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lovkun #5

the chief bridesmaid
she owns the wandering hand in the previous image

they can be so under-appreciated during weddings, but they really do a lot

lovkun #5

the chief bridesmaid
she owns the wandering hand in the previous image

they can be so under-appreciated during weddings, but they really do a lot

comments (20)

  • tia
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:14
Nice candid shot.
DrAW!: thanks luv
I totally agree they do a lot. You captured the moment well. Technically I have 2 nitpicks smile
DrAW!: thanks bro
Mr photographer, how many numbers you dey collect per shoot smile, nice shot.
DrAW!: i don't collect numbers
i give potential clients my card tho
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:23
Love these candid preparation images.
DrAW!: me too aussie smile
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:24
wowwwwwwwwwwww....her gown is too die for..You have got to love that texture...
Hmm..I can't shout oh Doc..I still dey here.
Nice shot once again..but I have one nit pick...there's a line running down her face..Hair?
DrAW!: thanks ada
i guess there's no harm in cleaning it up better
while you're noticing, you might wanna notice the spot on her nose, the spot on her right upper arm, the mole on her left fore arm, the spot on her fore head... tongue
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:38
Good capture of her contemplative expression.
DrAW!: thanks red pen
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 01:23
Fantastic candid! Love how you captured her looking at her own reflection. Really nice.
DrAW!: thanks marcie
glad you like smile
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 01:26
Back to my nits, your WB is off especially if you see the colors on a calliberated monitor and DOF is quite deep for this type of image in my own opinion. Also why shoot at 1/30 and ISO100, the math dont work quite well, if you know what I mean. Overall the above does not take away from nice moment captured.
DrAW!: hey thanks for the detailed critique bro

i like to shoot at the most noiseless iso possible
the aperture value is the widest the lens i used would give me at that focal length (ok maybe plus an extra stop grin)
this time, i did not depend on the shutterspeed for sharpness of the image (only exposure), instead i depended on the speeds of the flashes i used
i would however appreciate suggestions on variations in the exposure values that you think would be more appropriate

now about white balance, i asked you earlier for more specifics on your complaints and for tips on improvement. i don't mean to be defensive here but i only get white balance complaints from you and i need to be sure exactly where i'm erring.
granted, i shoot with the wrong white balance settings in camera (i shoot with sunlight wb sometimes, even indoors) but i like to believe the whites in the final image are white enough (even if not all colours are reproduced faithfully)

i guess we may have to iron out the wb issues when we see face to face

thanks so much for the comments
they help me improve
please keep em coming smile
  • Raffi
  • Maryland USA
  • 30 Jul 2008, 03:35
Its amazing how you were able to capture such sharpness with such a slow shutter! This is a great candid. The colors are vibrant!
DrAW!: thanks raffi

the sharpness was due more to the speed of the flashes used
i refer you to this image, http://draw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/tubey_in_the_sky_with_diamonds_/ where i depended solely on the speed of the light to achieve the high speed capture
the shutterspeed was over 10seconds!
  • Ginnie
  • flying back to Atlanta
  • 30 Jul 2008, 04:20
Those bridesmaids are there for a reason, DrAW. Through thick and thin!! Thanks for this tribute to them! smile I love the look of concentration/contemplation.
DrAW!: thanks ginnie grin
Serious business this make-up!
DrAW!: yeah grin

My eye is drawn to the dress, it looks tremendous, doc. Great pose you have captured...again.
DrAW!: thanks chad
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Jul 2008, 09:44
Very good capture.that dress looks very flash
DrAW!: thanks vintage smile
  • SuRi
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 12:04
Love that dress! Nice candid shot of a beautiful bridesmaid.
DrAW!: wow this dress is really becoming a star grin
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 13:39
Danm! Forgive me doc..I wasnn't wearing my glasses! If I was, I would have noticed all that stuff :p
DrAW!: smile......
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 14:23
I like how you captured the scene, especially the purple pillow to balance out the background, but this picture seems strangely noisy for ISO100. Have you tried neatimage.com?
DrAW!: i remember now...
this image was quite dark to begin with
so i must've caused the noise (which i later discolored into grain) when brightening in post
thanks for the link martin
Awwwww, the Chief bride's maid / Maid of Honor getting her groove on smile

Her name is Laura by the way and yes, she was quite busy throughout the day.

Dotun is right on this one DraW, the image does appear very red on my current monitor but a great capture nonetheless.
DrAW!: aha more specific info on the wb...thanks mate

i use a desktop for editing and a laptop for browsing and posting

comparing the two, it looks red on the laptop and normal on the desktop
my eyes had gotten used to the laptop's version and i didn't notice the redness
but based on you and dotun's comments it means it's my desktop that needs to be calibrated (if not your systems)
but based in information from here, http://epaperpress.com/monitorcal/
it's my laptop that needs to be calibrated

so now i'm a bit confused cos now when i look at the laptop i can now see a yellowish tinge compared to the desktop

that's totally strange cos when i want to make red skin look more brown (normal skin colour), i remove blue (which is more or less the equivalent of adding a yellow tint)
but it's the one that's redder that has the yellow tint, that's why i'm confused
  • tim
  • Leeds uk.
  • 30 Jul 2008, 20:45
hmmmm another to be noted Docsmile lovely capture for sure.
DrAW!: thanks tim
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 04:16
Very nice portrait. I love the bracelets too!
DrAW!: thanks kay smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 15:41
Somehow I liked the B&W compositions better and can't help imagining how this shot will look in B&W.

B&W does seem to have a classical touch to it.
DrAW!: you're right richa
b&w when well done usually has a classical touch to it

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camera Canon EOS 40D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/30s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 75.0mm
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