Monday, February 23, 2009

"Dancing On The Square"

"Dancing On The Square"
©David A. Ziser

I made this image a few years ago and I still recall it being one of my favorite weddings ever. We started the coverage at noon and wrapped 14 hours later - but what a wedding it was. At the request of the bride, we headed for Fountain Square, a Cincinnati landmark. We wanted to pick up a little of the "urban" flavor of downtown Cincinnati in the wedding shots. In those days, Fountain Square was configured differently than today and the Tyler-Davidson Fountain always figured prominently in the composition. With the fountain's new configuration, the shots are not nearly as dramatic. I don't know why they didn't consult us wedding photogs before changing things around. Anyway, I love the setting of this shot. I am nearly leaning backward to get the sky-scape in the image the way you see it presented. That's because of the 180 degree view of my 8mm Sigma fisheye lens. Of course the clients think I'm "nuts" as I coax them to hug and kiss. They think I'm talking to somebody on the 20th floor of the Westin ;~) Anyway, the shots on the Square always make a great addition in the bridal album. Camera specs: Nikon D1x fitted with Sigma 8mm Fisheye, F4.0 @1/2 second (tripod), ISO 400. Enjoy! -David

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