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The Dark Traveler by justeline The Dark Traveler by justeline
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You've had your last regrets
Reached your final depths
Deepest pits
Stepped aside for the world to pass you by
Chose to leave the fear...
You are stuck in a world, deadlocked.

TristaniaĖ Deadlocked [link]


I had fallen in love with this wreck long before I even saw it in real life. Konstantinos's photograph haunted my mind and my imagination so powerfully and for so long that I came to a point where I didnít want to actually see it in case the spell was broken, fearing it would fall short to my expectations.

Left alone to disintegrate on a windblown, misty beach in Peloponnesus, Dimitrios proved to be every bit as enchanting as in my dreams. Haunting and haunted, broken but not yet dead, it still stands upright, a ghostly mirage condemned to travel forever through misty mornings, fiery sunsets and sunrises, through rain and thunderstorms, gloomy skies and starry nights, through time but never through space, never leaving the place thatís been eating it away for almost 30 years now.

I have pictured it in my mind in all of these conditions and if I were living close to it I would have made a point of capturing it in every possible light and weather condition. One thingís for sure: this ship hasnít seen the last of me and neither have you seen the last of it. :nod:

For *KirlianCamera, the man that started this travel beyond the darkness and into the light

15 minutes later, the other side of Dimitrios


Location: Gythio, Southern Peloponnese, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor VR 18-200mm @55mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 10s
ISO: 200

*filters*
Hoya ND8 (3 stop ND)
Lee 3 stop ND soft graduated filter (0.9)
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Primeless Featured By Owner 1 day ago
just amazing stuff!!!

Great work!
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erene Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Amazing capture!
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Cool
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prettyflour Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been Featured in my journal!

prettyflour.deviantart.com/jou…

Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Stunning.
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hurkadilla Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
SALTY
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Genoula Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
great!!!!!!!!!
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HorsesRule8 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi :)

This is a wonderful picture!

Great shot!

May I please use it on www.ponybox.com?

I will fully credit you and show you the finish product.

Thanks,
~Danielle♥
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Artayio Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Just amazin' :)

Keep it up :)
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Jinai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Dude...this captures the essence of Mystery very well! Great job Maria!
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