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SS Dicky Dawn by paulmp SS Dicky Dawn by paulmp
A shot taken at dawn at the SS Dicky, Caloundra.
60 Second exposure.

Here is a group comment to everyone who asked if it is a boat.. yes it's a shipwreck. The ship was called the SS Dicky :)

- paul

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Given 2008-12-17
SS Dicky Dawn by =pmp Suggester writes: "fantastic show of colour and atmosphere with a perfect long exposure showing the mist of the moving water and an interesting shipwreck poking through the waves. This shot has a great sense of setting as well as a wonderful view in the background of the setting sun. A truly breathtaking shot." ( Suggested by Xerces and Featured by kkart )
The first thing I noticed about this deviation is the colour. It has the biggest impact of the whole image.

It makes it seem surreal, almost supernatural, which is made more so by the long exposure, which has made the water appear like a kind of mist, which appears deceptively calm, like after a storm (which is actually how the SS Dicky was washed up in 1893).

The skeleton like structure of the remains of the Dicky is almost morbid in this photo, like a reminder of the kind of destruction and beauty that storms hold. It is a huge difference to seeing it in real life, where it usually has half a dozen kids playing in while being yelled at by their parents.

This photo gives me chills, making me wonder what was going through the 11 crew members minds when it washed up on the beach.

The photographer has chosen a beautiful angle to take the photo from, showing the whole of the ships remains and still capturing a beautiful view of the sunrise as well.

I wish the photographer all the best with any photos they may take in the future, for they will surely all be as beautiful as this one :)
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice pic :)
PorcupineSorrow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I have submited this photo to the ShipwreckClub :iconshipwreckclub:
Hope you don't mind.
MelindaHaley Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I love the colours of this, I remember playing in the sand around Dicky when I was a kid :D

I would love it if you would let me feature this in my group #SouthEastQueensland
KiriSosha Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an amazing picture! I love the colors!
rataafalava Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i honestly thot it was a painting before i read the descrition...
i like it!
brocketc Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
breathtaking shot
B-A-E Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Photographer


robertvine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Fantastic colours. Great shot!
glad2626 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Photographer
:w00t: you are featured here [link]
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture in this one. I love how these longer exposures bring out detail, and sometimes blur other detail, to give such a mood to a photo. I found this by way of this news article BTW [link]
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