View Full Version : Forgotten Fogo Island "saltbox" house

11-14-2010, 03:21 PM
Here's a couple shots of a very old and long-abandoned, traditional "saltbox" house beside our home here on Fogo Island, that I took yesterday during one of my rare outside excursions. I am a bit surprised that this old relic is still standing, after all the havoc caused by Hurricane Igor recently. They must have built things tougher in the old days!

I shot these handheld with my Sony Alpha and 18-55mm SAM lens.

My apologies for my long absences from the forum, but I've been flat on my back almost always for the past few months. I am now trying a new medication to handle the pain, and am hoping for good results.

Just so you all know, I still lurk daily on here, though it is almost impossible to type while on my back; thus the lack of comments to all of your wonderful photos. Keep all the lovely pictures coming!

Focus On Newfoundland : about my photography: (http://www.FocusOnNewfoundland.com)



11-14-2010, 04:32 PM
wow. you should call Donna Morrissey- this would a perfect cover photo for her books!

11-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Nice shots! I like both of them, especially the sky in the first - it's very dramatic :)

11-14-2010, 07:47 PM
Two very nice shots indeed. I really like the perspective in the first one.

11-14-2010, 11:53 PM
Very cool shots!

11-15-2010, 03:00 PM
I like them both - wonderful tones here!!!!!!
Sorry to hear you are in pain, I hope it eases soon.

11-15-2010, 07:47 PM
Love the 1st one with the tonal contrasts of the sky and building

Mad Aussie
11-17-2010, 02:59 PM
I think i like the 2nd shot better ... less dark sky in that one.

11-17-2010, 03:46 PM
Thanks Bambi. I did contact her, and she is very interested indeed! Thanks!

11-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and well-wishes; much appreciated indeed!

11-17-2010, 07:17 PM
Thanks Bambi. I did contact her, and she is very interested indeed! Thanks!

really?! that's exciting! I love her books.

11-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Very nice shots. My preference is #1. The house is the main subject and to me I don't find the sky distracting. In fact it adds to the drama.

11-18-2010, 07:20 PM
Very dramatic shots, and have to say #1 for me also. They sure don't make'm like that anymore do they?
Sure hope you are up and about sooner than later.