One wrong turn

One wrong turn

By |2014-04-01T17:23:15+00:00Mar 31st, 2014|
Today, I’m joining a group of wonderfully talented photographers, such as Matt Glastonbury, Lauren Bath, jn and others, on an adventure throughout Australia, put together by the fine folks at Topdeck Travel. To whet our appetites, we spent the day at the Tangalooma Island Resort located on Moreton Island in Queensland. One of the first things we had an opportunity to photograph was this array of shipwrecks just off the coast of the resort that now serve as ad-hoc breakers. It was really wonderful to see the variety of vessels that were jutting out from the water’s surface.

To get this photo, I stacked my Formatt-Hitech 10-Stop IRND filter and 105mm circular polarizer filter (also by Formatt-Hitech), giving me about 12 stops of light loss. This let me drag my shutter to 30-seconds – enough time to glass out the water, provide some movement to the billowy clouds and capture the streak of a cruise ship that sailed by. Stylization was achieved using Nik Analog Efex Pro and Lightroom.

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  1. Matt Glastonbury March 31, 2014 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Awesome mate, very steam-punkesque!

  2. jn March 31, 2014 at 6:10 am - Reply


  3. Natosha Davis March 31, 2014 at 6:12 am - Reply

    It's like a mechanical Loch Ness monster! 

  4. Corrie Davidson March 31, 2014 at 6:15 am - Reply

    That's amazing! Looks like something out of Water World.

  5. Aleksahdr Bud March 31, 2014 at 6:24 am - Reply


  6. Jeff Roach March 31, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Looks like a scene from the movie Waterworld

  7. Alexandra Niki March 31, 2014 at 6:56 am - Reply

    woah!! Crazy image! Don't you feel like exploring in there? 

  8. janiku tsukichi March 31, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    wow! Creepy & awesome! Imagine there's a monster in there?! 0_0

  9. Lee Eric March 31, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

    This vessel got many ploughs on the conveyor. Is this a Sand Mining Vessel?

  10. Squirl Friend March 31, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Looks like something out of a scfi movie…..colors are wonderful! Nice shot! Clouds and water gorgeous! Its like a haunted house…. I wouldn't dare go in….giggle!

  11. Bernd Markgraf March 31, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Mad Max?

  12. Dave Morrow March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    awesome color!

  13. Brent Nicholls March 31, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Great capture, and even though you described what it is I can't see the 'ships'…it looks like an amazing piece of art….

  14. Diane Easterling March 31, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Great adventure have fun my friend

  15. Sara Welch March 31, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    +Jeff Gammons  This captures me. Beautiful.

  16. Jean-Marc Watson March 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Do NOT touch the ship hull without wearing divers gloves. The barnacles will go through your flesh like razors… Trust me…

  17. William Patino March 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Love the processing mate

  18. aya ayaaa March 31, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Goodluck Brian:-)best of luck:-)

  19. Nia Neuhof March 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply


  20. Lauren Bath March 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Nice shot, and I'm awesome! Haha +Brian Matiash

  21. Dave Bouskill April 1, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Great shot Brian!

  22. john Akiney April 2, 2014 at 12:22 am - Reply


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