View Full Version : Harbour in town of Tilting - Fogo Island

01-27-2011, 02:19 AM
My health kindly cooperated enough to allow me to venture outside on Wednesday, and I took full advantage of the beautiful (though very cold!) day. I took lots of pictures, but came back home a couple of hours later too sore for the task of converting all of them from RAW, so maybe tomorrow I can spend some time getting things in order.

But here's one capture that I particularly like; a three shot panorama of the harbour in the historic town of Tilting, on the northeast corner of Fogo Island, about a half hour drive from our house. I love the texture of the newly formed ice in the foreground. Most of the homes you see are well over 100 years old. I am also thrilled that my new camera so perfectly captured the most amazing blues that I have ever seen! It's a shame that so much detail is lost in posting at this size, but I can just imagine how it will look framed on my wall at 36 inches!

This was shot using my Sony 18-55mm kit lens, and again, I am so impressed with the quality of it. Many people knock it, because it feel so light and "plasticy", wrongly assuming that this equals "poor build quality", but I am only interested in how the picture looks in the end. It is certainly sharp enough. (BTW, I have never heard of one of these lenses breaking, so they just may be tougher than some people think!)

-taken handheld with my Sony A500 and stitched together using Microsoft ICE

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01-28-2011, 05:15 AM
nicely done

Wicked Dark
01-28-2011, 07:40 AM
I'm not a fan of panoramas generally, but this is an exception. Good flow, lines & balance in it. Glad you were able to get out and about. I think I may do the same today.

01-28-2011, 07:50 AM
A very nice pano shot. I really like the all the blues in this which makes those red houses just jump off the screen. Nicely done!

Mad Aussie
01-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Many a great shot shot has been taken with those kit lenses. Cool scene.