Well, I just couldn't help myself from posting another photo of this beautiful piece of rusted junk!
If you've been following my gallery, this shipwreck was one of my first posts from Greece.
I had to come back to it again. We traveled by bus for 4+ hours from Athens, JUST to see this shipwreck. I knew it was here from internet searches before leaving Canada. This was a seek and destroy type of mission for me :)
So why have I chosen to call it the Shipwreck from Hell? well, because i busted up my knee pretty bad while photographing it. Torn knee ligaments were the result. The Shipwreck is said to be haunted, so you never know!
My knee is starting to feel a bit better now, but not fully. Front and back movements are fine, its the twisting and pivoting of my knee thats still a major concern.
The patch of flat rock I'm standing on to get this photo, is the same wet rock that I slipped and fell on.
I hurt my knee before taking this shot...I wasn't going away empty handed!
At least I walked ( or hobbled ) away with some of my favorite photos from the entire trip.
Hope you like it too.
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Noel_Byrne (27791) 2014-08-05 23:51
I'd say it was worth getting a horrible injury for, but then again its not my knee thats damaged, so sitting here enjoying your shot, I can say that :) Its a beautiful result though, and I can well imagine this bug rusting hulk being haunted. It has an excellent sense of size here, it towers above the people standing next to it, a great idea to include them for scale. the backdrop is so sunny and warm and holiday like, quite a contrast to the ship which really does look like something from a horror.
There is a great sense that despite being beached, this boat is still moving through the sea, slowly gliding through the fog with no destination in mind. Aah, I cold think of a thousand stories to write around this beautiful subject.
Great post, thanks for sharing a subject I really love, but rarely get to see.
all the best
Royaldevon (33935) 2014-08-06 0:02
Like all intrepid explorers, the pain is worth the gain!!
Well, it is to onlookers!! Have you tried targeting the area with the bubbles from a Jacuzzi? Very relaxing!
The wreck is haunting!
From your shot, it appears to be sailing the seas, slightly off balance, wearing a shroud! A very striking image! There is no doubting its scale and its rusted textures!
A shot satisfying in all departments.
Good luck with your recovery,
Size is reduced as well as colours losing vivacity. What's going on!
papagolf21 (91602) 2014-08-06 0:09
Bonjour, cher Craig,
Ce vieux navire échoué a établi une fin étonnante.
Il garde son importance en restant debout.
Une excellente prise de vue très appréciée.
besnard (55359) 2014-08-06 1:22
C'est étonnant que cette épave puisse rester debout. C'est impressionnant, la présence de visiteurs permet d'apprécier l'importance de ce bateau.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
lousat (83666) 2014-08-06 1:35
Hi Craig,with everything that has happened to you to offer us this picture, you're sure that the photo we like even if it was horrible ... ehehe ... you deserve it all! But fortunately the photo is gorgeous, it cost you a lot but it was worth it, perspective and impressive quality to the top.What I think about the wrecks I had already told you ...have a nice day! Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-06 1:46
Hello Craig or is it Long John Silver at the moment :-)
You know how much I would love to photograph this old hulk. It holds so much fascination for me, and it looks so cool in this wonderful capture. The setting for this shot is amazing too with the beach and distant mountains adding to the atmosphere and effect. Bet it is wonderful at sunrise and sunset too. Awesome image!
You asked about Canada Square in Canary Wharf - well the connection comes from the original developers of the site, a company called Olympia & York which is owned by the Paul Reichmann family of Toronto. Just one stop west on the Underground (Tube) is Canada Water which is a lake named after the former Canada Dock. This is the surviving northern third of the Docks which was used mainly by ships from Canada. B.
dta (72109) 2014-08-06 2:34
Hello Craig ,
May b that i like this one most than the previous one . The view from the front provides a more impressive effect . The presence of the couple gives the scale , and a touch of humanity , too .
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-06 2:44
Yes, another superb view of this shipwreck from Greece.
l like the POV, lights and colours.
The waves are so nice in the foreground.
Nicou (131662) 2014-08-06 3:18
quelle image ce bleu profond de l'eau et cet immense navire tout en rouille de face quel effet de cadrage et de présentation de face superbe.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (90914) 2014-08-06 4:09
The things you get up to for your art:-) Extremely painful knee injuries; I am glad to hear you are now on the mend. Anyway, you will be happy to know your exertions resulted in a very successful image and no doubt you have others equally good in your locker. Perfectly composed with the two people providing a good sense of scale. Superb saturated colours and excellent clarity. Love the tones and textures to be observed in the rusting hull.
holmertz (45942) 2014-08-06 7:08
I get a feeling that you think this photo was worth a severely injured leg. Well, that's up to you, but it's certainly an impressive view. There is a terrific contrast between the hazy hills in the distance and the perfectly sharp, lopsided rusty wreck. The rust has a strange kind of beauty similar to that of some graffiti or the faded walls of neglected buildings. But I wouldn't travel for more than 4 hours to see this :-). You might find the abandoned bunkers of Albania quite interesting.
