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The hollow shell of the SS Dicky at Caloundra on Queensland’s sunshine coast. Shot with my Nikon D90, 18-200mm lens. And this one is hanging on my bedroom wall. I have wanted to see this for myself ever since I first saw it here on Redbubble. So many talented photographers have captured this wreck, and it was just exciting to finally see it in person.

The SS Dicky was an iron steamboat which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. It was re-floated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck. Each year they dig it out of the sand and oil it, to try and preserve it… and then fill the sand back in. Part of it was removed and sent to a museum, as it was posing a risk. But the lifesavers are directly behind it, to make sure it’s safe. The sea is quite rough and I imagine it would be easy to get swept into the steel.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    I am so wishing myself there. This is incredible.

  • It’s a really cool spot. It’s only a couple of hours from home and I didn’t even know it existed until I saw a pic on Redbubble ;)

    – Tracie Louise

  • bearwings
    bearwingsalmost 3 years ago

    I thought we were in the middle east, take me back to sinbad, it’s great, Caloundra, we have some gems down under don’t we, I think you are one of them, great work

  • We sure do…. Australia is full of amazing things to see…. thanks so much :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 3 years ago

    I’ve seen many shots of this SS Dicky. Must be a fasinating place for landscape shooters. You’ve done really well here Tracie! Very well composed and exposed photo. Well done!

  • It’s hard to do something a bit different with the SS Dicky, since it has been shot SO many times before… and I did find the experience very challenging… but pretty pleased with the results.

    – Tracie Louise

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 3 years ago

    It is hard to say an old ruin is gorgeous ….. but it is. Great capture.

  • I love old ruins… speaks of time long past. Thanks Christina :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations Tracielouise, your work has been featured in Around the World.

  • WOW… that’s so fantastic… you have made my day.

    – Tracie Louise

  • fotopro
    fotoproalmost 3 years ago

    A very haunting capture, I like it.

  • Thanks Steve :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture – Just love it xx

  • Much appreciated Gail…. thank you :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 3 years ago

    great work :) xxx

  • Thanks Denise.

    – Tracie Louise

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaalmost 3 years ago

    You are welcome for the feature Tracielouise. It was my pleasure to feature your wonderful work.

  • Thanks Renee… much appreciated.

    – Tracie Louise

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfalmost 3 years ago

  • How cool….. thanks so much!!

    – Tracie Louise

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