©David A. Ziser
To become a Bat Mitzvah, one must begin studies about a year ahead of time. That means at 12 years old, this young lady began to learn the Hebrew language so that she can read the Torah and give a lesson on her Torah portion in front of the entire congregation on her selected special Saturday morning.
For this young lady, that happens to be tomorrow morning. As I watched her rehearse with Rabbi yesterday morning, she was definitely ready and her confidence showed.
After the final rehearsal, I like to spend about 30 minutes photographing our soon to be Bat Mitzvah girl throughout the surrounds in which her Saturday service will take place. Plum Street Temple is so gorgeous, almost every angle makes for a breathtaking photograph.
This image was taken in the side aisle of the temple looking back onto the famous Rockwern Organ. The sun was just starting to fill the sanctuary. The sunlight and wonderful warm highlights caressed the beautiful pipe organ.
Illumination was from camera left, my Quantum through my Zumbrella at 1/4 power at about 10 feet away.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with a 24-105mm IS lens at 32mm, F5.6 @ 1/15 second handheld, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David