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This is a photo I took recently at a wedding, the Bride was verry nervous, en has one of those closed off kinds of personalities. She does however love playing her violin so I desided to incorporate it into her bridal photo's. I tried to use as less flash as possitle to capture the natural light of the room. I love the calmness of the photo. Tell me what you think.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Serenity in Music
Username:tari1005 tari1005
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 7:54 AM
Tags:Bride, Flash / lighting, General, Music, Portraits / people, Shadows., Sunlight, Violin, Wedding
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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:06 AM

Excellent idea, this, and I agree that it does have a certain serenity to it. I also quite like the light in this image. It all works very well.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:12 AM

Music has charms to sooth the savage breast...


Beautiful light and tones. An excellent image but maybe not as a wedding image for me, the instrument and her expression gives a certain dolefulness and suggest lament for her situation.

Dave

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 - 8:47 AM

Great photo ! very special and I am sure she LOVES it Smile

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rogerdoger
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14 Nov 2012 - 9:59 AM

Great shot .Works really well. Loads of atmosphere and I think you have the flash balence just right.
Roger Hance

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Bonvilston
14 Nov 2012 - 12:11 PM

I think it is a wonderful idea. I must say, until i read your description i did wonder at how posh her nightie was ! Wink The tone and the lighting is just perfect....Peter

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banehawi Critique Team 10901 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2892 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 2:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Marlise,

A very visually attractive shot. You havent provided enough exif/shot details for a detailed critique, so I can comment only on what I see.

Did you deliberately tilt the shot? it look fine, but also looks fine straight.

Theres a lot of colour noise in this, - you can reduce this quite easily. Its visible in the darker areas, - so I assume a high ISO. Oddly, the noise seems to add the impression of an old painting in this!

Youve managed the light very well and the glow here makes it look quite magical. Did you add glow in post processing, - a diffuse glow filter for example, - its works very well.


Ive uploaded a mod that straightened using the corner of the wall as a reference, and I have reduces noise, and reduce the window glare slightly, - not the dress. No other changes. Scroll up this page, click the modification tab to view. It works as it is, - the mod is simply an alternate.


Hope this helps,


regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 14 Nov 2012 - 2:38 PM

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

Superb shot !!!!....lovely aura from the backlighting !!

I've done a simple mod. for your consideration....straightened up the window-frame, cropped the image, then
added a hint of 'Diffuse Glow' for a 'dreamy' effect....& finished with a thin black border........gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom858 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:57 PM

Strange wedding image. The makings of a cracker but does need to be straightened and a good stop less exposure with the shadows then lightened. You give us no details but I suspect auto exposure and no flash fill, which, if subtle, would fill the shadows whilst allowing the highlightx to record a bit better.

Paul

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