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Challenge: Celebration (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Winona Lake, IN
Date: Oct 8, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2005

Photo from a wedding I shot this weekend.

Shot with natural light. Post included adjusting levels, convert to B&W, adding sepia toning, and increase contrast, USM, & add slight border.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.3445
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0541
Avg (non-participants): 6.5037
Views since voting: 2116
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 209
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/21/2005 11:24:53 PM
Greetings from the critique club.

I'm happy this photo came up for me to discuss, as it was one of my favorites in the challenge.

A very nice, and different point of view from the usual wedding photos. Terrific DOF, and the use of sepia gives it a nice, warm feeling for me. You successfully captured a celebration moment that is easily recognizable by any viewer.

Congratulations on your finish and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future - you're quite talented.
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10/20/2005 04:55:59 PM
Capturing the sheer essence of celebration with a great composition. Congratulations on your top TEN finish.
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10/18/2005 08:22:51 AM
sheer brilliance.... love this... congrats on top 10...
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10/17/2005 07:47:26 PM
great job Chris! congrats on a well deserved top 10!
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10/17/2005 07:22:40 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge. Congrats. on a top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2005 01:15:56 PM
I like the tones you chose to use. It gives it a warm, happy-fuzzy feeling to me. Nicely composed and I wish them a long and happy life.
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10/16/2005 07:30:00 AM
nice DoF and composition. one of my faves in this challenge!
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10/15/2005 05:39:39 PM
Great point of view and tones used on this.
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10/15/2005 08:33:03 AM
A nice candid shot, just two things I would have liked better if they were otherwise and that is that I would have preferred if one of the faces were also in the DOF and not just the hand and also if the whole head of the bride were in the frame. Other than that though this is a nice candid shot and I think you made a good choice making this sepia and it´s very fitting for the challenge. 7 from me.
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10/13/2005 05:15:04 PM
I like how the focus is on the signature. Very nice photo in sepia.
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10/12/2005 04:52:19 PM
aka "Goodbye to Freedom"
10/11/2005 08:57:37 PM
A superb shot because I can't tell if it's staged or if you just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Outstanding either way. 8
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10/11/2005 05:46:51 PM
great photo. makes me happy to look at. love how happy everyone feels in this image. interesting choice of having the hand/pen be the only thing in focus--puts the official act right in the foreground. i really like this...the composition, the warmth of color treatment, the dof, nicely done! (and congrats to the happy couple!)
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10/11/2005 05:34:53 PM
Nice composition. I really like your use of dof here. Cool shot.
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10/11/2005 01:53:16 PM
great DOF, good capture from the people.
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10/11/2005 12:16:45 AM
Congratulations! Such a great capture. Marriage is definitely something to celebrate about :)
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10/10/2005 05:12:44 PM
Nice!
10/10/2005 01:48:09 PM
Nice picture...except the groom looks kind of nervous, lol.
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10/10/2005 10:39:06 AM
It is a nice capture, but one that could be greatly strenthened by the happy couple in the background being more sharply in focus. The main thing in focus is the gentleman's hand signing the document in the foreground. And while that is pivital to the scene, so are the smiles on the faces of all three people who are in this shot. Closing down the aperature to perhaps 8 or higher (ASA would need adjustment to that setting if you are doing it manually) would get you a sharper in focus background as well as the foreground. I love the smiling faces here in this shot and would like to have seen them much more clearly and vividly. I also think that you cropped the frame too tightly such that that we only get to see half of the beautiful smiling face of the bride.
10/10/2005 01:31:16 AM
great shot, love all the smiling faces.
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10/10/2005 01:10:57 AM
Oh this is clever, with the minister signing the marriage certificate. Great DOF with the blurred smiling bride and groom. Clever.
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10/10/2005 12:39:52 AM
fantastic!! Love the focus on the guy signing and in the back the couple. simply amazing. 10
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