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Clocking Arrivals
Copyright ©2010, Chris Cooke HoF ¤1

Photographer: Chris Cooke HoF ¤1
Folder: Wedding Snaps
Uploaded: 2010-Sep-18 20:28 EDT
Current Rating: 8.00/1 (Weighted rating: 8.00)
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Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 640
Aperture: f5
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 25mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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Another great capture, Chris. The expressions are priceless and you can read so many things into them. Again the light work very well for you with both subject and background.

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 21:03 EDT on 2010-Sep-18 [Reply]

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Thanks Marianne, I just encouraged them to sit by the window, made sure I got the exposure right for the highlights, then simply waited for a good moment.

All I had to do with this was tone down a couple of destractive bright spots in the background (mindful of a suggestion from Dee in the previous post) and tidy up the area where the handbag (purse) is.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 05:35 EDT on 2010-Sep-19 [Reply]

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Chris - I first viewed thisduring daylight and I already liked it very much then. The light from the side and the dark BG give this such a good 3D feeling. I find the b/w conversion just perfect for the younger woman on the left. The woman on the right is also great. A bit more light on her left shoulder would have been even better. I am bit surprised by her skin tone. Was she very tanned? I also enjoy that viewing this now in the evening with the lights dimmed there appears in the BG a second man and decorative elements. It's a bit like with the old oil painting which under x-ray reveal hidden scenes.

Klaus Er HoF Win ¤1 at 15:52 EDT on 2010-Sep-19 [Reply]

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this must be a day wedding and the light coming for a window? surprisingly it's quite dark on the inside! side window lighting is great for mono portraits and this is no exception; a bonus I see here: if one looks at this from a 45 deg angle from above , one will see both male fellows and the candles coming out from the dark BG! interesting effect ....

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 19:47 EDT on 2010-Sep-19 [Reply]

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Thank you Klaus. Regarding the difference in skin tones; I did notice this myself, but decided to do nothing about, given that nothing had been done locally to cause the difference. The image was taken in the month of February and I know we hadnít just come back from sunnier climes so it wasnít a tan. Checking the original again I can confirm there is clearly a genuine difference in tones, but Iím not sure how much it is to do with difference in make up and natural skin tones versus the fact that the younger lady is the nearest to window and her face is much more strongly lit. In fact, Iíd say her face is edging towards being overexposed in the original.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 07:35 EDT on 2010-Sep-20 [Reply]

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Thank you too Dee, yes the lighting was as you describe, I was very pleased when I first walked through the door. And yes what you see is dependant on viewing conditions and of course differences in way individual monitors can be set up.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 07:44 EDT on 2010-Sep-20 [Reply]

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A very interesting image... like the crop and the fact both are not looking at the camera plus the different facial expressions...

Robert Melnyk HoF ¤ $1 at 14:06 EDT on 2010-Sep-29 [Reply]

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Thanks again Bob

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 18:53 EDT on 2010-Sep-29 [Reply]