Welcome to my trip out to the shipwreck SS Denham at New Brighton. This was a very unusual location for me and with my good friend Raymond, we really did catch some great conditions.
At times we had harsh light, but for me to be out shooting is always a pleasure and especially with Raymond McBride.
Off we set looking out to the sea, I say the sea at this point you could only see a faint line on the horizon. This is the perfect time to visit and see this shipwreck. You have to be very careful and make sure you have checked your tide times.
To venture to this shipwreck you really need a very low tide of below 1 metre. This site is worth subscribing to for all your tide times across the country www.tidetimes.org.uk
The ship sadly capsized after hitting a mine in 1946 only one crew member survived. The ship’s hull can clearly be seen and the depth on the boat when the tide is fully out is substantial.
You will see in my photographs and video that SS Denham sustained quite a blow to the bow of the ship. The details on the craft from above by my drone are amazing. I did feel quite strange being so far out on the sand but with Ray, safety covered.
As I was taking a few abstract shots, just experimenting with my images a huge crow flew down and landed on the front of the boat croaking and making quite harrowing noises, it really did make you think about the past and the lives that perished as if the bird was a symbol of death. Quite eerie!
From there we walked back with a bag full of historic images and talked of years gone by.
We then headed over to Perch Rock lighthouse to catch the sunset. I will leave it here for you to watch the video and enjoy the photography below.
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