Stranded fishing trawler

Our Cape coastline has a habit of luring seafarers to its shores. Our most recent victim is a 50 metre Japanese fishing trawler, the Eihatsu Maru, which beached itself on 12 May. No one knows how it ran aground, and none of the 30 crew members, nor the dog, were able to explain – a language barrier, apparently.

It has created endless photo opportunities for Cape Town snappers, though, and it must be the  most photographed item this year. Salvage attempts have been foiled by low tides and bad weather, so I suspect she’ll still be providing photo ops this weekend.

I went down there last night. I had a specific angle and mood in mind, but police tape forced a new plan. Maybe I’ll sneak up on it from another side tonight. The weather is cold and miserable, and so it might keep the crowds away.

Eihatsu Maru, a Japanese fishing trawler, stranded off Clifton Beach, Cape Town: ISO 100, Aperture f/9, Shutter 15 Seconds

My young assistant tagged along, causing much distraction, but I did get this shot of her:

Leaping on Clifton Beach: ISO 100, Aperture f/4, Shutter 5 seconds, off-camera flash at full power

And then there was the sunset …no Photoshop required.

ISO 100, Aperture f/4, Shutter 1/2

Winter unset over Clifton Beach: ISO 100, Aperture f/4, Shutter 1/2


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Filed under Cape Town, Flash photography, Low light photography, Photography

One response to “Stranded fishing trawler

  1. Interesting low light photography!!! Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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