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Almost gone

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Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 1 August 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I shot this at Purton Hulks on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. The Purnton Hulks is the largest ships graveyard in Britain, the ships and barges many whose keels were first laid in the 19th Century were beached at Purton to help reinforce the bank of the river to protect the Gloucester Sharpness canal whose own banks are less than 50 yards away in some places. We visited late afternoon and this was one of many shots I took around the area.
This is a HDR a technique I like to use for high contrast landscapes like this to bring out the detail. I shot it on a tripod, 3 shots 1.5 stops between them and processed using Aurora HDR.

Canon EOS 60D 1/13 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful picture. Looks like a wonderul and interesting place with all this wrecks and hulks there at the riverbank. Our friend Nigel here done even a series of them . https://woodstock.aminus3.com/image/2019-06-05.html

1 Aug 2019 5:47am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette lumière et cette ruine

1 Aug 2019 7:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully done Doug and an interesting back story

1 Aug 2019 8:41am

véronique cherpantier from sauveterre de guyenne, France

bel effet dramatique pour accompagner cette épave

1 Aug 2019 10:07am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo !

1 Aug 2019 10:27am

Devi from Chennai, India

YOU have done a brilliant job! A fabulous outcome here..
Love the sad looking remains...the rich green vegetation and the dramatic sky !!

1 Aug 2019 11:01am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Glorious light and I like the point of view.

1 Aug 2019 1:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A splendid composition with gorgeous colors, textures and a dramatic sky!!

1 Aug 2019 6:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful angle, composition, clouds, colors & lights!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

1 Aug 2019 9:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely work. I like the composition a lot.

2 Aug 2019 12:16am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is beautiful. A magnificent image. What an interesting place.

2 Aug 2019 1:38am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

impressive use of the derelict hull as foreground for a fine sunset with the double meaning of "almost gone"

2 Aug 2019 2:59am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Hi Doug, I'm also trying to make a return, so good to see you here too. This is a great photo, the ship has a monumental appearance in the graveyard.

4 Aug 2019 9:52am

Joyce from Montana, United States

Welcome back. I have returned too. It just is so fulfilling of some important part of soul. This is very soulful shot. Knowing the vessel must return to earth. Still, a part of us feels something like melancholy.

19 Aug 2019 3:26pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I like this melancholic image.

14 Nov 2019 6:34am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Le ciel est magnifique !

6 Jan 2020 7:18am

Canon EOS 60D
1/13 second
ISO 100
18 mm