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Wedding Party

By sidpai  
I was trying to capture how photo shoots like this one in downtown focuses on people hurriedly moving one spot to the next. I wanted to capture the the tension and a bit of the drama. Also, I tried to show how nonchalant the rest of the world id with a casual bystander.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Wedding Chicago Downtown Brides maids Grooms men

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W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 7:16AM
Great mix of emotion here....
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
13 Jul 2010 8:21AM
Hi Sid,
the first thing I noted from the thumbnail is that the picture was leaning on the right. Since there are many vertical lines, the effect is quite evident and a bit disturbing.
The second evident aspect is that the core of the picture, the brides maids, are quite dark and few details of their dress are visible. In a highly contrasted picture like this, rely on autoexposure may not be the best choice, since the detail in the shadow are lost and it is difficult to recover them in post production.
A final remarks is about the cyan cast, really evident in this picture. It's a matter of personal taste, but in this case it doesn't look appropriate. it reminds more of cooling sensation or emotion which is in contrast with a marriage.
In the mod, I've tilted a bit to have vertical lines vertical, the FG has been burned trying to recover some details from the shadow and the BG dodged to render it less eye catching.
hope it helps
sidpai 10
13 Jul 2010 4:01PM
Thanks guys.
Francesco-- I had a feeling something was amiss in the photograph. I appreciate you pointing that out to me.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 5:04PM
There is, indeed, a tilt, but what about the colour cast. There is a strong cyan cast over the whole image - so either wrong camera settings - white balance, or, and I see you don't say RAW - a wrong conversion.

Contrast is also very heavy causing shadows to block up. Did you use a very high ISO, 1600 or more. The later Nikons would manage that, but the earlier ones couldn't.


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