rychem (29089) 2014-08-06 8:51
Everything has an end, even such an imposing ship, very good photo with perfect composition and great management of light and colors
cornejo (36547) 2014-08-06 10:38
Hi Craig, very good picture of this interesting large piece of rusty junk, not worth producing because I know shipwrecks. Very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
Pd. sorry the problem with your knee.
marabu61 (9715) 2014-08-06 10:56
Now why am I not surprised by your story and mishap? This is so typical of you, as you are the daredevil among all of us. Nothing stops you to get you the shot you want as you have proved before. But be aware, just the other day a Swiss tourists fell to his death over a 30m drop in the german mountains just because he wanted that extra photo.
Having said that, this is well worth a bruised knee, this wreck is beautiful in all its might and rust.
have a great day and good recovery
ktanska (26061) 2014-08-06 11:00
Say no more, here it is again, the ship of doom. This angle gives impression that you suddenly scared that it would run over you, and tried to duck!
It is awesome agains bright blue background. Might be even more impressive in fog.
willperrett (8817) 2014-08-06 13:44
Yes I do like it very much, and have seen it myself: but from a bus that wasn't going to stop just so I could take a few snaps. The angle and composition are perfect. You're a little martyr to your art, aren't you?? Get better soon.
P.S. Did you see Mystras and Monemvassia?
photoray (13719) 2014-08-06 18:45
Sorry the haunted ship caused you so much pain and damage. We pray for your speedy recovery and no future curses. Years ago when I tore a ligament in my knee playing softball, the doc said muscle damage is usually more painful than broken bones. I walked on it carefully and the exercise helped it heal.
And a fine view of this ship beached and rusting away.
If this guy was beached on our Pacific coast it would most likely be claimed by the rough wave action quickly and buried.
Your architecture postings have inspired me to pay more attention to our rich Capitol heritage. I wish I had spent more time during my journeys to photograph and explore our capitols and other historical monuments. My own capitol in Sacramento is a beautiful classical style building, which I visited frequently because I worked across the street for Transportation for many moons.
So now I have more work projects for the future. Our West has so much to see. I regret not seeing as much of the rest of our World but then I can rationalize seeing through the eyes of our Trekies.
npecanhuk (70894) 2014-08-06 19:52
Another of your favorite photo subjects, right?!
Well, I wouldn't go for that and it's always good that someone does and, above all, uses it to create a very attractive image!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79275) 2014-08-06 22:35
Certains se déplacent dans les Cyclades pour la beauté des villages blancs sur fond de ciel bleu et toi tu pars à la recherche d'épaves rouillées au péril de ton genou :) La photo vaut presque le sacrifice!
berek (44499) 2014-08-06 23:08
Very good idea . İ love this abondened ship wit impressive natural atmosphere here.
Have a nice day
carlo62 (39863) 2014-08-06 23:30
questa nave è diventata come un monumento ormai.
Mi piace la tua composizione, includere le due persone è un ottimo modo per far capire le dimensioni di questo gigante di ferro.
ourania (37514) 2014-08-07 2:26
I hope your knee is getting better steadily and that soon your accident will only be remembered as part of the story of these great captures. This composition looks like a confrontation:) I like very much the whole scenery, the textured, vivid sea, the couple of people and the couple of trunks (what a great analogy!) the vast blue sky. But what stands out, of course, is the hull of the wrecked ship, so fascinating and mysterious from this perspective. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
delpeoples (55380) 2014-08-07 3:46
Gidday dear Craig
hehehehe the haunted shipwreck strikes again! As I said on Facebook, this photo is certainly worth blowing out your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which I trust is healing fast. I like this one a lot because the inclusion of the people give us a really impressive sense of scale and perspective. The rusty tones and textures of the ship are amazing. I love the way it contrasts with the blue sea. fantastic.
dkmurphys (53609) 2014-08-07 5:38
I imagine how brave this huge ship was fighting the waves. Beautiful scene, I like the composition very much.
saxo042 (37724) 2014-08-07 7:47
Attractive colours of this old wreck, it looks very fine in this picture but I guess they all want to get rid of it. I hope your knee is better, hopefully as good as this picture (which is perfect).
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-08-07 8:46
une très belle photo et un pauvre genou, mais tu as tout de même conservé ton sens de l'humour.
J'aime beaucoup la photo, le choix du point de vue et le cadrage, les couleurs et la lumière... Une belle mise en valeur de ce vieux bateau.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-08-07 10:00
your title captures well the scene and its mood!
For most of the tourists it´s I think not the best subject for a postcard from vacation,but not for us,right?:)
Great capture my friend and I just love the fact you´ve included the couple standing next to the ship.
