Great action picture, great unanticipated moment. Hilarious too. Expression is great. Love bride's hands just coming in enough on the right of the frame, adds to the energy and momentum of the moment, but not too much that it takes away from the focus of the groom.
Wedding rituals can be a little strange... especially without a caption. The groom's gaping mouth is the first thing I went to in this picture. But as I looked around the frame the story started coming together. The groomsmen separating him from his pleading bride whose arms just out from the right of the frame. The band playing on as the lead singer takes in the other show. B&W was a good choice since I'm sure color would have created some problems.
The low angle, the wide lens, and dragging the shutter while popping the strobe gives this image energy. Party time conveyed in a fun, buoyant way.
An even lower angle would have probably been better. There is a little distortion from the severe tilt and I would have liked to see an even wider field of vision.
Still, this one makes me smile and nod.
This image captured the spirit of the wedding celebration. The moment between the bridesmaids was accentuated with motion blur and the stop action.
This photo has layers of composition. Bride and groom kissing is the action, but they are blurred so the focus is on the family and friends watching them and reacting to the kiss. It's a nicely lined up image with content in foreground and background all in one frame.
YMCA? Praising the Lord? I'm not sure without a caption, but I'm sure its a great picture. The sea of arms and the one guy on the left of the frame just pops out with his mouth open wide. The disco balls mimic each other and add a cool graphic element. The color is sweet as are the people in the foggy background. Great moment AND scene setter. Many times it pays off to back away from your subjects.
Not exactly action-packed, but the quietness of tear down really hit me. Excellent composition. Great light. Even the moment is there. This is why photographers need to stick around a little longer if they want to get the different pictures.
There were many, many bouquet throwing images in this contest, but this one was the best. Perfect composition. Cool use of shadows. Perfect moment with the bouquet landing in between the two buildings and about two feet from the outstretched hands (and in the shadow). The bride is nice, but the topper on the image is the little girl in the polka dot dress walking out of the frame on the left. Oblivious to the whole thing. Amazing. As flower tosses go, this one smokes.
Scary, yet fun. I'm not sure why I think there was a lot of alcohol being consumed at this reception, but... Way to fill the frame. Great subjects throughout the frame. The bride sitting tall, prim and proper is also a funny touch. These guys are going to be remembering this image for a long, long time.
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