Monday, December 17, 2007

"A Dance of Color"
© David A. Ziser

I photographed this image while on the big island of Hawaii this past April. It is another one of those drive-by shooting images while flying down the road about 41 miles from Hilo heading down from Waimea. The bright red flowers dappling the rich green foliage was a wonderful contrast of color. My Canon 5D was fitted with my 24-105mm IS lens at 90mm. As we pasted the scene I made this quick image at F11 @ 1/160 second at ISO 800. To get to the final image, I had to crop out an under construction house on the left of the image and do a little post processing in Photoshop to give it an impressionistic look and feel. I love the finished result. Enjoy! --David
P.S. Here is the "Before" image right here.

1 comment:

  1. David,
    Love your work, and I particularly appreciate all the time that you spend putting this blog together with your helpful, encouraging words and tutorials. I'm in a 9-5 kind of job (non-photographic) and spend all my free time developing my photographic skills. Needless to say I'm envious of your life, with all the traveling and interesting, creative things that you are able to do. Have you written anywhere on how your career evolved? How did you start, and how did you work up through the ranks to achieve such popularity? Were you ever a 9-5 kind of guy? What risks did you have to take to get where you are?
    Thanks again for all that you do for us beginning photographers.