SS Gairloch by dkbarnett

SS Gairloch

"1903 Shipwreck bow remains in Taranaki. On a fatal voyage from Onehunga to Wanganui the Gairloch was wrecked on the Oakura Reef in Taranaki, New Zealand. The bow is all that remains of the Gairloch."

I have always wanted to have a look at all that remains from this shipwreck. Yesterday was a misty overcast day and I quite like that sort of atmosphere for this photo. I believe everyone survived the shipwreck.
great shot in very suitable conditions!
September 15th, 2017  
Looks like a face on the bow of the boat. A sad story - for the boat at least. And a haunting shot. I'm gonna have to head up the coast now to recapture a shipwreck we've visited in the past 😊😊
September 15th, 2017  
Great image of this historic wreck.
September 15th, 2017  
Great capture of what is left
September 15th, 2017  
@paul10
Agree with Paul, definitely a face. VML the tones you've captured here. Am startled that there is so much left after more than a century has past.
September 15th, 2017  
Very atmospheric capture of this old wreck. That does look like a face on the bow.
September 15th, 2017  
Love this shot
September 15th, 2017  
Nicely captured, it looks so desolate :)
September 15th, 2017  
Love it 😍
September 15th, 2017  
Lovely subtle colours and great textures :)
September 15th, 2017  
Love the ambiance! Looks like a great place to explore?
September 15th, 2017  
Nice moody capture, thankfully all survived
September 15th, 2017  
Interesting image. I had to go and look up the ship as the name intrigued. And yes, built in the shipyards of Glasgow. Great place to go exploring with the camera!
September 15th, 2017  
Woah! Great abstraction, but still the real life connection.
September 16th, 2017  
The atmosphere is so fitting for the scene. Beautifully composed - it does evoke sadness though!
September 16th, 2017  
Great capture textures and tones
September 17th, 2017  
Fabulous capture
September 18th, 2017  
They always look so forlorn. You have captured that feeling perfectly.
September 18th, 2017  
Nice composition and tones.
September 19th, 2017  
Great photo!
October 14th, 2017  
@kali66 Thanks - I thought the conditions suited the subject.
@paul10 Thanks Paul - to be honest I didn't even notice the face, but definitely do now. How did I miss it?!!
@jamibann Thanks Issi :-)
@777margo Thank you Margo.
@s4sayer So true Margo - get a lot of rough weather on this exposed West coast too.
@littleconnie Thanks Connie :-)
@denise59 @hermann @pdulis @merrelyn Thanks so much for your comments.
@irishmamacita10 It was fun going to find this.
@craftymeg Thanks Margaret, true that. There have been so many shipwrecks over the centuries and lots of fatalities!
@wag864 Thanks for that information - so interesting. I should have looked it up myself.
@tagartteacher That is true - a little bit haunting too.
@taffy I agree Taffy - thanks for your comment.
@ziggy77 @Dawn Thanks :-)
@robz It does look a bit forlorn - the face on the bow looks a bit startled too.
@haskar @eudora Thanks so much :-)
October 25th, 2017  
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