Siren’s Sorrow

“Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
― Leo Tolstoy

The story I wanted to tell here is of a siren who sang a ship to ground and, for whatever reason, forever lamented her actions. On a deeper level the image is about shame and regret and how even superheroes and fairytale characters make mistakes, because no good story comes without challenges and redemption.

Siren’s Sorrow was photographed on location at the Gayundah Wreck in Woody Point, Brisbane. Ignoring ‘trespassing’ and ‘danger’ signs I had to climb down a rock wall to get to the location with the ship’s hull looking set to topple any day. It was created to illustrate how to photograph and edit a natural looking HDR which you can read about here.

The mermaid tail is courtesy of DeviantRoze.

  • Date: May 31, 2015


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    February 26, 2016

    Love your work just found your site Don Feeatherstone . I am just starting my journey keep up the good work (henstone photography)

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