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Wrecked boat, Donegal



Taken with camera held only inches above the water's surface.

Taken with camera held only inches above the water's surface.
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32 Comments | Report
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson October 28, 2016
Really very good POV.
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci October 29, 2016
Congratulations on this fabulous finalist for Image of the Month!
photonblender PRO
 
photonblender October 29, 2016
Thanks so much Brian and Gayle. It's lovely to get some nice comments!
martfine PRO+
 
martfine October 29, 2016
Excellent finished image.
photonblender PRO
 
photonblender October 30, 2016
Thank you Martfine!
amirbilu
 
amirbilu November 05, 2016
Great!
photonblender PRO
photonblender November 05, 2016
Thanks very much amirbilu. I see from your portfolio that you are a talented portrait photographer!
Debrazig
 
Debrazig November 29, 2016
I love the POV, the ripples in the water and especially the lighting. Great capture!
photonblender PRO
photonblender November 30, 2016
Thank you for your kind words, Debrazig!
harrylynas
 
harrylynas January 16, 2017
Great photo mate all the best.
emmersonsantos
 
emmersonsantos January 23, 2017
Deu vontade de pintar esta foto numa tela e revelar esta foto e colocar as duas lado a lado
Msfuzzel
 
Msfuzzel March 13, 2017
Gorgeous textures
tom3
 
tom3 March 29, 2017
This is awesome!
wild-west PRO
 
wild-west March 30, 2017
Great shot. Great work. I'm little lost as this is a "POV"??? What makes this a POV? Is this really a POV in the still world? Moving Video is all about POVs but stills? Did you crop the image? You said it taken inches above the water surface...which lens? The shot certainly doesn't feel like inches. Congrats on the two wins!
photonblender PRO
 
photonblender March 30, 2017
Hmm!
Merlot Platinum
 
Merlot April 05, 2017
Magic
photonblender PRO
 
photonblender April 05, 2017
Thanks, Merlot!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl April 07, 2017
Amazing capture
syedasjadalijafri
 
syedasjadalijafri May 01, 2017
i like it
lenartuk
 
lenartuk July 03, 2017
awesome photo:)
joserobinson Platinum
 
joserobinson August 26, 2017
;ove this shot
photonblender PRO
photonblender August 27, 2017
Thank you Jose!
Elljaysan PRO+
 
Elljaysan December 05, 2017
Beautiful shot and excellent processing
Corabelle
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
??
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios February 11, 2018
Great angle to this image and creative tones
CireTheMagnificent
 
CireTheMagnificent March 25, 2018
Magnificent!
nataliehampel
 
nataliehampel June 09, 2018
I love this image! Welldone 🙏
IreneNo Ultimate
 
IreneNo June 17, 2018
Superb
Elljaysan PRO+
 
Elljaysan July 08, 2018
Love this one, nicely done
sharonotero
 
sharonotero July 16, 2018
Whoa! Very nice!
SuePhillips68
 
SuePhillips68 July 31, 2018
Wow wow wow!!!! Absolutely fantastic!!
wilmotta PRO+
 
wilmotta October 28, 2018
Absolutely amazing!!!
Chellebelles PRO+
 
Chellebelles January 06, 2019
Just WOW!!! What a shot, congrats
RickL PRO+
 
RickL July 19, 2019
Exceptional composition
elizabethguzman PRO
 
elizabethguzman September 15, 2019
Love this

Behind The Lens

Location
This is a much-photographed (not only by me!) wrecked boat at Bunbeg in Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Time
It was a cold November day, late in the afternoon. I was lucky because the lighting was spectacular and changing all the time. I was so excited that I took loads of shots, some of the others can be seen on my Viewbug page!
Lighting
The light on the West coast of Ireland is often spectacular, but on this day it was exceptional. I tried to take as much advantage of it as I could, trying different angles and viewpoints before I was forced to leave because the tide was coming in very fast and I was feeling frozen!
Equipment
I took this with my trusty old Nikon D80 fitted with a Tokina 12-24mm lens at it's widest setting. I used it hand-held, there was still enough light to allow a reasonable shutter speed and give enough Depth of Field. I didn't use fill flash as I thought it wouldn't look natural.
Inspiration
I was just leaving due to the incoming tide when I took one last look behind me and I saw this shot. I had to wade into the cold water which came over my boots in order to get close enough for the effect I wanted. I held the camera very low, as close to the water as I dared, and took lots of shots until I got one that was framed correctly, as I couldn't see the viewfinder without lying in the water! When I got back to the car my feet felt like blocks of ice so I blasted them with warm air from the heater.
Editing
Yes, apart from the usual tweaks using the Nikon Capture NX RAW conversion software, I used local contrast to really give some definition to the water ripples in the foreground. I then then finished it off in Lightzone, where I added a touch of graduated sepia.
In my camera bag
I have two camera bodies, the D80 and a D7200. I like to keep a lens on each camera body to reduce the number of times I have to change lenses and to keep the sensors as clean as possible. I usually have Nikon 18-55 and 55-200mm lenses with me, and also a Tokina 100mm Macro. My favourite lens is the Tokina 12-24mm. I have a heavy tripod that I should use more than I do but it usually gets left in the car. I am most often shooting wide-angle and can use sufficient shutter speed to avoid blur whilst still having enough DOF.
Feedback
I would suggest that you try using different viewpoints, including shooting from very low. Try to include some interest in the foreground, and don't be afraid to shoot against the light for added drama. When you get lucky and you find an exciting scene with good lighting stay with it and try as many different shots as you can. You may never get the chance again!

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