Thursday, November 11, 2010


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©David A. Ziser

Here is an image I made as we were driving up the coast from Bodega Bay last Saturday.  The views were astounding – the cliffs crashing to the sea and the waves battering the rocks provided quite a bit of seaside drama.

The fog was rolling in and the clouds were beginning to hang heavy in the sky.  I could barely discern three people walking along the  beach in the distance and loved how they seemed so alone and isolated on the beach.

I overexposed the image one stop in the camera and then tweaked the contrasts in Lightroom to get the soft, subtle tonalities you see.  I think these softer tonalities add to the sense of “aloneness” I feel in this image.  The birds above were just an added treat being at the right place at the right time.

Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 70mm, F10 @ 1/400 second, ISO 200.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. I love the greys and the geese, but where are the people?

  2. I like the list but I think something is missing. When I connect with it in my brain, I will add an additional post. The one that grabs me most is showing the couples in love because I need help in arranging couples outside of the marriage venue, engagements and such.