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Old Feb 10, 2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Frozen Fogo Island (Samyang fisheye)

Today my spinal issues eased off a little, allowing me to get outside for just the second time since before Christmas! (you may recall that I have recently had to settle for snapping the odd photo from my bedroom window) But I took advantage of my first relatively pain-free day in several weeks by grabbing my Sony A550, (with Samyang 8mm fisheye attached) my car keys and a can of Coke, and I was out the door in a jiffy. But I wasn't out for long; although it was mild (1C) a cold wind was blowing, so I mostly shot from inside the car. (I'm such a baby!) Anyway, I managed to get some nice captures, including some Fogo Island longliners frozen in the harbour in the nearby town of Joe Batt's Arm.

The ice is quite thick; people were driving their snowmobiles on it, and I'm sure it could easily support the weight of cars. When I see these boats frozen at their moorings, it surprises me that the force of the ever-shifting ice (expansion/contraction/tides) doesn't seem to damage their hulls.

Here are two of my favorites from today, captured handheld with the A550 and my trusty Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens.

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Wow, you really showed the unique features of that lens. Nice.
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Sometimes I think it's overdone, but I really like the use of selective color in the second shot.
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Sometimes I think it's overdone, but I really like the use of selective color in the second shot.
^^ I totally agree. Both shots are fabulous, but I adore the second one. Absolutely fantastic work.
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Thank-you so much, everyone, for your kind comments. Very much appreciated!

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Wow, fantastic shots.
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Great shots, love the second one.

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Very nice capture and perspective. Great colors, too. I have the same camera (A550) and I think the same lens (I got the Vivitar). Very nice use of the fisheye -- I couldn't tell this was shot with a fisheye.
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