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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 June 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

I've been experimenting a lot with sepia recently....this is a variant on one of the images of an abandoned ship that I posted a few weeks ago.

NIKON D40 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

I like the warmer colours of this photo better, but I also like that you gave this version a little more space. The dark grass coming in from the right and almost pointing at the boat do add to the photo for me.

8 Jun 2008 6:36am

@Hoshisato: Thanks Hoshisato!....I really struggled with the initial conversion to B&W with this photo. The sky was particularly awkward in getting the contrast that I was after but I'm glad that I persevered with it now.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

works realy well,fantastic image

8 Jun 2008 6:43am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

silence from Treviso, Italy

yeap. much better than the colour one.

8 Jun 2008 7:09am

@silence: Thanks....I see the two photos as being very different. The processing on this one was actually a lot trickier as I needed to try and get as much contrast from the sky as possible - something which wasn't important on the colour one.

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Beautiful wide shot!Nice framing!

8 Jun 2008 7:35am

@shahab: Thanks for that Shahab!

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot , good DOF

8 Jun 2008 7:43am

@Saeed: Thanks Saeed - I never really have to worry about focus points with this Sigma 10-20 lens as the dof is huge at any f stop.

Helma from Tehran, Iran

wowow !! Great shot with nice composed .. lovely b&w mode and prespective too !
excellent work , thanks.

8 Jun 2008 8:45am

@Helma: Thanks very much Helma!

HoMo from Tehran, Iran

very cool - perfect

8 Jun 2008 9:08am

@HoMo: Thanks very much!

Marie Le Corre from Dauphiné, France

Good composition, good b & w. I'm bretonne and I like wrecks. It's one of my prefered subjects.

8 Jun 2008 9:14am

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks Marie!....I can well imagine that there are lots of shipwrecks in Brittany with that dramatic coastline and the prevailing winds from the Atlantic.

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Oh, Ian, what a dilemma!! Anyway, this is quite a happy dilemma cause both this sepia and the previous b&w version are superb... I like the tighter and simpler composition of the b&w version (which gives the subject a kind of "simple dignity") but on the other hand the atmosphere enhanced by the present sepia treatment and a more dramatic sky appeals more...

Best regards.

8 Jun 2008 1:38pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo!.....the way I saw it was that the earlier B&W was a photo of a boat but this sepia one is a landscape photo which happens to have a boat in it :-)

Cheryl from Texas, United States

hmmm, I'm not sure which I like best b&w or sepia?? both are excellent

8 Jun 2008 1:56pm

NJ & SB Photigraphy from Spain

Muy bien el procesado, le añade dramatismo a la escena, buenissima captura y buen ángulo.

8 Jun 2008 2:47pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

This is an exquisite composition. It pulls the eye in. Have you heard about the Golden Triangle? You have used it to perfection.

8 Jun 2008 4:12pm

bruno from les Ollières, France

The framing in your pictures is always OK.Great shot!

8 Jun 2008 4:37pm

Denis P from LANESTER, France

Belle épave !

8 Jun 2008 5:01pm

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

great b/w

8 Jun 2008 5:40pm

Death from Mashhad, Iran

good image with the best color mode and contrast!

8 Jun 2008 6:00pm

dan from France

Talented way of photographing boats ! Bravo !

8 Jun 2008 8:39pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Wow. Fantastic composition and great B&W transformation.

8 Jun 2008 9:06pm from Marseille, France

Great camera position and composition..
But where is the captain ? ;)

8 Jun 2008 9:14pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The shape of the hull which was certainly cut makes this shipwreck very particular. I remember to have seen a very similar picture of this boat taken by an other photographer. You can find it on his web site: there are some nice pictures about the sea and some nice portrait too.

8 Jun 2008 11:27pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wonderful composition and wonderful dynamic sky. love the choice of sepia tone...

9 Jun 2008 3:20am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What an unusual shape or left-over, it's absolutely gorgeous, as always you've photographed it magnificently and I adore the tonal range...

9 Jun 2008 6:25am

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

The frame is perfect... Beautiful art !

9 Jun 2008 2:57pm

Simon Brauer from Ecuador

Well Done. I love the Wide Angle.

13 Jun 2008 4:06am

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Your shipwrecks are just great. Even if I prefer b/w to sepia...

13 Jun 2008 9:47am

1/160 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)