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U-2511 stern by ukwreckdiver U-2511 stern by ukwreckdiver
A shot of the stern of the WWII German submarine (u-boat) U-2511, which now lies in 68m (225ft) or so of water off the northern coast of Ireland (Donegal/Malin Head).

This was one of only a few shots I managed on this dive, given the fact that we only had 15mins or so of bottom time before starting our ascent, which took a further 55-60mins. Total dive time came out at about 90mins.

For any divers out there who care, this was done on an Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather, 16/45 trimix, a tripod, and a nappy :)

[Please view in 'full view' - I think it looks better that way]


UPDATE - some photos of the same wreck taken a year ago, to show the difference a tripod and correctly setting the camera up make ...

Stern shot
Conning tower shot

UPDATE 2 - WOO HOO! Received a Daily Deviation for this and am dead chuffed :)

Some more pics from the same series of dives, in case anyone is interested:

U-2511 conning tower
U-2511 conning tower II
U-2511 conning tower III
RMS Justicia bow
Tanks, Empire Heritage
More tanks, Empire Heritage
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-13
Suggester says, "A newsworthy photograph that was taken very seriously regarding the circumstances. With lots of details, good overall quality, its atmospheric appearance, and subject which isn't easy to be found, this image will fit on the cover of your magazine or newspaper."
U-2511 stern by ~ukwreckdiver

[Photojournalism / Military]
( Suggested by the-arkz and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
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ScarletNRG Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would really like to get a printable grade copy of this photo!!!
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :-) Very glad to hear it! Unfortunately (?!) I am touring around Africa for the next 5 months or so and India after that so don't have access to any files from my home PC where this image is stored :-( If I get back sooner I'll try and sort something... Cheers, Brian :-)
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Hellomon100 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
So hauntingly beautiful.
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IndyShark Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Those are amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!
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meimei808 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. this seems like an awesome dive!
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Grid-Tech-Diver Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Hi Brian, thanks for getting in touch and for sending me the link to your site! Really great shots you made here on the U-2511! It really brings back great memories to the time, when I made my first dive on that wreck! I appreciate for letting me use these photos on my site! Many thanks and safe diving! Cheers, Mario
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
It is a terrific picture and most definitely a Type XXI.
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist
DD was well deserved.
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Superb. More so that its UW.
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HeavyGravity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Excellent shot, lighting for that depth turned out great. Love it.
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TheVortex Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Rebreathers will be my next step in up the chain in diving. Very nicely done.
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aleahprather Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely outstanding..
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lauriek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Awesome work my friend :)
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Someone should dig it up and bring it to the surface! :D
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shaaaadow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.. :D
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Yuki-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This one have now been featured in my journal after you send me a thumb :)
Hope you like it :)
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SepiaSarn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I always liked to watch programs about dives to historical ships, i.e. The Titanic, Bismarck, subs, Blackbeard's ship(which is off the coast of my own state), and this is cool
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dziuban Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
wow nice underwater photo
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Lone-Garou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Must be COOOLD!
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually not too bad - I think it was about 13 degrees C? So, it depends on your perspective, really :D
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Lone-Garou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like you missed all the loot from that silver carrier they found.
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cseprem Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
wonderful scene man.. i like these kind of tings very much... those others cant see that easily.. well done
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent shot - worthy of the DD :thumbsup:
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting.history is never forgotten,is it? great work
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Being a Master Diver, I must say.....HOLY HELL!!!!
That's a stunning photo, a LOT of preparation and work, and a LOT of dedication to getting the shot. I admire this!! I have NO desire to go to 225ft but ....nicely done. My hat is thoroughly off!
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks! I've got another weekend of u-boats coming up in October, similar sorts of depths, so am hoping for good visibility, although its unlikely to be as good as this...
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
WOW....too scarey for me!!
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Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
impressive photog *u*
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senza-amore Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a great picture! The gray scale was a lovely idea and antiques the scene. Definitely interesting work!
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GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I find this Amazing? :)
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Telestic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
do you know happen to know the history of this u-boat?
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SinnerDom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
"dead chuffed" and for good reason.
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RobKing21 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This picture is frikkin' insanely mesmerizing. And gives me the creeps.
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April--R Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely f*cking stunning! Well done!
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AriBennett Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you use a flash?
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, just a long exposure on a tripod... Flash would cause too much backscatter... Well, maybe not, the water was quite clear, but I don't have strobes/off camera flash so it probably wouldn't have come out well, plus I was a few metres away from the wreck at the time...
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
well deserved--Ever used a Lunocet?
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No... I had to look them up on google ; not sure they'd be particularly suitable for scuba diving? By the look of the technique required, the sheer amount of kit we carry would get in the way...?
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ShineeSerenDipity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Writer
WOW! This is amazing! :D Great work and stunning detail!
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nailsin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stuff.
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generic-filter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Great black and white. It must have been very challenging underwater... I would love to try it smetime.
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snakeeyeyellow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
very cool picture. :)
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RoseFox101 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
so clear, when I put it in full view and look real close, I feel like I'm there! :0
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I love it.

First of all, it's a one-in-a-million shot, seeing as most underwater photos turn out blurry or just plain funky. Second, the subject matter is enthralling; it evokes a million questions. (Is it an artificial reef? How did it get there? What is it?) Lastly, you did a wonderful job of capturing the subject in a perfect way. I applaud you.
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tundra-timmy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an amazing accomplishment. Hat's off to you Mate!
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats on the DD well deserved
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Blue-Cat00 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always get fascinated with old abandoned things, houses, castles, things like this that ended up on the bottom of the sea. It always gets me asking "WHAT happened?" ^^
This shot is fascinating and creepy at the same time. I also enjoy the colors :)
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stockstouse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Oh my. That must have been eery to come across. Did you travel there or stumble upon it?
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh we knew it was there - it was one of the wrecks we'd specifically gone out to dive that week... given the depths and large area, you can't just drop into the water and swim around hoping to find something - the dive boat skipper uses GPS and echo sounders to locate the wreck, drops a line onto it, and you descend and ascend that line ; would be very annoyed if we got down there and found nothing but the seabed (also known as diving 'HMS Vicinity')... :)
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stockstouse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
You're brave to go down there in a, what was it? A dive boat skipper? I'm glad it was there for you to view and now to share with us. Did you go inside it? hahaha
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