Featured Forum Thread: "SS Ayrfield Wreck. Long exposure NEX 6" by southy

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by southy, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    Spent some time over the past evenings trying to get some long exposures with the NEX 6.

    Bit of history on the old boat.

    SS Ayrfield (originally launched as SS Corrimal) was a steel-hulled, single screw, steam collier of 1140 tonnes and 79.1m in length. It was built in the UK in 1911 and registered at Sydney in 1912. It was purchased by the Commonwealth Government and used to transport supplies to American troops stationed in the Pacific region during WWII.

    In 1950, it was sold to Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia Pty Ltd and in 1951 sold to the Miller Steamship Company Ltd and renamed Ayrfield. Under the Miller flag, it operated as a collier between Newcastle and Miller’s terminal in Blackwattle Bay.

    The registration of Ayrfield was cancelled on 6 October 1972 and the old collier sent to Homebush Bay for breaking-up. The hull is located near the mouth of Haslams Creek with the bow pointing towards the shore.

    14032885313_95fd9e3284_b. Wrecked by scotty-70, on Flickr

    14029262824_8ea676bafb_b. Into the Light by scotty-70, on Flickr

    As the sun rose I was hoping for a more colourful sunrise. At least the wind died down making for smooth water and nice reflection.
    14048794363_b5230e4e08_b. Reflections of the Past by scotty-70, on Flickr
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Nature reclaims all.

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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Remarkable, and beautiful shots!
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  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Those are very nice southy. Well done all around. :)
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  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    third one is just super!
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Those are excellent!!! Love long exposure photography :thumbup:
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Beautiful and fascinating. Thanks for the history as well.
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Congrats on the "featured" thread. :thumbup:

    I was getting a little tired of seeing that naked cowboy every time I logged on. :16suspect1:
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  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    LOL. It was my thread and I agree.

    @Southy - Fascinating subject!
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  10. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    This is awesome. Can't help thinking you could have got away with the alternate story of "Noah left it here when he was done with it" ;)

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  11. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    These are truly excellent.

    You should make some extra large prints of them.
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  12. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    I much appreciate all the comments and being made a featured thread. I've been wanting to shoot this wreck for a while so with the better half away on a business trip and having a new camera I had no excuses. I'm ecstatic with the end results and the way the NEX 6 performs. I will defiantly be looking to do some more long exposures with it soon. I have booked a romantic weekend with the other half in an old lighthouse keepers cottage up the coast in a few weeks time. I think the NEX 6 will be coming along with us. ;)

    On the second morning I was at the wreck I was joined by another shooter who wandered up with a large back pack slung over his shoulders, a heavy duty tripod, a Canon 5D MkIII and a bag full of L lens. In the past I would have been envious of his kit but looked at my little NEX 6, with a couple lenses all fitted neatly into a small messenger style bag, my travel tripod that packs down to around 30cm (1' on the old scale) along with a $5 ebay remote and could only smile happy with the simplicity of the NEX system.
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  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Deserved being featured ;)

    Next time (if) you meet him, you should show him the photos so he can be convinced that the "little Nex" can delived the goods :D
  14. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    Cool stuff mate - amazing how trees grow just about anywhere ! Great subject :)
  15. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Excellent images. You can be proud of those and congratulations on them being made a feature article.
  16. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Pittsburg, CA
    Congrats on the feature. I'd definitely print that 3rd shot.
  17. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Those are some amazing shots

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