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This is the wreck of the Helvetia, caught in a storm on 1st November 1887 and washed ashore on Rhossili beach on the Gower coast, West Wales.

She was heavily laden with 500 tons of timber and managed to reach the safety of Rhossili Bay and dropped anchor in the shelter of Worm's Head but the storm changed direction during the night, she dragged anchor and became shipwrecked.

Taken yesterday, it wasn't the best of sunsets, I would've prefered it without that big dark cloud obscuring the colours but I had to make do with the cards I was dealt as they say.

Camera:Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens:Sigma 18-50 EX F2.8
Recording media:Sandisk extreme 3 (130x) 1Gb
Title:Shipwreck
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:6 Mar 2006 - 10:50 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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helengib
helengib  9
6 Mar 2006 - 10:51 AM

lovely capture

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Beardy
Beardy  979 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Mar 2006 - 10:51 AM

stunning!

paul

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auchenhar
auchenhar  10
6 Mar 2006 - 11:02 AM

Brilliant moody picture with smashing colours.

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Psin
Psin  866 forum posts England
6 Mar 2006 - 11:17 AM

Awesome colours and stunning lighting with superb composition .

Pete

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stevenr
stevenr  10
6 Mar 2006 - 11:20 AM

Love the colour.

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gordon.m
gordon.m  1031 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Mar 2006 - 11:21 AM

it is a lovely shot i agree about the clouds to the left but doesnt stop it being a good shot

gordon

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2006 - 11:24 AM

Nicely taken, Geoff. I don't mind the clouds at all.
Jim

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2006 - 11:32 AM

Great tones.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2006 - 11:34 AM

Lovely low light capture Geoff. Fabulous colours and a great skyy.

Paul

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UserRemoved
6 Mar 2006 - 11:46 AM

you sure there wasnt gold on that boat? get digging Geoff...
fascinating story..and all l lost was my chimney in that storm!
and a superb photo...love the colours...

Liz

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JCowlan
JCowlan  8 England
6 Mar 2006 - 11:47 AM

Stunning work

well done

James

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arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
6 Mar 2006 - 11:47 AM

good capture great colour
arnie

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Mar 2006 - 12:08 PM

Needs no comment

I will just sit back and enjoy

Andy...

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
6 Mar 2006 - 12:20 PM

wow excellent shot
joe

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gwyn h
gwyn h  10432 forum posts
6 Mar 2006 - 12:34 PM

Good to see you weren't lured away to the hills by the covering of snow they had Geoff. A much photographed scene which you have captured extremely well indeed, a truly cracking low light capture, and an excellent addition to your portfolio.

Gwyn

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simon_stacey
6 Mar 2006 - 12:41 PM

Very atmospheric, great colour!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2006 - 12:59 PM

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.
Geoff.

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den2il
den2il  11203 forum posts England
6 Mar 2006 - 1:17 PM

An awesome image once opened in the larger version.

My kind of shot.

--Den--

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
6 Mar 2006 - 1:34 PM

Very well done..
Chris

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2006 - 3:03 PM

I'm stunned, been sitting here for 20 minutes just staring at the screen, cant believe I've actually had that elusive HC, thankyou very much Pete, this means so much to me, it really does.

I'd fallen asleep infront of my PC earlier, it's been a long day, so I hope this is not just a dream, although I dont see any naked ladies or sheep so I guess it isnt ;o)

There are quite a few people on here that have given me inspiration and encouragement and I thank you all, I've learned a little off each of you.

Last but not least I'd like to thank the person without whose help I wouldnt have been awarded this HC, Andrew Roberts (Proberts), my photography was going nowhere when he gave me a masterclass in his Photoshop techniques and, well, I havent looked back since, thankyou Andrew :o)

Geoff.

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PatrickSmith
6 Mar 2006 - 5:20 PM

Well, I think that the cloud really made this one better. It adds extra drama without taking anything away from the other fine parts of this photo. LOL - And don't forget to thank the 'little people' who made this possible!
Patrick

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Tina_Michelle

this is very nice. I love how the light shimmers in the pools around the shipwreck itself. I like that you included a wee bit of history in the description too. congrats on the HC!

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UserRemoved
6 Mar 2006 - 9:58 PM

thankyou for your email Geoff. I read it wrong..thought you meant 1987 when we had the hurricane. Well if it meant getting an email from you it was worth it! at least you only ridiculed me in the email and not on here!

Liz

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jules41
jules41  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Mar 2006 - 10:51 PM

A beautiful capture here Geoff,love the composition and colours and certainly one of your best.Cracking shot and so well deserving of a HC,Congrats :o)
Love it.
julie
ps.still no time to email yet,hopefully will see you at the meet on Sun,weather permitting that is.

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2006 - 10:52 PM

well done an excellent capture, superb tones and colours

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gwyn h
gwyn h  10432 forum posts
7 Mar 2006 - 12:27 AM

Nice one Geoffrey, many congratulations on the HC from the Cynon Valley mate!!!

Gwyn

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2006 - 7:13 AM

Beautiful light and a fine composition

Hawk

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Pricey
Pricey  832 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2006 - 10:00 AM

Beautiful capture...

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AdrianTurner
7 Mar 2006 - 12:21 PM

Best shot with the Helvetia I have seen Geoff. Nailed it Sir.

Adrian.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2006 - 1:06 PM

Thankyou everyone for your lovely supportive comments, you're all so kind.
Geoff.

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2006 - 4:55 PM

Excellent shot, congrats on the HC, well deserved. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
7 Mar 2006 - 7:49 PM

Nice balance of light Geoff which expresses a beauty in the reflected foreground...your exposure details good crisp clarity and colour harmony.
Doug.

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ChristineL
7 Mar 2006 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful light and colour, well done on the HC,
Chris.

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
8 Mar 2006 - 11:06 AM

Another stunner, Geoff. Love the light and angle you have taken it from

Mari Smile

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2006 - 11:51 AM

Thankyou Greg, Doug, Chris & Mari for your lovely comments.
Geoff.

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014059 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2006 - 11:23 AM

Ohh that's a goody.
Chris

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2006 - 12:25 PM

Thankyou Chris, glad you like it too.
Geoff.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2006 - 10:20 PM

Congrats, Geoff. At last...;-p

well, i am sure there will be more to come..Wink

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2006 - 8:33 AM

Thankyou Cole, I'd like to think so too mate :o)
Geoff.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
29 Mar 2006 - 8:27 AM

The combination of the bold silhouettes and the reflected sky colous balances your scene so perfect Geoff. Excellent shot.
Doug.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2006 - 12:17 PM

Thankyou Doug :o)
Geoff.

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2006 - 11:27 AM

Excellent Geoff,congrats on the HC :0)
Andrew.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2006 - 9:49 AM

Thankyou Andrew.
Geoff.

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VintageRed
17 May 2006 - 1:57 PM

Fabulous light particularly in the pool around the wreck. Nick.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2006 - 2:12 PM

Thankyou Nick.
Geoff.

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