These were taken on Christmas Eve, 2003 on the Pier in Santa Monica, California. The camera was a Canon Powershot S50, which I eventually gave to my grandson. I guess the gulls must have let me get quite close as the camera didn’t have a particularly long zoom – 35-105mm I believe and these were taken at the 105mm end. In the first shot I really like the pigeon. It seems so incongruous sitting there next to the gulls. Your eye follows the zig-zag of the railing and the gulls and there at the end of it is a pigeon!

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