...both the wreck and my boots when I took this photo. I wasn't quite quick enough diving back before the waves came in.

Wreck of the S.S. Dicky,

Dicky Beach,

Sunshine Coast,


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View all photos taken: Sunday, 6th January 2008, This photo: 5:06am

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  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Something about this shot that stands out to me more than the others, I think it might be the waves rollling in. Awesome Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic. :-)
    I wasn't entirely sure about this one. Lea liked it though, so I plonked it up online.
  • KennyWP said:
    I am with Nicole on this, nice one Dave!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    oh I like this a lot - lots of motion and good light too
    pity about your boots, but what the heck :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kenny :)

    Well the boots leak, in fact they leaked before that, so I knew getting them wet would also get me wet, but yeah, sometimes you just need to do these things for the sake of art ;-)
  • flash of light said:
    Great crashing waves and beautiful light. I like the way the tide pours through the hull.
  • flash of light said:
    ps bad luck in the darts!
  • -Bennie- said:
    I agree with Nic on this one. I like this one the best Dave. The waves crashing in and the higher light levels really makes this picture more interesting for me.

    btw: Sorry about the boots mate!!

    Great shot!
  • ronnietan15 said:
    thats exactly what i thought when i first saw it. something different - a short exposure! makes it look rough, like the ruggard-ness of the ship

    great shot indeed!
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Awesome image, but personally I love the vignette version.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Despite the less than amazing dawn it still came out ok ;-)

    'twas rough seas for sure, but not as rough as it had been earlier in the week (8 ft of sand had been washed out from the beach). Thanks Bennie :)

    Thanks Ronnie.
  • theurbannexus said:
    Very nice. Great sunset, nice exposure and nice shutter speed.

    The wreck as a central focus point brings it above 'just a beach sunset'

  • David de Groot said:
    Or even a beach sunrise for that matter ;-)
  • Misteriddles said:
    nice. I ended up with very wet shorts when I took mine :)

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    I really didn't want wet anything as I don't trust seawater near my camera - in fact this is the first time my dSLR has been anywhere near the waves.
  • heidi_K said:
    lol - wet shoes!
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Very cool shot David. Looking back you will still have the image LOL.
  • David de Groot said:

    That's true :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks again :)