Heart At The Beach

AUGUST 2019 – A handdrawn heart in the beach is about to be washed away by a tiny wave that rolls onto the beach. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

One might say: “A heart drawn by hand into the beach. What is so special about that?” – And then, when it comes to executing such a shot, that person will realize that this requires first and foremost speed, at least if you intend to have the edge of the wave touching whatever you’ve drawn into the sand. As you’re probably working in the area where the waves end their roll, you will have to draw quickly, then jump up with your camera, find the right angle and hit the perfect moment when the wave is entering the frame (but not too much.)

Apart from these funny apects of the shot, I love the concept of the image. A concept of love and its vanishing over time. The heart – the ultimate symbol for love – is being washed away by a wave as if it was nothing. But wait! The image clearly shows just the early stage of this process. I leave it to the viewer’s interpretation to make assumptions whether it will be washed away eventually. And no, I won’t disclose what happened in this regard with this photo.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time12-AUG-2019, 20:12
LocationBansin, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
ISO400
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5184 x 3456 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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