Post Wedding Blues...


Lennardinio

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 11:39
I got married last weekend and the wife is finding it hard to part with her bouquet. I saw an opportunity and took it into the back garden for a few snaps.

Let me know what you all think.

Taken with my KM using my XR Rikenon 50mm lens.









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Last Edited by Lennardinio on 01/08/2010 - 11:50

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 12:47
Congrats! Nice sharp shots, and lovely 'bokeh'. I like the angle of the bouquet in no. 3, but prefer the concrete paving in 1 and 2 I think. Perhaps playing around with the shooting angle might have made for an even more satisfying comp? Placing the flowers on a step or the edge of a table so they overhang a bit, and you have another angle to contrast with the stems? 'The possibilities are endless' lol
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Lennardinio

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 14:34
Thanks... yes I might try some at different angles etc, before they turn to mush.
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Lennardinio

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 15:49
I took this as well, but I think for it to work that the flowers need to be fresh. Then you would have a nice contrast between nature and an urban surrounding.



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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 20:55
Congratulations: marriage is a wonderful thing (mostly) and very convenient domestically.

Now for the pictures...I hope you don't intend them to be sybolic ina any way! I like the third one because of the stronger contrast and the fading focus.

An unusual footnote to what I hope was a wonderful occasion.
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fatspider

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 21:03
There is a lot to be said for the tradition of the Bride throwing the bouquet over her shoulders but of course that would have deprived you of a shot.

Congratulations.
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Lennardinio

Link Posted 01/08/2010 - 22:30
bwlchmawr wrote:
I hope you don't intend them to be sybolic ina any way!

Ha ha! It was meant to be symbolic... just not symbolic of our marriage
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thoughton

Link Posted 04/08/2010 - 23:12
Lennardinio wrote:
I got married last weekend and the wife is finding it hard to part with her bouquet. I saw an opportunity and took it into the back garden for a few snaps.

It's only been two weeks, shouldn't it still be 'my darling wife' or something similar? You only graduate to 'the wife' after a few years methinks.

Interesting shots, but I think they might work a bit better if the flowers were either more alive or more dead, if you see what I mean. At the moment they are a bit in-between.

Congraulations, by the way
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 04/08/2010 - 23:13
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