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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 2 N: 140] (672)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-21
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Tokina SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF)DX
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-03-29 11:05
Viewed: 3306
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This is one of the most famous shipwrecks of Greece. It lies on the beach “Glyfada” near Gytheio, south of Peloponnesus, for about 50 years. It is said that the ship was smuggling cigarettes from Turkey to Italy and fell into a storm.
A symbolic image for the financial situation of Greece today? It is not my opinion... As this shipwreck which became an important tourist attraction today, the Greek people can resist to the “fatality” official messages.

Gytheio (Greek: Γύθειο, formerly Γύθειον, Gýtheion – also transliterated Gythio, Gythion) is a town long known as the seaport of Sparta some 40 km away. Gytheio used to be an important port for many centuries until it was destroyed by an earthquake. Today it is the largest and most important town in Mani.

Wikipedia about Gytheio

This is a photo of my archives. It was lightly cropped. The sky and the boat were selected for level adjustment in Photo Shop.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-03-29 11:10]

Hi Catherine
Great capture and interesting note about this ship!
But, for me shipwrecks means a great sadness!
The peoples of Greece is today sad!

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  • Jonela Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
  • [2010-03-29 11:18]

Hi Catherine,

I love the low pov, the colours are brilliant imho and the details crisp. I have sen this photo on many postcards but this is the first from this angle tfs.


Hi Catherine

Good low pov for a great image presentation, excellent use of the Takina lens at 12mm. Very beautiful image. Did a workshop to maybe try to accentuate or add to the scene.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-03-29 11:35]

Very impressive, interesting subject, great photo

Hello Catherine! Amazing shot. Good topic. Original take. Fine dust. Superb sharp. Well done!

Hoi Catherine,

A very well placed "old and precious jewel of sea" in your picture frame is marvelously done!

Perfect sharpness, nice POV and lovely colors. The sky adds great amount of mood into the capture. Well done!

best regards,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-03-29 12:14]

Wow, IMHO a very well thought out composition Catherine. I think your capture of light hitting the ship & the foreground sand is well done.I like the curves in the sand leading the eye into the scene & to that beautiful shipwreck. I'm not sure what the rusting metal is on the beach,but it sure adds more interest & a balance to this scene. Vibrant image.Well taken.
I thought this scene could also be perfect for HDR imaging.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-03-29 12:39]

Bonsoir Catherine,
Un grand scénario dans une image pointue merveilleuse. Contraste très bon et couleurs. Une image comme une carte postale.
Beaucoup saluer.

Bonjour Catherine
Superbe travail cette epave est magnifique.
Jolies couleurs et belle atmosphère.
Bravo et merci!!

Impresssive work Catherine! Amazing detail, LOVE the evening light here, your comp is just amazing!

Excellent subject - just amazing that a ship would be allowed to sit there, and not be salvaged or dismantled for scrap.

POV, light, colours and sharpness are all excellent and the dramatic sky really enhances it all.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-03-29 13:20]

Good story,not the best ship in the world ;]],but the whole ambiance is superbe,very good light and clouds.
Well done Catherine.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-29 13:30]

Hi Catherine,
An interesting POV of this tanker shipwrecked on this beach which is serving as a 'monument of ruins'!
Very rusty and in a miserable state. In my openion, it's an eyesore!
Photographically a very sharp capture adorned with superb lighting. Very good details and good management in exposure.
A very neat presentation.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Catherine
très belle prise de vue et composition avec un ciel magnifique et une belle profondeur

Bonjour Catherine

Très belle photo de cette épave avec une superbe lumière!!
Belles couleurs!
Bravo Catherine!

Ciao Catherine, fascinating composition with wonderful old ship, great POV, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2010-03-29 16:15]

Bravo Catherine, cette image démontre une belle thecnique.
Couleurs et détails étonnantes.
Position du bateau et les nuages créent beaucoupn de profondeur.


Hello Catherine

A classic capture.
The colours and lighting are terrific.
Excellent POV.
I would love to visit here.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-29 17:20]

Bonjour Catherine,
Magifique photo! Ton point de vue très bas magnifie tous les éléments de ta composition,
le ciel avec la position et le modelé des nuages, l'atmosphère et ce vieux bateau rouillé échoué sur le le sable. La lumière est exceptionnelle. Bravo! Annie

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-03-29 22:29]

Excellent capture, Catherine.
Great lighting and coloring.
The sharp detail is also great.
Very good POV. TFS

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-03-30 1:32]

Hi Catherine,
Excellent low PoV in this the focus is pin sharp and the colours are vibrant. Great subject for this shot. Best wishes

Hi Catherine
a marvelous image of this rusted old ship.
amazing colors. good pov for a great composition.
impressive presentation, interesting note.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-03-30 14:32]

Bonsoir Catherine,

Une magnifique composition avec cette carcasse de bateau, un vrai chef d'oeuvre. Angle oblique est bien choisis, les détails sont parfaits.
Ce ciel accompagne merveilleusement bien l'ensemble, très belle lumière et clarté, Félicitation.
Merci pour le partage.

Bonjour Catherine,
Belle présentation de cette épave très colorée.
Merci du partage.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2010-04-09 6:57]

Geia sou Katerina! That's really beautiful work. TFS

An unbelievably fine picture.The light and colors underscore the dramatic character of this image.Like it a lot,Otto.

Hello Catherine,

In the thumbnail it almost looked like an old sailing ship. But the bigger picture revealed the sadness that is there in this photo. The light carries the theme well. The composition, particularly the point of view, is very good. The clouds in the sky help too. Thank you.


Hi Dear:)

Incredible looking scenery, I love the way that you photographed this symbolic ship:) as well as the still water. The clouds's effect is a bonus too. Very well photographed MF!


Fantastic wreck of a boat, the light has brought out the detail so well everywhere in this capture. Love the perspective chosen with defining cloud formations.
Top job here Catherine.

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