It is Saturday morning in this part of the world and I wanted to go down to the beach before sunrise to take some slow shutter speed shots in low light. Unfortunately, I forgot to set the alarm clock and when I woke up the sky was already light in the east. Even though I hurried as fast as I could, I couldn't beat the sun. By the time I had my tripod and camera set up and ready to shoot, the sun was already over the horizon and it was too bright for the picture I had in my mind. I had to settle for a picture of this seagull taking a moment to enjoy the early morning warmth of a winter day in New Zealand.