Sunday, October 7, 2018

An Image and Its Story - September 2018


The Point Reyes ship wreck has been on my "things to photograph"-list for a while, and a few weeks ago I finally got to check it off.

This ship wreck is in Tomales Bay, behind a general store in Inverness on Point Reyes. You can't see it from the road, you really have to know where it is. Thanks to Google I found the actual location on the satellite map (a feature I use very often).

We arrived there before noon when the ship wreck was in full sun. We thought the entire scene looked very dull and flat and didn't bother to take a single picture. It was disappointing - and so we moved on to our hikes and a wonderful enjoyable day at the beach.

We came back in the late afternoon when the sun was much closer to the horizon and Inverness had dipped into the shade. Nevertheless, we stopped at the general store again and walked over to the boat.

And wow! Only parts of the wreck were in the sun and the sky behind it was pretty dramatic. The water was quiet and reflected the old fisher boat. This was our moment.






15 comments:

Lynne said...

Stunning . . .
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Peace Thyme said...

Stunning!!! Do I have your permission to try to paint this using your photograph as inspiration? I will credit your photo, of course.

Magdalena said...

Liebe Carola,
was für ein großartiges Bild, richtig dramatisch. Das ist absolut druckreif.
LG
Magdalena

Elephant's Child said...

WOW. And what a moment. I am so glad you seized it.

Linda deV said...

The colors are stunning and love the reflection. Well worth the wait.

Retired Knitter said...

Love the picture of the rusty old boat! You have quite an eye for a good shot.

Lynne said...

Stunning . . .

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Tammie Lee said...

That is a beautiful photo of it.

A Cuban In London said...

Great pic! Thanks.

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NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful but sad image :)

krishna said...

This is really Dramatic. We went to Point Ryes two years back. But I didn't' know about ship wreck in Tomales Bay.

Karen Lakis said...

It really is amazing the difference that lighting has on a scene. This is a lesson that it took me a very long time to learn. Your photo is stunning - and I'm so glad you decided to return when you did. It sounds as though you had a wonderful day, and then got to view your ship wreck in the beautiful late-day sunlight - win win!

Red Rose Alley said...

This is really a cool picture. I just did a post about unusual photos. This one is definitely out of the ordinary. : )

~Sheri

Magic Love Crow said...

WOW!!! Stunning! Big Hugs!