Shipwreck, Cyprus – dramatically lit shot of a modern day wreck

Today’s post is a great shot of a  modern day shipwreck I discovered off the coast of Cyprus recently.

Quite a dramatic site and I had to of course stop for a shot or 30. This is one of my favourites, although there is another view where the sky was much better, but I like the composition of this shot.

Taken on my Canon 6D with 17-40mm F4L Lens (of course – you are probably boredof hearing  me say that!)

All processing was done in Lightroom. Another 2 shot HDR Merge with adjustments mainly in the correction panel plus dodging and burning.

I have reverted to taking a bracketed set of 3, having experimented with sets of 5 (a change you do on the 6D in the custom settings).  The reason is that I really do not need 5 images the way the HDR Merge feature in Lightroom works, so this means less data and less memory taken up. I have written about this on a previous blog post, where I showed the comparison between a single image and 2, 4 and 5 exposure bracketed sets. Basically 2 stops under and 2 stops over works best!

I like shooting large ships, not normally wrecks, which make fascinating subjects for industrial photographers. The scale of these large vessels can be staggering. 

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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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