Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Taking flight

Gull needs a name
Grand Bend, ON, August 2011

Sure, he's white. Or is he really a she? I guess I'll never know.

Either way, it was the blue sky that really got my attention as I was shooting from a crowded beach. I understand the optical reasons for this color to appear in the atmosphere, but that doesn't make it any less breathtaking.

So as I write this blog entry on this grey morning in the middle of a week of grey, I thought it might be fun to close our eyes, to look back at the summer than was and remember what it was like to be surrounded by scenes like this.

Your turn: So what should we name him? Or her?


Max Sartin said...

Beautiful picture, I love shots of birds in flight. Always makes me wish I had the ability to fly.

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Edith Levy said...

I don't hae a name for him/her but wanted to let you know that I love this shot.

21 Wits said...

Carmi I just knew you'd get a bird, or two or three, in here sometime! This photo just leaves me seeing him flap his wings, very cool shot!

H said...

"Arizona Skies" That's what my neice would call our blue skies every time she would visit. They live in MN and would always be amazed at how blue our skies were, everyday. (the price you pay for this smouldering heat we experience for the better part of 4-5 months) That name probably fits the sky better than the bird, but that's kind of what you did with your post here, isn't it?