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Just married
Just married
Gordon


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Date: Oct 6, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2007

My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, her husband and my father-in-law celebrate as the happy couple leave for their honeymoon. Shot in available light.

Some times everything just falls in to place (even though I had to jump through a window and run to get into the right place for what I saw might be happening) There's talk about being in the right place at the right time, but really you need to be in the right place just before the right time - for once I saw it coming.

It is one of the few really genuine pictures I've taken. The fact that the lighting and framing (it is totally uncropped too) all just fell in to place, along with me knowing how to be there, use the camera properly and capture this moment for my family, just makes it the best picture I've ever been lucky enough to see come up on a screen. I got chills looking at it the first time. It just makes me smile.

It has also pushed me towards doing more portraiture and really inspired me to start shooting more again.

Statistics
Place: 109 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.4428
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.4215
Avg (non-participants): 6.5125
Views since voting: 1714
Views during voting: 529
Votes: 341
Comments: 53
Favorites: 15 (view)


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11/10/2008 05:20:05 PM
...and one of mine (favs!)...;-)
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11/10/2007 03:01:57 PM
Gordon, this shot is amazing!!!
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08/17/2007 08:07:21 PM
This is superb. What a moment to capture.
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05/09/2007 05:03:52 PM
this makes me smile :)
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01/26/2007 03:17:00 PM
Frankly, this is one of the shots in this challenge I really expected to finish at least in the top 20. Knowing the voters and their never ending search for the eye candy wow shots, this finished pretty good, even though they probably never sat and absorbed the life that shines in this image.
Certainly one of your very best ever Gordon!
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01/26/2007 12:03:57 PM
I love this. There is nothing better than looking at one of your pictures and just knowing you have something special.
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01/26/2007 11:44:30 AM
amazing what your heart can do to assist your eyes in viewing a photograph, isn't it? The emotion in this makes a little spot in the bottom left corner of my brain tingle. it's not a part of my brain that gets used very often.

Very nicely done, GordonMcGregor.

P
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01/26/2007 10:52:33 AM
This shot is just fantastic. You've truly captured the moment.
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01/26/2007 09:44:16 AM
Your rank does not quite coroborate my modest opinion.
My winning shot. What a great picture!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:36:39 PM
What a great feeling it must be to be responsible for capturing an image which will become a family treasure. This is outstanding!
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01/25/2007 09:27:24 PM
Great wedding candid that I know those photographed will keep on display for years to come. Good luck this week, and again, good work.
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01/24/2007 11:53:57 PM
what an incredible moment you've captured. this is definitely the type of image that will make all her married friends jealous that they didn't have you shoot their wedding, and, hopefully, will make all her unmarried friends want you to shoot theirs! excellent work, hope you're already booked solid for this year.
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01/24/2007 08:27:06 PM
nice capture of expressions! love it!
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01/24/2007 02:18:16 PM
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME candid!!!!!
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01/23/2007 01:59:04 AM
What a fantastic candid! Excellant capture of emotion
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01/21/2007 06:38:56 AM
So so aweet...
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01/21/2007 06:10:14 AM
One of the better wedding shots I've seen here. Good work. ;>þ
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01/20/2007 08:49:13 PM
Great wedding photo, looks like they had a great time :)
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01/20/2007 05:17:59 PM
Usually I wouldn't be much for wedding shots in challenges, but this shot just radiates energy and it's such a perfect candid shot. Very beautiful. I give you a 9.
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01/19/2007 11:47:51 PM
fantastic candid. It's actually the woman on the left that gives this a sense of authentic spontaneity, since she seems to be reacting to the rest of it. And the woman in the front adds a surprising note of beauty at the last moment. 8
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01/19/2007 05:16:54 PM
Pure joy, great work.
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01/19/2007 03:58:12 PM
What a photo to capture happyness great shot.
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01/18/2007 11:14:16 PM
great slice of life!
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01/18/2007 06:45:35 PM
What a fantastic real life moment captured! It emanates the love & fun of family. Each with very much their own personality. Very nice. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/18/2007 02:14:11 PM
Great moment and composition. Nice capture. Back to bump you to a 10 ... great candid that captures all four personalities. Excellent.
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01/18/2007 11:00:11 AM
Great candid shot
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01/18/2007 12:00:45 AM
Lovely happy photo - Great capture.
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01/17/2007 02:20:02 PM
Life.
It's what makes the world go around.
This is a precious moment captured and preserved forever to bring back memories in decades to come.
A true gem in this challenge and refreshing after seeing dozens & dozens of landscapes.
Adding to my favorites as well.
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01/17/2007 06:32:37 AM
great emotions on this photo ! great photo
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01/16/2007 11:08:46 PM
What a great capture. Incredible expressions.

Jeff
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01/15/2007 03:23:00 PM
JOY! The photo portrays so well the fleeting ebulliance of the day - a refreshing diversion from the posed, stayed portraits that have their place in the album too.
Nice tone.
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01/15/2007 10:46:10 AM
What a wonderful capture of jubilation!
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01/14/2007 11:28:29 PM
Joyous portrait! Btw, that guy looks sticking his head in the shot looks like Sean Penn.
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01/14/2007 10:11:40 PM
Great candid !! 8
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01/14/2007 01:10:37 AM
wow, great feastive moment.
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01/13/2007 11:08:09 PM
Fantastic! Great capture of a quintessential moment...
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01/13/2007 08:15:16 PM
great emotion and expressions!
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01/13/2007 06:01:26 PM
Wow! 10!
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01/13/2007 01:33:11 PM
so sweet! what a shining moment to capture!
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01/13/2007 12:52:11 PM
excellent timing. excellent conversion, excellent framing.
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01/12/2007 09:55:53 PM
Great capture!
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01/12/2007 09:46:03 PM
Cute wedding candid. Love everybody's expressions.
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01/12/2007 09:16:52 PM
That's a nice moment
I'm sure they'll treasure that one
7
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01/12/2007 09:05:03 PM
Wonderful shot. I love the emotion it projects, the happiness. Nicely done (8)
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01/12/2007 08:45:03 PM
a wonderful story being told here...great image...
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01/12/2007 08:35:19 PM
great emotions to capture
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01/12/2007 02:55:08 PM
Happy happy. :)
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01/12/2007 11:01:38 AM
You nailed this one! It almost looks like you put a tiny bit of softness via gentle gaussian blur on the left to soften the ladies while keeping the guys (in the same field of focus) sharp. If so, well conceived. If not, looks great anyhow. It's early yet, but tossing my first 9 at this one.
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01/12/2007 10:43:25 AM
Looks like it should be a Timex Ad or That's Dad just before he gets the Bar tab, nice work -8
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01/12/2007 09:14:39 AM
How darling is this??? Just a wonderful moment.
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01/12/2007 07:02:08 AM
great candid
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01/12/2007 01:42:19 AM
I love the looks of you you captured here! 8
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01/12/2007 12:46:05 AM
Hahaha yeah it's all hugs and laughs and good times then it's about the toilet seat being left up and the shoes left all over the frigging house and 'you watch too much damn football'. Look at the old man, he knows. HE KNOWS. You can see it in his eyes.
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