1st place in Departure

Georgia, United States

Hassel Weems

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This photograph, taken by Hassel Weems, was awarded 1st place in the Departure category for the WPJA's 2008 Q4.

Judges Comments

  • This image is almost like a painting. It's a night shot, hard to shoot. Nice balance of ambient light and flash which give it a realistic and natural feel. The blurred motion of the bride and her veil makes this photograph. The faintness of the white veil streaming across the picture add to the dreaminess of the image. The limo driver holding the umbrella adds to the content of bad weather. The misty night and the groom waiting with his head slightly down also add to the feel of the image.
  • Love the blur of the bride. Really emphasizes her hurry to get on with the honeymoon. Beautiful, simple composition. The warm and cold colors really work.

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