Photos of Broadstairs this evening, plenty of seagulls there, here are the links
The picture , Girl with Seagulls, Trouville, 1865 by Gudtave Corbet shows how our relationship with the seagull has changed over the years. I am pretty sure that it would be illegal to eat a seagull now, but then it does look as though dinner was the objective in the picture.
Once again I have put up the photos on my camera card, not just the ones that came out well, there has been some comment about the photos on Facebook recently.
My intention with putting up these strips of snaps taken while walking about the area is so that people who can’t walk about Thanet for one reason or another can see what I saw. This isn’t supposed to be great photography, I don’t stop long to take the pictures, if I stop at all, so some are probably a fuzzy.
The camera is a 10 year old 5 mega pixel camera worth about £40 “Canon powershot s3 is” it’s what’s called a bridge camera. For this type of snapping while walking about I use it on fairly low definition with digital zoom turned on, this means that when you get to the end of optical zoom, i.e. when the lens moves, then the digital zoom goes on to take advantage of the full digital image definition. One of the big advantages of this camera is that it has good image stabilisation, which means that you can take zoom shots without very steady hands, the other is that it has a viewfinder that you can adjust to compensate for needing reading glasses.
My guess would be that cameras have come a long way since this one was made, but I wouldn’t want to carry an expensive camera around in my jacket pocket .