Feeding the Seagulls


This photograph is another taken from my rainy vacation last week at the beach.

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/250s and aperture f/7.1. Basic curves adjustment, color balancing for tone.


Come see about 20 printed and framed images from A Walk Through Durham Township at Gallery 14 in Hopewell, New Jersey, beginning TONIGHT through Sunday, August 27th.

My exhibit called The Value of the Land is showing alongside Gallery 14 member Jim Hilgendorf's exhibit called Trucks and Truckers. Jim's work is wonderful!

There's a wine & cheese opening reception TONIGHT, Friday, July 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m and a "Meet the Photographers" event on Sunday, July 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. I'll be at both -- hope you can stop by!

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



this is beautiful....
very very well framed and timed i must say !!

Posted by prasoon on July 14, 2006 4:15 AM

beautiful! i especially like the top center gull, like a giant white-gray hummingbird.

Posted by thlayli on July 14, 2006 5:38 AM

Kathleen, honestly, that shots a classic. The shapes made by the seagulls around that lass are perfect, as is her stance, and then to have such a great exposure and those people behind. Everyone knows your class at shooting landscapes. Depressingly, you're now proving you're just as adept at photographing people. Nice one.

Posted by luke on July 14, 2006 6:40 AM

Beautiful tones...

Posted by joe on July 14, 2006 6:41 AM

great action shot! :)

Posted by david kleinert on July 14, 2006 7:13 AM

Sometimes rainy vacations can produce some great photographic opportunities. I love the way you've captured the seagulls in flight, very dynamic. The other people down the beach add a nice sense of depth to the image.

Posted by Steve W on July 14, 2006 7:52 AM

I agree Kathleen. This shot is close to perfect in the realm of images on the web. I want to be there.

Posted by Crank on July 14, 2006 8:58 AM


I hope to be there tonight!

Posted by Laurie on July 14, 2006 10:11 AM

Incredible. The composition is just perfect.

Posted by luminouslens on July 14, 2006 11:09 AM

Good to see our crank friend is visiting you as well Kathleen :) I like this shot, very calming and relaxing feel to it.

Posted by Craig Wilsons Photoblog on July 14, 2006 11:23 AM

Interesting moment! :-)

Posted by tetsu on July 14, 2006 12:09 PM

oh wow... wonderful, wonderful photo.. I absolutely love it.

Posted by f. d. rahman on July 14, 2006 12:36 PM

Such a dynamic shot. Maybe concentrating on the girl feeding the gulls and cropping away the rest would improve the picture... just a suggestion. :)

Posted by PlasticTV on July 14, 2006 1:04 PM

Amazing. An image full of life!

Posted by KPK on July 14, 2006 3:03 PM

great shot and sense of the movement of birds.

Posted by photoblog-community on July 14, 2006 3:03 PM

You caught a great moment here.

Posted by Jonathan on July 14, 2006 3:13 PM

great capture! :)

Posted by Rui on July 14, 2006 5:09 PM

Coast shots... I like them! Nice and soft focusing with good contrast. Also the colortoning (sea, grass, sand and the sky) is very nice and pure.

Posted by javga on July 14, 2006 5:43 PM

Gorgeous emotion, composition, photograph.

Posted by matt on July 14, 2006 10:33 PM

Such a wonderful mixture of freedom and happiness in this shot. The composition is superb and the gulls are choreographed perfectly.

Posted by AG on July 15, 2006 7:41 AM

Great action shot, nicely captured.

Posted by Jon on July 15, 2006 6:05 PM

amazing. simply amazing! no more words i have!!!

Posted by aashish on July 16, 2006 1:03 PM

Amazing! Great timing.

Posted by Kristarella on July 17, 2006 1:44 AM

Great shot - very cool scene - lots going on

Posted by LwS on July 17, 2006 5:04 AM

I really like the way the birds stand out against the blank canvas of sea mist. A wonderful photo.

Posted by Mystery Me on July 17, 2006 6:24 AM

Everytime I visit your blog I get that giddy feeling. You know, Oh how COOL! :) Fantastic work!

Posted by mari on July 17, 2006 1:03 PM

Keep us posted on your gallery exhibits. I'll be up in NJ during the Thanksgiving holidays and would LOVE to come see your work.

Posted by mari on July 17, 2006 1:04 PM

Crop this photo square, just right of the couple on the left, and you have an even better (stronger) composition, I believe. Just the girl, and the gulls and the beach.
Either way, it's very nice indeed.

Posted by Dom on July 17, 2006 8:00 PM

Crop this photo square, just right of the couple on the left, and you have an even better (stronger) composition, I believe. Just the girl, and the gulls and the beach.
Either way, it's very nice indeed.

Posted by Pete on July 17, 2006 8:02 PM

I'm Flying Here!
It's so beautifully!

Posted by nail_apt on July 28, 2006 6:05 AM

A perfect moment captured Kathleen.....congratulations on the exhibition I hope that it went well. Phil

Posted by [t e r r o r k i t t e n] on July 28, 2006 10:11 AM

Fantastic capture!

Posted by Tom on August 1, 2006 12:37 AM

stonking shot! love the sense of freedom, esp. with the seagull in the centre.

Posted by Morenike on August 3, 2006 12:31 PM
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