SEPTEMBER 2010 – The print of a footstep in the sand is about to be washed away by a tiny wave that rolls onto the beach. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
It looks like a simple shot to do. But it’s difficult because the timing needs to be perfect. You need to put your foot in the sand (and it needs to look good) to leave a print. And then you need to jump back (a bit) get the camera up and ready and catch the moment when the wave approaches. Too early, and you’ll have just the footstep (without wave), too late, and the footstep is gone forever. Of course, Robinson Crusoe had different problems when he was on his island, so it’s kind of a luxury problem.
I like the simplicity of the concept and the copyspace. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||09-SEP-2010, 18:14|
|Location||Costa Rei, Sardinia, Italy|
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|Lens||Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM|
|Exposure||1/800 sec at f/8|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4368 x 2912 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|