"Springtime In Italy"
©David A. Ziser
OK, I know you think I might be a little crazy with today's title, but It's all I could think of with the crocuses, those little yellow flowers playing so predominantly in the composition. Crocuses are generally one of the first flowers of Spring in the States but we are in Italy in October and they are all over the place here at the Castle.
I made this image at ground level - yes, the camera was sitting on the ground. With the fisheye on the camera, I figured I could really bring the bright yellow color of the flowers into play in my composition. using my off camera flash added the dramatic light to our beautiful model, Cici, and I think we pulled off a pretty cool image.
Lighting is from camera left, 3 Canon 600EX-RT speedlights fired in High Speed Sync mode. HSS allowed me to use the super fast shutter speed to really darken the sky for the added dramatic effect. I’m loving these new speedlights for this feature alone.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Canon 8-15mm fisheye at 15mm, F8.0 @ 1/1000 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! David