By SlowSong
The bow of a wreck sunk into the sand at Heybridge Basin, Essex.

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Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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imagio 11 12 1 England
24 Mar 2009 1:15PM
Love it Chris, great content


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fatherpie 10 18 12 England
24 Mar 2009 1:56PM
Chris, I've been looking at this for a while now and whilst I think it has a lot of technical merit, for me the subject matter is neither recognisable enough or strong enough to really grab my attention. Compositionally it should work, the square crop and the different layers with the grasses, mud/sand and then the sky really lead the eye in. However, I'm left wondering what the subject matter is. That said, I've spent ten minutes or so now looking at it so the image has had an impact on me which is what we are all aiming to do I guess. I hope my observations come across as constructively as intended Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
24 Mar 2009 2:25PM
very well the vintage fell do it

very well done
MilanaG 12 Bulgaria
24 Mar 2009 2:26PM
An interesting result it!
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
24 Mar 2009 2:32PM
Like the treatment in this image, such great work.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Mar 2009 2:47PM
Hi Dave, thanks for the crit. Always welcome.
To be honest, this is all there was of the bow of the sunken wreck, so I'm not sure how I could have made it more recogniseable other than to leave it in colour and name it better. Having said that, I quite like it as an abstract sort of image. I'm glad I set you a conundrum!! Smile
sparklep 11 146 1
24 Mar 2009 2:55PM
I think this is wonderful and I like the painterly and fine art effect.
great piece of work
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 5:28PM
Excellent image and effect.
Interesting and intriguing image. JNC
derekv 11 3 England
24 Mar 2009 10:50PM
Great shot, Chris, much better use of the vignetting.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2009 12:42AM
Lovely comp. and treatment....had to be mono I think..
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2009 1:04PM
nice comp and treatment, and i like the way it fades off at the edges

MandsH 11 England
25 Mar 2009 1:16PM
Very effective presentation
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
25 Mar 2009 1:22PM
I really like the effect on this image - extremely well done imo.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2009 1:27PM
It does have an abstract feel about it. it works well in mono.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
25 Mar 2009 4:56PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2009 4:41PM
A very interesting image and I like the way the strong textures of the structure work against the mud flats

oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
1 Apr 2009 12:10AM
Of the two, this version is my favourite. The shallow depth of field works well in putting more emphasis on the wreck. The background compliments it without taking any attention away from the main subject. The more I look , the more I love it, and the toning looks great.

Eden Plus
13 40 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 11:57AM
great mono and excellent presentation!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Apr 2009 1:43PM
Thanks Phil. Lovely to hear from you.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
4 Apr 2009 6:34PM
of the 2 i prefer this one, as the grain doesnt work for me. think you could crop to the horizon.lesley
aka_FP 9
10 Apr 2009 7:37AM
I really like the effect you have created here
Headless 9 18 4 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2009 11:19PM
I really do like this, The composition looks great and with respect I have to differ with Daves comment about not seing what the subject is (but I guess we all see things things differently). This kind of subject is my sort of thing and you have captured this nicely.

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