The Riverdance Ferry

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© David Nightingale
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This is a high dynamic range image of the Riverdance, stranded off the north-west coast of England, near Blackpool, in February 2008.

60 responses

  • Rafael Jimenez

    Rafael Jimenez gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    David, this is amazing. It's like a still from a Jerry Bruckheimer movie!

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue said (22 Feb 2008):

    David: Is this ferry still there?

  • Matt Wheeler

    Matt Wheeler gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    drawjopping, David.

  • Luke Gaffney

    Luke Gaffney gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    That's awesome, really eye catching.

  • David Nightingale

    David Nightingale said (22 Feb 2008):

    Thanks. Seanie, yes, it's still there. It was blown ashore during a gale and it's beginning to look as though it will be difficult to refloat, not least because we don't have any especially high tides in the near future. I suspect, though may well be wrong, that it will be there for quite some time yet.

  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey gave props (22 Feb 2008):


  • Shawn Rossmiller

    Shawn Rossmiller gave props (23 Feb 2008):

    That is so sick!!!

  • Matthew Carter

    Matthew Carter said (23 Feb 2008):

    wow, this is an awsome picture, i think you should get back there and find some more shots it is awsome.

  • Sandi Szauter

    Sandi Szauter gave props (24 Feb 2008):

    astonishing capture you have here - wow....!!!

  • David Nightingale

    David Nightingale said (24 Feb 2008):

    Matthew: thanks. As for other shots, I have posted a couple of other decent ones:

  • Lizzie Morrison

    Lizzie Morrison said (26 Feb 2008):

    very nice

  • Leonardo Regnier

    Leonardo Regnier said (26 Feb 2008):

    Strong image!
    Very beautiful colors and tones!

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Wow this is so intense! I wouldn't be surprised if this got published.

  • Jose Vásquez

    Jose Vásquez said (27 Feb 2008):

    wow great work David! , awesome shot.!

  • Martine

    Martine said (28 Feb 2008):

    I think it's not a wise thing to say maybe, but I haven't seen any other pics on this subject and yet I think this one should win
    I also like landscapes better than 'people' in pictures, so that's also why I like this one very much
    And, the few people here are tiny little creatures, compared to the ship,but the impact of what people do is still so heavy...

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (28 Feb 2008):

    Breathtaking...........You have my Vote

  • Ignacio Martinez

    Ignacio Martinez said (29 Feb 2008):


  • sam simon

    sam simon gave props (29 Feb 2008):


  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2008):


  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (2 Mar 2008):

    just brilliant...and perfect of the theme!

  • Justin Sailor

    Justin Sailor said (2 Mar 2008):

    it kills me how much i love the composition of this photo though would love to see a version of it that's untouched, with no photoshop. Especially a photo like this, which is very, very rare.
    Maybe next time.

  • Justin Sailor

    Justin Sailor said (2 Mar 2008):

    "What TO Upload:
    Photos that you took, with minimal photoshopping or other digital alteration"
    Just one person's opinions.

  • Wiktor Figiel

    Wiktor Figiel (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2008):

    unbelievable shot. vote here.

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Gabriel Diaz gave props (4 Mar 2008):


  • Donna Beeler

    Donna Beeler said (4 Mar 2008):

    This is a beautiful picture..everything is just right..I love it and admire you for taking it and sharing it with all of us..Thanks.

  • Tj Watt

    Tj Watt said (5 Mar 2008):

    h...o...l....y..... ....c....r....a.....p....
    this is intense. Absolutley stunning. Speaks in so many different ways.

  • Arndt

    Arndt said (6 Mar 2008):

    Astonishing (To Sailor: This photos is not overly PS I dont think. In fact I think the tone created and the vignetting adds to the mystery and the drama of the photo)

  • Andrew Paulsen

    Andrew Paulsen gave props (7 Mar 2008):

    Hands down winner. Love it.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (8 Mar 2008):


  • Jason Seda

    Jason Seda gave props (11 Mar 2008):


  • Jessica Kuligowski

    Jessica Kuligowski gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Wow. . .wow, totally awesome!

  • James Layton

    James Layton gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Just wow....

  • Richard Melanson

    Richard Melanson said (14 Mar 2008):


  • Richard Melanson

    Richard Melanson gave props (14 Mar 2008):

    Very very nice.

  • Lis Bokt

    Lis Bokt said (16 Mar 2008):

    This is by FAR one of the best examples of HDR I've ever seen. It's so subtle, I wouldn't have known it was HDR unless you told me.
    As to the image- WOW. It's so unsettling. Amazing that it's still there. You captured the mood exceedingly well.

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (21 Mar 2008):

    this is just insane :)) fools we are ! voted of course !

  • boland rotor

    boland rotor gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    yes, holy crap is a proper respond!! yeah

  • Wayne Jones

    Wayne Jones gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    This is cool!

  • David Yosaputra

    David Yosaputra gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    very great shot!

  • Matthew Guy

    Matthew Guy gave props (1 Apr 2008):


  • Liz Norman

    Liz Norman said (6 Apr 2008):

    Phenomenal. Looks like it was lifted from the ocean and dropped on the beach.

  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) gave props (8 Apr 2008):

    amazing lighting... love this shot. i havent done HDR shooting, but i always love the effect

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    I agree with Peggy Sue, incredible shot and subject matter, WoW

  • Bill Glover

    Bill Glover gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Never ending shot, WOW !

  • Ken Takahashi

    Ken Takahashi gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Jason

    Jason said (10 Jul 2008):

    Really like the HDR use here.
    Did you add in the vignetting?

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    One of the most amazing shots on JPG! I can't believe it didn't make it into the magazine!!

  • buzz mi

    buzz mi gave props (14 Jul 2008):

    nice find! nice work!

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    Amazing shot!

  • Mia Pelosi

    Mia Pelosi gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    absolutely terrifying. Nice job.

  • marija pavlovic

    marija pavlovic gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    just great!!!

  • Aaron Colorado

    Aaron Colorado said (25 Apr 2009):

    Nice photo impressive I can't imaging that is real

  • Anna Chipman

    Anna Chipman gave props (22 Jul 2009):


  • Jocelyn Jackson

    Jocelyn Jackson gave props (31 Aug 2009):


  • martin wengelaar

    martin wengelaar said (14 Feb 2010):

    the best picture i saw today !!!!!!! breathtaking !!!!

  • martin wengelaar

    martin wengelaar said (14 Feb 2010):

    the best picture i saw today !!!!!!! breathtaking !!!!

  • Brenton Sound

    Brenton Sound gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    what a capture

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (27 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic Shot! Fave!

  • Charlotte Lyons

    Charlotte Lyons (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2014):

    I actually love this!! I think it is epic!!

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