Grand Haven Pier | Summer on the pier at Grand Haven, Michigan. | www.larslentzphotography.com |
Camera: Canon G9
Lens: 7.4 - 44.4 mm
Settings: 1/2000 s at f/8, ISO 200, 7.4 mm, 0 EV, Program Mode, Center-Weighted Average Metering.
Grand Haven is one of many beautiful destinations on West Michigan's coast. The sun was setting on a late summer day and I was walking along the pier toward the lighthouse. People were walking out and back. Seagulls were swooping around and the air smelled of water. I could hear the boats and the sound of the beach behind me.
The glare was bright and I positioned my camera as I walked so I could avoid lens flare. It was not easy. Also, people were walking in almost every shot I took, except this one. This perfectly-timed shot not only was without people in the foreground but also caught a seagull in mid-flight � visible through the rigging at center left.
I cleaned up the photo in post-processing. The sun washed out the picture so I had to bring back some of the colors as well.
Being on or near the water is always relaxing to me. It makes me feel good to have the sun on my face and smell the water in the air. Michigan is a perfect place for that experience.
July 26th, 2016
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