Camera: NIKON D2H
Shutter: 1/60 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length:
White Balance: Auto 129 mm
Shooter's Comments: This photo shoot was rather straightforward, but the trick was tracking down the people later to get their names.
With a packed church, it is quite easy to never find the person you took a photo of for the caption. Earlier, during the Ash Wednesday Mass, I was in the back of the church and noticed the Smith family.
When they came forward to receive an ash cross on their foreheads, I knew I would be able to track them down.
I used the existing light in the cathedral because flash would have been too obtrusive. I also shot with a telephoto lens from a side entrance at the front of the church.
- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist