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A Beached Engine

By samcom
This photograph was shot at Nash Point, Near Llantwick Major just the other side of Cardiff. It was part of an environmental project i did for my recent AS level qualification. The image was originally captured in RAW on colour, but using some photoshop techniques i was able to transform this image to sepia. The engine had probably been washed up a few days before i shot this image as it was lying deep into some surrounding sand. It could have come from anyware, like Bristol, a stranded shipping vessel in the Seven Estury or even as far away as South America, being brought across on the many currents and ocean patterns. The beach surrounding is part of the National Heritage Coastline and show how badly its preserved and goes to show just how much it could be improved.

Tags: Engine Sepia Black and white Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Dirty Washed up Environmental damage

Voters: JohnDyer, franken, redstag and 4 more

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JohnDyer Plus
15 80 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 12:24AM
Great use of colour, good DOF
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 12:26AM
I know the place well. I like the toning and the sharp details to this.

redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 12:33AM
I like this detail shot. Any idea what sort of engine3 it is? If it's a marine engine, you have to ask where the rest of the boat is, could be quite a story!
Cracking shot of something in the wrong setting!
User_Removed 15 51
17 Jun 2006 1:45AM
Good image Sam and you added some good comments to accompany it. Nice shot.

joseph 15 England
19 Jun 2006 8:42PM
Nice detail and tones. I really like this one Sam.

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