Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Distant Peaks"

"Distant Peaks"
©David A. Ziser

This is another image taken from Glacier Point last Saturday. I promise a color image tomorrow .... really. This image, at first glance through my viewfinder, showed more promise than it delivered when I brought it up in Lightroom. The original just didn't pop for me. I did quite a bit of tweaking in Lightroom to get it to a point where I thought the composition finally presented itself well. I'm going to plan a Technique Tuesday on this image in an upcoming post. I think you will be surprised with the final enhancement process. All that said, I do like how the image turned out. The snow capped mountain peaks contrasting with the foreground elements and framed by the Redwood branches overhead, finally came together for a nice B&W image. Camera specs; Canon 5D Mark II fitted with 24-105mm IS lens at 58mm, F10 @ 1/320 second, ISO 50.
Enjoy! -David

P.S. Click on any of the daily image posts for a much larger view of the image. Enjoy -DZ


  1. Hi David,

    Great blog and image. Your DWUC Irvine was just great. I loved meeting you in person. You recommended commenting , so here we go.

    Your program was also very inspirational.

  2. Hi David, did you tweak it so the trees make up Z's?