Fire in the Sky

© Deborah T. Ouzts

Fire in the Sky

Brenda c. McFarland 5/28/2007 10:55:25 PM

Oh my gosh! This is just fabulous! Way to go on this picture!! #663946

maria Warren 5/28/2007 11:20:02 PM

oh wow I am sure she loves this photo its so beautiful awesome job #4341016

Suzanne M. McAndrew 5/29/2007 3:30:29 AM

I have a cousins wedding to shoot late afternoon-evening and I could only pray to get an image like this! This is incredible!! #4341373

Jeff Robinson 5/29/2007 4:36:18 AM

Very nice work! Jeff #4341837

Kristin M. Morales 5/29/2007 6:22:31 AM

stunning and impactful image. Excellent job with the lighting. Would love to know what off camera lighting you used. Perfection! #4342369

Deborah T. Ouzts 5/29/2007 9:55:55 AM

Thank you so much everyone! I shoot at this location a lot and it is not very often that I get a sky as awesome as this, I feel like I can't really take credit for how awesome this shot is because it is the sky that makes it! :) Kristin, I have a bunch of 580ex flashes that I use with my 30D, I have one on my camera used as the master and my husband is holding another flash (used as slave) just off to my right. Thanks again! #4343123

Sarah J. Fowler 5/29/2007 4:33:16 PM

Absolutely stunning - I shoot weddings and would love to have a shot like this in my portfolio. The contrast of color in this shot is impressive - not just anybody could pull this off as a photographer. I bet you sure had a happy bride! #4344292

Lynn Crawford 5/29/2007 8:04:44 PM

WOW this is beautiufl Deborah :) #4344949

Darrel L. Larson 5/29/2007 9:33:59 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! That is a beautiful stunning wedding shot. #4345161

Deborah T. Ouzts 5/29/2007 10:54:39 PM

Thank you, Thank you! :) #4345221

Susan Fox 5/31/2007 6:17:57 AM

Beautiful! Fantastic color and lighting and great compostion too. Love it! #4350702

Anna Diederich 5/31/2007 3:13:34 PM

This is just stunning!! #4352045

Deborah T. Ouzts 5/31/2007 3:19:29 PM

Thank you so much, Susan and Anna! :) #4352060

Lisa J. Boulden 6/1/2007 10:43:45 AM

Deborah, what a STUNNING bridal image!!! I'm sure the bride was elated with this. Sure, the sky cooperated in this shot, but your talent certainly shines throughout the image--Lisa #4355031

Deborah T. Ouzts 6/1/2007 1:20:02 PM

Thank you so much Lisa! The Bride was beyond happy with this, so was her fiance! She said she showed her dad and he thought it was a painting! :) #4355349

Susie Peek-Swint 6/4/2007 12:29:07 PM

Simply stunning ~ I agree with all the above comments ... this one's a winner! #4365047

Deborah T. Ouzts 6/4/2007 12:52:51 PM

thank you Susie! #4365094

Stefania Barbier 6/5/2007 6:27:39 AM

amazing... great shot! #4367741

Lisa R. Buffington 6/6/2007 12:30:04 PM

WOW! Absolutely stunning. This shot was in Editor's First Picks, congrats. #4372677

Deborah T. Ouzts 6/6/2007 12:46:11 PM

Thank you Stefania and Lisa! Lisa I didn't know that, thanks!! #4372718

Shannon Davis Brier 6/7/2007 5:28:38 PM

Oh my gosh!!! I bet you had one weepy, with joy of course, bride. It's stunning. Simply stunning. Her pose with that sky...amazing. #4376800

anonymous 6/26/2007 5:06:37 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Deborah! #4441838

