Peter Iredale Ship Wreck

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The shipwreck of the Peter Iredale, a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel located near Warrington, in the Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon remains a favorite destination for vistors of the park.  The sailing vessel ran ashore on October 25, 1906 en route to the Columbia river.  The wreckage is still visible with only the bow and some of the ribs of the ship remaining, making it one of the most accessible shipwrecks in the Columbia River channel.

Peter Iredale Bleached Bones

This is probably one of my most favorite shots of the Peter Iredale.  Taken early in the morning, I was able to capture some of the fog and the soft clouds in the sky before the light became too harsh.   Also the morning aforded an opportunity to work the composition more as there were very few people around.  

Peter Iredale Bleached Bones
  • Camera: Canon
  • Exposure Time: 1/30
  • Aperture: 4857981/500000
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 22
  • Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Bias: -1
Figure 1 - Peter Iredale in the Morning.

Peter Iredale at Sunset

The Peter Iredale also makes for some great sunset photos.  An observation I have made as I have visited the Peter Iredale over the years is that seems to move every year on the beach.  I suspect the waves move the ship around from year to year, which means sand on the beach is constantly moving.  

Peter Iredale at Sunset
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/100
  • Aperture: 6918863/1000000
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 35
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 2 - Peter Iredale at Sunset

Peter Iredale Sunset

Here is another view of the Peter Iredale as the sun is setting.  Hope you enjoyed reading about the Peter Iredale!

Peter Iredale Sunset
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/60
  • Aperture: 166797/20000
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 21
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 3 - Peter Iredale