Sunset by the Greek Ship
It is said that some years ago, a Greek cargo ship approached Kish island and it ran aground and was unable to leave. The name of the ship( which is of 7061 tons gross, 447ft,6 ins in length) was originally "Empire Trumpet",then "Naturalist","Persian Cyrus","Hamadan" and finally "Koula F" and was built in 1943 by William Hamilton & co.,Ltd, at port Glasgow , Scotland . It is a mountain of steel, behind which the sun hides and in the moon light it looks like a floating giant.
Old tales say that the absence of a lighthouse was the reason the ship ran aground. Apparently all attempts to float it again was fruitless and it failed. And now that there is nothing left of it but a huge steel structure, the tale seems to be true.
Near the ship, a rest area has been set up and refreshments are served there.
Watching the sunset by the Greek ship is one of the beautiful attractions of Kish island that almost no tourist has bypassed the chance to witness this natural phenomenon.
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miumiu (3888) 2008-02-23 9:36
Amazing sunset shot and composition! Colours are very impressive and lights are wonderful!
worldcitizen (6025) 2008-02-23 9:45
This photo is beautiful - almost like photographic poetry. It is simple, but all of the elements come together so perfectly. The silhouette of this ghost ship against the sunset is wonderful, and so are the calm waters around it. Thanks for the magical view. :-)
donluicu (24718) 2008-02-23 10:26
de belles allures de bateau fantome...
bravo excellent cliché
avallaunius (6) 2008-02-23 10:28
very impressive view, a sunset behind this steel structure seems eerie yet very interesting
very good capture
baclama (16693) 2008-02-23 13:24
une eglis eau sommet d'une ile? un bateau ivre?... en tout cas un superbe coucher de soleil donnant une dimension mysterieuse ...de tres belles couleurs,une belle composition...
wishlist (4133) 2008-02-24 7:46
you've delivered a perfect TE package here with a great note along a beautiful shot..almost poetry I have to say. The pov is great with the ship standing against the sunset giving the feeling of a ghost-ship..it's great and brings in a great mood!! Everything looks perfect from the light management to the sharpness. A very pleasent shot to look at..I like it!!
Thanks for sharing it.
axiotea (21649) 2008-02-24 8:44
Ships has lots of stories to tell! A kind of mysterious atmosphere around this ship which stands out well against the warm colors of the sunset and the darker one of the sea. I also like the peaceful feeling, even though it is a tourist attraction. The only thing is the boat, which is too centred :)
Dyerco (10185) 2008-02-24 9:54
A pleasing photograph of this monolith. Catching the setting sun behind it adds some drama to the scene.
stego (22556) 2008-02-24 13:22
The light and colours are amazing and along with the silhouette of the ship and the texture of the sea produces a very attractive image. I am not sure if having centred the ship was the best idea, but it is just a detail.
I wouldn't call a shipwreck a 'natural phenomenon', but I agree that it is very unusual that the ship stood up so all these years. I wouldn't imagine that it is a wrecked ship.
elihesamian (26149) 2008-02-24 20:35
indeed this one is beautiful scene and shot from this famous ship in the Kish Island,lovely color tonalities you resulted and reached with a mystrious atmosphere.
very well composed and worked it,nicely done !
sayat (2949) 2008-02-25 4:21
Very interesting and succesful shot Atousa! It is mysterious ineed! Your management of light and the placement of the silhouette at the middle work great in this photo. Thanks.
Clementi (52514) 2008-02-25 16:13
Amazing sunset and composition,
The silhouette of this ship is wonderful.
very good job
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-02-26 11:27
Perfect capture with the Sun hidden behind the ship. Excellent light and composition.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-02-26 23:48
A ghostly silhouette ... great POV. The overall lighting and contrast is quite dramatic. Image and color quality is very good. Well captured and composed with very interesting notes. Excellent work! tfs
toto (0) 2008-02-27 0:33
Belle photo ce bateau pris de façon spéciale, pas habituelle,ce qui nous le présente sans profondeur, et notre attention est attirée par cet effet lumineux de ce soleil masqué, très bel effet bien pensé.Acun éblouissement, belle aura, jolie ombre qui se détache bien.
jmcl (14535) 2008-02-27 17:21
wonderful play of light and darkness .. wonderful use of the sun . beautiful color .. wonderful image.
daddo (21282) 2008-02-29 16:09
Salam Atousa. Very evocative shot full of mystery, colour and poetic light.The exposure was managed most successfully, creating a strong image. Regards. Klaudio.
