Stills V3

October 23, 2008

seagull 2 – by Cardigan Bay

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 18:36



  1. The sea-sky horizon and the gull completely affect my perception of this image. I get a strong feeling for the environment, temperature, smell, breeze and sounds from those visual clues.

    Comment by Rex — October 25, 2008 @ 07:27

  2. The face on the statue is looking down which works well with the wing-stroke of the bird. However, this then adds even more gloom to the scene even though it is relativey bright on the eye. Perhaps shooting with the sun behind, though predictable, would have made this more lightening for me. The path to the delapidate shed is worth time exploring and contemplating.

    Comment by akikana — October 28, 2008 @ 03:27

  3. Akikana – the evening of our days!

    Comment by John Ellis — October 28, 2008 @ 07:47

  4. I find this scene quite beautiful and evocative — it feels more peaceful to me than gloomy. (though I tend to like cemeteries). The lighting is lovely and gives solidity to the shapes. Long shadows across the grass carpet put it late in the day (I suppose it could be early, but it feels late). As Rex said — “I get a strong feeling for the environment”.

    Comment by Christina — October 29, 2008 @ 02:29

  5. take in the sea air, sit quietly and reflect. The central statue does not bother me, the seagull fills a void. A clean representation of an area worth visiting.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 30, 2008 @ 05:57

  6. I agree with Christina that this feels more peaceful and gloomy. It makes me feel perhaps a bit wistful, but not painfully sad. The seagull is a wonderful addition to the scene. I think it is the bird that causes the wistfulness. Like time and visitors to the cemetery, the seagull is passing by—leaving the inhabitants to continue their long rest.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 1, 2008 @ 02:27

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