This California Gull (Larus californicus) is taking off from the water. He is not actually made of light, taking off from light and shadow bokeh, but if you want to think that I won’t complain!
A couple shot by me out in the blizzard that snowed out the old year!
These were shot with my beloved Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G Nikkor Zoom Lens, what I call “The Bokeh-Maker.” Boy golly, do I love that lens. I couldn’t live without it!
Also on the camera that day, Cokin A121L Gradual Grey G2 Light Resin Filter. I can’t say enough good things about Cokin filters. My last New Year’s goal was to have images come out of the camera “more perfect/more complete” — be spending less time in PhotoShop. (Not that I’m any less delighted spending hours post-processing, but I wanted to up my skillz0rz.) I must say that the Cokin filters did as much for that result as “RTFM” did!
And, by Concord-local artist Robin Litwin, a shot of me out being crazy in the cemetery that day:
Boy golly did my fingers hurt when I got home! I was not too far off from a nice case of frostbite! But a hot soak bath can cure all ills.