The Lineup, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Today I ventured out in the snow to find a special shot around where I live – Brighton Beach/Coney Island, Brooklyn. A few interesting compositional possibilities presented themselves, and this lineup of seagulls is certainly one of them. They were all huddling together – whether on the snowy beach (see the left part of the image) or sitting on the railing. Some were so cold they were turning their heads 180 degrees and digging into the feathers. They didn’t mind me at all, probably hoping I had some food for them. Kind of felt bad for these poor things.

"The Lineup"


The distinctive special touch was added using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro (see here).


All images are ©2011 Alexander Filatov Photography. All rights reserved.

  • What a perfect timing! The seagulls lined up especially for you. It’s difficult to capture a shot of them unless you got bread for them. It must be the weather or you’re just a bird whisperer 🙂

    I love the composition and colors here. It’s difficult to do a winter shot but you were able to capture it’s glory plus maintaining elements such as details and colors. Another good job!

  • Alex

    Thank you. 😉 I think they were too cold to care.

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