Deborah T. Ouzts 6/26/2007 5:31:11 PM

Woo-hoo! Thanks!! #4442125

Sharon King 6/26/2007 7:12:21 PM

This is so Beautiful...Congrats! #4443510

Carla Metzler 6/27/2007 5:49:25 AM

Congratulations!!! #4446754

Howard A. Wimpee 6/27/2007 10:17:52 AM

That is one awsome and beautiful portrait!!! Congratulations!!!! #4448714

Brenda c. McFarland 6/27/2007 10:35:45 AM

Yeah!!! I hope you win with this!! I am happy to see it made the finals!! #4448837

Deborah T. Ouzts 6/27/2007 12:14:55 PM

Thank you so much everyone, it means so much to me! I'm excited!! I am shooting this brides wedding next weekend and they want this big on canvas, so far everyone in her family who has seen her photos has flipped out! It should be a beautiful wedding! #4449399

Roger Fry 6/28/2007 1:15:48 PM

Wow ! The bride must be well impressed with this ! Congratulations on being a finalist !

Roger #4453878

Heidi Brand 7/18/2007 7:38:24 AM

This is a stunning image! Congrats on being a finalist. #4522491

Evy Johansen 7/29/2007 12:39:04 AM

Wow.. awesome image!! Big congratulations on your POTD, Deborah!! #4573558

Mary K. Robison 7/29/2007 3:22:00 AM

Brilliant image, Deborah! Judging by this, that wedding album is going to be fantastic!
Congratulations on your well-earned POTD! #4573722

Bill Houghton 7/29/2007 3:34:54 AM

This is a beautiful shot Deborah. Very well done. Congratulations.

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Josselyne Klecanda 7/29/2007 4:21:57 AM

Incredibly beautiful! WOW! #4573824

Milan Banik 7/29/2007 5:08:23 AM

beautiful composition.congrates #4573941

Joy Rector 7/29/2007 5:17:49 AM

congrats on the POTD #4573992

Carol Dibble 7/29/2007 5:31:30 AM

Amazing image...congrats on finalist and POTD! #4574046

Jeff Robinson 7/29/2007 6:00:51 AM

Congrats Deborah on your very well deserved POTD! Jeff #4574168

Nancy L. Green 7/29/2007 6:20:07 AM

What an unusual and beautiful bridal photo!!! GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on a wonderful POTD!!! <>< #4574234

Lisa J. Boulden 7/29/2007 6:30:36 AM

I just had to revisit this when I heard the great news!!!
C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S on your POTD. So very well deserved, Deborah!
--Lisa #4574265

Paul Goodman 7/29/2007 6:54:32 AM

Congrats on POTD, this is an Awesome Bridal Photo. #4574307

Joe D. Horn 7/29/2007 7:17:39 AM

Amazing picture - absolutely outstanding!!! Nice work!! #4574345

Jim Britt 7/29/2007 7:24:23 AM

Great shot. Nice contrast. Congrats on POTD. #4574363

Deborah A. Ciullo 7/29/2007 7:42:18 AM

Stunningly Beautiful Shot Deborah! Congratulations on this FANTASTIC capture!!! #4574413

Chris Hayes 7/29/2007 8:58:42 AM

Wow. Holy cr@p. Amazing. #4574581

Lori L. Thomas 7/29/2007 9:21:11 AM

Where did you shoot this at? #4574632

Lisa Atkins 7/29/2007 10:05:34 AM

Now, THAT, is a portrait!!!! Beautiful! Congrats on photo of the day, and making the finals. Looks more like a grand prize winner, to me. #4574754

Ernie Atkins 7/29/2007 10:09:53 AM

I would like to know how much of the exposure was from the available outdoor lighting and how much from the two flash units. Also do you remember what the ratio was between falsh untis?

