Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Bride and Groom by Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

March 2023 - Bride and Groom

March 2023 - Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

This was taken sometime ago at a PSA conference in Salt Lake City. The scene is outside the Temple, a wonderful place for pic-taking if you are ever in the area
Although I liked the colourful original I just wanted to play with this in Mono. I used Silver efex and brought in two other pics I had taken of the couple and added them to make the image more interesting

exp 1/250 sec; f/6.9; ISO 100 focal lgth :40.0 mm (in 35mm: 157.0 mm)

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Barbara, it's a beautiful wedding photograph. I am sure you gave a copy to the bride and groom, and they absolutely loved it. I completely agree that the tinted B&W version is more appealing than the original... which was lovely. The texture that you overlayed really added to the feeling of the image. My only suggestion would have been to include the top of the groom's head in the cutin image at the top. However, that's just a small nit in a wonderful photograph.

  Posted: 03/01/2023 13:12:30

Sophia Schade   Sophia Schade
WOW, very creative. I always look forward to see your photos and learn from you. I really like the B&W. The only suggestion I have is to open up her arm. I looks way too dark. I would also switch the two smaller photos. in my opinion it will give it more balance.   Posted: 03/01/2023 17:55:04

Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
Hi Barbara Love the overall treatment which gives it a timeless quality to it (and that goes so well with the notion of the wedding). I thought the insert top right a bit distracting. In it their heads are larger than the main portrait and that seems to give it more weight so I would consider scaling it down. Maybe move it to the bottom of the frame to balance the one on the left   Posted: 03/01/2023 20:27:12

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Barbara, your creativity ties this theme together with a timeless elegance. Working off of Mark's observation, I think that the groom's head should not be cropped. You should reduce the size of the upper right photo and lower it so hiw head clears the top edge. Jim

  Posted: 03/02/2023 15:35:26
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
No question, all of you are correct the top R image does need to reduced in size and swapping with the lower L H corner is a good idea. Thanks   Posted: 03/04/2023 16:47:37

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Excellent capture of nuptials, I think this is something that would be used as an introduction to their wedding album. I think Silver efex is a great program and I still use it.   Posted: 03/02/2023 20:39:03

David Price   David Price
For me this is a good example of where mono works. You don't say which filter you have used in Silver Efex but I think it is a good choice. You haven't included all of the bride and groom in the reflection and I think that is also appropriate. I agree with the comments made by Mark and Jim. Assuming you still have the inserts on seperate layers you might consider reducing the opacity of these layers to help them blend into the background or use the same filter to convert them to mono as you used with the main image.   Posted: 03/11/2023 06:53:33