Those difficult, split-second decisions! There I was, trying on a pair of black leather high heel sandals in a tiny little boutique in the ancient quarter, when from the corner of my eye I saw a wedding dress pass by the store window. Hmmm ... Spanish leather shoes or a possible photographic moment? What a tough choice for a female photographer. So, I did both, hobbling out of the store with only one shoe on, apologizing to the clerk, fumbling with my camera as I raced to catch the bride. The result is not as sharp as I would have liked, but I was happy to have at least captured a moment with her.
And yes, I went back and bought the shoes ;)
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holmertz (33567) 2013-12-10 7:38
If you had arranged your camera on a tripod and adjusted all the settings perfectly you could have got a very sharp and technically immaculate photo, but you would have missed this magic moment. Actually, it's only the groom's head that was a bit blurred because he seems to have looked at something high up the very moment you rpessed the button. With some sharpening added during PP nobody would have found any other faults. I still enjoy this photo because of the funny situation that could be interpreted in various ways, including what you suggest in the title. This environment looks generally perfect for photos with its intimate atmosphere.
gojo (1635) 2013-12-10 9:01
Sharpness is highly overrated....
The moment, the image, the story... so much more important. Great catch!
jcpix (8380) 2013-12-10 17:45
Wow, I'm once again a bit baffled that there hasn't been more feedback before me...this is fantastic! I'm really liking this shot Kristin, without doubt one of my favorites today! You got me good with this one, I love it!
There's so much open to interpretation and imagination here. Your title could be spot on, but I see this as the bride stopping a local street photog and asking him "Doe's this dress make me look fat?" to which he vehemently gestures for them to promptly leave in that direction, stating "I will not fall into that trap question, now be gone!" lol
Expressive regards from all parties involved, you caught a terrific moment, and the idea to convert this to black & white feels to give it a more artsy and sophisticated finish.
The groom is already distracted...what's the over/under for how long this is going to last? :) Sharp focus or not, it simply doesn't matter when you can come away with a shot like this...and big props for doing it with one shoe!
Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take it easy.
emka (67365) 2013-12-10 23:58
Hilarious shot with your title. it seems really that the wedding couple asks the way to the church. I like the strong contrast of the bride white dress and the black suit of bridegroom. haha, I would love to see you in one shoe :).
Warm regrads Malgo
CLODO (27506) 2013-12-11 5:17
Hi Kristin again.
the picture is not pin sharp, but you've got it (difficult street photography!), with the photograph gesture seeming to indicate to the wedding couple where is the church or town hall! A pedestrians smiles, understanding what scene you registered in your camera!
ktanska (23164) 2013-12-11 12:17
It's always a happy coincidence to meet a wedding couple on a photo session. Have a glimpse on how a professional arranges shots. (I've done that a couple of times as an amateur.)
For a passer-by the most interesting moments are not during a pose but before or after, like on this one.
rigoletto (33751) 2013-12-11 13:47
and this one is what happens between cuddling at hidden corners and hosting a baby on a lap. and i had a good laugh at your title. even the locals can get lost in el born, or your imagination works very well.
abmdsudi (35378) 2013-12-12 6:31
I love this slice of life image, it's like something straight out of a film the way this works together as social observation and in the way that real life is. Interesting juxtapositions, the interaction between humans, the chain of expressions, the attitudes and characters involved showing real people in a real situation with couples of eyes fixed on your lens there.
That serious cam guy is giving you a very meaningful look, while the smiley has decided you're no threat after all just a silly lady with a camera minus a shoe! and there is a lovely hint of smile from the advancing woman in the background witnessing what she has seen!! It's the detail that runs across the breadth here.. A very well observed, composed and captured image - a perfect illustration of the decisive moment which tells many a tale and has so many possible interpretations. This is so good because you have captured in one shot the two worlds that mark modern life. On the one hand, a static image, on the other people in motion going about their business in a sense immune to the surroundings yet very much within the streetscape. Congratulations,
adramad (32927) 2013-12-15 14:07
A stunning and very unusual to be able to capture, so in the street image, the couple walking as two passers towards the church, which took advantage big time very well.
Sensational sharpness and brightness.
Good start to the week.
delpeoples (50271) 2013-12-21 2:38
What a delightful scene, love the B&W, the perfect timing and the way you framed it in the vertical. We don't often see monochrome in your Gallery, so it's a treat to see it and I hope to see more of it in future. Excellent contrasts and light management too.
Hugs and a happy Saturday to you