"In The Evening Glow"
©David A. Ziser
Here is another portrait I made at the beach in Mexico last week. Chasing the last rays of the sun is always a challenge and always fun. You’ve got to get the shot as the sun is setting and the exposure is constantly changing. I think it’s the “thrill of the chase’ in getting the shot that I love. For this image I positioned my subject in front of the rock formations you see in the background. I thought they did a good job of leading the viewer’s eyes to our lovely subject. Light is coming in from camera-right from my off-camera flash. I balanced the exposure specifically to just reveal enough of the setting sun’s color to add a sense of the “dramatic” to the portrait. I also needed to add a little fill light from my on-camera flash – 580 EXII - to soften the shadows just a bit. The finished result turns out to be quite a nice dramatic portrait of this beautiful lady. Camera specs; Canon 7D fitted with Canon 18-200mm IS lens at 18mm, F5.6 @ 1/20 second, manually set and handheld, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David