Sunday, May 4, 2008

"A Walk In The Park"

"A Walk In The Park" © David A. Ziser
This photograph is probably one of my favorite images of the week. It was late Tuesday when we decided to head up to Ault Park for one last shooting session with the class. The weather had not been the best for the last two days but it seemed to be clearing and warming up a bit. I thought there might be an outside chance for a sunset. Bridal portraits in sunsets especially at Ault Park are gorgeous. We arrived about 30 minutes later and indeed the sky was clearing. Near the end of the shoot, the clouds took on a wonderful design that swept across the sky. I placed Sarah, our bride, in the sweep of the clouds, repositioned the camera in order to position her head in "Nodal point #2" and shot away. Because my exposure necessitated such a fast shutter speed and small aperture to get the density of the sky where I wanted it, my flash had to very close to Sarah to get the dramatic lighting on her . The flash was actually in the shot. A quick hit in Photoshop solved that little compositional aberration resulting in the final image. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 10-22mm lens at 10mm, F 16 @ 1/250 second, ISO 200.

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