"Into the Light"
©David A. Ziser
This is just a simple available light photograph I captured at a recent wedding. The lighting is just so beautiful and the story so simple – the bride is leaving her parent’s home for the last time as a single young lady. Today is the big day when she will be married.
I like the fact that you don’t even see the expression on her face. Is she happy, anxious, excited – perhaps all of the above. This image leaves it to you to your imagination.
The white, black, and grey tones provide a tranquil serenity in contrast with the bright light of this beautiful day almost speaking to the bride’s bright future.
I love the long sweeping soft curves of the wedding gown and the veil as the bride makes her way to the front door. Notice how your eye is led around the curve of the window over the door then dropping down to the bride. Look how that visual line completes it’s S-curve as it continues down the curve of the train of the gown and exits bottom right. I think all the elements come together well for a nice reportage style image for the bride’s wedding day.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark II fitted with Canon 24-105mm IS lens at 24mm, F4.0 @ 1/200 second, ISO 1600. Enjoy! -David