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The Shipwreck II



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williamboles
 
williamboles January 11, 2018
What a great image it makes me want to explore
3577_9939
 
3577_9939 April 29, 2018
Amazing
nickvandewater
 
nickvandewater May 01, 2018
beautiful!
ernman
 
ernman January 29, 2019
Fabulous!
JohnMcBath
 
JohnMcBath October 01, 2020
Amazing shot

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Selinitcha beach near Githeio in the Peloponnese region in Greece.
Time
This photo was captured right about after the sun has set into the sea on a breezy summer day a few years ago. I stood there for several hours, I got there approximately at 5pm and waited for the right moment, I hoped for a nice sunset, but that didn't happen.
Lighting
With the sun set, everything was getting dark, not dark enough for a very long exposure with my Nikon DSLR however. I didn't use any kind of artificial light source. Just the last rays of available natural light.
Equipment
This was shot on my trusty at the time Nikon D600, a Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 ultra-wide angle lens, a B+W ND filter and a very sturdy and steady Manfrotto tripod. A Nikon cabled remote shutter trigger was used along with Mirror-Lockup to make sure my long exposure would be sharp enough.
Inspiration
After having shot my first shipwreck, the "Mediterranean Sky" in Elefsina near Athens, Greece, I was drawn to similarly "good looking" shipwrecks. They were so simply giving me a dark & moody kind of feeling, a feeling of solitude and calmness that drew me into traveling to shoot this shipwreck as well. Before I even went there, I knew the kind of shot I wanted to achieve, and thankfully everything "clicked" and I managed to get this awesome result!
Editing
I can't lie, there's plenty of post-processing done for this image. While it isn't made up, you can visit the place and see the very same setting, I removed some silly graffiti off the shipwreck, swapped the dull sky with a more interesting one from my previous shots, and carefully treated the RAW development settings to achieve this contrasty and sharp looking Black & White composition.
In my camera bag
I'm the kind of "always prepared for any circumstance" type of guy. In my bag ( or even... bags ) you'll find everything a photographer may or may not need. Two or more DSLR camera bodies, 4-6 lenses, ND & circular polarization filters, speedlights, extra batteries, several storage cards, camera raincoats, a drone, LED lights, a heavyweight various outputs portable charger ( power bank ), a laptop, etc.
Feedback
Be prepared to visit the locations several times. The lighting conditions and the interesting ( or not ) sky have a huge effect on such images. Check where the sun rises from and sets at the target location with the help of applications such as TPE ( The Photographer's Ephemeris ), get a very sturdy tripod ( carry the weight, enjoy the benefits of capturing sharp shots even under very heavy winds ). If you have a raincoat, stay through the rain, my best picture from my first ever shipwreck visit was shot during relatively heavy rainfall. No "pain", no gain ( always be careful though! ). And always, try to go off the beaten path, look for a new angle, you never know when you're going to strike gold with an angle nobody has used/seen before!

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