Photographer's Note

In my previous photo “Walking in the wilderness” I showed my wife on a trail in the Island of Asinara where we had a nice whole day hike. Several friends here didn’t realize that the scene was taken near the sea and thought of a hike in the hills. So this time I’m posting a picture where you can see the same trail of the previous photo – taken about in the same location – so that you can realize that we were actually following the coastal line.

The sight here shows the Passage of Fornelli, the most southern point of the island, a sea strait which separates Asinara from the main land (see map link for exact location). You can see a small tower built around 1500 which defended the strait. Actually the tower lies in a very small flat island (and for that reason called Isola Piana) which stays in between Asinara and the mainland. Behind it in the background you can see the high cliff of Punta Falcone, the real Sardinian coast.

About the photo: a certain photographic rule wants a focal point to be included in the image. Here we have no focal point (except maybe for the small tower). However I think this kind of photo doesn’t need it because its justification lies in the vast sense of openness and in the combination of strong colours.
We found a very fine spring day and the colours were just as you see them in this photo. No PP has been made here to improve them, I only used the polarizer filter to darken the sky.

ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Date Time Original = 2010-04-25 10:44:33
Metering Mode = Center Weighted Average
Focal Length = 7.4mm (35 mm equivalent: 35 mm)

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Additional Photos by Ingenua Mente (Longroute) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2681 W: 169 N: 4719] (19600)
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