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Bill Peppas's picture

The Time Traveler

August 16, 2015

The St. Demetrios shipwreck at Githio, Greece is one heck of a moody location to spend the night.
The ship has been abandoned to rust trapped between the rocks approx 5m off the shore.

24mm · f/4.0 · 1/3s · ISO 4000
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Simon Anderson's picture

Stunning shot which has a magical charm to it.
Great work

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Simon!
There's definitely room for improvement on this one, just gotta find the "mentality" to force myself to edit this from the beginning ( I lost the psd! ) and spending more time on the little details that I didn't notice/did carefully before.

Roger Myers's picture

wonderful creation!

Michel Nguyen's picture

Beautiful pic! Love the sky :d

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Michel!

Bill Peppas's picture

I chose the purple tint for the sky to get some color contrast between the sky and the sea, blue-ing the sky "nullifies" the contrast between sky-sea, almost making it look seam-less. Some people like it, some don't.

That's not haze on the horizon, it's light pollution inflicted "haze" from the cities in the background.

I did try with the ship brighter, but it looked a little fake ( considering that it's shot at night and there shouldn't be any bright bright thing in the photo ).

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you for your time & feedback.
I've learned to respect everyone's opinion/ideas/thoughts, and also respect the fact that you ( and other people ) have the guts to lay out their true opinion/critique.

Respect :)

Here's an alternative edit I did earlier today

https://fstoppers.com/photo/83105

Casey Wrightsman's picture

Amazing, really dig your photos !

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Casey!

Charn Bedi's picture

LOVE!!!

Gerald Macua's picture

Awesome shot!

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you Gerald!

Scott Foster's picture

Man... I really need to get away from the light pollution where I live. Northeast US is not a star friendly locale! Awesome shot!

Bill Peppas's picture

It's totally worth it!
The dark night sky is an amazing view and an awesome background for all kinds of scenery.
You can find worthwhile locations ( with dark skies ) using a night lights map like the one on blue-marble.de/nightlights

If you don't have a very good location near you, you can invest in a LPF ( light pollution filter ) which effectively reduces the light pollution allowing you to capture the sky as if you were in a two times darker place ;)
( it eliminates the light emission wavelengths of the common man-made lighting sources ).
You can also add a Hydrogen-Alpha filter to capture more of the blue & red emissions of the various DSO ( Deep Sky Objects such as Nebulae, weaker galaxies, etc )

Scott Foster's picture

Thanks for the tips on the filters! I will check them out asap!

This is really cool

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Roger!!!

Paola De Giovanni's picture

Yet another amazing shot! Well done!

Andy Evans's picture

Wow great shot. I love them all to be honest.

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much Andy!

Bill Peppas's picture

Thank you very much my dear :)