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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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FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady October 02, 2018
Lovely natural catch and glint off this. Well done
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smunited October 02, 2018
Thanks Fergal123. I know that some people don't like flares, but I happen to love them!
randyblack PRO+
 
randyblack November 16, 2018
Stunning—crisp sunburst! Dramatic sky!
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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!
marymwarnerthomas PRO+
 
marymwarnerthomas November 16, 2018
Love it !!!
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smunited November 17, 2018
Thanks so much marymwarnerthomas!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
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.
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smunited November 19, 2018
Thanks so much bobbytaylor71. Was an added bonus! The place was already gift enough.
dlatrella
 
dlatrella November 27, 2018
Stunning. A perfect photograph, Composition, lighting, flares and shadows and such crisp focus. It all shows why you won. Congratulations!
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smunited November 29, 2018
Thanks so much for your kind words dlatrella. Much appreciated!
stevenblood
 
stevenblood March 27, 2019
Awesome
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smunited March 31, 2019
Thanks stevenblood.
StolenMomentsCandz
 
Stunning photo
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smunited May 14
Thanks so much. Sad that I probably won't be able to visit this year!

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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