You say Seagull, I say Snowgull

March 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I stood watching the waves crashing and the snow falling in Acadia National Park and just taking in the wintery landscape. This was my first time in the park during a storm and I was thrilled to just watch, play, and create. As I began looking for a position to capture the wintery oceans cape,  a seagull in the distance  caught my attention. It was too far out of reach to capture in the landscape and I uttered out loud "ah, if only it would fly this way or land nearby on the rocks." As the seagull flew far off into the distance, I turned around and a seagull had perched on the partially snow covered rocks right in front of me. Sometimes what you are looking for really is right in front of you! 

The fun, yet challenging aspect of shooting in the natural world is that the conditions often change rapidly. I knew any second the gull might be on its way so I started with a longer shot to capture the gull, the rocks, and the ocean. Then I kept photographing and found myself creeping in tight to capture the not just a seagull, but this seagull. I watched and kept ready to see what the gull might do and the final shot captures an especially unique moment. The gesture was brief, but worth watching and waiting to see. 

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