Cape May Gull Abstract

Cape May Gull Abstract.
I have been doing some scouting for a trip in a few weeks to Cape May, NJ. It has been several years since my last visit and I am really looking forward to it, even if it is only for a day. I was looking back on some images from my trip before and saw this image from 1994 or 1995. I was on a trip for workshop scouting with John Shaw and we went down to where the Horseshoe crabs were coming to the shoreline to lay their eggs. Thousands of crabs lined the shore, and millions of eggs were in the shallow surf. With all the eggs come hundreds of birds feasting on the eggs. I wanted to do something different so I set my shutter speed to 1/4 second and as the waves would crash onto the surf, the gulls would lift off a few feet before returning to the ground. I don’t have metadata on the exposure beyond remembering the shutter speed since it was made using film. I do know it was with either a Nikon F3HP or an F4s. Every once in awhile it is fun to look through old images and recall some great memories. One not so great memory was this was during that peak of fear with Lyme disease and John and I picked ticks off of each other that evening for an hour or so…
If you are anywhere near Monroe Township on April 21, 2018 and are interested in hearing my presentation on Nature Photography please check out the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs for information on registration. I will be presenting with my good friend and incredible photographer, Ken Hubbard Photography, who will be presenting his lecture on “Capturing Images from Dusk till Dawn”. It will feature some incredible images from his night sky work.

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