Gorgeous picture! Great use of body language and light. Nice work!
The light, background, and beautiful light on the dancer make this a classical-looking image that is a pleasure to look at. (I'm not sure why it wasn't, but could the video camera at left have been cropped out?)
This photo has a great feel. The backlight of the setting sun, the casualness of the barefoot bride and the flowers on the rock and the way the photographed framed the scene. Little elements that come together beautifully.
You talk about minimizing the elements in an image with selective exposure. There is just enough light on the bride's face, and barely enough detail to the see their body language....but ample enough to make this a wonderful image of a private moment that likely would have been destroyed by artificial light.
Graphic, complimentary colors and the right moment to get the outdoor light and the men talking.
The photographer of this image gets credit for backing off from the scene and having a look at the "bigger picture." It's a good eye that saw how the colors, shapes, and moment would combine to make a strong image.
It was a good eye that spotted this image and exposed it to emphasize the light, and the dresses. The unconventional framing works to make an interesting image of what could be shot in a very standard fashion.
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