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23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 00:49
Lots of movement in this photo...but what do you think?
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 09:44
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 12:39
to be honest, I'm not sure I'm feeling it. Maybe with the white balance corrected and a little more pop.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 13:46
I think if I saw that as a preview, I wouldn't hesitate to delete it right there and try to get a better shot.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 14:55
I think at least some part of it needs to be "sharp" - otherwise it simply looks like camera shake :confused:
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 15:05
I've gotten those kind of photo's and I delete them Movement is good if it starts or ends somewhere. This goes everywhere and looks like a photo that no bride and groom will appreciate.
Not to be mean, but even if the picture was sharp I see nothing good as it shows the back side of the bride and very little of either one's face.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 15:43
Victoria, is there something in this image that appeals to you? If you like it, then its a keeper - simple as that.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 16:11
If you like it then that is cool.
My honest opinion: it doesn't do anything for me. Too much weird blurring, white balance is off, and when I look at it, I feel like I'm supposed to grab some 3D glasses or something. The composition doesn't grab me either... it's the back of her dress and head. The first dance is usually an emotional moment between the two but none of that can be seen.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 16:40
The concept is nice, but I'm afraid the execution falls a little short. What I mean is, I know what you were trying to achieve here, and you are close. But you're missing a pretty key element. Had you backed this shot up with a flash set for 2nd curtain sync, I think you'd find your results to be far more appealing. What happens when you have first curtain sync is that the flash exposure occurs first, and then all the long exposure/available light exposure takes place over the top of it, and motion is occuring all over your flash exposure. Using 2nd curtain sync, the opposite is true. The available light exposure happens and then the second curtain is set in motion to finish up the exposure and the flash exposure takes place at that time leaving you with a nice crip subject, and motion blur all over the place underneath and all around. It's a very nice effect to show motion on the dance floor.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 18:08
I appreciate the feedback. :)
FYI I was attempting different things during the wedding day....I took over 1200 photos and honestly I got more pictures of the first dance than I really should have spent time on. As John stated....I was trying (successfully and unsuccessfully) different things that I have read, heard and seen done. This happens to be one of those unsuccessful attempts, but I am glad that it shows as an attempt to achieve something unusual as opposed to something I intentionally thought was great.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 21:29
Kudos to you for trying new stuff. It's the only way we learn.
23rd of November 2007 (Fri), 21:34
Thank you Amanda...:)
I like many of you are learning...heck we never stop learning and those of us that think we know everything learn something new everyday anyway! So I goofed...oh well....who cares....I will keep trying new things and keep trying to capture something in an unusual or special way, shape, or form...it doesn't matter if it is old to some or new to others...it will still be something new that I hadn't yet thought about or achieved.
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