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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 May 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The skeleton of a wooden sailing ship on the beach in the NW of England.

NIKON D40 1/400 second F/18.0 ISO 200 17 mm (35mm equiv.)

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dpm from Maalé, Maldives

fantastic work.

26 May 2008 5:58am

@dpm: Thanks!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Fascinating structure, beautiful composition!

26 May 2008 6:21am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks very much!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Wow, it really does look like an archaeological find. Fabulous shot.

26 May 2008 6:29am

@Margie: Hi Margie...the structure reminded me of one of those huge dinosaur skeletons you see in museums!

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

its a 5 star composition and shot.

26 May 2008 6:52am

@MahGol: Thanks very much MahGol!

Eye Spy from Menorca, Spain

Really not much that one can say, it´s been a pleasure visiting you blog!

26 May 2008 6:57am

@Eye Spy: That's very kind of you to let me know you liked the photos!

dan from Paris, France


26 May 2008 7:13am

@dan: Thanks Dan!

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Almost thought it to be a whale skelett!

26 May 2008 7:44am

@ManuelaR: Thanks - just like the spine and ribs of a giant animal isn't it!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

As always a great shot !! One question though,do you always work on your shots Post production ? it would be nice to see something "au naturel"

26 May 2008 8:34am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Not much left of this boat... An other beautiful shot. I like it.

26 May 2008 8:41am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wow. great pic... great metaphor too!

26 May 2008 8:50am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I know you'd do anything for a photo, but really Ian did you have to destroy it? ;) It's stunning, I'm so glad that no one messed it up, it's fantastic

26 May 2008 9:15am

Claus from herfølge, Denmark

Wonderful black and white processing of this old wreck!

26 May 2008 9:19am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

All around wonderful shot. Composition. Processing. And a very interesting subject.

26 May 2008 9:33am

marc from granby, Canada

good composition nice perspective

26 May 2008 1:35pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

There are interesting things on your beaches! I like it!

26 May 2008 1:48pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This one is sad.....I see a human skeleton in it!

26 May 2008 2:10pm

Marie Le Corre from Dauphiné, France

Nice perspective, b & w is good for wrecks

26 May 2008 2:19pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wonderful shot, i like this one in B+W, great!

26 May 2008 2:39pm

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

Ian very nice b&w, i like the tones and the ligthning. Are you on the trace from Thomas Cook? ;-)

26 May 2008 3:21pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Almost human, down to its bare bones.

26 May 2008 4:17pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic image, great light on the boat, its just a shame the bit of sky is blown.

26 May 2008 5:55pm

Wysterior from Kloten, Switzerland

Wonderful work Ian, a bit like a skeleton...
Please have a look at my new website ;) Thanks

26 May 2008 8:37pm

Andy from United States

Really nice shot!

27 May 2008 2:49am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Really fantastic, Ian! The b/w is definitely the way to go with this one. As it downloaded, I thought that it looked so much like the dinosaur skeletons out in Drumheller.

27 May 2008 2:55am

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Man, how I would like to get a shot at something like this. You could take thousands and still not reach the full potential of possibilities. Love coming back here again and again.

1 Jun 2008 5:37pm

Hervé from France


12 Feb 2009 4:27pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
17 mm (35mm equiv.)