Uploaded: April 22, 2008


f/5.6, 1/320, 70-300mmVR@300mm, DSC_6116, 7:54AM, ISO400

Everything tangible, it can be said, is in a state of transiton. A photograph, though a static visual represention of a moment in time and space, can offer the perception of transition. Within seconds (and certainly in hours) virtually every "pixel" of reality here will have changed. The gull's plumage and position, the breaking wave and pool of water, the sand and stones and the morning's storm cloud-filtered sunlight will never again find themselves in this arrangement. To be able to capture and thus share that is the true wonder of photography for me.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Samantha L. Dean April 23, 2008

This is beautiful Michael. I have no criticism whatsoever. #906951

Melissa G. Meiselman April 23, 2008

Wonderful capture of this lone bird walking along the beach, Michael!! I alos like your discussion of what photography means to you!! #5830145

Aimee C. Eisaman April 23, 2008

Wonderful words of wisdom Michael! The shot is fantastic...the color is "wow" and the detail is amazing! Superb Work! #5831832

M.Christine Duncan April 23, 2008

You are one of the few that truly see other worlds through their lenses Michael. A fantastic capture! #5831900

Eivor Kuchta April 24, 2008

Wonderful, Michael! The background is fantastic, and you seem to have caught the soul of this bird. Your stories with your pictures are also so enjoyable. #5834299

Gail R. Schuett April 24, 2008

The terrific caption of color caught my eye..WOW..this is a beauty of a photo and of course the story that goes along with it..lovely!! Gail #5837896

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 25, 2008

I love your WORMS EYE VIEW here, Micheal! I really enjoyed what you wrote about it as well. Like my nephew says, "People change, things change".

Nothing really ever stays the same I guess. 'Cept moms cooking! Ha! ...(and thats debatable, too!!!)

My Dad was a professional photographer and he'd always say that a good photograph as a foreground, a mid section and a backdrop. He noticed a lot of people would forget "foreground".

He'd have loved this shot. It's perfection. -Laura Swan ~DRU~ #5840892

Dianna Murphy April 28, 2008

I love your point of view and I'm transformed as you said into the place in time your words make it easier to imagine myself there. Beautiful image, even more beautiful thoughts/feelings in your words. #5852764

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