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Fergal123 October 02, 2018
Lovely natural catch and glint off this. Well done
smunited October 02, 2018
Thanks Fergal123. I know that some people don't like flares, but I happen to love them!
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randyblack November 16, 2018
Stunning—crisp sunburst! Dramatic sky!
smunited November 16, 2018
Thanks randyblack. Didn't look like it was going to be anything, and then the cloud lifted and it was glorious!
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marymwarnerthomas November 16, 2018
Love it !!!
smunited November 17, 2018
Thanks so much marymwarnerthomas!
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bobbytaylor71 November 18, 2018
An incredibly beautiful skillfully crafted image/scene. Congrats on your award "Won Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 17, November 2018", well done.
smunited November 19, 2018
Thanks so much bobbytaylor71. Was an added bonus! The place was already gift enough.
 
dlatrella November 27, 2018
Stunning. A perfect photograph, Composition, lighting, flares and shadows and such crisp focus. It all shows why you won. Congratulations!
smunited November 29, 2018
Thanks so much for your kind words dlatrella. Much appreciated!
 
stevenblood Mar 27
Awesome
smunited Mar 31
Thanks stevenblood.

Watching the Sun Set



I love photographing this old wreck at high tide. But I also love to photograph it at sunset. Sometimes the two things don't happen at the same time, so ...
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I love photographing this old wreck at high tide. But I also love to photograph it at sunset. Sometimes the two things don't happen at the same time, so I just have to take what I can get!
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Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 17
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is the second time I have visited Fort Stevens in Oregon to photograph the Peter Iredale shipwreck, and I know it won't be the last!
Time
I had just driven eight hours and headed right to the beach so that I could catch sunset around 7:30ish.
Lighting
I was getting discouraged as there were a bank of clouds that were obscuring the sunset. Then the clouds lifted just enough to let the sun poke through and I got this amazing sun flare. That is why I always stay until the bitter end. Sometimes things never improve and you don't get a shot, and other times you are rewarded with magic!
Equipment
This image was taken with my Nikon D7100 and Sigma 10-20mm. I did use my tripod as the light was too low to hand hold.
Inspiration
In my landscape photography I love it when you can incorporate some interesting element in your frame. This old wreck is slowly disintegrating. One day I will go and it just won't be there.
Editing
I always start in Adobe Raw Editor where I start my processing. From there it is into Photoshop CC. From there the fun begins. I have a host of plug in programs including OnOne, Topaz, and Alienskin to name a few. I usually apply a plug in and then layer it in Photoshop, changing opacity and blending mode until I get something that is pleasing to me.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D7200, Nikon 18-140, Nikon 50mm, Nikon 105 Macro, Sigma 10-20, (2) Nikon SB700 Flashes, my Sigma 150-600 if I am birding, my Nikon 300 if I don't have my big lens with me, my ND Filters if I am doing water, and my Sony A6000. No matter what, too much stuff, but I dread not having the right lens with me.
Feedback
Search the internet for old shipwrecks. I had seen an image of this wreck online about five years ago, finally got a chance to photograph it myself in 2017 and again in 2018.

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