Wedding Rings

AUGUST 2012 – Two wedding rings have been placed in a glass of champagne. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

It had been a fantastic wedding so far. Yet the shot with the wedding rings was still missing. And I had no real idea how I could add a new, unique angle to this shot. Then I saw the glasses of champagne standing on a table outside the restaurant. The sun illuminated the glasses from the side and it would be setting soon; the background was dark but not black. I thought, “that’s it!” And so I explained the idea to the couple. They happily agreed to the shot and gave their rings. The aperture of f/2.8 added some bokeh and further separated the glass from the background. When the couple saw the final results, they loved the shot. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time18-AUG-2012, 19:36
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4896 x 3264 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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