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Ghost Ship
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Published: February 4, 2010
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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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Image size
1177x866px 586.05 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
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)
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Artzicon's avatar
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's avatar
An amazing capture, truly fantastic :wow::love:

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keeggz's avatar
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|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's avatar
I like it.
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I HOPE YOU LIKE IT....;-)
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jennystokes|Professional General Artist
Excellent
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Nomore4s|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's avatar
A very apt title. It's a haunting shot.
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conelyn's avatar
i like it! :)
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draco947's avatar
Lovely shot!
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mpg13artworks|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's avatar
That looks SO creepy! A very good shot!
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Dream-howl|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|Hobbyist Photographer
Haunting... eerily beautiful...
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Neria-Mahariel|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|Professional Photographer
thank you! Hope you manage to see it in person :)
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Neria-Mahariel|Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too. :)
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MonkeysUndles's avatar
wow....
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KirlianCamera|Professional Photographer
:D
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Bruiser235|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|Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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zbwesg10's avatar
this one is my fav out of the all of em tho
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KirlianCamera|Professional Photographer
:D
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