©David A. Ziser
I captured this image over the weekend while we were traveling the Sonoma wine region of California. There was a huge "Food Wine Fest " taking place this past weekend so we decided to head further west to Bodega Bay. It was a magnificent drive through the wine country as we made our way to the Tides Restaurant. The Tides Restaurant's claim to fame - it's where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his super scary "The Birds" horror movie in 1963 [link].
Our window seat table was right on the bay. What amazed me were the amount of birds, not just seagulls, but all kinds of birds flying through the sky. The view was fairly gray, but soon a small patch of light made it's way through the clouds adding some beautiful tonalities to the sky.
The reflections of the errant light on the water added to the very interesting new view. The short stand of trees together with all the shades of gray in the scene made for a quite beautiful landscape image. Now if I could just catch one of those birds at the right place and at the right time. Providence obliged and I got the shot. It's one of my favorites from our weekend stay.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 70mm, F10 @ 1/400 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David