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Another stop late on Saturday night was Otago Bay on the banks of the River Derwent, where I spent about an hour “light-painting” some old scuttled ships – or rather, what’s left of their iron frames.
The remains of a steel river steamer the Westralian (beached in 1937)
And below, the iron barque Otago (beached in 1931)
The technique I used was to take 20 second exposures at ISO 200 and 400, then move around with a (cheap) portable LED floodlight, being careful to shield the light from directly entering the camera by hiding it under my coat. I used the Laowa 7.5mm f2.4 lens at f8 up fairly close and focused so the background just became sharp. These are edited from RAW files.
Below are a few other abandoned boats I’ve found previously.