Stood out, without a doubt. Peak moment, great reaction by photographer. This image could have placed in the humor category as well.
The framing on this is perfect, that moment of the cake cutting. I wonder what made the cake fall, is she really going to catch it? What makes the picture even better is the groom seems completely unaware of what is happening right in front of him. Nice job of paying attention and great reaction.
In many relationships it’s the woman who concentrates on the details of making things run smoothly while the man is easily distracted. When, exactly, the groom is going to realize that the wedding cake next to him is toppling over is a large part of this photograph’s appeal. Fortunately for him, however, his wife seems to have the situation well in hand. Funny.
This photograph has the feel of a professional ad. It makes its point simply and eloquently: two people drinking wine at a wedding reception (held in a winery?). The focus is on the wine glasses. But there is a more than a hint of sensuality in the unseen faces, the mostly dark figure of the woman, the way the man’s hand is tilting the wine glass toward the woman (the bride?) and the way the light is shining on the woman’s low cut dress. It makes me thirsty.
It’s really simple, but so symbolic. I don’t think I’ve seen this picture very often, or ever, which makes it all the better. You can look at this and it tells a story. Wonder if they will keep the cake for a year? The simplicity of the photo really adds to the story, anything, or anyone would have distracted you of this moment.
This photograph succeeds as much for the way the h’ordeuvres have been arranged on the table as for the way the photographer took the picture. It’s a very elegant arrangement and an attractive photograph of food.
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