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Just One Man and his Seagull

 

It was not too bad a day, clear and cold with a hint of cloud, so with a couple of hours to kill before going out visiting what better to do than to slip down to Crosby. A chip Butty and a coffee and a walk on the beach with a camera.

The mobile chippy was not there though, but the beach was, even if the tide was in. It was the salck point of the high tide, not much wind so a gentle susurration as the water moved in and out and the sun sinking in the distance. So I joined the other photographers on the beach and waited a while for the sun to set behind the Gormleys and then back to the car to go visiting.

Just One Man and his Seagull

 

It was not too bad a day, clear and cold with a hint of cloud, so with a couple of hours to kill before going out visiting what better to do than to slip down to Crosby. A chip Butty and a coffee and a walk on the beach with a camera.

The mobile chippy was not there though, but the beach was, even if the tide was in. It was the salck point of the high tide, not much wind so a gentle susurration as the water moved in and out and the sun sinking in the distance. So I joined the other photographers on the beach and waited a while for the sun to set behind the Gormleys and then back to the car to go visiting.

comments (12)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 19 Dec 2007, 01:22
I should have known there's be someone who'd catch a seagull on a Gormley, Les, but truth be known, the thought never entered my mind! What a fabulous catch at sunset!!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, he just sat there like a pro having his picture taken.
Superb! You know I love these sculptures, and I keep thinking I have seen my favorite shot.....and then another one comes along! Beautifully done. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, you just can't help taking a decent shot when the sun goes down.
Superb composition. Great colour tones and silhouette
Les Auld: All thanks to the sun Richard, thanks for the comment.
Now I'm sure Ive seen this on another site somewhere this morning....you'll have to help me Les...looks better on this format size...which is nice!
Les Auld: Indded you probably have, it is on my Flckr site as well.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 19 Dec 2007, 11:35
What a great idea, Les! But something tells me to go with a dead center compo, move the camera a bit to the left to align the figure with the sun, lower the horizon, so the bird would touch the sun.
Would you give it another shot? hahaha.
Z
Les Auld: I did think about dead centre but deliberately moved aboout six inches to the side. To get any llower with teh camera would have required me to lie in the surf, not recommended in December. Thanks for the comemnt though.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2007, 12:01
Awesome shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, appreciate the comment.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...the sun shone today!
  • 19 Dec 2007, 18:47
Love it Les! A great sunset and a good chuckle!
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, a chuckle is all that is needed.
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2007, 19:26
Great shot Les,love it.
Les Auld: Glad you do mick, thanks for the comment.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Still away - at my niece's house now
  • 19 Dec 2007, 20:03
This is such a famous spot even to someone who has never been to Great Britain. You've done it justice and in a marvelous way.
Les Auld: Given the amount of photographs taken here then I would be surprised if anyone did not know about them, Thanks Mary.
Great photo Love the colours and the silhouette
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, thanks for stopping by.
"Some days you are the seagull and some days you are the statue"

I bet they where queuing up to take this one Les. It's a cracker.
Les Auld: And "somedays you outside it all looking in", I gues a few were taken. Tahnks for the comment Alistair.
Oh the indignity. You go to all that trouble of wrapping your body in clingfilm and plaster-of-paris and then some seagull comes and craps on your head! It's a great shot though - your luck was certainly in.
Les Auld: Right time, right place, right seagull, thanks Alistair.

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