I’m jumping the order a little bit, but I just had to share this photo from Mackenzie and Chris’ wedding last night.
After nearly a year of construction, the new public art project in the walled garden at Mellon Park was unveiled last night. It features fiber optic lighting in a pattern that mimics the stars above Pittsburgh on the evening of Ann Katharine Seamans‘ birth in 1979. By a complete stroke of luck, the event coincided with Mackenzie and Chris’ wedding celebration being held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The tie-in is that Mackenzie and Chris donated the star “Electra” to the project. They were thrilled to see the garden lit up on their wedding night.
This was a pretty difficult shot to get. I had been thinking about it since Chris and Mackenzie told me about it. I stood on a wall for a higher angle and held a 1.3 second exposure on my Nikon D700 at ISO 6400 to get the stars. Caroline stood off to the left with a radio slaved flash to illuminate the couple. They were real troopers, standing still as I shot a bunch of photos adjusting the lighting and exposure. Thanks!
Check back in a couple of weeks for the full blog post from the wedding.