Wedding Day

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Title     Wedding Day
Photographer     keiferat/Keith (231) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Portraits
F-stop     f/8
Shutter speed     1/15 sec
Category     Portrait
Lens     Canon 24-70mm F2.8L
Camera     Canon 30D
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     February 22, 2010 1:35:58 PM CST
Views     735
Rating     4 Thumb-up


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Thumb-up    from mauro1/Mauro (11,421) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 3:45:21 PM CST (4) Early critique

The soft natural light is fantastic and I like the perspective and framing. I find the vintage location visually interesting as well. Her pose though had me confused. I am not sure I would even call it a pose. It has more of a feel of random moment between poses. Now if true that can be a refreshing and interesting choice, but here it felt more like she was reaching down to sooth her aching feet or adjusting the straps on her heels. I guess one could argue that is a valid approach to what goes on during a day of the wedding but not sure if it works as a compelling portrait of this bride on her day. Cheers, Mauro.

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Thumb-up    from lurchi/Ulrich (61,478) Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 1:59:03 PM CST (3) Early critique

Hmm, technically the shot is well done, good lighting and exposure, nice warm sepia hues, good sharpness and the slight vignetting might help to add sort of a subconscious keyhole feeling ... but honestly the setting makes absolutely no sense to me. How is this old garage or shed, even if fairly cleaned-up, the right place for the bride wo wait for ... what, her groom? Or is it meant to be the place where she was hidden away from him as sort of a ritual? The fact that background and surrounding are pretty busy, particularly behind her head, is comparably minor within that irritation. Otherwise, like I said, well done.
Regards, U.

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From keiferat/Keith (231) Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 2:25:27 PM CST

My apologies Ulrich. I should have given a description of the days events. The wedding I photographed was at a popular picturesque farm that is often rented out for weddings. This image was taken in the old, but still operating mill to be hidden from the groom until the appointed time. You work with what you have I guess. Thank you for your comments. Best regards, Keith


From lurchi/Ulrich (61,478) Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 2:33:41 PM CST

No apologies necessary - in the end it's the result, the shot itself that has to convince, without explanations - at least for those not involved.


From bigotis/Eugene (14,394) Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 8:13:34 PM CST

Those going through the wedding pictures in chronological succession would, no doubt, easily be able to surmise that U. If it is a stand-alone image, that may be different.


Thumb-up Thumb-up    from tonyzg/Tony (1,375) Send mail to this user on February 22, 2010 1:40:40 PM CST (5) Early critique

I don't have anything major to point out in this beautiful capture. I like the color toning done to this image. It is very fitting. But to think of it now I believe the face of the bride should have a bit stronger highlight which can easily be done in PS. The arm and leg of the bride has a strong highlight takes away from the bride's face.

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