P.S.-I just saw a film, The Kite Runner" (Set in Afghanistan, but filmed in Kashghar/China)and it had an actress named Atousa.
yso (4144) 2008-03-01 0:12
Very beautiful sunset color and ghost boat as silhouette, perfectly exposed, well done !
totoamoto (2519) 2008-03-01 3:32
Impressionnant..Une photo qui laisse notre imagination travailler..
Est ce un bateau pirate ? un bateau à la dérive, abandonné...
Génial quelle ambiance..
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-03-02 10:50
Hi, Atousa -
A haunting shot and a great story to go with it. Great light management; I just wish you had put the ship a little bit off center. Well, on second thought, maybe not.
Merline (0) 2008-03-03 9:34
Wonderful set of colors here Atousa, really dreamy effect, I like particularly the texture and tones of the sea. The ship of course gives it the interesting perspective. A pity that it is centered. In such a composition it looks much better to put the main focus center on the side...Nice detail of that seabird...
ALIRIZA (16419) 2008-03-03 11:32
An impressive scene, the silhouette of this ghost ship and the warm colours of the sky are excellent. Well done...
skippy007 (12510) 2008-03-03 22:48
The silhouette of this lonely ship against the sunset is beautiful.
qengji (376) 2008-03-04 5:38
the backlight usage is great. also the workshop is done vero nice.
TFS and thanks to Michele for the WORKSHOP.
siolaw (37642) 2008-03-04 23:27
The luminosity and olors are excellent in thiss fine backlight compo. The centering of the boat works also well in my opinion... Sharp and clear, interesting subject.
Charo (51208) 2008-03-07 16:56
Una bella toma con el sol escondido tras el berco. Estupendo contraluz con bonitos colores. Hubiera estado mejor si el barco no estuviera centrado.
leo61 (0) 2008-03-09 13:50
This morning I was reading what Mohammad wrote about this ship and now I discover your great shot.
Fantastic silhouete.well placed in front of the sun.Nice color of the sky and great reflections.
HaDiHm (21) 2008-03-11 23:06
Great... dear Atousa i think you could crop 1 cm from the bottom and i wish this photo had more space in the top... however, i like it so much...thanks
salvator (19102) 2008-03-12 2:33
Wonderful silouette of the ship, sharp and crisp. The use of light, the colors of the sunset look superb.
Best regards. Salvator.
cfreire (11739) 2008-03-12 4:53
Wonderful sunset you captured here. splendid colors, lights and reflections indeed. Good job. Regards, Consuelo
noborders (1010) 2008-03-13 1:10
The sun behind the ship is a brilliant idea, the colours of this photo are splendid and the story very interesting to read.
A great post ! funny to read that this sunken ship is now a tourist attraction...
Aafarin be shomaa,
adores (32184) 2008-03-13 17:50
It may be centred but the photo is really good, the sunset behind the ship, the colours, the texture of the water. Wonderful moment!
hapeloglu (751) 2008-03-14 17:26
This is really a great photo, thanks for sharing.
Thasakkur mi konam.
Angshu (53665) 2008-05-14 20:55
Fantastic! The sight of the silhouetted ship looming like a ghost is fantastic. Like how you used the ship to cover the sun & also like the shimmering water, reflecting the sunset colours. Centering is not classical mode of framing, but IMO works well here. Good work!
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2008-05-16 17:02
Despiste I'm not really fond of the pictures with the main subject centered...this is an exception.
