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Winter seagull at Lighthouse Beach- Chatham, MA | by Chris Seufert
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Winter seagull at Lighthouse Beach- Chatham, MA

-Winner of the 2008 Cape Cod Creative Arts Center Juried Photography Contest. (1st out of 97 entries.)

 

© Christopher Seufert Photography

 

A female seagull flies over the bluff from a snowy beach on Cape Cod. Winter's now bringing some normal cold and snow here and my fingerless photo gloves did nothing to protect against the below zero winds. It's a very exposed strip of sand and you can draw a straight line out into the Atlantic to Portugal. The car tracks in the background are from Harbor Patrol vehicles which now travel down from Chatham to the new connection to the island of Monomoy, which is no longer an island for the first time in 45 years.

 

I'm amazed at the response this photo has gotten. It really was an opportunistic quick snap as the gull flew off. Street photography, but on the beach. If you look in the lower left you can see another gull coming behind.

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Taken on January 23, 2007