I personally think some of the comments are hysterical - especially from the skier photog when you look at his website and see massively over blue skies, over white or grey snow, backlight scenarios with dark faces etc and then tossing stones about my colour blindness - got a good chuckle over that one
from my original posting
"with the amount of backlighting (it was brutal), i have taken a somewhat artistic spin on the PP to try and extract something that I liked"
i will repeat, "artistic spin"
i decided to see what I could create that I liked given it wasn't my gig, the bride, a 1st cousin of my partner who married the couple that we flew out 2000 miles to be at their wedding, a couple who was given my 10 minutes of photos the next day (which they have shared on social media and got lots of nice comments), photos that were taken quickly from the bleachers, between people's head in front of me and maybe 10 people of 250 at the wedding saw my camera and 'white' lens taken quickly out of the bag to take some pictures straight into the blinding sun
i don't let critique phase me at all - I rather enjoy it - especially the constructive negative stuff
Here is another example (5DSR with 24-105 @ 24mm, F8, 1/100) 'almost' straight into the sun, just out of frame camera left mid day, no flash, from a very last minute 10 minute elopement, we did at the cottage for a couple who drove up from the city to get hitched (she is very ill with cancer).
The image has the shadows lifted in LR, a large boat in the background removed in PS as well as their casted shadow on the grass.
When I was exposing / metering this image, I tried to push it without losing the blue in the sky because I wanted to see if I could get some detail in his shaded dark blue suit - more DR would help.
Let it rip
Is it just me or does there appear to be a halo around the couple from local adjustments? Just popped in here to start familiarizing myself with the whole wedding world and came across this lengthy thread. To the OP, I was wondering if you have an IPS monitor and/or is it calibrated? I broke down and purchased both and will tell you, there is a world of difference in what you're putting out to the world.