"Romancing The 18th"
©David A. Ziser
This image was captured several years ago, back in my Nikon days. We had been shooting “digital” for about three years and I had just picked up my first Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens – I was stoked to give it a try.
It was an early afternoon wedding which meant we were heading to the reception just when the lighting was about perfect for outdoor photographs. We also had one of those perfect days with the sky full of beautiful white puffy clouds. Simply an ideal situation.
We checked to be sure no one was hitting onto the 18th green and grabbed this photograph. It’s just a simple wedding portrait but the setting is what makes the image so special. I really like how the color of the groom’s dress blues enhance and compliment the rich blue sky. The fisheye lens’ super wide view really reaches out and grabs the sky taking it all in.
Lighting was from camera right, my Quantum through my shoot thru umbrella (pre-Zumbrella) at full power.
Camera specs: Nikon D1x fitted with Sigma 8mm Fisheye, F 11.0 @ 1/500 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David