This set of photos was VERY hard to rank from 1st to 5th (and, for that matter, from 6th to 10th, too), because the photos were so different and so very, very well done. This image is such a perfect photographic response to this setting. The sparse gathering in a stark setting with almost gothic weather overhead. Also, the moment is great, with each person in a perfect place. Very well done. Takes me right to the scene. I think I can hear the voices just above the sound of the wind . . .
This seemingly routine scene is elevated because the photographer found a sweet moment in it. That moment captures the whole point of a wedding, during a touching, unexpected pause in the midst of a pretty mundane event in the ceremony. Well seen.
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