Incredible composition, as well. Great pose at power point with nice diagonal lines and, of course, the sky. Awesome shot - congrats. #4574768

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/29/2007 10:21:14 AM

Very Beautiful image...super! #4574797

Toni Hopper 7/29/2007 10:29:57 AM

Deborah, awesome!!!! #4574817

RC Fritz 7/29/2007 12:31:17 PM

Awesome POTD. Congrats! #4575141

Anthony Jefferies 7/29/2007 1:22:09 PM

So the trick is to use your husband as a slave Deb, is that what you say? Seriously, what works for me is the story or stories that take this picture beyond your average wedding shot. Is this a snowball melting in the heat of love? Is this a unique human being, standing, perfect when all around is burning? Apart from the technical brilliance (with your husband holding the slave flash) this what strikes me. #4575247

Ronald Balthazor 7/29/2007 1:47:47 PM

Hot! #4575347

Diane L. Thomas 7/29/2007 2:14:24 PM

What a great capture, It is beautiful and I know the bride was pleased. Diane Thomas #4575441

Keith L. Clayton 7/29/2007 3:01:53 PM

Super dramatic shot! I love this image. Very well done! #4575525

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/29/2007 3:33:11 PM

Dramatic and beautiful keepsake, excellent image. A great potd, congratulations! #4575642

Denise Denomy 7/29/2007 3:43:18 PM

There is nothing left to say but STUNNING! #4575676

Mary Clarke 7/29/2007 3:45:58 PM

Congratulations on POTD Deborah, lovely image #4575682

Patricia Ronan 7/29/2007 3:48:32 PM

Beautiful image! Congrats on your POTD:) #4575687

Deborah T. Ouzts 7/29/2007 4:26:15 PM

Wow! I am so overwelmed!! Thank you so so much for all your kind words, it has totoally maked me day!!
Lori, I shot this on the red rocks of St. George, Utah!
Ernie, the exposure of the sky was from the outdoor light and my bride was all flash. A few times my flash didn't fire and the sky looked the same but my bride was dark, it did make a cool silhouette though! :) I was trying so many different things that night I don't remember the ratio between flash units, sorry.
Tonj, that is so funny! Thank you so much!!
Again thank you to everyone, I don't know what else to say! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! :) #4575797

Vicki Hunt 7/30/2007 6:11:58 AM

This is really wonderful! Congratulations! #4577880

Cortney B. Teeples 7/30/2007 8:17:27 AM

This bride made one right decision for her wedding and that was to hire you! Well done! I just hope she lucked out with picking her groom too! :) #4578346

Cortney B. Teeples 8/4/2007 6:46:58 AM

Amazing shot! This looks like it belongs on the cover of a bride's magazine. #4599885

Jessica L. Lyczynski 9/27/2007 10:34:46 AM

AMAZING!!!! This is a beautiful photo! did you use any special filters on this? I love this photo! #4853505

Deborah T. Ouzts 9/27/2007 11:34:42 AM

Hi Jessica, thanks for your comment!! I did not use filters of any kind, that is really what the sky looked like that night and our city is surrounded by red rocks, it is a great place for bridals! #4853737

Elmer E. Fleagle 11/27/2007 5:03:12 PM

The contrast of the gown and the sky really stands out. I have read through most of the comments on this photo and agree with most. A photo well done. #5138188

Deborah T. Ouzts 11/27/2007 7:24:35 PM

Thank you so much Elmer! It means a lot to me! #5139136

Tony P. Bernhoffer 1/10/2008 12:31:04 PM

Hot photo! Makes me think of the 1970 song VENUS by Shockng Blue-SHE'S MY VENUS, SHE'S MY FIRE; AT MY DESIRE! Cool and far out! #5320539

Audra Hughes 1/11/2008 5:57:05 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! #5323762

Deborah T. Ouzts 1/11/2008 12:33:52 PM

Thanks so much!! Tony, that made me laugh! The Bride ordered this as a 40x60 on gallery wrap canvas, it turned out amazing! Thanks again everyone! #5325227

Jenni Ms Petterson 2/19/2008 1:11:04 PM

Simply divine, great job #5517089

Lisa Kryschuk 6/5/2008 4:24:07 PM

STUNNING!!!!! #6023549

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Spring brings us some great sunsets! Metered off the sky and then the bride was lit up by an off camera flash.

Uploaded on 5/28/2007 10:34:39 PM Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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