The light was....a pleasure!
calexica (1247) 2008-05-28 12:44
I like this composition a lot ... it is quite captivating. Placing that giant ship in front of the setting sun was an excellent idea. I also like the soft warm colors of the sky. Great job!!! Congratulations!!!
amino (418) 2008-06-01 8:18
Thanks for sharing this romantic photo. The dawn colours, the silhoette and the lonely gigantic ship.
I've never been to Iran but was close enough. I hope to have the pleasure one day.
mikeo (12129) 2008-07-06 13:02
You had few tons of luck to be in this place in this moment! Capture is amazing! Wonderful colours and great composition with this so cool sun! - Great work - TFS!
greetings from Poland!
BWJ (3022) 2008-07-09 16:54
The silhouette of the old cargo ship contrasting with the warm tones of the sunset and glistening water give depth to the picture making it very beautiful. Exceptionally nice work!
edifice (595) 2008-07-12 2:18
Very exciting scene, lovely sky. the ship silhouette is beautiful too.
PaulVDV (18754) 2008-07-12 2:23
Interesting story and very beautiful sunset picture with the silhouette of this Greek cargo ship.
Sanderson-Brown (6) 2008-08-04 5:44
great image, really well captured! You chose the perfect moment to capture the boat with such power.
Adrique (609) 2008-08-06 7:50
Really impressive. The ship seems to be enormously big, though from this photo I really can´t guess it size. The central placement of the ship seems to emphasize it´s size even more. Actually, the ship could remind the Noah´s ark.
Nice colors. Maybe I´d go for duotone/sepia here.
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2008-10-14 7:10
nice shot, and interesnt POV, with big ship and sun in background. Great work.
Parabéns e Abraço
AlvaroGuijarro (288) 2008-10-21 2:07
Qué foto más bonita y llena de ambiente y misterio; la nota que has dejado es perfecta porque ilustra muchísimo.
El sol tapado por este gigante negro es impresionante, Atousa, y parece que tiene vida propia: el viento riza el agua pero el barco, al taparlo, provoca una estela en el agua, haciendo que parezca que se mueva viniendo.
Impresionante el juego de luz y color que has conseguido: justo donde hay más luz, aparece violentamente el negro profundo del barco.
Me parece un acierto el que esté centrado, la luz es dramática y por eso el efecto es brutal.
Una foto magistral
paura (47166) 2009-02-17 3:24
Excellent composition in brown/gold tones. Lighting are perfect. well done.
saeed (34) 2009-02-23 0:31
Its a nice image with great sharpness & warm color.
kish is an ideal place for the people who take relaxation,swimming,sea sports and archeology.
racheltafoya (509) 2009-03-03 17:44
Another stunning shot! Thank you for the history lesson as well! I particularly love the purplish hues in the sky and in the water. It's a calming scene you have captured, and the silhouette of the ship is perfect. Thank you!
CLODO (27504) 2009-03-14 14:03
nice contrast between the big boat and a small one on the left, and of course the sunset
All the best
sabermonajati (8491) 2009-04-13 7:33
nice photo.dar mored te soal dashtam mamnon misham tamas begirid 09113754585.
mafegan (8622) 2010-03-25 1:40
It is not too often that we see a silhouetted ship - quite special and the surrounding sunset colours provide a magical background. Tfs, Marlene
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-04-14 8:23
Amazing ship. Wonderful point of view. Very fine capture. Mysterious effect.
fabianoleite (9162) 2011-05-16 20:23
Very strong image. The sillhuete of the ship is impressive, with its mast as a cross and its giant husk facing the viewer. The color of the sky is great, and the rufles of the sea cause great texture. Excellent work, congratulations!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-04 9:31
It is one of the most stunning images that I have ever seen. The silhouette of the ship hides the sun creating a very dramatic image. Calmness of the ocean adds to the overall quality. A magnificent lighting is creating an impression that the ship itself is glowing. The magic of the moment is well photographed. The details and the clarity of the image is first rate. I like the photo very much.
With my very best wishes,
Have a great Thursday, Atousa
- Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) (7123)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-15
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Event
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The Mysterious Greek Ship in Persian Gulf, CLODO's, 100+ Points Photos of Iran [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 9:32
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