March 20th – Congratulations David & Monica!

By: JosiahE

Mar 20 2010

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Category: Photo A Day


Focal Length:85mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

Good Evening,

Wow, today was quite the day! Today we were blessed to attend the beautiful wedding of David & Monica. The ceremony was beautiful and God honoring in every aspect and the bride and groom were one of the happiest couples I have ever seen! Well if I keep writing too much longer I will have broken my own rule about blogging on Sunday so I shall keep it short and sweet.

I am very grateful that a friend of mine, Peter, lent me his 85mm f1.8 which is a truly beautiful lens and way to much fun! While it is not as nice as the 50mm f1.4 I love the focal length for portraits and it is much faster than my telephoto which is typically a nice thing. I will say this, though, shooting this at 2.8 would and pushing the ISO up would have given me a better shot since f1.8 gives such a shallow DOF that having more than one person in the shot makes it virtually impossible to have both of them sharp. Ah well, live and learn!

In post I leveraged the power of RAW to significantly color correct this shot as it was originally taken with AWB and the light was such a bright orange that it was a rather painful picture. But, never fear, RAW is here! I have a sneaking suspicion that a certain person, who will remain unnamed, bumped me right as I was taking this picture, though, considering that we were packed in so tight as to make movement virtually impossible, it could have been anyone.

Congratulations again, David & Monica, I pray that the Lord blesses you with many rich years of serving Him together.

God Bless,


3 comments on “March 20th – Congratulations David & Monica!”

  1. I agree that a broader DOF would have been better, but otherwise it is a great shot! I like how the orange flowers on the cake contrast with the cool blue background.

  2. Beautiful picture and a lovely couple!
    They look so happy!

  3. I love this picture, great work! What an honor to borrow your friends’ camera/tools, too. 🙂

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