View Full Version : Typical Fogo Island Scene in Black and White

04-03-2010, 01:56 AM
As time goes on, I feel more and more drawn to b/w photography. I was driving through the tiny fishing community of Deep Bay (pop. 141) this evening and this scene caught my eye, with the normally turbulent North Atlantic as calm as a sheet of glass.

So I jumped out of the car and took this shot handheld, even though I figured the light was too far gone. I was surprised when I got home, uploaded it to my computer, and saw that it didn't turn out half bad after all, considering how dark it was at the time.

I used the Sony Alpha with my ancient but trusty Minolta Maxxum 35-70mm F/4 lens at ISO100 and 1/10 sec; amazing that it turned out at all without a tripod at that speed.

As you all know by now, I just love these views of old fishing stages, wharves, and lobster traps on the rugged shores. It will likely take me a lifetime to capture all there is to see on this island, especially at the rate I have been going lately! Hopefully my health with allow me to get out more often, now that spring has finally sprung. (saw our first robins this week)
Focus On Newfoundland : about my photography: (http://www.focusonnewfoundland.com)


04-03-2010, 01:57 AM
Beautiful capture!

04-03-2010, 07:54 AM
just lovely. Did you do any HDR to it?

Wicked Dark
04-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Gorgeous. Beautiful composition and great detail. B&W does it justice. Funny though, I was out yesterday at a pond and got a shot with glass-like water as well and a B&W conversion was just what it needed, too. One of these days I've got to get up to NL...it's not like it's that far, just far enough.

04-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Thanks everyone, for your kind comments.

I took more shots in Deep Bay that night, including this 3-image stitched panorama of the same scene, (though different shots) this time in colour. I have chosen to frame and display it as part of this summer's art gallery exhibit.

The second image is another typical Fogo Island fishing stage, this time located in the town of Fogo. A basic and simple shot really; I was experimenting that day with one of my vintage Minolta lenses (Maxxum 35-70mmm f/4) on my Sony DSLR. These old Minolta lenses (manufactured in the 1980's) are unmatched when it comes to sharpness/clarity, and rendering of the blues of a sky, in my opinion.

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



04-10-2010, 12:45 PM
Wow your images are beautiful. You are fortunate to live in such a wonderful place. Gale

Mad Aussie
04-11-2010, 02:57 AM
Stunning area ... lovely photos!

04-11-2010, 06:56 AM
WOW. Those are all amazing shots Camper.
You have really shown off the rugged beauty of the shores of the island so well.