<<< o >>>wyre wreck #19b 13 comments + add yours

This is a second shot of the wrecked boat I posted on Wednesday, and while it's not as abstract I do prefer it. Let me know which of the two you like best.

In other news ...

My sixth Creative Workflow tutorial is now live: a 50 minute walk-through/analysis of the Omani seascape I posted earlier this week. If you're not familiar with my Creative Workflow tutorials (part of our online Photoshop tutorials), take a look at the following link for further details:


focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
1.28am on 27/3/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
aperture priority
Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
minor rotation
3x2 + fylde coast [scenic] + beachcombing + show the original
comment by Justin Photis at 09:00 AM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Now I much prefer this shot too, I definitely think it's because of the wonderful cloud detail that's been captured in the reflection and how the processing has drawn that out.
Though I don't much like the buildings on the horizon on the left of the shot, I find them a little distracting from the rest of this beautiful shot.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 10:44 AM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Variation on a theme by Nightingale... love it. Hmmm... I like this one because I find the reflection of the sky in the water to be so interesting... or is that the nature of the water itself? Either way, a beautiful image. The ship looks like a derelict satellite floating above the earth...

comment by Cristian Tibirna at 10:48 AM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Perfect color treatment. Like this one better.

comment by Scott at 10:50 AM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Such a beautiful shot!

comment by Gusztav at 01:17 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

amazing just like the previous ones.

comment by Andrey Samolinov at 03:27 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Cool done!
Construction as if floats above the clouds
Great composition and post-processing

comment by Jim Denham at 07:12 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Both are quite good, but I think I prefer the mood of the black and white better!

comment by Damian at 08:48 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2011

Peronally I find the wreck a bit distracting , I see a cartoon mouse or hamster standing on a church steeple. It reminds me of the graphic novel Maus.

comment by Claus Petersen at 09:30 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2011

I love the the clouds almost translates into oil in the water here1 beautiful stuff.

comment by crash at 12:31 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2011

wow ... love the reflections .... that wreck seems lt's floating in space ...

comment by Harry, ExposedPlanet at 07:14 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2011

Hey, I had not been here for a few years :). Good to see you are still posting wonderful shots as well. The 'show the original' feature is nice, but what do you consider the original as you cannot show the raw? How do you process it into a clean jpg?
Cheers Harry

comment by Jessica Sweeney at 08:16 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2011

I prefer this one to the previous one too. But both are excellent. It's probably my bias toward color.

comment by street photography at 09:25 AM (GMT) on 30 April, 2011

Wonderful Shot, the reflection of the sky in the water looks so beautiful.