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When I posted Riverdance #7 I said that I wouldn't post any more shots unless something eventful happened ;– as you can see, it has – in fact two things have changed. First, it's now laying almost entirely on its side, and second, if you compare this shot to one of the first I put up, you will see that it's acquired a couple of large tanks on its hull. Apparently these will be filled with water – to act as ballast – when they try to re-float the ferry at some point over the next few days. In fact, since this was taken a few days ago, two more tanks have been added just to the left of these. If and when they do attempt to re-float it I'll try and be there to photograph it.

Oh, and I haven't posted the EXIF data as this is an HDR, constructed from three bracketed exposures.

3x2 + HDR + beachcombing
comment by x.10 at 08:13 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

Is the whole image HDR ? or only the boat ?
Fantastic picture !

comment by baogiang at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

Amazing photo..cinematic liked!!!..what blendiing method you proccesse in HDR

comment by Jiramp at 08:25 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008


comment by Cavan at 08:27 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

This looks amazing. I love how its in the ocean now instead of washed up.

comment by Justin at 08:29 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

I do love your HDR photos. Hopefully HDR processing will be added as one of your tutorials (hint hint) ;)

comment by Marc at 08:45 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

I'm not sure about the irregular vigneting, but the texture you achieved for the Riverdance is great, it's close to fish skin :)

comment by YETi at 08:56 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

JUSTIN - High Dynamic Range: part one - Scheduled release date: on or around Friday 28th March 2008.

Shame it's at the bottom and harder to find, may be it would be better placed at the top showing you what is coming next :).

With regards to the image wow just reminds me of a beached whale for some bizarre reason.

comment by Chris at 08:58 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

I've been doing HDRs for a while but have reached a personal roadblock. This photo alone has insprired me and later tonight I look forward to signing up for your tutorials. BRAVO!!!

comment by bm at 09:17 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

wonderful and magical colors - might be a bit too "CGI" for my taste in photography, but it is still jawdropping...

comment by mikelangelo at 09:31 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

very cool!! I'm looking forward to seeing more images of this saga. Love the tones you've got working. Ever since you mentioned the ferry had tipped over, I've been waiting to see it here. nice.

comment by JM at 10:10 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2008

Like a dead fish (a Giant one!) - fantastic colors and I love the way you processed it - the end of an Odissey..- Congrats Mr Alchemist :)

comment by Mohamadreza at 12:32 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Great effect, framing and exposure, well done.

comment by denis at 01:11 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

The image processing makes this image very impressive. Congrats !

comment by Rob at 01:35 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

One of you best. Love all the work here. Congratulations.

comment by Brooks Potteiger at 04:52 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

i really enjoy your HDR images. I just downloaded the software today and am enjoying messing around with it. Quick question...would I be correct in assuming there is still a good bit of photoshop going on in the images after the you've rendered the HDR image?

comment by phlogger at 05:40 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Wow, amazing capture and pp. I'd love to see more of this series.

comment by photonscribbles at 07:15 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

how do u manage capturing with such brilliance:) congratz!

comment by M a d . P h o t o . W o r l d at 10:10 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Very lovely. I had to look twice to figure out what the tanks on the side was. Hope you grab some exposures of it when they try to get it floating again.

comment by El Jefe at 10:57 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Wonderful. good Chromasia style, :)

comment by Oli at 11:01 AM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Can you remember where we parked the.... Oh bugger.

Excellent photo, with lovely colours. I too can't wait for the tutorial!

comment by Jay at 01:10 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Wow! Awesome photo! Very surreal...

comment by Padraig at 02:06 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

simply stunning, as usual... a little confused though, blending three images of a moving subject, the sea, would this not smooth out the waves etc cos is doesn't appear to be the case or did you mask out this area?

comment by djn1 at 02:13 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Thanks all.

x. 10: the whole image is an HDR.

baogiang: I used Photomatix Pro to create this image.

YETi: I've amended the tutorials members page and placed the 'next month' blurb much nearer the top - thanks for the suggestion.

Brooks: yes, this was taken into Photoshop after it was tonemapped (mostly to adjust contrast and saturation).

Padraig: Photomatix Pro has an option to minimise movement (either moving objects or ripples). Sometimes this works well, and other times it doesn't. On this occasion it did a good job.

comment by mooch at 03:02 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

I do like this. I looks like selective desaturation due to the vibrant hull.

comment by Josef Renklint at 12:02 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Wow, amazing. What is that?

comment by Georg Tavonius at 12:30 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

I don't get, how you ever get this look to your pictures, but its genious. Do you take students ;-)
This shot is an addition to my few favourit shots. Keep it up!

comment by Jessica Runkel at 09:13 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

I love looking at your "before" images. I would love to see you post your before images more often because I love looking at them. I understand that may be hard for an HDR....but maybe you could show the image after the combination of the images, and before the curves, levels, sharpening, etc etc etc.
Nice image by the way haha! Almost forgot that part!
Love looking at your photos man, keep it up


comment by Mario at 10:37 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

great HDR, fantastic!

comment by cat at 01:36 PM (GMT) on 18 March, 2008

what amazes me about these images is how none of it appears still. this is such a contrast to the way i photograph. i'm jealous.

comment by Ruben at 01:36 AM (GMT) on 1 April, 2008

That's a great use of HDR, I love the composition and the details.. wonderful shot