The wreck of  the Peter Iredale is probably one of the most visited & photographed landmarks on the Oregon Coast… has been for 104 years now.  Most images of the wreck show the bow section, partly sank in the sand, catching the sun setting over a tin-foil water surface… Well… been there and done that… This time I wanted something different…

Instead of a closeup with a wide angle, isolating one section from the rest of the wreck, I used a mid-range telephoto (200 mm) and went to visit in the early morning (- no crowds - Just me and the ghosts of a rusting hull). I worked the scene from a distance… through the morning fog. Then in my digital lab I converted to black & white and added some sepia toning for that antique, ‘faded photograph’ look…

Nothing too hard to emulate but, I don’t think I’ve seen another interpretation like this. Maybe now I will.

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Wreck of the Peter Iredale

Wreck of the Peter Iredale