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Wedding Night

By tigertimb
Apologies for the pun - couldn't resist Wink
Back to a few wedding shots, although this image took a bit of an unexpected journey. I started with #4 which I liked for their interaction but felt was a bit cluttered. So decided to blur the background, carefully cut it out with a mask and ended up with #3. I then wondered what it would look like with a completely black background which prompted this idea to dig out a shot from the spring with the moon to work with the telescope - colour version in #2.
I liked the result, but I guess as a wedding shot, it's probably not for a traditional album Smile

All comments very welcome and thankyou to everyone for your comments on the sunset.

Tim Smile

(if you check the map you'll see the hotel didn't exist when google took the image!!)

Tags: Wedding Fashion Moon Telescope Night Wedding and social Bride Groom Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: Hoffy, MandsH, ugly and 47 more

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Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
4 Nov 2008 8:30AM
I prefer No.3 with slightly less blur than it is now.
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
4 Nov 2008 8:30AM
This will get you worried. I will start. lol

No 1 is very nice, but No 2 for me is a warmer feel to it with the people being in colour, I think this works and is very well done, thought of says looking to the future. So great work from me.

No3 is a lot better than 4 but they a tad busy for me. But the bride and groom will love No 1 & 2.

Just out of interest and I know it is part of the picture, but would it be better if you removed his button hole as it catches the eye.
MandsH 15 England
4 Nov 2008 8:35AM
Just love v1 so different and effective
ugly Plus
14 9 58 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:42AM
Great shot...
Then all that PS work to take it to a new leavel......

Migic work.....

Wonderful set great shots. Will
Fearniespurs 15 17 1 Wales
4 Nov 2008 8:46AM
no 1 for me, nice shots, Lee
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:47AM
Thankyou for the comments everyone.
I've added variants as you suggested Paul, without the flowers
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:59AM
They are all great,but v1 for me.
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
4 Nov 2008 9:00AM
5 and 6 for me they are lovely shots indeed. - gary
monkeygrip 13 574 6 England
4 Nov 2008 9:21AM
Although V3 is a busy shot it looks the most natural keeping the couple as the focal point so its V3 for me good work on the others too.
Is this shot at the Cotswold water park? It looks familier I stayed there in the summer and the hotel is positioned so the moorning sun rises over the lake its the first thing you see when you wake up love it.

photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
4 Nov 2008 9:39AM
v1 very sweet
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 9:41AM
It is indeed Stu - the Three Pillars Hotel, although if you check the map reference you'll see it hadn't even been built at the time.
It made a great location for the wedding reception, but sadly due to the railing all the way round the decking, we had to go next door to get some shots by the lake.
Sue_R 16 11 6 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 10:16AM
All lovely romantic images but V3 is my favourite as I feel the telescope makes more sense when you can see it in situ, but V4 is just too busy.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 10:21AM
I'm glad I reached here after the addition of V5 & V6 - just a tiny, subtle change but it makes a big difference.
I favour the mono V5, because it concentrates on the story and the composition. In colour the dress and the stalks of the bouquet are a bit more prominant.
Love the idea - looking to the future together.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 10:29AM
Hard to choose really; I think V5 or V6 (no preference for mono over colour this time). A good, original concept and a very discreet double entendre with the title.
gilermo 13 Poland
4 Nov 2008 1:16PM
Wonderful, so romantic... Marek
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
4 Nov 2008 3:08PM
Real clever work Tim, love the originals but the manipulation is wonderful
MNPHOTO 13 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 3:43PM
great work
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
4 Nov 2008 4:11PM
enjoyed the variation through this set Smile
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
4 Nov 2008 4:46PM
What fantastic work Tim, such great variations.
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
4 Nov 2008 5:31PM
This is very romantic - V5 for me. I think the idea is brilliant and creates a much more interesting and romantic settings to the image. You've captured them superbly and the moon and mono just add to that fantastic intimate atmosphere.
I think they would love to have it in their album, well done!

4 Nov 2008 5:56PM
brilliant work Tim, loverm all.

John Smile
rangerpaul 15 19 7 England
4 Nov 2008 6:00PM
Hi Tim. V6 has my vote. I think I've said before I prefer the people in colour to mono. Great bit of PS work to get to this but the best thing about it is the fact the image doesn't suggest it's a photo. There's no feeling of someone standing next to them with a camera and to me that's the secret of good wedding photography.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
4 Nov 2008 6:36PM
Very nice image to start with Tim, - and I like the finished product both colour and mono.

mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:57PM
Very cleverly done, nice work, different,
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2256 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 11:33PM
V6 has to be the winner, somehow the colour adds more romance to the image. I think it's a shame that her bouquet is out of frame, and that we just see the stalks of the flowers.
HectorRivera 14 17 1 United States
5 Nov 2008 1:37AM
Lovely monochrom
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
5 Nov 2008 5:44AM
Much strong without the flower, did catch the eye, well done on this shot its a cracker.
martinproe 16 293 5 England
5 Nov 2008 7:32AM
For a moment I thought you'd got your hands on the new 5DmkII with it's high iso capabilitites. Great bit of manipulation. As you say, probably not for the album but a great idea anyway.
KevSB 18 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 12:44PM
great ps skills here, well done
Have to hand it to you Tim, just tremendous, all exceptional, but ohhhhhhhh that mono magic
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
5 Nov 2008 1:13PM
A wonderful romantic capture Tim, can't decide between 5 and 6.
7 Nov 2008 10:06AM
Luv this, Tim....You've captured the essence of Love....Smile
I really like v1, but the variants are all Lovely!

Cheers and have a great weekend,
Suzan Smile
7 Nov 2008 10:31AM
Brilliantly done, Tim. Enjoyed the narrative too.
Milla 14 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2008 9:04AM
Tim, I think you've done great here, lovely original shot and excellent creative work you put into this, really nice results too Smile
Mono is my choice.
irone 16 4
16 Dec 2008 6:46AM
lovely couple .... nice capture.

cassiecat 14 39 46 England
3 Jan 2009 7:23AM
very nice like that its different.lesley
annefromleo 16 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:40PM
Wow u are good at these, I need some lesson!!
V5 for me
Well done

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