"First Light Over Stone Mountain"
©David A. Ziser
This is the scene that presented itself outside our hotel window yesterday morning about 6:00 a.m. It was incredibly beautiful. I grabbed the camera, set the ISO to 800 and shot away. Wow, that was a long exposure. I reset the ISO to 3200 and reshot the image – still a pretty long exposure. I was hoping image stabilization would work it’s magic and it did. After seeing the image on the LCD screen, I was amazed with all the blue tonalities in the scene. The sun’s rays had not yet washed the blue tones away and as a result, I captured this great range of warm and cool contrasts and tones in the image. I finessed it a bit in Lightroom, but for the most part, yesterday’s sunrise looked pretty much like you see it here – just gorgeous. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 200mm, F5.6 @ 1/8 second (handheld), ISO 3200. Enjoy! -David