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Sep 23, 2007 12:42 |  #1

Most weddings here are of young couples just starting life's journey. Well yesterday I learned that age has no dimension when it comes to love. This is Sue and John who meet late in their lives and decided to finish life's journey together.

The paster at their church did not allow photographers at the alter. I found this out on Friday night at the rehearsal so I put my 70-200MM f/4 EF L IS in the bag and joined them there anyway :-) C&C is always appreciated. I want to learn and I respect your input.

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Sep 23, 2007 12:43 |  #2

Here are two more from Sue and John's reception.

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Sep 23, 2007 12:47 |  #3

ahww! don't they look so happy!


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Sep 23, 2007 18:30 |  #4

Jim, I think you did a fine job there. You've shown emotion in the pics. The kissing pic is excellent as is the dance shot. Well done.

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Sep 23, 2007 19:03 as a reply to MDJAK's post |  #5

What a wonderful series of shots. I'm an old codger, and it gratifies me to see people my age still finding romance. You captured their happiness beautifully.


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Sep 23, 2007 20:06 |  #6

That just might be the happiest couple I've yet seen! Still looking good, too. :-)

As for C&C, I don't see what you could have done differently, especially considering the circumstances. Good job. I'm sure they'll love 'em! :eek:


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Sep 23, 2007 20:16 |  #7

Were you able to get them to do any "fun" poses........like jumping in the air...etc..... :)


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Sep 23, 2007 20:24 |  #8

All the talent in the world couldn't have captured the love and romance in these pictures any better than you did, Jim. Looking at them just made my heart feel happy.


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Sep 23, 2007 20:33 |  #9

Thanks for the great story and pictures Jim. Have these been pp? I am thinking 3 would look better cropped to focus more on their moment. There is a lot of stuff in the background.

Thanks for sharing!




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Sep 23, 2007 20:48 as a reply to Kai's post |  #10

Thanks to all for your great comments and suggestions. These are pretty much "out of the camera" raw with a little levels and saturation boost applied to a couple of them. I agree on the 3rd photo being a little busy...and I will try a tight crop in PPing. I made over 1,000 photos in all and I will start culling and PP next week...

Here is another emotional shot of the couple dancing...I used the "draging the shutter" technique I learned here and it worked very well. As for "fun" shots...check out John retreiving Sue's garter! He had the whole place in stitches :D You are never too old to have a little fun...and he captured it with his teeth :)

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Sep 23, 2007 21:09 |  #11

Wow! I'm jealous! Jim, you've done a wonderful job of capturing these precious moments. I know they'll be more than happy that they've got these great photos to remind them of this special day, and it will surely stay with them during their remaining years. Such a refreshing series of photos here in the wedding forums!

And I love that last shot! :lol: Have you tried cropping it a bit tighter?


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Sep 23, 2007 21:11 |  #12

That last shot is too funny. I LOVE it.

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Sep 24, 2007 01:05 |  #13

I think you caught some good moments here. A little white balance adjustment would help a couple of them though.


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Sep 24, 2007 01:09 |  #14

that is just adorable!!!!




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Sep 24, 2007 08:27 as a reply to shannyD's post |  #15

Everyone,

Thanks for the great comments. My lessons learned from you all are:

1) Work on white balance...try custom WB next time.
2) Work on cropping and presentation.
3) Get that beautiful Sigma 30MM f/1.4 out of my bag and onto the 30D...deal with cluttered backgrounds with DoF and bokah.

You all are great and your feedback is truly appreciated. I have 1,055 photos to work through this week and next. I will put your comments to good use and I will also apply them to the next wedding.

I really enjoyed this wedding more than most...Sue and John are such lovebirds and they will have a wonderful life together. As I said in post #1 love knows no age bounds :D


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