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Seagulls on the Beach

Beaches are perhaps my favorite photography subject. I’ll never get tired of looking that the ocean, or hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. I also enjoy listening to the seagulls. Must be because I grew up in the desert. 

San Diego was only a few hour’s drive from Tucson. Each time I went I had friends who were eager to come along. Sometimes we’d go sailing. Other times we’d take a bus tour of the historic parts of the city or visit SeaWorld. However, no trip to San Diego was complete without spending a day at the beach.

This photo was taken on a beach day. The weather was perfect. Warm, but not too hot, and no fog. We had bright sunshine for the entire day. I snapped a few photos, although I mostly spent the day relaxing. Toward the end of the day, as the sun dipped closer to the horizon, it was time to pack up. I grabbed my camera to shoot a few last photos, and managed to get this amazing shot of a few seagulls on the beach.

Sometimes you get lucky. All the elements for a perfect photo fall into place at just the right moment. This was one of those times. It wasn’t until I uploaded my photos that I realized I’d captured such an amazing image. It’s one of my all time favorite photos. 

Gayly Martin