A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
153. Seagulls at sunset
AUGUST 2008: Seagulls at sunset
Not only the city of Rio de Janeiro, but also the city of neighboring Niterói hosts some beautiful beaches. Like the more distant and more discrete beaches of Itacoatiara and Itaipu. From Rio, Niterói – across the Guanabara Bay – can be reached either by bus or car via the bridge, or by ferry. There is a bus service from the ferry station to the beaches of Itacoatiara and Itaipu. However, the bus doesn’t stop in front of the beaches, but at some distance. After having passed the guarded entrances, you can reach the beaches on foot. In August 2008, I joined a small group of students for a day at Itaipu Beach. We stayed there until the evening, and witnessed a beautiful and colorful sunset. Many seabirds were circling around in their search for food. Seagulls crossed in front of my camera lens, thereby creating a sharp contrast with the sunset pastels, and providing some dynamics in this picture.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2015