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Old 07-15-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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July 15, 2007: Megatanker beached in Australia



This remarkable shot is breathtaking! It does compress space a little, but there's no mistaking that this giant megatanker wound up sitting a lot closer to humanity than intended.

The Pasha Bulker wound up in this condition near Newcastle, Aus, for almost the entire month of June. Their mistake: ignoring warnings to head out to sea in advance of a major storm.

By the time they were grounded, they had to actually further ground it in advance off yet another storm. They pushed it parallel to the beach, so that it wouldn't sink entirely and release 700,000 tons of fuel oil into the water.

This then took multiple tries to get the thing back floating.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Damn, homie.

For some reason, it looks photoshopped.....anyone else think so?
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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All thats missing is some redneck shooting roman candles at it !!!!!

" hey Ya'll WATCH THIS !!!! "

WHOOOOOOM !!!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:13 PM   #4
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It's not PSed, it's just a long lens. This brings the background closer than the scale we're used to, but it also puts the big huge item into relation with all the other things around it.

It's more information than most of the photos in this slideshow. Most of the shots there fail to tell the story.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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The bow is all the way in to where the waves are breaking, so it must be empty. Thankfully it's a coal carrier and not a tanker.
I wonder if Cyclefrance's fault? The Pasha probably ran aground while he was peddling his ass around Wipers.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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Wow. When I first scrolled down the page, I thought this was two different photographs. I had to go back up to catch the fact that this all happens in the same frame. I'm looking at it now, and it still doesn't seem real. This one really skews your sense of perspective, and the relationship your eye expects between objects. Man. What a trip.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:44 PM   #7
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I actually went and had a look at it.. This and one other photo are the only ones I have seen that do it justice. The guy that owns the kiosk there is making a killing in sales he can't keep up.. He didn't want it to go.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
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Wow. When I first scrolled down the page, I thought this was two different photographs.
That is what I thought too.

What does not belong in this picture?
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:13 PM   #9
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Also shot with the long lens was the captain of the Pasha Bulker headed to town for some spinach. He wasn't photoshopped either.
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:46 PM   #12
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The Captain must have tripped over their roof.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:14 PM   #13
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:43 PM   #14
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That's Spudcon's picture Dana.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:50 AM   #15
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