Monday, July 27, 2009

Thematic Photographic 59: "Elemental" v.6.0 - "Air"

"Feet Dry"
Topsail Beach, NC - July 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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Photographing "air" is at once impossible to do, and impossible to not do. At least on land. I suppose if you're underwater or in outer space you can avoid it, but I don't spend a lot of time in either of those environments with a camera. But you can't "see" air, you can only see the effects of it. Ask these guys in this squadron of gulls though and they can tell you all about it. They've mastered it. Riding thermals, or almost hovering in an onshore breeze, all without twitching a wing feather. This flight was probably headed for shelter though. That evil gray sky you see was about to unleash nigh-unto-cataclysmic thunderstorm. The kind that isn't at all friendly to air traffic -- human or avian.
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lisaschaos said...

They look like they're on a mission!

Vita Stunder said...

Amazing capture of these gulls!!

Perfect timing to get a shot like this.
I agree with Lisa, it look like they are on a mission..

Heading for shelter like you said.

Mycket, mycket vackert!!

Sylvia K said...

Me, too, does look as if they're on a mission -- to get the hell out of Dodge judging from that sky!

Another great one!

Babooshka said...

That is cracker of a shot. You can paint this because you can set it up, but photography something else.

Shadow said...

perfect formation. without radio contact...

magiceye said...


Daryl said...

Fabulous shot!

Mama Zen said...

What a shot!