Latest wedding. What do you think???

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  1. wxnut

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    2. I meant this one to be dark, with the highlights of light from behind. Does it look good, or does it just look like a bad exposure?
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    I really like #1 but for my taste some of them look waaay too over-processed.
     
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    I really like them all, beautiful captures. #12 perhaps lost a bit of crispness in processing though.

    I prefer 6 to 5, the white strip (don't know what it is ? window light ?) in 5 looks like it's dividing 2 pictures, whereas in 6 the angle lessens this feel in my opinion.

    I think the highlight feel in #2 really works with the B&W.
     
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    For me, I like #10...

    now the grooms mad chops... well... that is a whole different topic... hahaha
     
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    I agree on the over processed thing and the comment on 5 and 6. My first glance on them [5&6] was "I don't think that's supposed to be 2 shots". I know what you were going for and I love the idea but I don't think it worked. Not for what you did or anything, I just think the sunlight hosed the shot. The very, very white part in this shot "cropped" your photos into 2 images.

    Now that that's been said. I think it's good stuff! I do like the composition and lighting for the images. Even number 2 (the dark one) looks like something I would shoot but I might play with the levels a bit. It looks like middle ground exposer (meaning if you want the silhouette of the couple with the light background - dodge the levels of the couple. If you want them into the shot - lighten them up), this looks like you missed the effect (which can be created in post).

    Good stuff.

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    9, 10, and 12 are so very sweet!

    I agree with dpolston about the sunlight cutting those photos apart.

    I can see a darkish halo around the figures, especially the priest's head, in #7.

    Your work is good, and you've captures some truly wonderful moments!
     
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    The colors in #1 are beautiful...I love it..
    I personally like the post processing...it feels sweet and magical (what your wedding day should be)
    nice job!
    btw...how did you achieve this in post processing?
     
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    Quite simple... duplicate layer, add a large amount of Gaussion blur to the new layer. Use the erase tool to take the blur out of the eyes and mouth. Then go to layer style -> blending options, and bring the opacity down to around 40%. Then adjust the contrast until it looks good. Flatten image.

    Hope that helps.

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    really
    nice pictures
    i liked #1
     
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    good shots overall....5 &6...clone out the sunlight that is splitting your image in two....

    the bride looks awkward in the shots where she is on the ground....

    #1 i like the shot, but the extremely narrow dof makes the couple look pasted on the background...for really scenic shots such as this 4-5.6 work better for dof then wide open...

    #2 ; i love...but, they should be walking into the frame, not walking out...

    as for the pp, it is a matter of opinion...i like it, but be careful not to over use!

    #10 is a great capture!
     

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