Monday, September 24, 2007

"Wedding Day Dreams"
© David A. Ziser

This is one of my favorite images from Saturday's wedding. I envisioned a B&W wide angle shot of the bride against this very large picture window with the highlights "blown out" so that the "viewer's eye" would be brought directly to the bride. The image was made with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III fitted with Sigma's 12-24 mm wide-angle zoom lens at 12mm. Exposure was F5.6 at 1/50 second. ISO was set at 1000 to facilitate the the "high key" effect.

The image was then brought into Photoshop, desaturated with mid tones boosted just a bit with the "levels" adjustment. Next I duplicated the layer, added a 10 pixel Gausian blur and faded the blurred layer back to about 30%, then flattened the file. This gave the final image a slightly ethereal look that further enhanced my final result. Hope you like it. --David


  1. Hi David,
    What a great refreshing image. You're right, i was immediately drawn to the bride, it's like the 'blown out' area of the windows encloses the bride. Very unusual effect - I love it.

    Declan Howard

  2. Very cool effect - breathtaking.