Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Looking Up"

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"Looking Up"
©David A. Ziser

When we photograph weddings, we can find ourselves in any type of location – outside in a park, in a simple church, or a magnificent cathedral. That was the case I found myself in a few days ago.  The wedding was to take place at the Verdin Bell Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.  One very interesting thing to note about the museum was that it was previously St. Paul’s Catholic Church for 131 previous years before it became a museum [link].

The interior was absolutely beautiful.  I have a habit of always looking up in any church I visit. Maybe it goes back to my fascination with Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel [link], but I always like viewing the ceiling in old churches – many are magnificent works of art and simply quite beautiful.  Just look at the rich vibrant colors, the arabesque converging lines, and the architecture – magnificent!  And, that by the way, is why we need to photograph them.

Not many people take the time to look up so if you do and photograph what you see, you capture, many times, the exciting lost beauty of some awesome venues.

Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark II fitted with Sigma 12-24mm lens at 12mm, F5.6 @ 1/50 second, ISO 6400. Enjoy!  -David

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