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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Gulls on a Cliff

It was a brutal and still-as-death ninety-five in Hollywood by noon. An hour later it was it was seventy-five in Malibu, at the edge of the Pacific, with a light breeze off the cold ocean much better.  No thinking just watch the young gulls on the low cliffs where Big Rock Canyon meets Pacific Coast Highway. The surfers are north at Surfrider Beach, on the far side of the pier.  The beach crowds swimming, and the kids building sandcastles, and the oiled and lithe teenagers preening, are south at the jammed Will Rogers and Topanga beaches. This stretch is unnamed and too rocky for any of that anyway. The gulls like it here.  It's empty.

And it was time to try out the seldom-used lens the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED, with the UV filter, as if that matters.

Gulls on low cliff in Malibu
Gulls on low cliff in Malibu
Gull on low cliff in Malibu
Gull on low cliff in Malibu
Gull on low cliff in Malibu
Gulls on low cliff in Malibu
Gulls on low cliff in Malibu
Gulls in flight, Malibu in background

Turn here  

Left turn arrow, Pacific Coast Highway

Oh yeah, this at the foot of the cliff

"Dead Man" toy at the foot of a low cliff in Malibu

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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