Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"An Evening Kiss"
© David A. Ziser
This is one of the last photographs we took last night on the beach. The sun had long disappeared below the horizon, but for me, that's when the show really begins. We were losing the light, but a higher ISO and slower shutter speed worked just fine. I love the color, sky, feeling between the couple, and dramatic lighting. Canon 40D with 10-22mm lens at 10mm, F4.5 @ 1/50 second at ISO 800. Enjoy! --David


  1. Wow ... absolutely breathtaking, David. What a thrill it was to be an observer.

  2. Hi David,

    Fabulous image taken I guess when most wouldn't consider it.

    Thanks for a great blog.

    Best wishes to you and yours,

  3. Hi David,
    Beautiful shot, as always. I'm curious though...will you leave the horizon tilted as is or rotate the image "level?" I know sharply angled horizons seem to be all the rage these days, but this one is not too extreme so I'm unsure if it is intentional. I find that sometimes a perfectly level horizon can make a photo look a little too static. What's your approach to horizons and this one in particular?
    Trevor Johnston

    P.S. I'm new to your wonderful blog, but you'll probably hear a lot more "brain picking" from me.
    Ottawa, Canada

  4. I like this picture, and technique, a lot. I want to start using this at my weddings but I'm not used to the QFlash set to Manual yet. I certainly understand the importance of it instesd of TTL, just not used to it yet. I will get it eventually. I love your blog because you use the QFlash, as I do, and it is very much a gret learning tool for me.Keep up the good teaching.
    Jim Shields Photography

  5. Hi Trevor,
    I prefer a horizon line that is true as it is here. Rarely to I do the "tilty" thing.

    Hey Jim,
    Just set you QFlash to 1/2 power, 12 feet behind the subject, pick a shutter speed that reduces the ambiemt, and go for it.

    Thanks to all for the nice remarks.