I saw this gull on a buoy while boating with my friends Hita and Karl who live on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. It was the end of October. It was such a nice and clear evening with almost no wind. The water surface was just like a mirror. I spent a lot of time contemplating the composition for this. There were so many possibilities, but I settled down with this that focuses the gull and his reflection on water..