View Full Version : Summertime on Beautiful Fogo Island

09-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Here are a couple more captures from my summer seascapes series, taken a few days ago very near our home on Fogo Island. (Newfoundland) I am so fortunate to have such stunning vistas right in our own backyard; I fear that I will soon wear out my cameras, the way I have been exercising my shutter finger these days!

As many of you know, I am unable to get up and about much, (spinal issues) so when I do have the odd good day I want to take full advantage of every moment, by exploring our island with my cameras in tow. I always end up paying a heavy price for these little excursions, (I've been back in bed for three full days after taking our visiting Aussie friends on this trail!) but it is indeed worth it, to see these pristine coastal scenes firsthand while I still can.

These two images are from the Turpin's Trail, near the tiny fishing community of Tilting. The panorama is made from three handheld captures, from one of my Sony A500's and the 18-55mm kit lens, (at ISO200, 1/800 sec, f/8) stitched together using Microsoft ICE. The old boat scene was taken using my vintage Minolta 50mm f/1.7 lens on the same camera. (handheld at ISO200, 1/4000sec, f/2.8)

Once I am again able to get mobile, my daughter Jackie and I plan to return to Turpin's Trail, this time with all of our gear, for more serious picture-taking. I am regretting not having taken along my Samyang 8mm fisheye the other day!

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09-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Your ventures may not be frequent but you are definitely making the best of them. Love the pano. Can't wait to see more pictures when you are healthy enough to get out.

Wicked Dark
09-04-2011, 12:15 PM
I'm glad you got out, too. I always like seeing the lovely Fogo Island. that boat looks pretty sweet. not in a sea-worthy way, but in a photographic way.

09-04-2011, 11:00 PM
Great shots, I totally get into the boat shot, that is just a great photo.

09-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Add me to the fans of the boat. Just that touch of rust and the silvered wood.