Ship's Graveyard #5

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 December 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the final photo in a mini-series of 5 shots that I took last week in and around the ship building town of Barrow-In-Furness which is located on the NW coast of England on the opposite side of the bay from Morecambe.
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Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is STUNNING. Really.
I am pouting here because I am so jealous.

19 Dec 2007 5:59am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael - you say the nicest things :-) .....seriously though, I'm smiling as I type this for I frequently have the same feelings about your photos LoL!

Shenne from Portugal

Beautifull, Nice colors

19 Dec 2007 8:12am

@Shenne: Thank you very much Shenne!

paola veneziani photography from Brescia, Italy

wow! beautiful! nice shot!

19 Dec 2007 8:33am

@paola veneziani photography: Thanks very much Paola!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

and what an amazing series....five star all the way my friend*****;)

19 Dec 2007 12:32pm

@Lorraine: Thanks for the support Lorraine!

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan

So interesting having these ships dotted around. Do people ever risk trying to get on them to explore? I Imagine its very dangerous but...

19 Dec 2007 2:07pm

@Daroru: Well I could see inside the wooden ship on the photo from 3 days ago and all I could see inside it was the bottom half of the original massive engine block still on its mountings. Not sure about this one though as someone on DPReview has told me that it may be repaired in time!

marc from granby, Canada

stunning shot .well done!

19 Dec 2007 2:37pm

@marc: Thanks very much Marc!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful! I am jealous of places like this. I wish I could find treasures like that here! I guess I have to keep looking.

19 Dec 2007 2:49pm

@Laurie: Hi Laurie! - I originally decided to get my first digital camera about a year ago after greatly admiring the work of Hugo Poon who still posts his photos even now on DPReview's Fujitalk forum (he now has his own photoblog at 'one day in my life'. Once I finally got my camera I quickly found that the problem was that, as I didn't live in Hong Kong, it was impossible for me to take photos like Hugo's.....eventually I realised that the important bit about photography is not that we have a particular style but that we strive to convey the 'sense of place' for the area in which we live. I can only hope that for someone from Hong Kong my photos will seem just as strange and beautiful as Hugo's photos seem to me. Thank you for your encouragement.

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

you were at photographers piradise last week my friend - all the series is fantastic

19 Dec 2007 4:36pm

@yiannis krikis: Thanks Yiannis! - yes, you're right, it did feel like being in a photographer's paradise...I'll be visiting this area with work until the Summer of 2008 and hope to get more shots from time to time in different light and different weather!

rem_la from VILLIERS, France

superbe photo, mais quelle triste fin pour ce bateau

19 Dec 2007 4:58pm

@rem_la: Hi rem_la! - I've since been told by someone who lives in the area that maybe, one day, the boat will be restored...it looks like an uphill struggle to me though!

maziyar from tehran, Iran

very good color and contrast

19 Dec 2007 5:33pm

@maziyar: Thanks very much Maziyar!

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...great image,i love this theme and i save it.

19 Dec 2007 6:48pm

@«miguel.peixeiro»: Thanks Miguel - what a lovely thing to say!

Andrea Auf dem Brinke from Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy

I love this shot

19 Dec 2007 8:07pm

@Andrea Auf dem Brinke: Thanks very much Andrea!

Rhys from Darlington, United Kingdom

EXCELLENT SHOT, LIKE THE SERIES TOO.

19 Dec 2007 9:50pm

@Rhys: Thanks very much Rhys!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

This is a stunning shot. The colours and the lighting are great

19 Dec 2007 10:05pm

@standley: Thanks Standley - I'm really pleased that you like it!

Putter from Belgium

This is really a very impressive series!

20 Dec 2007 8:31am

@Putter: Thanks very much Putter!

danthro from Davis, United States

great shot! nice color, detail and composition.

20 Dec 2007 5:38pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Another beautiful image... Love the color tones and the angle!

20 Dec 2007 8:20pm

Hester from Madrid, Spain

Muy calida, preciosa. Unos tonos muy bonitos.

10 Jan 2008 12:24pm

Nikon D40
1/125 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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