In a category that I thought may have been stronger, this image stood out every time I reviewed the final selection. There is a lot going on in this image that is not as simple as it looks. Depth of field, selective focus, shutter speed, and lighting, all work well together to make this an effective image of a tiny piece of body language that speaks volumes.
Great, fun moments like this are wonderful to have especially when the proper mix of strobe and ambient light are combined. There were several images similar to this one that did not make the grade for a variety of reasons including composition, and exposure, that this photograph has no problems with.
While I'd prefer to see this image shot with a better balance between the light of the flash and the ambient light in the room, the moment more than makes up for it. A nice catch of a fun piece of the dance floor action.
I like how everyone is involved in this photo, the couple and everyone standing around then. The hands in the air, the petals and the colors make it fun.
While my choice for first in this category stood out because it beautifully captures a moment between two people, this image does well to place the happy couple in the company of their guests. The choice of framing was intentional, and was the best choice for bringing everyone into the image while still allowing the bridal couple to be the center of attention.
Kids always seem to help make great images from any wedding, but this image works especially well because the young "dancer" is photographed in relation to what is going on around her, and it is framed very well and is technically sound.
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