On a day-long shoot in Cape Cod, one of my main objectives was to make some photos that documented the "feel" of the region. I wasn't enitrely successful with that one regard, until sunset. Originally I thought I'd selected a bad location to shoot, as some old pier piles were the only objects of visual interest near shore. But just before the sun went down, two seagulls landed on the piling and posed for almost an hour. Were they there to watch the sunset? I don't think so — from the direction of their constant gaze, they may have been there to watch me.