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Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:58 pm
by Matt Quinn
A friend grew up on Cape Cod. His father would take his three sons to the National Seashore, stand on the cliff, point east and say:"Next stop, Portugal." It gave the children, my friend said, a sense of mystery and that there was a reality behind mystery, that there were things around them that were real even though they couldn't see them. I recalled those words as I stood there, watching the waves and hearing, and feeling, the drum of the Atlantic falling.

BTW, the cormorants are the four dots left center below the horizon. The Mallard is far right, just above the grass, and the gulls are all over the place. The waves are still cresting at about 10 feet, and the beach is about 100 feet below the edge of the grass. Happy hunting. Matt
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Re: Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54 pm
by St3v3M
This is an interesting experiment but I think I light the lighter version found here. S-

Re: Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:07 pm
by Matt Quinn
St3v3M wrote:This is an interesting experiment but I think I light the lighter version found here. S-


Thanks, Steve. They are two different photos. This was taken first; the lighter one was taken seconds later.

The perspective is deceptive; the path does not lead to the beach but to the edge of a cliff. I was puzzled since it is very precipitous, almost a sheer drop. I saw no footprints or evidence of a path down. (So, the next stop must be Portugal.) When I tried to convey this, I angled the camera down, but that didn't work; no horizon or sky, and barely including the waves. When I leaned down, the grass dominated and destroyed the view. So I settled for this. There's always next year. Matt

Re: Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:19 pm
by St3v3M
Matt Quinn wrote:Thanks, Steve. They are two different photos. This was taken first; the lighter one was taken seconds later.

The perspective is deceptive; the path does not lead to the beach but to the edge of a cliff. I was puzzled since it is very precipitous, almost a sheer drop. I saw no footprints or evidence of a path down. (So, the next stop must be Portugal.) When I tried to convey this, I angled the camera down, but that didn't work; no horizon or sky, and barely including the waves. When I leaned down, the grass dominated and destroyed the view. So I settled for this. There's always next year. Matt

A sheer drop? I could see me running to the waves and Bloop (that's my falling sound) there I go. The view really is deceptive. Neat! S-

Re: Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 pm
by Matt Quinn
St3v3M wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:Thanks, Steve. They are two different photos. This was taken first; the lighter one was taken seconds later.

The perspective is deceptive; the path does not lead to the beach but to the edge of a cliff. I was puzzled since it is very precipitous, almost a sheer drop. I saw no footprints or evidence of a path down. (So, the next stop must be Portugal.) When I tried to convey this, I angled the camera down, but that didn't work; no horizon or sky, and barely including the waves. When I leaned down, the grass dominated and destroyed the view. So I settled for this. There's always next year. Matt

A sheer drop? I could see me running to the waves and Bloop (that's my falling sound) there I go. The view really is deceptive. Neat! S-


It's a long way down, and the sound might not be Bloop. Matt

Re: Next stop, Portugal

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 pm
by St3v3M
Matt Quinn wrote:It's a long way down, and the sound might not be Bloop. Matt

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