[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have always wanted to spend some time near Hull, Massachusetts so I decided to take a few days off and work on shooting oceanscapes, gulls, and lighthouses. Setting up for gulls shots now includes the better beamer in my arsenal, the gulls are about 30-40 feet from me and adding a touch of brightness helps reveal the shadows. It is a new look from the dark underside of these critter. I’m using the 200-400 w/tc 20 so this is around 720mm. The Tc20, results in shooting at an effective aperture of f/8 and CF is relegated to the center focus point, so I had to make sure the gulls were flying in the wind, stalling their speed enough to get the D4 AF to lock on in the falling evening sunlight.
There were lots of Hull gulls here to practice shooting on, the tide was high, and the roar of sea tides as it hit the rocky shore line was great to hear again.
If your looking for a brief inexpensive getaway you may to check out the Nantasket Hotel at the Beach. It’s centrally located to everything and you’ll find that it is a great place to stay.