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Here's a second shot of the stranded ferry Riverdance, taken about a minute after the coastguard had told us to "move at least another 300m away, please."

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comment by nuno ferreira at 07:09 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

Something similar happened near Peniche (Portugal) back in 2006. The Portuguese Coast Guard was just staring the vessel like all the "voyeurs" on the beach. You can see some of the shots that I took here in the links below. :-)


comment by denis @ www.platax.fr at 07:35 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

Nice photograph, nice reflections on the beach. Great as usual !

comment by rambohoho at 07:37 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

this shot has the clarity in contrast to the last one. i like it besser.

comment by Richard Trim at 07:42 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

This seems to look good with the black border as well. Just out of interest there is a picture of this disaster in today's Guardian taken by a guy called Christopher Furlong. It must have been taken yesterday when the weather was still lousy and looks to be taken from a bit further up the coast ... but of course it isn't as good as yours David ;-) richard

comment by Jarrard at 08:01 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

This looks great- quite a striking subject too.

comment by Jennifer at 09:59 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

Great - love the tracks in the sand and the way your eyes are drawn to the vehicle.

comment by Craig@id7.co.uk at 11:33 PM (GMT) on 2 February, 2008

Wow that sky is shifting up there, just look at the difference 1/2hr makes.... I prefer the contrast in this one, but I like the drama and subject in both. csj@id7.co.uk

comment by lasiate at 02:26 AM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

un superbe cadrage avec la courbe des traces et chacun des véhicules à la limité de son élément! Le traitement superbe comme d'habitude

comment by oldshutterhand at 07:21 AM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Doesn´t look like an accident. Very peaceful.

comment by Rhys at 07:42 AM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

There are several aspects to this that I really like. The first thing that got my attention (appart from the ship!) is the loop in the sand made by the coastguard car, the second is the tiny jet in the sky and thirdly the ship and where it is placed inbetween the other two. And I agree with Richard Trim- this is by far a better image than any in the press.
By the way is this LAB mode processing again?

comment by ROB at 08:49 AM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Amazing as the day looks so clear...The curve from the tyre tracks are a perfect addition.

comment by chris chisu at 11:24 AM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

You are such a disgrace to the word and the world oh photographers of which you do not belong.
Obviously they have made a big mistake when they chose your blog to be featured in a magazine.
I'd say more but i bet these lines will not see the light of day.

Please note that this comment was not posted by Chris Chisu – his computer was hacked.


comment by djn1 at 12:06 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Richard: if it's the one I think it is it was taken quite a way further up the coast. From what I've heard on the news today it looks as though the ferry is going to be stuck on the beach for at least another few days, so I'll see if I can get some decent shots from different vantage points.

chris: there have been over 38,000 comments posted on chromasia, of which I've probably deleted about 10 especially offensive ones, so feel free to say more if something's troubling you about my work.

comment by rhys at 12:47 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

re: chris chisu -
????????????? eh?

comment by Alex Leonard at 02:06 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

This is a lovely photo. Really nice colours and framing. Nice one.

comment by Veerasundar at 03:46 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Ship and the Jeep! Looks cool..

Jeep trails add more sense to the photo and the ship reflection too!

comment by Claus Petersen at 04:45 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Now is that what you call a bad thing..? ;-)

comment by Craig at 04:57 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Blimey.... some people, should really not pass comment, especially when they can only point their cameras at mountains with a red filter on.


comment by jelb at 06:45 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Good composition..Great clarity..well done..bravo!

comment by Thatch at 07:20 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Re Chris's comments I think it maybe someone using his name in vain. So i think its best if people who reply to Daivds blog not start some sort of Bog war by posting rude comments on chiaroscurro. Oh and nice image David.

comment by atzu at 08:46 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Very spectacular! It's a huge ship!

comment by djn1 at 09:29 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Thanks everyone.

As for Chris's comment: many thanks for your support, but Thatch may well be right; i.e. someone else, who doesn't have the nerve to leave their own details, may have 'borrowed' the name and contact details.

comment by Alison at 09:26 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2008

This is my favourite of all the Riverdance images, although I really like #1 as well. I think I prefer this one for the colour and the size context that the vehicle gives. Must have been quite a sight!