PS.I´m waiting impatiently for your pictures from Chicago.Did you enjoy it?I just love the city and I hope to visit it again(maybe even next year).
Btw.You were in Chile last year.I´m going there in December.Could your tell me your impressions about safety in Santiago.I read quite contradictory opinions about it.Did you feel safe walking there with your camera?Haha,it´s not something I´d like to lose on my trip:)
ikeharel (64041) 2014-08-07 11:23
Perfect camera settings, light and colors most naturally presented, Craig.
The old wreck has a "nice rusty tone", if possible to say, the far side mountains "framing" the bay scenery. Stunning blue's.
mesutilgim (89860) 2014-08-07 12:29
Nice capture of this shipwreck.She had for shure better times !
Very good pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
resat1972 (7492) 2014-08-07 12:34
pirates of the caribbean
Jack will now go down this ship
Graal (100582) 2014-08-07 23:58
unusual theme, good captured and presentation here. Amazing wreck. Photo is well done.
Have a nice WE.
kasianowak (7575) 2014-08-08 2:32
Fascinating subject and interesting note! I completely understand why you took your 4+ hours trip to see this thing. I once drove 600 km like a maniac only to be able to see Moeraki Boulders SECOND time (but in different light) during the trip. Different object, same type of obsession...
Sorry to hear about your accident and well done on your persistence to take the photo after you'd hurt your knee.
Have a nice weekend
stego (24128) 2014-08-08 15:11
Photographers are weird people... So you don't regret getting so injured just to get this photo?! Well, I am sure am not the only one here that understands your perfectly. Indeed it is a great image, and I suspect that it would hardly be that powerful if you had used other POV. That fantastic light of Greece also helped you and you took good advantage of it.
jcpix (13820) 2014-08-08 20:04
Looks like Shipwreck Mac strikes again! :)
Glad to know that knee is doing much better now, and you can certainly look back at this point and say it was worth the pain and the gain...another beauty shot of this old rust bucket.
Takes on a whole new appeal from this perspective. With the incoming "waves," it has the sensation of bobbing in the water...in fact, that's quite a tilt to the right. Ghosts overboard! lol
The couple sure give a great sense of scale too, and they appear to be on much safer ground. Thanks for going to the extreme to satisfy our viewing pleasures, your twisted knee benefits the rest of us. :) Alright, now hop along cowboy. Take it easy you sea warrior. Have a good one.
bukitgolfb301 (38064) 2014-08-09 0:55
Hi dear Craig
Wow very eye-catching mage indeed.
So sharp and outstandingly clear in the details presentation are so marvelus to see.
Very vividly colorful and sensetional image at all.
Nice cutting and cropping in the best format as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
emka (87696) 2014-08-09 23:34
Hi Craig, the price you paid for this photo was high. I am worried that your knee is still not well. Impressive photo. And I am amazed that the wreck is in quite good state, much better than the wrecks in Namibia, Lanzarote and Frazer Island that I have seen (this is a hint for you :)). I am not sure if I wuold go four hours one way just to see it. I can imagine how precious is this photo for you. And Excellent one.
Have a great Sunday
annjackman (21119) 2014-08-10 2:05
Sounds like a nasty knee injury - glad that it is improving. At least you got some super shots of this old wreck. Love the front-on view and the rusty colours against the blue. The couple standing close by give scale. A composition with all the right ingredients.
Kind Regards, Ann
Tue (30068) 2014-08-10 3:47
Sorry to hear about your knee. This is a great capture of the shipwreck, where the two people add a nice sense of scale. The blue sky is a great background for the rusty colours of the ship.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-11 10:42
In Zakynthos there is a wreck which is famous all over the world. You brings a very especail atmosphere in this picture. really good. It's a beautiful sea, with the wreck of this ship. Colours and the contrast of the ship with the sea and sky is excellent.
I wish you a speedy recovery for your knee.
Cricri (112195) 2014-08-11 11:27
Tout le charme de ce vieux bateau qui pourrait raconter tout ces voyages, tenant toujours bien debout sur la mer, les personnes donne l'échelle, il est immense, j'aime ce bleu qui l'entoure, très belle présentation
COSTANTINO (60699) 2014-08-12 10:21
Hello dear friend
have a nice time and greetings from Samos
island your notes are really
useful about this photo of the
beautiful piece of rusted junk
excellent perspective and
Periko (3940) 2014-08-12 18:21
There is a lot of static money there!
I took a similar photo in a Mexican beach, years ago, but not so impressive.
Well framed subject.
Hanssie (10465) 2014-08-17 3:48
Fantastic and with the tiny persons we can see
how huge this ship is, great shot !
Miguel82 (26905) 2015-09-20 12:47
I wonder if this wreck was cleaned up Craig, in time it blends more into the coastline, perfect pov, good sharpness, thanks
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (62364)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-17
- Categories: Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 23:44