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I revisit this beached and decaying ship every few years. As an image, it never stops giving, that is until it collapses in a pile of rubble

In Feb...
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I revisit this beached and decaying ship every few years. As an image, it never stops giving, that is until it collapses in a pile of rubble

In February, 2016 a photographer doing a light painting set this boat on fire and the fire destroyed the stern of the ship. It will never look this good again.
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RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka September 11, 2015
Great point of shooting and editing.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 20, 2015
Cool composition. Congrats on being a Finalist!
Leepix
 
Leepix November 24, 2015
I like your shot - its so different from mine ( of the same subject) love the sleek narrow lines of yours!! cheers
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lizziemellis January 17, 2016
Excellent POV and composition:-)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken on a sandbar in Inverness, California near the Point Reyes National Seashore. Many of the photographs have a story behind them. This ship was moved to the sandbar by the owner decades ago with the intention of restoring it. No restoration activities were ever undertaken. There it sat, on this remote sandbar, for decades slowly detiorating. In 2014, an amateur photorapher attempted light painting, buring steel wool in a cage. Sparks flew off and set the ship on fire, burning the fantail. The last time I was there ship was still there but the entire rear end of the ship had been severely damaged.
Time
This was taken in the mid-afternoon. For had I waited much longer, the sun would have been blocked by the hills to the left of this site.
Lighting
Goof photographs can be taken at any time of the day and under many lighting conditions.
Equipment
Sony A7, telephoto zoom with UV0 filter. No flash, no tripod.
Inspiration
I have been taking pictures of this abandoned ship for decades since I first discovered it during a trip to the National Seashore.
Editing
Cropping and color correction but otherwise no special effects. This is more or less as taken.
In my camera bag
I used to carry all kinds of gizmos. Those days are gone as they are heavy and give me a backache. I know carry one of three Sony full frame mirrorless cameras because each is very good at low light image capture; I shoot with a single telephoto Sony zoom lens; and I carry a small number of accessories, batteries and extra camera cards. Every time I want to add something to the bag, the first question I ask is what it weighs and whether I will use it. All shots which I currently take are hand held, as the camera has such amazing light gathering abilities that it will produce an image under very low light conditions.
Feedback
Look. Keep you eyes open. Memorable photographs are all around us, at all times. The most famous photograph you will never see is that one you didn't take because you did not have your camera, or . . .

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