Flying high, near the Eye…
This seagull boasts the ultimate bird’s-eye view of the 443-foot high London Eye, the world’s tallest cantilevered ferris wheel. This is one of those shots that might never have happened, had I not opted for a telephoto, instead of a the logical wide angle to capture the entire scene. I was focusing on the gears inside the wheel when I noticed the gulls sweeping gracefully by. Pull back, refocus, pan, and …. shoot. I particularly loved capturing the focal point of the gull’s eye, which makes a nice counterbalance, optically and metaphorically, to the giant Eye in the background.
f/9, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, 160mm
London, England, July 2010