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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gold on the water

The Peter Iredale came to grief on the Oregon coast on October 25, 1906. The shipwreck is almost four miles south of the mouth of the Columbia River, and about 10 miles from Astoria. The bones of the ship make terrific material for photographers, and while it's possible to get a bad photo, the opposite is more likely. The setting is idyllic, and on the evening of March 1, 2009, the air was damp from rain and the light was spectacular.

18 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! What a stunning photo of the wreck, amazing colours.

Kendris said...

Gorgeous shot! You caught it at the perfect time of day. The reflection of the light on the water makes the silhouetting of the wreck even more dramatic!

Linnea W said...

That's an amazing shot...such wonderful soft colors in the water and sky form an excellent contrast against the silhouetted shipwreck.

Regina said...

Perfect shot. A golden water and a golden sky.

Sylvia K said...

Incredible, dramatic shadow shot! The colors are breathtaking! Have a great week!

Sarah said...

Hi Sheryl,
I am glad I am not the only one! No one I know likes it-they think I am weird I think! There is nothing I like more than the animal bit of a Natural History museum!
Sarah

Raven said...

Spectacular indeed! Gorgeous shot!

That is the chicken said...

Wow! What a beautiful dramatic shot. I loved the wavering shdows on the rippled sand!

Fred King said...

Sheryl- This is a fantastic image! The sunset on the water is golden.

Hey Harriet said...

What a stunning shot! Beautiful!

Baruch said...

Truly a golden opportunity

gogouci said...

Love this image. A summer never passes without at least a family weekend at Fort Stevens and a hike out to see the wreck. This reminds me I should make reservations soon. Thanks.

Greyscale Territory said...

An atmospheric photo almost begging for a story to be told! Stunning!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Looking at the reflection is amazing beauty. I understand why photographers love the scenery.

So serene...

Have a nice week ahead.

Lynette said...

Oh, this is just so lovely. I am so glad that you put it here for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Fadil Wimala said...

it looks like an imaginary world!

Bubblewench said...

What a beautiful shot!! Wonderful capture!

Hmm... can I talk you into walking the batteries and taking pictures from up there?

NatureFootstep said...

Very nice colors in this image

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