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He waits

The wedding theme continues. Yesterday was a bride, today its a groom. And because some people said wedding shots are supposed to be happy clappy I am putting another shot where the subject is not looking happy. This in no way means that the groom isn't happy it simply shows an emotion out of the God knows how many that he goes through on the day. To me wedding photography is about capturing emotion in whatever form it comes, which may not always be happy and overjoyed. More not so happy looking shots 2moro LOL.

What does this image say to U?

He waits

The wedding theme continues. Yesterday was a bride, today its a groom. And because some people said wedding shots are supposed to be happy clappy I am putting another shot where the subject is not looking happy. This in no way means that the groom isn't happy it simply shows an emotion out of the God knows how many that he goes through on the day. To me wedding photography is about capturing emotion in whatever form it comes, which may not always be happy and overjoyed. More not so happy looking shots 2moro LOL.

What does this image say to U?

comments (15)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Oct 2006, 00:21
Bride/groom is not always depicted as happy, but that image of yours yesterday did not invoke anything but sadness to me, the lighting did not help either.

However, this shot captures that mood you are trying to convey well. This is pensive, maybe waiting, maybe resting for the next onslaught of joy to come, it works for me cause thats what I see, nice composition and good PP that works.

Suby
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2006, 00:37
The framing is top drawer asiko, all I get from this image is mood and emotion. Lovely image. Mal
hey asiko,

i love this shot....this is the perfect compliment to yesterday's post. i really like the way that you framed this shot. i love the fact that he standing off to the side...really exuding a sense of isolation and solitude. one suggestion would be to crop a bit off the top.
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Oct 2006, 00:39
yep crop a bit, n nice concept
  • dezhazha
  • cloud 9 and a half
  • 18 Oct 2006, 01:13
omigosh, did said bride abandon him?? just kiddin, but thats what I sort of get from this shot. nice work!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 18 Oct 2006, 06:25
Nicely captured Asiko, love the framing.
Not sure about the image - i think it could've done with a tighter crop.

Don't know what the hoopla is about yesterday's pic. I thought the expression on the model's face was 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 even think of these thinks 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). My mom was only 40 when my dad died after battling with cancer, her last child had just turned 2. you can imagine that, to her, that had never been part of the plan. That's why i think yesterday's pic 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 on yesterday's pic.

Yeah, i know - i should have posted this comment in response yesterday's picture. Maybe i will.

P.S. 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.
Not sure about the image - i think it could've done with a tighter crop. Not sure about the groom's expression either - it could be anything boredom, impatience, sadness, "let's skip this part and get to the honeymoon" - it's definitely not elation, but i don't have a problem with it not being all happiness and joy just with the fact that the expression doesn't say anything about the moment.

Which brings me to yesterday's pic. I don't know what the hoopla about sadness is all about. I thought the expression on the model's face was 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 even think of these thinks 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). My mom was only 40 when my dad died after battling with cancer, her last child had just turned 2. you can imagine that, to her, that had never been part of the plan. That's why i think yesterday's pic 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 ). Nice job on yesterday's pic.

Yeah, i know - i should have posted this comment in response yesterday's picture. Maybe i will.

P.S. 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.
A funny composition ! An old aspect wich gives an untemporal atmosphere smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 18 Oct 2006, 15:53
i love the space emphasizing aloness but i think a little crop would help.
  • Tinuke
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2006, 17:29
Framing is very unusual, but i think thats what makes this shot perfect. He also looks like he's been defeated....did someother man run of with his bride?
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2006, 18:00
like tinuke says, really weird framing but it does ssorta work...looking fwd to these depressing wedding shots....7.5/10
Hmmm....I'm not too sure about this composition, I would have preferred it landscape and also straighter too.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 19 Oct 2006, 12:03
OOOohh get you and your compositions! I'm so pleased you are venturing out with your portraits. Have to say I think this is stunning.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 19 Oct 2006, 12:04
...and I'd let you off the slight vertical lean.

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