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Split second thoughts

Ok I really couldn't be asked to start shooting still life stuff cos I've been really busy so change of plan............ yes U guessed it.................. wedding photography theme for the rest of the week. Wedding season is over but photographers are running around trying to PP all the shots taken and produce awesome shots for the couple. Heres one of my shots from a wedding I did in Aug.

I call it split second thots bcos the bride seemed to be thinking about something and then in the next second she was wisked away, good thing I had my camera to get this shot.

Split second thoughts

Ok I really couldn't be asked to start shooting still life stuff cos I've been really busy so change of plan............ yes U guessed it.................. wedding photography theme for the rest of the week. Wedding season is over but photographers are running around trying to PP all the shots taken and produce awesome shots for the couple. Heres one of my shots from a wedding I did in Aug.

I call it split second thots bcos the bride seemed to be thinking about something and then in the next second she was wisked away, good thing I had my camera to get this shot.

comments (22)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:06
Very thoughtful but it conveys sadness if only for the lack of a lighter expression.
sk: yea it wasn't a light expression, i leave that for other ppl to decide
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:14
Nope nope nope, looks like someone in the family dies on her wedding day, the lighting for me conveys sadness, eeeeeeeeeccck not working for me at all.
It shows such a defeatist pose, arms loose, shoulders & head dowmn, no smile, almost as if she is in shock anf the lighting... NUFF SAID sad ME NO LIKEY.

Suby
sk: Suby Suby Suby. i dunno what she was thinking about but does it always have to be happy clappy. to me its about capturing emotion, whatever form its portrayed.
"My bride price is toooo low"

Something about your masking work on her face doesn't seem right to me, or am I wrong?
sk: LOL ur funny. didn't mask at all, just burnt and softened
hey asiko,

really beautiful shot. i love the expression and hint of hesitation that you have captured. the pping is amazing, and you truly captured the light in the most magnificent of ways. really beautiful work.
sk: thanx Nicole
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:40
He has done some work to bring out detail in her face I think. Overall a very beautiful image. If a bit dark
sk: nah dude didn't bring out detail, more like i suppressed it with the burning and softening
"is this really for real" thats what I hear her saying. Nice moody shot.
sk: moody was what I was hoping for, not happy clappy, thanx Dotun
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 01:37
simple but pleasant to the eyes
sk: thanx Yeni
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2006, 03:06
I like the shot, but like someone else mentioned she seems sad. Of course the wedding day is full of all sorts of emotions and we usually only see joy. But for a young woman to be leaving the bosm of her family to be a wife, can be a little sad at the same time that there is joy, or like one of my dear friends who lost her mom several months before her wedding. She was sad that her mom wasn't there. Maybe a double exposure with the dad or mom?
sk: thanx Laurie, she was like this for a split second and then her countenance changed, I don't know what she was thinkin about but I was there to capture it. thats what I love about photography, capturing the moments, whatever the expression
  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 17 Oct 2006, 05:16
the light striking her face does it for me.It adds an air of mystery to the picture.
I like the title too.
sk: thanx Adebanji, i try and think more about the title bcos of U
Taking a few last deap breaths before walking down....Awesome moment you captured..
sk: thanx Yanik
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 17 Oct 2006, 07:19
Sometimes you just need time to regroup if only for a second.
sk: i like that, maybe i should call it the split second re-group LOL
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 07:51
lovel the expression you've caught here...and the lighting on her skin really hits home too...8.5/10
sk: cheers very much Sam
great use of the light!
sk: thanx very much
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 17 Oct 2006, 08:33
I don't really see sadness but reflection and pensiveness. there is very little time to reflect on whats happening on a wedding day. i think you've captured that 2 seconds when she did have a chance to stop.
sk: its all about capturing the moment, thanx Nev
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 11:38
I'm really surprised at some of the reaction that you've had for this image Asiko. A few seem to be saying that you are not allowed to portray sadness on a happy day! Well, I don't get that, I thought photography was all about light and mood? You've got both, great image. Mal
sk: dude i am so glad u said that and bcos of that this week I am putting up wedding shots with a slightly different mood and not the conventional happy clappy. we are human beings blessed with an array of emotions which are used constantly irrespective of the day. One of my aims in photography is to capture it all
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Oct 2006, 12:42
very serene!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 14:50
very nice. its like she's picturing the rest of her life ahead of her.
  • Blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 17 Oct 2006, 16:06
She has the kind of look I've been getting now that the reality of leaving my family and starting off with 'some strange man' is setting in. I keep thinking, 'who is he after all but some guy I met somewhere 3years ago, now, my life is going to be completely intertwined with his'. A split second after my dark, broody thoughts, I get all excited and think, 'I can't wait'. Guess that's how this bride was. Naturally, I like this a lot.
sk: So u getting married or something. why do stay in a cubicle? its actually not very nice
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 17:29
Something serene about it, it puts me at ease. Nice work mate
  • dezhazha
  • cloud 9 and a half
  • 18 Oct 2006, 01:34
is she having second thots? maybe she wanted a yellow dress...

nice capture
I think the expression on the bride's face is contemplative - of probably the biggest step whe would be taking in the next hour or so. One that would belive it or not, change not only her status and identity (for most people at least) but her life as she knows it. I definitely don't think weddings are all about shiny happy brides. A friend of mine burst into tears (quite suddenly) at her reception party when it hit her that she would be leaving her parents' home for good. I would imagine that every now and again, there must be some solemnity in the middle of all that happiness during which a bride or groom would look at the past, the present and what the future could him/her and his/her love - possibilities and impossibilities alike. afterall - i don't care how in love you are with your Mr. or Miss Munchkin - for as long as none of us can tell what tomorrow will bring, getting married is taking a huge risk that the other person (or even you) will remain the same, will be in good health and fortune, wouldn't lose his/her life a hand or a leg or his/her mobility or mind/sanity or virtues or whatever it is you fell in love with and made you decide to say "i do" - hence the very deep vows that are taken on that day. You'd be surprised at how many people don't take a moment to think of these things before taking the leap - they're more likely to be "happy clappy" all the time. The truth is that we can only hope and pray that things will go as planned (or even better). That's why i think you've captured an emotion that's not necessarily one of sadness or misery but a precious moment any deep thinker ready to marry his/her true love is bound experience when he/she thinks about the enormity of his/her choice (i think lads even have it worse) - one that only a deep photographer would even notice and would think worth capturing (that's to encourage you, asiko wink). Nice job!

This is not to say that wedding photos shouldn't be filled with shiny happy people but i think it's often a rare quality in a photogropher - the ability to see beyond the obvious and capture things which most people miss because of their conceptions or misconceptions of how things should be.
  • Tinuke
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2006, 17:26
I love this.

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