Island Queen, Tayinloan
The’ marooned’ ship Island Queen at Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll, an image I have been putting off for sometime as I wanted to capture it once it was a bit more weather beaten and feel I timed it about right, any longer and I think the name would have been weathered too much but looks good as it is. Not actually sure how it came about, just heard that it had washed up and left there to rot, well don’t mind if I do…
This black and white edit is my favourite of the edits, there is so much drama going on in this edit in the sky with it looking so threatening the stricken boat fits the scene well.
This edit below was originally edited in Lightroom 4, something I am experimenting with and I have to admit, loving how quick and easy it is to use, and importantly producing some amazing results. This is the result of a 3 bracket HDR image so I could capture all the details in the shadows, I could maybe have went another stop down for the shadows as they were a bit noisey but more than happy with the result. Again edited to portray some drama for the scene and reveal as much detail as possible which I think is achieved as the boat almost jumps out the image at you.
The image below is an alternative painterly take on the Long Exposure below.
A 7 minute Long Exposure here to capture the movement of the clouds to contrast the static Island Queen, after editing the HDR Images the appeal of this one has worn off now.
Not a bad plan ‘B’ may I add, the evening my oldest daughter and I set out and took these was actually the night we went to Ballochroy Standing Stones but we were quickly chased off from that scene by the army if midges that engulfed us whilst trying to capture the images up there, so we opted for the Island Queen as an alternative.
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