Saturday, May 24, 2008

East Potomac Park: Seagulls

Seagulls in a row on a railing on the Potomac River

I took (and am including) this photo not just for the line of sight,
but for the view of Washington National Cathedral on the horizon.
The cathedral is more than five miles from the point where this photo was taken!

Solitary seagull in silhouette at sunset

Don't you just love a good alliteration? I do!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 5/08


Lisa Sarsfield said...

A lovely lone bird living a life of luxury:)
Stunning shot DC. Beautiful light, warm and soft. The bird is fantastic and I love the mood of this photo.

The Artful Eye said...

Firmly, fixed feathered friends.

I'm curious. What is the purpose of this rail? Is it supposed to keep boats from coming ashore?

Great pics.

D.C. Confidential said...

Lisa: Perfect! I love alliteration. And I love sunsets. This one was too good to past up.

Andrea: Another perfect alliteration! As for the rail, I think it's purpose is to keep the errantly curious (children) and the stupidly drunk (grownups) from falling in. In the case of this picture, the tide was in and high, so the sidewalk that usually circles Haines Point was underwater. The rail is embedded in the sidewalk.

Maya said...

Thus the Two Things challenge? ;-)

I love your seagull shots. They are so picturesque that I'm always wanting to aim a camera their way. I see you feel the same!

Maya said...

OK, everyone else is doing it...

Seagulls at Sunset: So Serene

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Yeah, Lisa and Andrea started it, so I figured, "What the heck?!" Of course, it may fall totally flat on its face like some of the other challenges I've posted. Still, could be fun, right?

Shooting serenely seated seagulls and soaring sea-bounders is... um... er... fun. (Well, that alliteration just fizzled and died, didn't it?)