Hi everyone. Occasionally I like to step away from landscapes and work on other areas of photography. Many of us have fears, yours truly included, of shooting in areas where we are not comfortable. The only way is step off the edge and just do it. A friend of mine asked me not long ago to assist with a large wedding she was shooting. I was reticent at first. What if I blew my exposures? What about my framing and composition? What if the couple was not happy? All valid questions of course. I was comfortable with my equipment and I thought I could get into the rhythm of the affair so I decided to do it. It was great fun but boy what a lot of work. We started in the morning and did not finish until late in the evening. I learned a lot and managed to shoot many images, somewhere around 700, that my friend could use.
This was a special day for this couple and I tried to capture that. It was the sole thought that drove my photography that day. This image is one I really love. As they came out of the church the congregation started blowing bubbles which enveloped the bride and groom. Working quickly I moved in behind the procession and defocused my lens slightly to give a dream like quality to the shot. I converted the shot to black and white in post processing. I had to step out of my comfort zone that day. But we all need to do that once in a while. In order to grow we need to work on the things we fear. So get out and take a chance.
Thanks for stopping by today.