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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 June 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

An improved version of this photo from a few weeks ago of an old wooden hulled shipwreck on the banks of the River Wyre at Morecambe Bay:

NIKON D40 1/100 second F/11.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

This version is visibly stronger and more interesting, Ian! I like to see how you strive for perfection by paying attention to every tiny detail. Well done!

13 Jun 2008 5:12am

@Nataly: Thanks annoys me when I know that I could have done better with a particular photo that I've taken. On this one the only difference between this and the previous image is the time of day and therefore the direction of the light, plus the sun was stronger on this particular shot.

Marie Le Corre from Dauphiné, France

Beautiful b & w. I kove it !!!!

13 Jun 2008 5:20am

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks Marie!

Paolo from Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy

I almost get the feeling to see a dinosaur skeleton, something that brings me in the past.
This photo it's just like a lovely time machine, it's terrific !

13 Jun 2008 5:29am

@Paolo: Thanks reminded me too when I saw it of the skeleton of a dinosaur in a museum!

Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

Fabulous. Such lovely clarity. Almost looks 3d

13 Jun 2008 5:31am

@Sharon: Thanks Sharon....I played around with the contrast and shadow intensity to get the image like this. This 10-20 lens from Sigma is very could at achieving depth in photos.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Almost prehistoric...great work again.

13 Jun 2008 5:57am

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

By the way, I've got some images of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the two River Severn bridges coming up over the next few days that I hope you'll like as you're the one who inspired me to try taking photos of them with this great one of yours:

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nice image.

13 Jun 2008 6:12am

@Anthony Lambert: Thanks Anthony!

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

There is something deeply fascinating about shipwrecks. As ever, another very impressive photo from you.

13 Jun 2008 6:23am

@Mike: Hi Mike!...yes, shipwrecks are very photogenic aren't they!

dan from Paris, France

Absolutely magnificent to make a good photo !

13 Jun 2008 7:10am

@dan: Thanks very much Dan!

missparis from paris, France

Vraiment magnifique

13 Jun 2008 7:38am

@missparis: Thanks very much!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Nice picture!

13 Jun 2008 8:36am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

Tel un squelette de baleine échoué sur la plage...

13 Jun 2008 9:41am

@Jean-Benoît Maréchal: Thanks!...that's more or less what I thought too when i saw it except I thought it looked like a dinosaur skeleton rather than a whale.

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Great photo. Perfect picture with sharpeness, light, motive and a nice b/w work.

13 Jun 2008 9:41am

@Shun: Thanks very much Shun!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect! It looks like the skeleton of a stranded dinosaur, beautiful and interesting!

13 Jun 2008 9:50am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very, very good image.

13 Jun 2008 10:18am

@António Pires: Thanks António!

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Superb capture Ian! This is a much more impressive image to me...

Have a happy Friday!:-)

13 Jun 2008 10:23am

@hugo poon: Thanks very much Hugo...the other image was annoying me as I knew I could improve on it!

Ferran Jordà from Queralbs, Spain

superb b&w, the perspective is nice. I like it!

13 Jun 2008 12:29pm

@Ferran Jordà: Thanks very much!

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Buen trabajo de nuevo, una captura espectacular y muy bueno el B&W!!

13 Jun 2008 1:09pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

wonderful b&w picture.

13 Jun 2008 1:42pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It is lovely and it looks sharper yet smoother, whatever you did, WOW, you know your stuff...

13 Jun 2008 2:01pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Yes a very strong image

13 Jun 2008 2:41pm

lucie from san francisco, United States

yes i like this one better than the first one. Wonderful tonal quality and a fun picture.

13 Jun 2008 4:03pm

fotodelic from rio de janeiro, Brazil

beautiful images, stick into black & white...

13 Jun 2008 5:29pm

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

gorgeous B&W
great compo

13 Jun 2008 7:13pm

@drum: Thanks Drum!

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Gorgeous light and composition. Perfect!

13 Jun 2008 8:17pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A skeletal gem, Ian. The spot-on tonal detail across the many textures and surfaces give this image great power.

14 Jun 2008 1:40am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I love the shadow in this one and the sky looks great with the gradient. I must say the angle on the other one had more impact but this one is better.

14 Jun 2008 2:13am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

You seems to have a big collection of wreck in UK... Beautiful.

14 Jun 2008 2:21am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

yes, your talent for details has paid off in this version, good work!

14 Jun 2008 2:56am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding. VFXY my next stop.

14 Jun 2008 3:15am

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Well, as a respond to your answer... That`s not all. The light has played a huge part on this one. But there is the space, there is much more air around the boat which lets the viewer breath easier.
Good job! Thahkn you for your kind comments and support!

14 Jun 2008 4:50am

Agnes from Canada

I agree - my first thought was that it is a skeleton haha.... what a great composition and the dramatic sky just adds some mystery, wonderful photo!

17 Jun 2008 12:04am

Claus from Herfølge, Denmark

Fantastic, this looks like the cadaver of a beached wale..

19 Jun 2008 9:04pm

Thomas from Bruges, Belgium

Simply stunning black and white image. I love the desolate feel of this shot!

24 Jun 2008 9:24am

1/100 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)