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You may hug the bride

By tigertimb
I missed the kiss from a few seconds earlier where they turned into it, blocking my view entirely Tongue, but I was very pleased with the emotion of this as an alternative

Mono for me this time, though I like the colour too with the red highlighting the reaction of the mother-of-the-bride

Any feedback appreciated: Iso 400, 85mm, f1.4, 1/100sec
Thankyou for the comments on yesterday's candid shot of the bride

Tim Smile

Tags: Fashion Wedding and social Portraits and people

Voters: kitsch, GeorgeRusky, mrswoolybill and 38 more

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kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 5:58PM
the mono gives all the attention to the happy couple...lovely shot!

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 6:02PM
I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. The perfect upload for Valentine's Day.
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
14 Feb 2010 6:03PM
A great capture Tim.. mono does it for me

14 Feb 2010 6:04PM
It's the colour for me Tim.

John Smile
GeorgeRusky 14 1 4
14 Feb 2010 6:14PM
Hi Tim
In both pictures color spectrum is very unusual and in the first one a moment caught very interesting, as if you were hiding behind someone's back and taking secretly a picture of something not to be displayed in front of the public Smile
Oh, BTW, I don't believe that mono is the right format for such a bright day as wedding Smile
(Glad that Master John has admitted that too)
Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 6:20PM
Colour for me too Smile

Sue Smile
Cormy 12 3 England
14 Feb 2010 6:23PM
Mrs Thatcher in the pink hat seems to be enjoying this as much as I have Tim.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
14 Feb 2010 6:32PM
I like the mono, a great shot. - gary
polly470 10 25 8 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 6:38PM
Such a lovely, genuine photo - beautifully captured - like both!
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 6:46PM
Just trying something. I made the b/g cool and the two main figures warm in colour. I sharpened just the figures.

A well caught moment.

14 Feb 2010 7:25PM
Great Shot!
This is why I always make the effort (especially if you are the official photographer) to attend the reheasal you can see how the wedding is going to unfold and sometime you can kindly advice for better viewing for yourself as well as the congregation; and know where to position yourself as well!
You will never miss a " First lawful kiss again!"Smile
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
14 Feb 2010 7:35PM
A special moment well captured Tim.
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
14 Feb 2010 8:13PM
Well captured moment ... the mono for me another fine display of emotion Colin
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 8:25PM
A big thankyou everyone for the comments Smile

Michael; you're assuming that the couple stick to the plans - that's not exactly my experience Wink
I had scouted the church a month earlier but I didn't make the rehearsal this time; but I agree it would have been helpful to get the chance to meet everyone and for the planning - I would have then known that the whole bridal party were going to remain standing for the whole of the service!

photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
14 Feb 2010 11:22PM
both works for me Tim, brilliant shot indeed
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 11:32PM
mono for me, it is so timeless, and works well for weddings

jinstone Plus
13 5 1 England
15 Feb 2010 1:06AM
Prefer the mono as draws your focus better I think Smile
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2010 8:24AM
Tim, another beautiful shot, well captured even though you missed the "kiss" this shows all the emotion... colour for me though, as mother shows up more, and not so well in mono, and the bride is so radiant
clicknimagine Plus
10 473 96 India
15 Feb 2010 10:41AM
a beautiful moment captured, lovely shot...
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2010 11:36AM
The coloured version is stunning Tim and I really love it, but the mono definitely holds the attention on the couple.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
15 Feb 2010 3:52PM
Lovely capture, Tim, like both versions, but think I prefer the mono as the eye is attracted to the red in V2.
TrevB Smile
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2010 10:44AM
v1 works best for me - the focus is so much more on the bride. Even though your dof is spot on, the colour of the red outfit detracts in my opinion
Sampics 10 6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2010 8:50PM
Aww, cant say no more other than.. beautiful !
helena 16 134 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2010 3:11PM
A lovely warm image. Love version 1, well done,
Tara x
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
18 Feb 2010 12:55PM
True happiness Grin

DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 9:04PM
They do look so happy.

For me, the black and white version is much stronger. Although the use of depth of field makes it clear that the bride and groom are the intended subject, the red clothes of the lady in the background grab quite a lot of attention in the colour version.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
19 Feb 2010 9:37PM
You've captured this tender moment perfectly, the colour version is my preference as it is much warmer if that makes sense

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