Where were you Captain ? by Bill Peppas
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Bill Peppas's picture

Where were you Captain ?

May 9, 2015

This is the "Mediterranean Sky", ironically this is where it will stay eternally, under the Mediterranean Sky, half-sunk in the Mediterranean sea.
The ship belonged to a rich, yet tax-evading person, and the ship was confiscated by the Greek tax division ( IRS equiv. ) and was left to rust at Elefsina's port, but on a stormy day the ropes were cut and it sailed on its own until it hit a rock at the bottom near the shore and sunk there.

50mm · f/36.0 · 148s · ISO 100
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26 Comments

Matt Noone's picture

Great shot Bill. The movement in the clouds realy goes with the diagonals on the wreck. Inspirational. Matt

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you Matt!
Indeed the cloud movement luckily formed some diagonals similar to the wreck's, some luck in a generally unlucky shooting day ( had lots of rain while the prediction was partly cloudy )

Kyle Medina's picture

Saw your time lapse on the Tony & Chelsea's show. Saw this picture knew it was yours. Weird. But good stuff!!

Ivan Vukelic's picture

Fantastic work !!!

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Ivan!

Felix Hernandez's picture

I Think this a superb image... I will put 10 stars if I could!.. Great man!

Bill Peppas's picture

Haha, thank you very much Felix!
I really appreciate it!

All this "love" this image has been given justifies all the rain the weather decided to pour on me on that day.

Alexandros Harlaftis's picture

i've seen lots of pics from this place but not one has been this enchanting and impressive!
congratulations!

Awesome shot! Very well done

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much my friend!
Same to you bro, very good photos, waiting to see more from you ;-)

Paul Watt's picture

One day I hope I can take photo's like this. stunning.

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much for your kind words Paul!

I'm sure you can and will.
All it takes is reading ( it's like we're back in school again haha ), reading & practicing shooting & post-processing and shooting and... repeat.
It takes some time, but with persistence and passion to drive you, we eventually end up producing amazing work ;)

Rob P's picture

yep, thats a stunner! amazing photo

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Rob!

Mike Keehmer's picture

Awesome work! Love the story it tells

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Mike!

Alec Lux's picture

nice shot

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Alec!

Cris Magsino's picture

Another awesome image Bill ­čśŐ

Bill Peppas's picture

Coming from you, that's quite the compliment Chris ;)
Cheers bro!

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you Kieran! I'm glad you liked it!

Matthias Dengler's picture

I love that, Bill! Such a nunsual subject.
Photographing a rusty half sunken ship in a "fine art" manner is really cool!

Bill Peppas's picture

Thanks Matthias!
It's one of my favorite photos.
I like how it set me to look for ways to separate the shipwreck from the distractions all around it, find a way to isolate it, and then deal with the bad weather I had on that day.

What I love is this ship's durability, it is withstanding the passing of time very well in contrast to other shipwrecks.
There was an equally nice shipwreck in Andros island in Cyclades as well, but the sea "ate" it completely after cutting it in two and then three pieces.
Never made it there to photograph it ( first attempt ended up in ~1500 euro of auto repairs to my car, second was also a disaster, as I couldn't find a path to the shore and lost the light eventually, so I gave up. And boom! This year, it got sunk for good :( )

user-216690's picture

This is fantastic, Bill.

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you William!