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Dimitrios Shipwreck

By Legend147
Not a sight you see very often.

I discovered this by chance while on our Greek vacation last week. I have attached a link to the Dimitrios history of this grounded ship. It just also happened to be right under the Milky Way position that night. So with the use of my planning app and 15 stacked images ( identical exposures to align the stars) in post processing, this is the result. It is not a composite. Also there was enough reflective light to illuminate the foreground subject so I managed to get both the ship and Milky Way in one single exposure. My wife slept on the beach while I was there for 2 hours. I like to think it was worth it.

Many thanks to everyone for your comments/ awards and especially to Mike Smith for the GE award 😊



Tags: Shipwreck Greece Low light Milky way Landscape and travel Night and low light Dimitrios

Voters: bluesandtwos, BillRookery, cymru2019 and 76 more

Comments


I hope your wife was very comfortable and warm whilst she slept and let you free to come up with this utterly amazing shot! Despite this presentation being absolutely top drawer I am just wondering whether by cropping out the last left hand quarter of the image you would end up with a better version with more impact. David

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6 Jul 2019 9:58AM
Beautiful work!

ArneSmile
An amazing image, so worthwhile spending the time and energy
6 Jul 2019 10:02AM
It certainly was worth it. Spooky (I have " a thing" about wrecked boats Blush), but stunning.
6 Jul 2019 10:05AM
What a picture
Paul
6 Jul 2019 10:09AM

Quote:I hope your wife was very comfortable and warm whilst she slept and let you free to come up with this utterly amazing shot! Despite this presentation being absolutely top drawer I am just wondering whether by cropping out the last left hand quarter of the image you would end up with a better version with more impact. David


.......... that's a valid point from David . I must admit I've slightly broken the rule of thirds composition arrangement here due to the need to include all of the milky way (full wide angle on my 16mm focal length) plus the fact that most of the light pollution was coming from the right so i needed tor ensure this was kept at a minimum (artificial light hitting the sensor) I may try the alternative composition
franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2019 10:42AM
Wonderful work!
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
6 Jul 2019 11:51AM
Wonderful picture Andy! I really like the combination of grunge and the sublime. FWIW, I like the composition as is. David makes a good point but both the illuminated arc of sand in the foreground and the glow of the distant city lights on the low horizon act to balance the luminosity of the Milky Way and add interest to the scene.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
6 Jul 2019 11:53AM
Well worth it !!!!
Ron
6 Jul 2019 11:57AM
A truly brilliant piece of work. Love the ghostly feel to the composition.
Alfie
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
6 Jul 2019 12:02PM
Excellent work
6 Jul 2019 2:08PM
Outstanding image.

Lory
Superb image, Any.
Top notch.
Minty805 Plus
3 25 5 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2019 4:21PM
An absolutely superb shot. Either the Milky Way or the old ship would have been a great subject on their own, but together they make something special. I was wondering about the left-hand crop before reading Cymru2019's remarks; there again, BobinAus has a valid point, so it's very much a matter of taste. Either way, it's a pleasure to give it an award. Allan
6 Jul 2019 6:22PM
superbly done
barrywebb Plus
13 39 7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2019 9:38PM
A haunting image, deep, dark and moody. Great work.
Barry
7 Jul 2019 5:50PM
Terrific image, great technically and a fine moody/ghostly composition.
I would be tempted to reframe with the ship a bit more to the left, but that's a detail.
7 Jul 2019 9:44PM
Brilliant image SmileSmile
Marie
RSK 9 6 Canada
7 Jul 2019 11:01PM
Excellent photography,painting with light.

Ron
FabioKeiner 6 111 Austria
9 Jul 2019 8:38AM
fantastic
BrianSS 12 400 39 England
17 Jul 2019 10:23AM
Superb image. I also think the composition is perfect, taking the left hand quarter off would place the ship in the centre and would crop off the slight horizon glow which I think looks fine.

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