Friday, August 24, 2007

Tin Roofs, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1980

(Tin Roofs, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
(c)1980 Jeffrey John Fearing)

I took this during my marathon 1980 vacation back in the day when you could buy a $500 ticket on Eastern Airlines and fly anywhere they flew during a two-week period. I was able to make stops in Greenville SC, Jamaica, San Juan PR, St. Thomas U.S.V.I., Los Angeles, Atlanta, and San Francisco.

While in St. Thomas, I was able to take a flight on a seaplane (a dream of mine) to St. Croix and back, getting to visit with an old friend from Howard who had recently moved there. This is one of the photos I took there.

I'm still a little bothered by the spatulate expanse of asphalt in the lower right of the composition. I was traveling light, with just my Olympus OM-1 with a normal (50mm) lens so I couldn't get a wide enough shot to frame the composition with some foreground detail on the right. Still I managed to effectively capture the steepness of the street (and of course the rusty tin of the roofs) so it works for me over all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing more!

Congrats!


Joyce

SexyHUJournalist said...

I like this photo, although the b&w further down from 1972 is my favorite. I think you might inspire me to take my camera out and head to to the beach, Dr. F.

Thanks!