Surf Birds

This photo of sandpipers at the California shore is probably the oldest digital image on my site, going back to my first tentative steps with the earliest digital cameras. The images were awful compared to film cameras — noisy, vignetted, low resolution — and we thought they were wonderful even though they were usually unusable.

This shot is different, however, because of it’s tonal simplicity of bright reflections and dark silhouettes and not much in between. And beyond that, it does seem to evoke the mood of the moment — busy little birds, flitting along the waterline in unison, a coordinated feeding machine. Definitely, this experiment worked. (Price Schedule F)

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