Camera : Nikon D850
Lens : Zeiss Milvus 135mm F2
Tracker : none
Tripod : Really Right Stuff TVC 45
Head : Arca Swiss D4
Exposure : 30mins F2 Iso 200
The Skeleton coast…. The name conjures up all sorts of demons and horrors in the mind’s eye and rightly so. It is one of the most treacherous coastlines in the world due to the strong crosscurrents, heavy swells and dense fogs caused by the ice-cold fast-flowing Benguela current. Conditions combine to form a deadly cocktail which has resulted in numerous shipwrecks dotting the coast, giving it the moniker – The Skeleton Coast. Amongst the many shipwrecks which lie along the coast, the Zeila is one of the more recent and therefore still in a well preserved state. The Zeila got stranded on 25 August 2008 just south of HentiesBaai. The fishing trawler was sold as scrap metal to an Indian company but got stranded after it came loose from its towing line while on its way to Bombay. It is now home to many birds and forms a great foreground subject for photography. Seen here, forming trails is orange Antares sinking to the horizon, with blue Al Niyat in tow, in a single 30 minute exposure…..
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