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The Bride

By dathersmith  
Managed a bit of bridal portraiture on Sunday at The Grange Hotel and couldn't resist the natural light of this window. The colour version is nice but I'm having a bit of a mono period at the moment, hope you like it.


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edrhodes Plus
12 547 12 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 5:22PM


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d3looo Plus
9 16 1 Slovakia
22 Feb 2012 5:28PM
Beautiful, really like it!!!

edrhodes Plus
12 547 12 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 6:06PM
As you probably gathered i like this very much Darren. My only niggle is the skirting line not been level just unbalances this image for me, try a tweak on the bottom left hand corner with the distort tool it looks so much better, well for me anyway Wink
LesF Plus
11 182 9
22 Feb 2012 6:20PM
Very classy Darren, mono work well also

dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
22 Feb 2012 6:29PM
Thanks a lot guys.

Fair point Ed, I'll have a look at that.

too good Darren. Wow
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
22 Feb 2012 6:45PM
Hey thanks Dave, really appreciate your comment and award. Hope you're doing OK.

Phil_L Plus
8 19 1 Wales
22 Feb 2012 8:39PM
backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 11:04PM
A real stunner darren, and one that i'd be over the moon with if i'd taken it myself

I'd be interested to know if you used a reflector to throw some of that beautiful light back at the bride, or did you just expose for her dress?

have my UA with pleasure

dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
22 Feb 2012 11:15PM
Wow thanks Phil, appreciate your award. Also thanks for the comment Phil (L).

I did try using a reflector but the corridor is as wide as you see here and I couldn't get it out of the shot so in the end I simply exposed for the dress and had to accept that the veil would blow out. I kind of like it that way though.

sherring Plus
10 46 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 8:53AM
Very nice, although it is on a slight slant as noted above.

billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 9:10AM
Lovely shot Darren....

23 Feb 2012 10:12AM
Absolutely stunning.
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Feb 2012 1:02PM
beautiful beautiful shot, mate.
well done on the EC.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
23 Feb 2012 1:06PM
Thanks a lot guys and cheers too Pete for the EC, a nice surprise to come back for lunch and find Grin

LesF Plus
11 182 9
23 Feb 2012 1:25PM
Yes congrats Darren, with the EC
23 Feb 2012 1:31PM
Very very well taken, Sarah Smile
congrats on all the awards Darren, testament to your fantastic abilities

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
23 Feb 2012 2:34PM
A beautiful angelic bride. Congrats on the awards. So deserving............Sandy
MossyOak Plus
6 22 15 England
23 Feb 2012 6:40PM
Exposed to perfection and very well handled.
Love it
23 Feb 2012 9:41PM
Excellent as always Darren, well done on the EC

dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
23 Feb 2012 9:55PM
Thanks a lot everyone, appreciate all the kind words and awards.

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
23 Feb 2012 11:29PM
Congrat's Darren, impressive work! Smile

Sarah *
26 Feb 2012 11:34PM
Gorgeous shot ! So delicate...
edrhodes Plus
12 547 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 6:43AM
POTW, Well deserved Darren.

Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Feb 2012 7:33AM
well done on the potw, Darren
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
27 Feb 2012 7:55AM
Wow POTW, a great way to start the week - thanks Pete. Cheers too for the comments you guys, means a lot.

11 12 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 9:04AM
Well done Darren on POTW! Great shot.

27 Feb 2012 9:17AM
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 11:14AM
congrats on your POTW Darren and deserved all the awards.
27 Feb 2012 1:56PM
well worthy of POTW, a stunning image!
27 Feb 2012 2:25PM
seriously stunning!
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
27 Feb 2012 7:06PM
Fine image, Darren! Very fine!

Congrats on the POTW award!

dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
27 Feb 2012 7:23PM
Thanks for all the nice comments folks, means a lot.

BigE Plus
9 3 England
27 Feb 2012 7:29PM
Wonderful shopt Darren, congrats on POTW. Tend to disagree with the comments about the skirting etc, I think it adds a touch of imperfection to a stunning image.

Well done Darren on the award -- richly deserved.
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
28 Feb 2012 8:59AM
Just perfect
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Feb 2012 12:24PM
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
28 Feb 2012 1:19PM
Congrats on the POTW Darren, good result
Regards Richard
28 Feb 2012 2:04PM
Stunning, not much more I can say.
oneill Plus
9 155 Ireland
28 Feb 2012 10:15PM
wow stunning shot Smile is that Jenny?? Smile
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
29 Feb 2012 7:36AM
Thanks a lot guys.

Quote:Wow stunning shot Smile is that Jenny?? Smile
if you mean Jenny Brook then yes it is, I guess you know her?

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
1 Mar 2012 11:03AM
A very precious photo . Hope the Bride likes it . She looks so sweet . The lighting is first class . Congratulations
LesF Plus
11 182 9
2 Mar 2012 8:48AM
Congrats on POTW Darren

Bloggs Plus
6 313 England
3 Mar 2012 8:18AM
Wonderful shot..... congrats
3 Mar 2012 11:47PM
Have a hundred on me Smile Fantastic image.
Great Photo
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
29 Apr 2012 10:42PM
Quality Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
7 Jul 2012 2:32PM
Yes I do! Like the photo of course lovely tones and the light is just spot on, nice one,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
beautiful shot shes really beautiful and i love how u made the room darkerGrin i love this

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