Monday, July 21, 2008

"Moment Of Truth"

"Moment Of Truth"
© David A. Ziser

This image was made early on in my digital career. It is the full image as taken on the couple's wedding day. I felt cropping it would eliminate too many of the peripheral stories going on in the scene. The service was presided over by one of my favorite clergyman, Rabbi Mark. Rabbi can become very demonstrative and animated during his weddings and makes everyone feel like they are part of the moment. I like how the bride's hand is in mid-grasp of her groom. I like the strongly set jaw I see on the groom's mom. I even like the little girl in the bottom right of the frame playing with her daddy's face the way so many little children do oblivious to the occasion. Nevertheless, it is the moment of truth for the bride and groom as, just a moment from now, they will proclaim their love and commitment to each other for the rest of time. Camera specs; Nikon D1x fitted with 80-200mm non VR lens at 800mm and on a tripod, F2.8 @ 1/15 second, ISO 3200 with Noise Ninja applied. Enjoy! -David

1 comment:

  1. David,

    thanks for the great blogs. Just wondering how you created the flare on the lights in this wedding ceremony. I have heard that a smaller f-stop creates a flare (but that's with the sun). Did you use a filter here? Also, your lens details look a little out-of-whack... 800mm with a 80-200mm lens.

    Thanks again for the blogs... love em.