During the weekend I spent in Odessa last month there were lots of people celebrating their marriage in the streets in the centre of the city. The newly married couples provided many photo opportunities.
In this particular case I was mainly fascinated by the woman running around the couple with a movie camera, shooting them from every possible angle.
You would never guess what happened a few seconds later. Getting curious? Then take a look at the workshop.
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stevesaba (8167) 2011-10-28 7:41
Nice one! And different from our culture where all this is mostly indoors. And yes, the photographer is getting my attention too. Maybe because I feel like I might be nervous doing her job....what if I mess up? Well, you had me going about the workshop. I was really expecting something different; something tragic. Why didn't I see this coming? Fine work as always, warm regards,
wolf38 (31296) 2011-10-28 9:07
Hello Gerd. Photographers and videographers for wedding couples. This is now standard. The most beautiful day of your life will be held. And the wedding couple must always posing. Such scenes also interest me. You took the camera and photographed. I would have done in your place too. The photo is beautiful and alive. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Waylim (25436) 2011-10-28 11:00
Without the photographer, the would have been a very romantic wedding photo for the couple. Samething in China, everywhere we go there seems to be some happy couples getting there photo taken.
Very nice candit moment.
I just saw the ws, Ah, so sweet.
bukitgolfb301 (45111) 2011-10-28 13:44
Hi my dear Gert
Sorry for my late reply as so crazy-busy weekday.
But I still enjoy your finest gallery very much.
Your new posting this time is very lovey and happy shot indeed. Making us happy too! Delicate and clear color descrition is very well presented via your appropiate exposure and shutter speed. Wonderful moment you catch indeed! Well considered framework and perfect composition are as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from a little cold Tokyo
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-28 13:59
an attractive daily life photo with superb composition, the timing is excellent, I like the idea: the main character not the young pair but the photographer.
Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
saxo042 (37966) 2011-10-28 22:59
Two very good pictures, one a typical TE "daily life" scene with an added feature of another photographer (but also with some minor faults). The other picture is perfect but without the necessary TE touch. So you made the right thing here.
emka (106608) 2011-10-28 23:05
Hi Gert, I also saw many wedding couples in Ukraine, sometimes in folk dresses - quite interesting. It is great fun to observe such photo sessions, they are often very stupid. And now you can see it everywhere in the world. Nice photos - this one and surprise :).
Graal (103038) 2011-10-28 23:37
very nice wedding reportage. Good shots, pleasant scene in WS also. Photos well done. I like it.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (64503) 2011-10-29 5:35
A fine scene with that happy event. Charming and natural.
Enjoy a fine weekend.
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-10-29 8:36
That's a lovely moment captured so well and with such lovely contrasting colours . Its nice and well compsoed indeed.
Have a nice evening,
Glint (6171) 2011-10-29 9:09
this is a lovely moment captured. So romantic! I'm guessing this would be a favourite with the couple if they were to receive a copy.Technically very well exposed without a hint of OE.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-10-29 12:43
Wonderful daily life composition, a very common scene in my country in wedding ceremony, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a Sunday, Vasilis.
bema (26425) 2011-10-29 12:51
a very common scene and buisness nowadays.. have seen something similiar during a wedding at the ruins of monastery Limburg in Bad Dürkheim.. and taken some picture too.. great scene in WS too..
thanks for sharing this truly daily life picture..
have a nice weekend, see you around, Bernd
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-10-30 2:16
a marvellous moment captured by you. Great composition with rich colours and fine details of this couple with gorgeous wedding dress. Great shot indeed. Tfs.
mesutilgim (97474) 2011-10-30 2:55
Another quitr "unusual" scenery from Ukraine !
Very well seen and captured.
TFS and best regards
tyro (26142) 2011-10-30 8:45
From an initial assessment of the situation, I reckon that you have here (together with your wonderful workshop picture) two images which will far surpass anything taken by the cinematographer running circles around this romantic couple.
