|Here's my photo of the head table - look at it, I know some things stand out to you, then think about them - I want to hear your thoughts.
See, I spent quite some time editing this image, or four images actually. It's a composite of 3 groups, plus 1 for the background. The venue was so dark, that there was no way I'd get a "clean" image of the head table without adding lights. But instead of trying to blast it all at once, I photographed everyone in groups, with my light-stick silently moving along, illuminating my subjects.
The composite is super-obvious to me, but I spent an hour working on the image trying different ways - blending the background, trying to feather the white to purple balance. In the end I was able to isolate my favourite images of the wedding party, stick them all together, then slap them against the background. Photoshops new "Refine Edge" feature came in pretty handy here, as I think the masking job is pretty good.
All that said, I've spent too much time on the image, it's all too obvious to me and I know exactly everything I'm looking at, every flaw. But that's technical. What was your first impression? Do you like it? Did it seem "off" to you? Does the bride like it (I know you're here!)? Leave a comment.
You can see a larger version of it on the flickr page.
Canon EOS-1D Mark II
1/30 sec | f 5.6
ISO 1000 | 34 mm