I wish that there was just a one line caption to confirm what everyone is thinking as they look at this photograph. The photographer captured a moment that the bride and the family will remember forever. By waiting and “riding the light” (a term that magazine photographers use for putting the subject’s head between a spotlight and the camera) the photograph brought drama to this beautiful moment.
There's a quiet beauty to this very personal moment. Her peaceful expression is accentuated as she's framed by the strong backlight, and one takes away from the image feelings of love and contentment.
Now that’s a dance!! Who says that weddings aren’t part of a tribal ritual? Just being there right in front is all the photographer had to do. I am sure that everyone has heard the ancient news photographers saying “F8 and be there”.
This group looks as if it's performing a traditional Maori dance; unlikely as that may be, their choreographed intensity makes for an engaging image.
This could have been another “flash for cash” candid but “Dragging the shutter” and the extra light makes this a prize-winning picture. The photographer had the good thinking to anticipate and get in a high position (I’ll bet it was the bandstand) to make this photograph.
Nice work. You managed to capture the motion and feeling of the ambiance all at once.
Many of the photos in this category looked the same, but this one stood out. I like how the photographer incorporated the detail of the fingers. Nice seeing. I just wish the horizon line wasn't so tilted.
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