Tim & Sarah

Yes, ok, I did it, I shot a wedding. Big thanks to Debbie for the opportunity and an even bigger thanks to the Bride and Groom who were great to work with at a time when they obviously had a lot on their plate.

This is one of the post-ceremony shots which we put together with minimal time and light levels dropping drastically as we went (f/4, iso 1600, 1/4 sec!).

View all photos taken: Saturday, 19th September 2009, This photo: 5:48pm

Previous Photo: Sarah


  • SkattyKat said:
    nice one David :-)
    beautiful processing
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    i wish i will have the same opportunity dave. nice vignetting on the corners.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath. It's definitely an experience, this wedding stuff. Lots of thinking on the run, per se.
    Thanks Rodel, I'm sure you'll do well with it once you get the chance. :)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Looking good David. 1/4th shutter must have been a pain, and from the looks of the aperture and ISO it must have been very bad light! Love the Vignetting as well
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah there was some cloud cover by then, and it was 5:48pm. Light, or the lack of it, sort of dominated most of the shoot really.
  • looby88 said:
    not something I think I want to do again... still I've only shot two weddings, mother of the bride at one and mother of the groom at the 2nd.
    Perhaps its easier this way !! Ha, gosh no, all that pressure to get it right and not ruin the BIG day.
    Your hair could go grey- or worse fall out David with the stress of it all... hee he hee
  • David de Groot said:
    My hair is already going grey - it's called children :P
    I tried not to think of the pressure to get it right actually, and just got on with it. Got another one coming up next month apparently. I figure I'll try a few, see what they're like, probably won't keel over from over-stress just yet.
  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    I like your processing here Dave, it's light and fresh compared to my dark and moody!
    Oh, arent weddings fun!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Fun, yes, that's an interesting term eh ? ;-)
  • chamellieon said:
    A classic shot and well executed given those settings!
  • Millisynth said:
    Great shot, David. Love the texture upon the ground especially.
    Was this taken in a cemetery?
    Top work, especially with your light restrictions.
  • David de Groot said:
    Tripod was a necessity ;-)
    Nope, in a picnic area :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    This is a really nice shot and I am sure the album must be great.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent high ISO shot Dave, I guess thats where full frame comes into it's own..
    Love the comp with all those leaves too!!
  • David de Groot said:
    I must hassle Debbie to see it when it's done. :)
    Thanks Adam, yes the leaves are pretty cool. Bit annoyed by the concrete block in the back left - might have to have a go at cloning it out.
  • teejaybee said:
    Nice work :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah well one has to try these things you know. :P