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Semiramis by justeline Semiramis by justeline
According to legend, Semiramis was the daughter of the sea-goddess Derketo of Ascalon in Syria and a mortal. Her mother abandoned her at birth and drowned herself. The child was fed by doves until she was found and brought up by Simmas, the royal shepherd.

It appears ironic that this ship, named after her, seems to have met Derketo in her watery grave, rusting quietly to oblivion on a rocky beach in Andros Island.

... or maybe not so quietly. We kept her company for 4 mornings and afternoons waiting for a break in the sky and had the chance to hear her moaning as she settled deeper into the sea. Imagining the thunderous noise of her impact upon the rocks on the day her journey ended was unavoidable. As is her fate.

Location: Andros Island, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm @14mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 480sec
ISO: 200

*filters*
Lee 2 stops ND soft graduated filter (0.6)
Lee "Big Stopper" ND (10 stops ND)
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:iconpixelparker:
pixelparker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Well done!
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crh Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
majestic and beautiful. both shot and ship!
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matt-h-mitchell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Hope come I've never seen this one before! :wow:

8 MINUTES!?!?! :wow:

I just... it's so... I mean... you know... like... OMFG it's... :heart:!!! :faint:
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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sjbvrsn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Great capture!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Mk....:clap:....another classic scene and story...
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:iconpalisauskas:
PAlisauskas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG , this is awesomely EPIC .!! Holy geez ... love this .!!!!!!!
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Augos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooowwwwwww
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Great shot. Love the misty water effect. Have always wanted to take photos of old, rusty shipwrecks...unfortunately we do not get many of those here in Australia.
Well done,
Grace.
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:iconhunterside:
hunterside Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Photographer
Excellent shot!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it!
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:iconkosbar:
kosbar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it!
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matt23c Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awesome. awesome picture
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very late but thank you so much Matt, really glad you like it!
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! Interesting story :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
:clap:
R
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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ForeRunnerOfAutumn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Now I have to go to Greece :D
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justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

So glad you like it!
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budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
:clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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ali-gee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you really not use any photoshop on this?
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi Miles! No, I rarely use Photoshop for more than just resizing and sharpening for web presentation and for removing dust spots. The contrast, white balance and levels adjustments are made during RAW conversion in Nikon Capture NX and even those are most of the times minor.

What makes my images look the way they do is a combination of a good camera and the use of "on camera" filters (those magic pieces of glass), the Neutral density graduated filters that balance the difference in exposure between sky and foreground elements and the ND filters that allow me to make long exposures, capturing movement in the water and the sky, making the water look smooth, etc.
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DK2Assasin2Indy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a spooky atmosphere. Well done.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it Antonin :)
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rwhuffman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
tooo......much....photo...shshhshshshoplifting
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
nononono, no photoshop, it's a long exposure shot achieved with the use of an on camera ND filter. It's a very dark glass which allows you to expose much longer (more than 1 minute). This way the foam of the sea was recorded as mist. Also this filter leaves a blue cast which although I minimized, I kept some of it because the cold tones suited the mood I wanted to create.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful image =D
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rgplus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Spectacular composition
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weida34 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
:clap: :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Wonderful blues in this haunting image, Maria :clap:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:+fav:!!!!!!!!
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DrDrum666 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
terrific atmosphere!
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MarshallLipp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Even while having a bad day, this still gave me instant GOOSEBUMPS!!! Very nice photo Mary Kay
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hey Marshall! Hope tomorrow brings the perfect day for you mate, hate to hear about friend having bad days (but love hearing that my images make things better somehow) Take care dear :hug:
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:confused: Μια από τα ίδια ακαταλαβίστικα :tears:
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nextDoorARTist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
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Enkased Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
featured here [link]
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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Enkased Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
:hug:
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829shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
it kinda scares me, yet i feel attracted to it.
really amazing picture!! <3
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, shipwrecks have that quality I think. :)
So glad you like it!
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sweetsongbird Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Writer
That is amazing. That is really really amazing.
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Huge thanks again, very glad you like this one! :)
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mebilia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
your wonderful work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ Μελίνα! :hug:
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