"Guarding The Gates Of love"
©David A. Ziser
OK, maybe it's not my favorite title but I still love the image. During my sunrise shoot on Monday, we were changing locations and had to walk by these gates to a storage area at Spindletop. I loved the heavy black wrought iron design and decided to grab a shot or two of our beautiful bride in front of the gate. I decided to go with just the existing light since it did have a bit of direction I could use. I just had the bride lean against the gate and grab onto it as well. A soft look back into the camera was all I wanted. Notice that I have "broad lighted" the subject in this case - the broadest part of her face is illuminated here in the shot. Normally, not my lighting choice, I think it worked just fine here. The gentle S-curve in her pose contrasts nicely with the strong vertical elements of the heavy gate. A few minor tweaks in Lightroom 3 were used to tone down a few distracting elements. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 70-200mm IS lens at 200mm, F 4.0 @ 1/200 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David