Shipwrecked is a black and white panoramic photo of a shipwrecked sailboat on Coronado Island by photographer Stephen Bay. The artwork is high key and predominantly has very light tones in the image. It shows an abandoned sailboat that is partially submerged in the sand and is covered in algae and seaweed. The ocean waves are blurred and almost disappear into white with a long exposure technique. The Hotel Del is visibile in the background.

Shipwrecked | Breakers Beach, Coronado

I came out this morning to the beach with the plan of shooting the moon set over Point Loma. However I knew from the weather reports that there was likely going to be a heavy marine layer. Also I had been getting up early the prior few days and the coast had been socked in for the sunrise. I decided to come out anyway because you never know. I needed to be at my spot at 5:34 but the moon disappeared behind the clouds maybe 10-20 minutes before that. I didn't get the shot I planned.

However, getting out early gave me ample time to explore the beach and I came across this shipwreck. I knew from my research that Breakers beach often had abandoned ships in the sand, although the military sometimes removes them depending on whether they can get close enough with heavy machinery. This sailboat had obviously been abandoned and half buried for a long time. The juxtaposition with the iconic Hotel Del made me stop and think about the different stories each could tell.

About the Prints

Edition of 30. Available in the following sizes:

20 x 40 inches

30 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print


This is an archival pigment print made with a heavyweight fine art paper. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube. Framing available upon request.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include worldwide shipping.

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