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This is an image taken of Becky at her wedding yesterday. I liked the pocket of light that came through this doorway and asked her to stand looking towards the light. I also liked the contrast and texture of the ancient wooden door against her satin dress. The wedding took place at a beautiful old 17th century coaching inn at Long Melford and in the photos I wanted to show the beauty of the place as well as Becky's own individual beauty.
The shot was taken in raw, and the vignette added in photoshop. There was no fill in flash but I wonder if I should have used a reflector to just lift the shadows a little?
Comments appreciated.
Thanks
Trudy

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 24-105 f4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:On the threshold....
Username:trivets12 trivets12
Uploaded:13 Jun 2009 - 7:07 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Fashion, Portraits / people, Wedding / social
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Gwen_A
Gwen_A  7 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2009 - 7:36 PM

Lovely really captured the emotion of the moment.

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Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell e2 Member 11Michael Campbell vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2009 - 8:36 PM

Great Shot!
Can I be so bold to ask how you do your vinetting?

Regards Michael

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mikaela4
mikaela4  5 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2009 - 9:40 PM

Beautiful shot.
Mikaela

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HectorRivera
13 Jun 2009 - 11:41 PM

Excellent far setting portrait

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
14 Jun 2009 - 1:49 AM

A great shot and very nice use of the available light from the doorway, although I think the vignette might be a tad too strong. I'm guessing you're using the eliptical tool to create the vignette, If your using CS2, there's a built in vignette tool that not a lot of people know about, it can be found under filter/distort/lens corection, just drag the vignette slider a wee bit to the left and repeat if you want it to be darker, I personally think it gives better results than the selection tools. Also if you're interested I know a technique to create colour vignettes using this tool, if you'd like to know how just p.m. me.

Richard

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martinproe
14 Jun 2009 - 6:59 AM

Beautiful shot, and I love the shadows. I would agree that the vignette over powers a wonderful image.

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trivets12
trivets12  101155 forum posts
15 Jun 2009 - 2:36 PM

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your notes regarding the vignette and, yes, I did use the selection tool and the hue/saturation dialogue box and darkened it down. I shall certainly look at your suggestion, Richard!
Thanks
Trudy

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ambo_boy
ambo_boy  8
23 Jun 2009 - 2:49 AM

Great image - plenty of style. I can almost hear the quietness of this moment. Great use of natural light. Will be back to check out more of your images.

Shaun

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