"Waiting for the bride and groom is so-o-o boring. And the adults only have eyes for the little kids who don't even know how to behave properly. And nobody seems to care that I look like an angel".
This is the third and guaranteed last time I show a picture from an Odessa wedding, taken during the weekend I spent in the city by the Black Sea last September. I can't find myself reflected in the red-haired woman's golden dress but I can see parts of central Odessa on her dazzling behind.
In two workshops I follow up the procedures.
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saxo042 (31802) 2011-11-14 7:55
This is a very funny picture with a lot of interesting details. The most funny detail must be the reflection of the photographer at a certain place! But the children don´t look too happy, being dressed up like grown-ups. I recognize the tile pattern in the flooring...
eldancer1 (17106) 2011-11-14 9:01
Very nice documentation of this momentuous day. Looks like those children are just as nervous as the wedding couple. Great candid shot. Well done, tfs.
chrislo (2173) 2011-11-14 9:45
The scene looks quite comical with the kids appearing like a miniature version of the bride and groom and sulking each other on their wedding day.
A cute shot taken at the right moment.
agjika (4015) 2011-11-14 11:11
Very nice shot. I love the "annoyed" girl expression. Real children behaving like they do.
Great capture, thanks for sharing.
worldcitizen (4858) 2011-11-14 20:12
This is definitely an interesting scene, and while some people might focus on the adorable children, I was instantly drawn to that shiny, gold dress! I think that woman was trying to get noticed. :-) The reflections that you were able to capture in her rear end are very amusing. The children are cute as well. :-)
wolf38 (28226) 2011-11-14 22:24
Hello Gert. Little people, big people. All in the finest clothes for the big moment. Facial expressions and gestures. I see the photo and must smile. So all in all, the photo is wonderful. Very well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
CLODO (24734) 2011-11-14 23:55
A candid shot well taken showing the different faces of the children, and the reactions of the grownups. so cute!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-15 2:25
a fascinating moment with lovely details and attractive composition, the timing is superb, beautiful daily life shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
stevesaba (8019) 2011-11-15 3:29
Oh I had a good laugh with your notes....well said. The little angel really does look superb I must say; her golden hair curled beautifully, flowers adorning it, and the feathery wings, wow! The two little brats at her side really must bore her to tears! As to the shiny dress; well you said it all. First rate photography here and in both workshops; caught on the fly I am guessing. I am taken by how similar in many ways this sort of wedding is to those in Canada for example, but I am thinking maybe more "over the top" in Ukraine! Well worth the upload as was the case with the early ones. Good fun and great photos, warm regards,
tyro (13149) 2011-11-15 6:20
I just wish that, as well as marking your note as "useful", I could also mark it as "hilarious"! The thought of you peering to see if you could catch a vision of your reflection in that woman's backside nearly had me in tears!
But, oh, what a wonderful capture this is of so many human emotions! The angel on the left, bored out of her mind but feeling superior to her younger cousins; the little girl with her basket looking disdainfully at her brother and perhaps commenting upon the fact that he's borrowed his father's suit for the wedding; the lady in 24-carat gold polythene. Fabulous! And, you know something - look at that fellow on the right in the blue shirt looking downwards - I bet you anything that he's sending or receiving a text message on his mobile 'phone!
Oh, Gert, let's have more of these. I shall not tire of these shots!
siamesa (27449) 2011-11-15 9:58
Boa tarde Gert
This scene is really nice. That girl that seems angry and this golden dres of the woman. Excellent composition.
patdeph (35738) 2011-11-15 11:20
the picture is very funny,I like each children and their bored expression,and I like the position of the people around them.Very well seen.
Glint (5575) 2011-11-15 12:36
this makes me smile. The little girl in the centre has such a comical expression on her face.The reflections in the gleaming gold dress are amusing too.
peppe59 (14547) 2011-11-16 3:46
compliment a beautiful scene with these great kids clothes, high quality.
Nicou (97811) 2011-11-17 2:05
quelle scène et compo superbe iamge la belle robe tout en or et cat jeue en ange, comme elle es chou, super compo superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (122490) 2011-11-17 3:33
I see the young lady is exactly not agreement with the small boy, we see the face is not so perfectly.
Also the lady in yellow gold makes reflections, we see the buildings!
Excellent composition, sharpness and clarity are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
paololg (31442) 2011-11-18 14:57
Ciao dear Gert,
sincere congratulations for this lovely scene, spontaneous and natural. Impossible not to smile watching the expression of the two children that look themself in the face, almost a challenge for who is more elegant! It's really nice to see images like this, captured with perfect picture quality. BRAVO!!!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
skippy007 (12500) 2011-11-20 20:02
Hello Gert, would it be wrong of me to suggest that it was the reflection that first caught your eye & not the expression & poses of the children, in particular the two together who appear to be at odds over something. What attracted you in the first place is not important what is, is that you have captured a lovely scene that is interesting & I think a little amusing.
nikkitta (5904) 2011-11-21 18:53
Great and funny capture, so you are reflected in ... the golden dress?
I also love when I saw a wedding, great place to take romantic photos
Only that here and in the WS the children are not happy at all and the little girl on the left almost cries
Great photo of an unique moment
Angshu (51174) 2011-11-22 6:19
Nice daily life shot of 'anticipation'! The lady in the FG with her back turned to us seemed to have a dress made of gift wrapper. The little boy & girl are cute as we see an interaction between them
ellelloo (6570) 2011-12-13 8:15
This is a wonderful shot, where you have captured the moment in a great way. The not so happy expression of the little girl in the centre and the expressions and body language of all the other others around are just fabulous. Your note sure made me smile! The WS photos complete the event as a real nice series. Well done - TFS!
fanni (13868) 2012-01-08 13:25
I'm looking through your earlier posts which I missed.. I couldn't help smiling when I read the note to the photo :)
Very good capture! so many different emotions are expressed in adults' and children's faces!
serp2000 (29242) 2012-02-18 5:46
yeahhh! Funny capture, I like this scene. My compliments, Gert. Well done. Amazing models, attractive colours. TFS!
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-11-19 9:34
An interesting and amusing image. The expressions of the kids+the adults's pose...made me laugh..
aliabazari (10105) 2012-12-25 0:02
Hej Gert Kära
Utsikten är mycket vacker och attraktiv. Komposition med utmärkt belysning. Går bra.
Miguel82 (7882) 2013-03-16 12:03
A nice wedding ceremony view Gert,
Beautiful picture, nice ceremony's clothes
Good sharpness, fine colors and exposition
- Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) (26982)
- 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: 2011-11-14 7:42