2009 my prayers were answered and on the second sunrise of our holidays the result was this.

Composition wise I tried to position the bow of the ship to the opening of the sky trying to make it look as if it was cracking it. The rest are done by the ship and its magic.

Location: Gythio, Southern Peloponnese, Greece

*tech stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX 24mm
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 3"
ISO: 100
Flash: Did not fire
VR: OFF
Filters:HOYA HD CPL, Singh-Ray 0.9 Reverse GND
Tripod: YES


My previous attempt at the ship:

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Ghost Ship by *KirlianCamera I am not sure what to say about this shot as it leaves me speechless...Nature combined with elements of man, combined with a sense of mystery ....does it get any better? ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by kkart )
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Artzicon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
This is an extraordinary shot by any standard. To read your narrative and learn how much time and effort you put into the "perfect shot" of this floundered hulk is amazing. Equally amazing is just how beautifully it all turned out. I like your note on trying to place the bow into the opening in the sky. You did just that, and am so glad you caught the sky in this condition as it definitely defined your capture. Excellent work and perseverance my friend!
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
An amazing capture, truly fantastic :wow::love:

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keeggz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Cool it like the clouds make it look like there are hot coals in the sky while the sea foam makes it look like theres mist on the ground, makes it look like purgatory but instead of being the place between heaven and hell, its the place between hell and hell
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rajanmr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A real Photographers is never satisfied with his own clicks, and thats one of the main trait, that makes the best photographer. You are a great example for it. Your 3rd attempt is awesome, hope you will make it much better in the 4th try :) Congrats !!
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Genoula Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I like it.
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED HERE [link]
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT....;-)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent
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Nomore4s Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely photo, got a great feel to it. I can see why you love photographing this ship.
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TA8-D3N Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
A very apt title. It's a haunting shot.
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conelyn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
i like it! :)
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draco947 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Lovely shot!
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
And I know what you mean about the location.... It's hard to avoid the "favorite" spot when you know what you'll get there! I'm always looking for new places, but when the sky is "right" I have two choices in mind. :)
Great work!
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GMTC Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
That looks SO creepy! A very good shot!
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Dream-howl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Writer
This is perfect. At first it looked like it was too good to be a photograph - the fact that it is makes it even more magical,
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CrawlingchaosMD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haunting... eerily beautiful...
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Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is certainly going on my list of places I am going to see in the world. And this is a beautiful picture. Well done.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! Hope you manage to see it in person :)
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Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too. :)
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Writer
wow....
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D
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Bruiser235 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! It reminds me of the American Star wreck at the Canary Islands. In case the ship disintegrates, you've captured it for all time. Nicely done.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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zbwesg10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
this one is my fav out of the all of em tho
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D
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ravenofpoe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
this is beautiful. your diligence to the sky has rewarded you great. at first glance the ship appears at sea it is only upon closer inspection that you realize the ship is run aground. congrats
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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ubiquitousblue Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I love your work.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Eric :)
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hugoo13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great photo :) I like it
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the feature :)
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Scary good. ;)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice shot.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you Tom :)
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alierturk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Photographer
VERY GOOD ONE!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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Elicario Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Writer
looks like its underwater !cool
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
he he :D

thanks
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Elicario Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Writer
np
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Oski666 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Githio :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeap :D
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lol18117 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
soooo awesome! :love:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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lol18117 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
welcome :D
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D1-Xenotime Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
...:wow:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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Hol-eee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Photographer
this is beautiful!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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bl4ckdr49on Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
wow! no more comments required. totally awesome.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
Shutter Speed
6/1 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 25, 2009, 7:43:15 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)