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It's a gas! gas! gas!

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 5 January 2009 in Transportation.

Taken from Three Anchor Bay, just outside Cape Town. One of the numerous ships transporting liquefied natural gas around the world. The totally unconcerned seagull adds a little extra interest to an otherwise fairly common sight in the area.

Title from the lyrics in the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones

Canon EOS 40D 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 200 44 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Haha well, she doesn't need the gas to fly. Unlike us.

5 Jan 2009 7:05am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great perspective and composition.

5 Jan 2009 9:31am

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


5 Jan 2009 9:33am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Very interesting composition Rob...I like it! Nature and the Beast!

5 Jan 2009 10:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice shot Rob. As you say the seagull makes it.
Could also be called 'Great Balls of (potential) Fire'

5 Jan 2009 11:20am

@grouser: I like the way you think lol :)

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice blue sky and see

5 Jan 2009 12:22pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is a really excellent shot here. Well done.

5 Jan 2009 1:41pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

What an amazing expression from the gull, he almost looks contemplative. A terrific image, vibrant and superbly observed

5 Jan 2009 2:03pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I llove that you added the bird, now both foreground and background tell a story, well done Rob ;)

5 Jan 2009 2:17pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

One little hole and the ship could be jet propelled.
Beautifully composed shot.

5 Jan 2009 4:57pm

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Beautiful sea composition ! Bravo !

5 Jan 2009 5:16pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Good study of contrasts here, dobbino. Good detail.

5 Jan 2009 5:38pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

A certain sadness about this . . but you can sure the gulls will still be here after we and our gas are all gone !

5 Jan 2009 7:25pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Magnificent shot and as you say the sea gull adds great effect to this shot.

5 Jan 2009 7:42pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Good composition!

5 Jan 2009 10:10pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Super picture Rob, very well composed to include the gull. Nice bright clear image.

6 Jan 2009 12:32am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Man and nature together. Are they living in harmony together? From the expression of the sea gull, I think he is immune to man in this scene.

6 Jan 2009 1:27am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Very humorous. It is a clear, beautiful image too.

6 Jan 2009 2:59am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Love the colors - so vibrant. I agree that the bird really livens up the image, too.

6 Jan 2009 5:04pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Yes I agree... the seagull makes it kind of special :) Nice shot!

6 Jan 2009 6:33pm

peter from new york, United States

interesting and excellent capture

13 Jan 2009 7:43pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/200 second
ISO 200
44 mm