Tiia Vissak 12/11/2013 6:05:23 AM

a cool image! #1555600

Monnie Ryan 12/11/2013 7:51:35 AM

To be sure I wouldn't chance standing directly underneath - terrific capture, Michelle! #10919577

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/11/2013 2:19:55 PM

That's where I would be if I were a sea gull. What a view she must have! #10919761

William C. Raco 12/11/2013 2:47:04 PM

Great lines, shapes and perspective complimented by the black and white format
Excellent, Michelle #10919791

Agnes Fegan 12/11/2013 3:11:13 PM

Wonderful shot and interesting info lol!

Nice to hear they had a Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony too; I didn't see much in the papers around here. The front page story was about Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees! #10919809

Barbara Waldoch 12/11/2013 5:18:26 PM

Someone has to keep watch :-) #10919886

Carol L. Fowler 12/11/2013 5:58:05 PM

Looks great in B+W #10919949

David Phalen 12/11/2013 6:07:26 PM

Terrific B&W image with excellent perspective, tones and textures!! #10919967

Mitch Spence 12/11/2013 6:21:13 PM

Gulls are such cheeky birds. They seem to think they rule the world and will tell you all about that loudly. You got this one creating a fine graphic at the same time. #10919982

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/11/2013 8:00:54 PM

Terrific perspective and timing, Michelle, well designed and effective in B&W.
Debby #10920021

Michelle Alton 12/11/2013 8:14:25 PM

Note: Interestingly enough, this is not a black and white conversion. There was simply no color to be seen in this scene. It was raining, and the ship is gray; the gull is black, gray, and white. -Michelle #10920025

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Aboard the USS New Jersey battleship, moored (as a museum) on the Camden NJ bank of the Delaware River.
This image was made after the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony aboard the ship had ended. I don't know the names of the ship's parts, so I'll call this the Communications Tower.
This is a popular gull "lookout station" judging from the large deposits of gull guano and corrosion on the tower.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 12/11/2013 4:01:25 AM

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