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Just married

For the techies; OMG I will never shoot at ISO 1600 again, from now on I think of my camera having a max ISO of 800. I had to do a lot of PPing to save this image. I usually would have canned an image so heavily digitally grained (love film grain, hate digital grain), but I really liked the moment caught here of the newlyweds.

People my age group are beginning to get married and have babies, geez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! things seem to be changing fast and life is moving faster and faster. Hmmm.......... everybody is getting married. Curious question......... why do we get married? Ur thots? and is it really the best day in your life (the wedding day)? hmmmmmmmmmm..................

Just married

For the techies; OMG I will never shoot at ISO 1600 again, from now on I think of my camera having a max ISO of 800. I had to do a lot of PPing to save this image. I usually would have canned an image so heavily digitally grained (love film grain, hate digital grain), but I really liked the moment caught here of the newlyweds.

People my age group are beginning to get married and have babies, geez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! things seem to be changing fast and life is moving faster and faster. Hmmm.......... everybody is getting married. Curious question......... why do we get married? Ur thots? and is it really the best day in your life (the wedding day)? hmmmmmmmmmm..................

comments (31)

  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2006, 01:03
Asiko, I am so with you on this one, I also have the 5D and I find the digital grain a pain in the A***, It's almost as if I have an unusable function on the camera, I very rarely shoot beyond 400 iso. I never remember complaining about Fuji 1600 even pushed a stop! Love the image. Mal
sk: unfortunately i haven't even got a 5D, i've got a trustee 350D, things are so much better with a 5D, it deals with low light conditions much better. thanx Mal
  • edies
  • Indonesia
  • 6 Sep 2006, 04:14
great shot, nice B&W.
sk: thanx very much
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 6 Sep 2006, 07:46
One of the nicest wedding shots I've seen but I'm not keen on the tourist on the right sad Because the tourist is near the other third line she attracts too much attention.

Marriage...don't start me wink
sk: thanx dude
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 6 Sep 2006, 10:02
I agree with the others about the tourist.

Marriage...to procreate..?smile
sk: thanx Etomi, I think she adds to the dynamics
Love, love, love, this shot. it's a perfect moment captured... perfectly. I understand Simon's point but i think the way the light hits the couple takes attention that woud otherwise have been drawn to the girl on the right. Don't know if this was intentional or just a stroke of luck but either way it's come out beautifully. this is definitely one of your best wedding shots.

Marriage... just add the word "to" the first three words of this post (and i'm not talking only about the "butterflies in my stomach" variety)
sk: thanx Morenike. i actually timed it a bit so that they would fall into the light from one of the windows from the ceiling. I vignetted a bit to darken the tourist. I thot about removing the tourist but her expression is priceless and I really think she adds an interesting dimension to the shot.
What a lovely shot, The happiness is bursting out of the screen. Its also a really good perspective creating a great composition
sk: thanx Fantom, its all about capturing moments
i don't know much about cameras, but i can (sort of) imagine the limitations of an EOS 350D. Yet the quality of some of your pictures is amazing. How do you get them to look so sharp and clear? I'm sure the skillz have something to do with it, but it surely can't be the PP (you can sort of tell when a pic has been sharpened by software). Is it your lens? I'd be very grateful for the answer to this million naira question.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2006, 11:28
I'll be celebrating my 22 wedding anniversary this month.

We got married because we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and raise a family together. We share the same values and goals. We are best friends and lovers. What else is there?

The best day of my life? Well that, and the births of my 3 children rank together in different ways.

You rescued the shot nicely.
sk: very many CONGRATS Laurie, I am so happy for you, 22 yrs is very good considering the divorce rate in this day and age. I wish U many more years together in love and happiness
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2006, 11:44
yep this works for me nicely
sk: thanx dude
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2006, 11:53
you are an inspiration
sk: ok i am so flattered now..............
  • Miss Nosy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2006, 12:55
I like the look of the tourist looking wistfully on...with a "wish that was me" look. It also has the feel of just the two of them starting on a journey by themselves...which I guess is what it's all about. Very atmospheric. Tell me..where were the other guests? Did you make these two go back in to the church for this particular shot? What church is this?
sk: thanx barbara, nah there were two parts of the church, the couple left the guests in the first part and so i was able capture this as they walked through the second part. this is westminister cathedral in central london
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Sep 2006, 13:09
great B&W, intimate moment.
sk: thanx very much Chantal
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2006, 15:06
One of your best wedding shots son smile I double likey this one!

