Weddings with a macro (4img)

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  1. Speaker4TheDead

    Speaker4TheDead Member

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    Been to a couple of weddings recently.. took some photos as a guest. Sat well back so my longest fast lens got the job.

    Here are a couple of my favourites.

    All from Pentax K10D and Voigtlander 125mm Macro
    Minimal pp done.. sharpening, denoise and B/W through Silkypix

    Here comes the Bride
    F2.5 ISO 1000 1/15sec
    [​IMG]

    St, Mary's Cathedral
    F2.8 ISO1250 1/125sec
    [​IMG]

    Wedding Procession
    F2.8 ISO1250 1/13sec
    [​IMG]

    Bride and Groom Arabic Dancing
    F2.5 ISO1250 1/50
    [​IMG]

    Enjoy, C&C welcome.

    Cheers
     
  2. Fortigurn

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    First pic is a little soft of course, but I think it works ok given you've captured the urgency of the movement well. Second pic is quite amazing, incredible amount of visible detail and I can read all the Latin very well. Pity you couldn't throw some indirect light up there to even it out. Candidate for HDR or long exposure with multi-pop flash?

    Third and fourth pics, white balance?
     
  3. don256us

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    Photo #2 of the window is just awesome. Perhaps it's the full color or the detail of the light on the upper half. What ever it is, I really like it.
     
  4. LethalCorpse

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    I really don't like the window shot because of the way the flash looks. I just feel like stained glass windows should look like they're only lit from behind, even if you have to use a lot of technique to make it look like that
     
  5. jesh

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    Love the feeling and movement in the first one! The stained glass is quite nice too. The last two look a little warm to me though, I'd like to see them with a bit of the yellow taken out.
     
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    Thanks for your comments Fortigurn..
    No way to flash fill the second one... It was handheld in the middle of the church ceremony, had my family with me so couldn't spend extra time setting up tripods and flash. I'll try a Mild HDR when I get some time and see how it turns out.
    Yes.. need to fix the WB on the last two.



    Thank you for your kind words Don


    Lethal.. I didn't use flash.. it was a handheld shot with available light.
    Minimal PP involved.. slight sharpening.. denoise and slight crop and resize.

    Cheers
     
  7. LethalCorpse

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    Really? I'm not a tog, so feel free to disregard my CC entirely. I suspect if it was any other subject I'd think it was really good lighting, just the stained glass looked wrong to me with what I thought was a small flash. Weird that it's lit like that inside the cathedral, no?
     

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