Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Tranquility Base"

Tranquility Base

"Tranquility Base"
©David A. Ziser 

This was the view the other night from our 11th floor balcony.  The rain moved in during the later part of the afternoon but by around 8:15 pm the storm clouds were clearing leaving the scene you see above. It’s not a spectacular sunset but still it imbued with a certain tranquil feeling throughout.

What I like about this image is the fact the you see the promise of the clearing storm with the evening colors just starting to break through the heavy cloud cover. I also like how the light just kisses the edge of the beach.  But still remaining on the beach was a slight fogginess that added a certain amount of peaceful feeling to the evening scene.

The simple color pallet, oranges and subtle blues, also helps carry out the overall feeling of this image. I know I’m going to miss this view after we leave tomorrow.

Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 40mm, F10 @ 1/640 second, ISO 1600.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. Nice view Dave, but I have to ask how you pulled off a sunset shot on the Atlantic Ocean? Or is that on a bay or on the intercoastal water way? Just wondering.

    Joe A.

  2. How are you getting a sunset over the water in Myrtle Beach? Whatever camera that is, I HAVE to have one :)