I shoot by the way my indoor stuff mostly at 1600smile
sk: thanx Skee, but remember ur camera is much better than mine at dealing with low light, so it was grainy and pixelated
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2006, 15:10
This is really well done. Agree with tourist in the shot. Very impressive PP... there
sk: thanx Attah
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2006, 16:03
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, ur recent wedding shots r on lovely!!!!!
sk: thanx Miss D
Lovely b&w, superb shot!

You want to be happy OR you want to be married ??
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2006, 19:31
9/10....no more to say...
Verynice and the girl on the side makes the photo.
  • Sinem
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2006, 20:24
How ironic! Just after I sat Suby down last night to lecture me on the 'grain' ISO1600 gives photos taken by soe cameras - I had taken some indoor shots of Jazz with ISO1600 to end with the same grain.
Glad you saved this shot; it is awesome. I have to agree with Beakerst on the tourist but nevertheless I also think somehow your eye only wanders to the girl after you've had a good look at the couple.
Marriage? Cause you've found that special someone who is the person you want to talk to before you go to sleep every night and to whose face you'd want to wake up every morning - yeah even on sh.. Mondays - for the rest of your life... and as Harry said to Sally "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
My two pence.
  • Suby
  • MK, UK
  • 6 Sep 2006, 21:30
Sweet sweet shot bro. I have a shot similar. Shooting at ISO1600 and then I stepped out of the church and one of the lovely shots I took was way to bright, managed to rescue it somewhat smile

Love love love love this shot.

Suby
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2006, 01:33
Lovely work here. Composition and PPing top notch.
How did you make the region around the couple brighter in comparison with the rest of the image. Really like the effect.
  • dezhare
  • tra la la
  • 7 Sep 2006, 22:18
oooooooooooo i am getting married NOW...loll..ok not, please!

lovely picture,I love her smile, and he's so tall...gash...
  • Mia
  • the US of A
  • 8 Sep 2006, 07:27
(I thought I'd posted a comment earlier...)

Love this shot and how you've composed it. It blends in all tooo well, well done!

And marriage? Ehhh... way too young to think of it now tongue but such shots do put those dreamy images of weddings in our heads. If only ppl started putting up shots of post-wedding days lol
  • The enforcer
  • alpha quadrant
  • 11 Sep 2006, 11:35
wheres your shot SLAP!!! yeap you just got photo slapped
  • brown inQ
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 21:45
I'm on the fence on this one. I like the composition but also agree that the tourist lady to the right is a distraction. that said, she (and the others) help the story of the image by being witnesses to the union of two people, thus completing the scene. phew !!! smile

nice shot bruv.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2006, 22:16
Ade!!!, this shot has been up for a full 5 days, where is the next shot???
  • Dammie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2006, 00:07
..............I think he is trying to leave shutterchance with a BANG!!!
knock knock....how about a new shot?? : )
  • Katharine
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2006, 18:53
Like the photo although I keep wanting to make her hold his hand and he looks a bit uncomfortable but I guess every couple has their own linking point.

Marriage to me is a commitment to continually work to bring out the best in your partner through support, encouragement, love, devotion and adherence to God's plan. I look forward to it but am not ready for it. I am slowly beginning to realise that what others think or do is of little significance to my journey so whether I get to that point earlier or later than those of a similar age matters not. My younger sister is getting married next Saturday and I know she is ready and that feels good; it took me a long time to get to the point where I could be happy for her but not feel threatened by her marriage before me.

I expect my marriage day to be good but it won't be the best day for me as my 'best day' continually changes as I find out and experience new things with a partner. So far in my relationship history my 'best day' has been a candlit supper in Roussillion. Its a sleepy little town in Provence with a panoramic view of the Luberon, tinted with the reflection of the setting sun on the red ochre rocks of the landscape - delightful, peaceful and spiritual all in one - perfect!!!!!
  • wale
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Sep 2006, 21:15
The best day of our lives??? For me yes. No stress of who's eaten this or gotten a drin of that or who's sitting here or there. I was totally detatched from all that was going on and just revelling in the moment of being joint to my babe of many years (well 3 at the time) but had known her for years.

The light falling into the building is splendid and the couple capture the same warmth. I like the look on the onlooker too who looks like she's thinking to herself, "When will my day come?" or perhaps "Hmm. Maybe I should think of getting married some time. They look happy."

Good stuff
  • Bunmi
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • 15 Mar 2007, 16:16
I was going thru your archives and I cant help but comment on this.

This picture to me is a masterpiece, I like going to as much as 1600 to avoid using the flash, though I 4get bring it back down when I av to change location in a hurry, but thank God 4 instant review.

I must say you r a bundle of talent,

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