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By dathersmith  
This is an old abandoned boat on the shore at Roa Island, near Barrow in Furness. It's been here for a while now and looks like it will remain until it completely breaks up, you can see that some planks from the hull have already gone.

The ship in the background is the Vita Nova which looks like it is being restored, there are some shots of this in my gallery somewhere. In the distance you can see the few buildings that are on Roa Island itself.

Thanks for taking a look and have a good weekend. I'm off for the day now so will catch up over the weekend. Cheers.


Tags: Shipwreck Roa island Landscape and travel

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Silverzone 14 2 England
6 Jun 2008 9:02AM
Superb. Sylvia
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 9:02AM
powerfull, i like the juxtaposition of the other boat to the rear and what looks like an old surfboard at the side.(could be anything)
it almost looks HDR.
A good strong piece of work.
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
6 Jun 2008 9:16AM
Another brilliant boat image Darren. The saturated colours are punchy and striking without being OTT, the sky is a great shade of blue with radiating clouds.
I suspect a carefully done HDR job?
Couldn't ask for more.
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
6 Jun 2008 9:28AM
It's got that high impact Sigma 10-20 way of seeing the world. And there is no better way IMO.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
6 Jun 2008 9:43AM
Superb Darren!

Tournisol 13 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 9:59AM
Lovely shot of this sad old tub.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
6 Jun 2008 9:59AM
Absolutely brilliant Darren.
jken 15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 10:09AM
Great image, love the boat as the lead to the distant boat, the sky ties it all together.


Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
6 Jun 2008 10:11AM
this is excellent, I love the "in yer face" composition and the detail you've captured Smile
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 10:49AM
Marvellous shot; beautiful colours and dynamic composition.

Serkta 13 42 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 11:09AM
Fantastic work. Cheers, Raife
Sezz 16 619 15 England
6 Jun 2008 1:25PM
Sad for the old boat but a perfect photo opportunity for you! Like the bold comp' and the strong colours - excellent take Darren.

Sarah *
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
6 Jun 2008 3:16PM
Keep coming back to this one DarrenShot of the day for me.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 3:24PM
Superb composition, details, light and colour.
6 Jun 2008 4:19PM
Great - is it HDR?
SRSmith 14 1 United States
6 Jun 2008 4:48PM
Wonderful light and detail!
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
6 Jun 2008 6:42PM
Excellent Darren.
Love the exposure and light.

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 11:14PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. 'in yer face' alright Tony, thats the composition I was going for, cheers.

As a few have asked, this is 5 shots merged to HDR with Photomatix. Tried to keep it subtle though and as you've had to ask I guess I've almost achieved it.

Thanks again.

Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 11:15PM
A realy powerful image
peterboyce 13 1 England
6 Jun 2008 11:32PM
lovely shot darren the hdr really makes the colours stand out....peter
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 2:00PM
The closer the better for me, just love the shape and detail of the old wreck, and the whole composition.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 6:18AM
This is fantastic Darren superb composition great work,
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 9:56AM
Thanks for the user award Tel, very much appreciated.


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