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They have been married for just two hours. The groom is undergoing ritual humiliation at the hands of someone he previously considered his best friend, his wife is laughing her head off.
It's a bit soft, and Bill got in the way on the left, but this is one of my favourites from the day.
Last of the wedding b&ws.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 May 2013 - 5:03 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Best Man's Speech
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:29 Jul 2013 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Black & white, Humour / fun, Portraits / people, Wedding / social
Votes:68

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

A wonderful delightful image and so happy.SmileSmileSmile

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CarolG
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:39 AM

She's obviously loving every minute of it, Moira, a great capture. Carol

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nonur
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM

It must be so gratifying to see your daughter laughing heartily at her wedding, Moira. You captured the moment so delightfully. Superb!

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rontear
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:24 AM

Letting it all out, photojournalistic jewel Moira.
Ron

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:27 AM

The relief from all the tension, caught in one moment..classic GrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM

Have to say wedding candids aren't really my favourite genre, but when you've a camera in your hands, Moira, you can be very persuasive. This is really good.
And I think Bill's ghostly intrusion actually adds to it, makes it more real.

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franken
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM

Another superb addition for the family album Moira.

Ken.

ps, being best man at three weddings, I know what the groom was going through! Smile

Ken

Last Modified By franken at 29 Jul 2013 - 8:33 AM

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barbarahirst
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:37 AM

full blown!!!!

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Lynniesefforts
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:39 AM

What a wonderful, and special, candid image...love this one Moira GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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morpheus1955
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

Superb candid shot, love it

Hugh

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WhiteRose1
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Thought she was sneezing at first GrinGrin. Can't make Bill out at all.

Dave

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pascalg
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:56 AM

blur, obstruction in the fg left side, emotion captured, (grabbed should I say) : all about imminence and rapidity to react
photography I like!

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stevesloan
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29 Jul 2013 - 9:29 AM

LOVE this !!! The Bokeh, the grain the expression the composition - excellent!. Steve

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nickyv32
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great capture of the moment Moira x

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Nikonuser1
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:46 AM

A great mono Moira,Smile

Cliff

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boov
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:55 AM

Wish I could hear the laugh as well as see it......

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 10:58 AM

Perfect moment,great timing.well done.
Dennis

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Joline
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:09 AM

Such unbridled joy.....I can see why it is your favorite!

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lonely_oryx
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:37 AM

Great expression

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mikbee
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:51 AM

I like the softness to it Moira.
If it is one thing that annoys me at my camera club,
is everyones obsession that the images must be SHARP.
A lot of nonsense if you ask me.
Although I am blunt when I tell them that !!
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:29 PM

Superb, both from an observational perspective, but also from its content Moira.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:45 PM

Back home after a distinctly depressing morning. Cheered up a lot now - thanks everyone, and especially Pascal for his UA.
Bill is the white blur on the left, I couldn't quite get rid of all of him and still keep the composition.

Quote: I like the softness to it Moira.
If it is one thing that annoys me at my camera club,
is everyone's obsession that the images must be SHARP.

Precisely. Though I don't think I've managed to get that message across in the Critique Gallery.
Moira

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danbrann
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:42 PM

A moment she will also remember. Men............ Do they always get in the wayY

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Jul 2013 - 2:01 PM

A great close-up of the lady's joy, Moira! Grin There does seem to be an obsession with sharpness - and lack of any noise these days. At the YPU Annual Assembly they had a professional photographer displaying his digital work projected onto a large screen and he commented that you should get the image and sod it being biting sharp or noise free (not his exact words!) Wink
Trev Smile

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jovanovic
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29 Jul 2013 - 3:08 PM

GrinGrinGrin SUPERB!

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saltireblue
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29 Jul 2013 - 3:17 PM

Would have been marvellous if Bill (for example) had been able to capture the groom's expression at the same moment. That might have been not so hale and hearty a laugh as the bride's.

Malc

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AnnChown
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29 Jul 2013 - 4:54 PM

That's a real moment in time Moira - I imagine uncaptured by anybody else. A spontaneous moment of joy - wonderful! Grin
Ann

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whatriveristhis
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29 Jul 2013 - 5:33 PM

[quote I couldn't quite get rid of all of him and still keep the composition.
[/quote]

Ahem!..... BILL'S GHOSTLY INTRUSION ACTUALLY ADDS TO IT, MAKES IT MORE REAL

Camera clubs are obsessed with a lot of things. It's why I avoid them.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 5:42 PM

Bill belonged to a camera club for a year, but left after he was told he should have moved a lamp post...

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JawDborn
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29 Jul 2013 - 5:54 PM

Sarah's laugh is infectious, even via EPZ.Smile What a remarkable capture of spontaneity. I do consider such images are more to be treasured than the traditional posed wedding photos.

Jack

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lifesnapper
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:01 PM

A brilliantly timed capture Moira, and I fully understand why this is your favourite.

John Smile

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bliba
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

excellent work.....full of emotion .love the blurred BG

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widtink
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

Pure joy Moira SmileSmile And that is priceless Grin

Rod

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NobbytheNobster

Good shot Moira, love the pov and her laughing Smile

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jaktis
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

Perfectly timed

Peter

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pluckyfilly
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29 Jul 2013 - 9:28 PM

definitely one to treasure and so well timed - not like you to get depressed surely

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Irishkate
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:43 PM

A great moment so timely captured.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Michaela_Solway
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:25 PM

A great moment captured.. Excellent original wedding shot

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30 Jul 2013 - 10:41 AM

wonderful composition, great use of DoF. v.good mono rendering...............regards, phil.

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ChiliMan
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30 Jul 2013 - 1:25 PM

I always gaze upon the image first and then scroll down to read the descrip. I gotta tell you...I didn't even notice the softness. It just looked perfect and embodied what photography is primarily about for me - capturing the moment. And this is SO well captured. Anyone who spent 2 seconds more on focusing would've missed this great guffaw.

Stellar shot, Moira.

Andrew

PS Love that laugh GrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
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31 Jul 2013 - 10:19 PM

What a wonderful expression you've captured Moira, an image to cherish for years to come and one that will no doubt bring a smile to your face

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Scottishlandscapes
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2 Aug 2013 - 3:30 PM

Oh I really hope they have a long and happy marriage together, that laugh is straight from the heart and I hope she does it often.

Dougie

Brilliant capture Moira, better to catch the moment of fun than the pin sharp stooky shot in my opinion.

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sathyababu

Memorable moments....................Smile..lovely & lively shot...

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