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Ghost Ship?!

By Andrew_Hurley
Yes this is the ship you see at the very beginning of Father Ted, The Plassy, shipwrecked on Craggy Island (Inisheer or Inis Oirr, Aran Islands) since 1960. Apparently the crew got a little bit drunk, didn't see the lighthouse lights and got marooned on Inis Oirr. Sadly the last remaining crew member died in 2009, he would have been in 70's I guess.

The sky was awful so I added another one (taken in Newcastle, County Down). I rarely resort to this type of drastic manipulation but the original sky was simply appalling. I'm quite pleased with this result, but does it look real and believable?

The ship can actually be seen on Google Maps!

All comments, good, bad or indifferent very welcome indeed. Votes and awards (yeah right) just as welcome!

Have a great weekend.

Andrew.

Tags: Sky Down Beach Newcastle Shipwreck Shore Ship Rust Decay Black and white Digitally manipulated Father ted Landscape and travel County down Aran islands Inisheer Inis oirr Craggy island 1960 The plassy Aran island

Voters: Daisymaye, Anthony, raygregson and 8 more


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Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
23 Jul 2010 9:34PM
yeah, it works. I might have been tempted to reduce the sky a bit, give the ship something to contrast against. It sort of all blends into one. Its not a bad shot, or shots, I just think I would have seperated the top half ofthe ship from the sky some more.

Does that make sense? lol

Anthony

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good work andrew.ray
24 Jul 2010 12:51PM

Quote:Yeah, it works. I might have been tempted to reduce the sky a bit, give the ship something to contrast against. It sort of all blends into one. Its not a bad shot, or shots, I just think I would have seperated the top half ofthe ship from the sky some more.

Does that make sense? lol

Anthony



Your comments make a lot of sense. The original sky would not have got a single vote or comment, this one is a lot more interesting but the ship doesn't really stand out enough as you state. I will probably need to play around with the new sky and make sure the clouds are in the right place for the ship to contrast against, some very valid points made. Thanks again.

Andrew.
24 Jul 2010 12:53PM

Quote:Good work andrew.ray


Thanks Ray, I'm glad you like it.

Andrew.
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
24 Jul 2010 1:46PM
when you add the sky, as a seperate layer, use the opacity slider to reduce the effect a bit, see if that helps.

Anthony
25 Jul 2010 1:19PM

Quote:When you add the sky, as a seperate layer, use the opacity slider to reduce the effect a bit, see if that helps.

Anthony


Thanks Anthony, I'll certainly give it a try.

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