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Location: Sedona AZ US
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Wedding Vows!
· Date: Wed 1-October-2008 · Views: 1368 · Filesize: 140.2KB, 778.1KB · Dimensions: 1024 x 711 ·
Rating: ********** 10.00
Keywords: Sedona Arizona Wedding Merry-Go-Round Rock
Camera: D2X
Lens and Filters: Nikon AS-F (17)17-55 1:2.8 G ED DX
Film and/or ISO: Lexar Pro 8GB UDMA / 100
Aperture: 7.1
Shutterspeed: 1/250 1 Master SB800 3 Slave SB800
Location: Sedona, Arizona USA
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Jodys98Torch

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest


Location: (Houston) Expat in Muscat OM
Posts: 148
Tue 08-December-2009 04:01 Rating: 10 

Wow, gives me vertigo just thinking of being near that edge! Really beautiful, and excellent composition.
Gr8 ImageMaker


Location: Sedona AZ US
Thu 10-December-2009 11:16

Thanks Jody,

The Groom stumbled at the edge and stopped my heart!!!
One of my Favorite locations for Weddings in Sedona.
Also most Challenging! High Contrast Backlit 4-5 stops of separation .
Used 3 Remote SB800 flash units Plus Master SB800 for Fill!
(See Shadows from flash-units lower edges of Rock Face)
Still required LIGHTROOM adjustments to open up the shadows!
Fill Light-Slider to >35
Black-Slider to >9
Thanks for Viewing; ) !


P.S. Also wish I had composed image just a kiss lower to capture complete
shadow of the groom in lower right corner!
Wink
pboehi
Location: Altstaetten CH
Posts: 41
Fri 11-December-2009 02:19

Hello Gr8 - not too much self criticism! I have made the same experience finding some details to be lacking when looking at the final image. Asking myself why I did it, the answer was: Overall composition, balance of the image. That is what you focus on when making pictures, don't you? And what does the viewer think when looking at your picture? Probably he doesn't look at the bottom missing a piece of the shadow, instead he sees this lovely couple on the edge of the rock. It's like a musician who doesn't get his solo as intended, but the audience likes it. So stay cool!
pboehi
Location: Altstaetten CH
Posts: 41
Fri 11-December-2009 02:21

One more comment - just crop the picture, and the "shadow problem" is solved :-)
mmuller


Location: Herrsching DE
Posts: 1
Sat 12-December-2009 06:48 Rating: 10 

For me a perfect composition. Almost everyhthing is positioned at "the rule of a third". the sky, the couple, tne single tree, the lighter colour of the stone.
lastdaylight

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest


Location: Dallas TX US
Posts: 848
Sat 12-December-2009 09:56

Positively breathtaking, Mel. Very nice work.
Gr8 ImageMaker


Location: Sedona AZ US
Sun 13-December-2009 11:53

Peter,
Thanks for the comment; I did crop it for my Web-Site. Just ever-time
I look at wish I had seen the Grooms shadow. Was so focused on the couple.
Wanted to share we(I)need to slow down a little and SEE at whole picture.
Sincerely,
Mel
Smile
Gr8 ImageMaker


Location: Sedona AZ US
Fri 18-December-2009 10:46

Markus; Thank you looking forward to more of your posted images. Do you HDR?
Mark: Thank you good to hear from you again!
Smiles
Mel
Tavi

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest


Location: Timisoara RO
Posts: 6
Sun 20-December-2009 07:32 Rating: 10 

Realy a nice memory!