Pic of the Week_Bride and Flowers

Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 50mm f1.2 L series lens Exposure Details: 1/20 second @ f1.2 ISO 100 Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 50mm f1.2 L series lens Exposure Details: 1/320 second @ f2.5 ISO 400

This bridal portrait was made with the aid of window light. The localized color in the flowers has become popular over recent times, although it borrows from traditional hand-coloring techniques from years gone by.

In the busy time between the bride dressing and leaving for the church I wanted to take a few moments to make a more contemplative image that talks to us about the significance of the ritual our bride, Michelle, is about to undertake. I’m pleased with the result. Michelle is a unique young woman. Firm in her convictions, extremely capable, with a contemporary worldview. Yet, despite being a modern woman, Michelle is a romantic, soulful gal with an appreciation for style and tradition. There’s more than a bit of Audrey Hepburn in this one and, as such, this was a relatively easy image to make.

The original color image was rendered into black-and-white, with local adjustments to color saturation, in Adobe Lightroom 2. Final image enhancement was achieved in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy