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26-OCT-2009

It was the October Bank Holiday here and it proved a perfectly relaxing day. A nice lie-in (no dawn shots for me),
a leisurely lunch and then a drive across the mountains and into Omeath. Omeath is a seaside villages whose
fortunes have changed down the years. Once a popular spot with holiday makers from Northern Ireland, it has since
lost out to neighbouring Carlingford which has established itself as a trendier location with its medieval castles and
posh eateries. Omeath still has a certain charm though, with beautiful views across the Lough.
These three gulls were resting on the slipway, where high tides had washed the seaweed onto the railings.

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Ann...28-Oct-2009 04:57
It seems that even the sea is adding to the air of abandonment by adorning the railings with seaweed this way - reclaiming the land as its own.
Sam X28-Oct-2009 01:15
very coastal picture. excellent
tinkerb27-Oct-2009 21:44
Well seen and caught, must have been one hell of a tide
Johnny JAG27-Oct-2009 19:45
There's always one that looks the wrong way.
;-)
Stewart Mitchell27-Oct-2009 19:42
Super capture..the gulls positioned themselves perfectly for you!!
Kevin Chester27-Oct-2009 18:35
Thats a very high tide. Or someone put the railings too low. Nice capture, I like the Threesome of gulls
Dawn B27-Oct-2009 15:12
Beautiful shot! Love the three gulls... there is something very peaceful about this!
globalgadabout27-Oct-2009 14:31
this contented trio of sunbathers attests to Omeaths relaxed ambience...sounds like you had a fine day..V
Sheila27-Oct-2009 14:03
Three is the magic number. Excellent shot.
pkocinski27-Oct-2009 12:34
Just a wonderful image - really nice composition and exposure!
LynnH27-Oct-2009 12:11
What a lovely way to spend the day! Good for you!
Neal Nye27-Oct-2009 11:14
A fascinating image. I like how the middle one is napping and the two farther ones are wearing black stockings. A wonderful shot on a relaxing day.
Máire Uí Mhaicín27-Oct-2009 10:06
Excellent composition with the three gulls and the trailing seaweed.
Doug Cruden27-Oct-2009 07:08
Beautiful shot - they look quite content, just sitting there watching the world go by....
Colin Storey26-Oct-2009 23:25
Stunning shot, glad you enjoyed your bank holiday.
Tatai Imre26-Oct-2009 22:50
great shot..V!
Keith O'Brien26-Oct-2009 22:47
Great scene, the seaweed looks like spools of VHS tape thrown to the wind by somebody who's just got their first DVD player! ;-) +V
lisamidi26-Oct-2009 22:35
I love this composition and the tranquil atmosphere here,very nice capture!
Valene26-Oct-2009 22:35
Very nice shot of the gulls. The seaweed and railings really add interest! V
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