Apart from a little noise, this one is perfect, with wonderful sidelighting on the bride's dress and excellent detail in her veil. You have also captured the lady with the video camera superbly - a decisive moment indeed! The workshop picture, of course, is sheer romance.
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-30 10:55
exept that the feet of the photographer is cut, this is a good picture,where all the details of the white dress are well visible, and where the light is very nice.You have captured a very beautiful expression of the 2 lovers.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-30 11:14
WOW..How romantic..perfectly dressed in white...too good..you became the wedding photographer...
Kudos..very well done.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-10-30 13:15
lovely framing by this lady photographer who is busy o captured the newly married couple...love their expression...nice romantic moment captured here...
good exposure controlled with good color tones & sharpness...
nice informative Note also...
Have a nice Sun Day...
skippy007 (12510) 2011-10-30 22:46
Hello Gert, Of course I'm curious, how romantic, it is a wedding after all. On my last trip to Europe I saw at least three weddings, I thought it must have been the mating season ;-) Nice capture, lovely moment is well captured, pity about the photographer though ;-)
Nicou (150928) 2011-10-31 4:36
heureuse vie aux marié superbe compo tendre de ces amoureux superbe compo et iamge et ce baiser qui va venir quelle attitude captage au très bon moment grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
Disabled_A (0) 2011-10-31 13:18
that's a very nice shot :)
actually, I always find it interesting to watch bröllopsfotografen (which reminds me of the movie of the same title) :) You have to be quick to capture such a scene!
Oh, a "surprise" in the Workshop - who would have guessed?? ;-)
Angshu (56760) 2011-11-04 7:20
Thw edding photographer does look hassled & the photographer who clicked her was cool! You've taken this picture with a good timing..capturing a decisive moment. The WS post is only a natural succession! :-)
kato (11630) 2011-11-07 1:30
You're capturing well this fascinating scenery by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive and happy to see wedding scene of this young couple. You catch well this romantic spectacle. Wedding photographer seems so busy by catching various scene of happy couple. It's interesting in the contrast of formal wear of couple and casual ones of photographer, too.
divail (8334) 2011-11-07 19:21
Vous faites de très intéressants portraits. Il n'est pas toujours facile de photographier les gens et vous le faites très bien, en intégrant de petites histoires. Celle-ci ne fait pas exception, même si elle est prévisible :)
Belle composition, grande netteté et la lumière éclaire bien les sujets. Beau travail.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-11-08 20:10
Looks like you are quicker than the wedding photographer. Very nice capture of this romantic moment. Nice soft lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-11-11 6:59
Hi Gert, What a super capture of this wedding scene, great viewing the lady capturing it on the vidio camera, great light, colours and management, Well done, Cheers Iain.
kordinator (22489) 2011-12-02 0:59
Amazing scene you captured.
Attractive daily life photo with superb composition.
Timing is excellent.
Wonderful young pair.
jmdias (68605) 2011-12-03 5:57
a beautiful image, despite they are posing we can see they are natural and happy, nice inclusion of the professional photographer who made a nice contrast with her serious face in front hapyness. exellent light, sharpness and framing.
aliabazari (16278) 2012-10-14 12:06
Jag älskar bruden och brudgummen med sin kameraman. Jag har gjort de senaste, bilder på bruden och brudgummen. Fotoaffär är mycket vacker.
Tack för inspelning denna fina bild
ourania (51079) 2013-04-21 9:08
I have a laid back attitude towards many things but have always thought there should be a dress code for wedding photographers. Your picture is lovely and intersting, has great natural colours and delightful atmosphere; you've managed the light and shade very aptly. The most attractive and intriguing feature is the expressions of the three heroes, very individual and eloquent. The workshop picture is superb, the couple should surely be delighted to have it in their wedding album. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fritzi007 (12414) 2014-07-25 7:36
and the politicians in the Ukraiene: Make love, not war.....!
Wish you a nice day
- Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) (59032)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Ixus 1000 HS
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Brides Grooms Mariés 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-28 7:08