For Henry Beston

© Michael S. Lazarus

For Henry Beston

Uploaded: March 23, 2008

Description

f/10.0, 1/800, 70-300mmVR@300mm, DSC_6829, 8:10AM, ISO400, AP mode

If you love birds and/or the sea shore then perhaps you have read Henry Beston's "The Outermost House". If by chance you have not then I highly recommend it. One of my favorite quotes is from that work and I have temporarily replaced my gallery header with it. This photograph was shot out on Miami's South Beach (a long way from Beston's Cape Cod) in color but I thought a B&W version would in someway be an appropriate tribute to his style of writing. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Comments

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 23, 2008

Great image you have here, Michael.

Dominick #884030

Summer A. Kozisek March 23, 2008

Great capture Michael, excellent choice on the B&W! #5685158

Aimee C. Eisaman March 24, 2008

Beautiful in B&W....thank you for sharing Michael! #5687484

M.Christine Duncan March 24, 2008

I'm going to have to check that book out... and this is a great bird pic, the gull and the wave are placed perfectly for this shot! #5687786

Michael S. Lazarus March 24, 2008

Thank you Aimee and Christine for your wonderful comments. Christine, I actually downloaded the audio book from audible.com (if you have a platinum plan the price of books is less than $10 and they are great if you have a long commute/trip or traffic like on Miami's roadways). His writing is like poetry and listening to his elaborate descriptions of wildlife and the elements of the Cape Cod region seems like music. Here's the link for those interested:

http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/products/ProductDetail.jsp?productID=BK_SLVR_000001&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

#5687906

Joan E. Hoffman March 28, 2008

On that quote alone, I must read that book... have heard the title... but let it slip by me apparently. and...btw... the picture is wonderful too #5712486

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

Thank you Joan! #5808420

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