MARCH 2007 – At sunset time, a seagull flies along the beach of St.-Peter-Ording, Germany, bypassing two of the beach chairs that are typical for Northern Germany. The small village at the North Sea has been a popular tourist destination for more than 120 years and offers tranquility, fresh air and many attractive photo opportunities. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
In early spring 2007 we took a week off to relax in Northern Germany. I had always wanted to stay in St.-Peter-Ording, because I found photos in the archive showing my grandparents at this beach already in the 1940s.
When I considered to blog about this photo I wondered whether this might be too cheesy, too many stereotypes: The sunset, the seagull, the beach chairs – all in one image. I also was worried that I might have overdone the editing back then. So I inspected the original RAW file. And guess what? It’s not at all over edited! It’s almost straight from the camera. I just raised the saturation a bit and cropped off a bit from the sky, and that’s it. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||24-MAR-2007, 18:27|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/200 sec at f/10|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4345 x 2976 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|