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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:54 am

Driving home from some errands, I noticed, out of the side of my eye, a white form in the fields to my left. Turning quickly into a shopping center parking lot a few yards ahead, I saw a photographer and a young lady in a long gown amid the weeds and tall grass. Suspecting it was a wedding shoot of some sort, I kept my distance and took a photo. Seconds later, a car pulled up and parked by the side of the road; what looked like the photographer's assistant then ran toward the photographer who took the bouquet and ran to the bride. The photographer positioned the bouquet behind the bride's back and began a series of photos. I took one then left. Here are three. Shot in telephoto on my Sony Cybershot RX 100 from about 30 yards away, handheld in gray light. Processed in Lightroom.

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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Neat happenstance! When I run across brides in these odd settings I always sneak a few shots too. I wonder if others do that! Once I got enmeshed accidentally in a full blown wedding. Wedding photography is something I don’t/won’t do, but the outdoor shoots are intriguing to watch.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:36 pm

minniev wrote:
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Neat happenstance! When I run across brides in these odd settings I always sneak a few shots too. I wonder if others do that! Once I got enmeshed accidentally in a full blown wedding. Wedding photography is something I don’t/won’t do, but the outdoor shoots are intriguing to watch.
Thanks Minnie. On reflection, this also could have been a glamour shoot for the young lady. Can't imagine tramping through the mud and weeds (that's a marsh that floods at high tide) in a gown for her special day. Although the husband-to-be could be a marshmallow. (Couldn't resist.). Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:06 am

What a wonderful series. Eyes Open! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:23 am

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:06 am
What a wonderful series. Eyes Open! S-
Thank you Steve.
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Post by davechinn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:09 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:54 am
Driving home from some errands, I noticed, out of the side of my eye, a white form in the fields to my left. Turning quickly into a shopping center parking lot a few yards ahead, I saw a photographer and a young lady in a long gown amid the weeds and tall grass. Suspecting it was a wedding shoot of some sort, I kept my distance and took a photo. Seconds later, a car pulled up and parked by the side of the road; what looked like the photographer's assistant then ran toward the photographer who took the bouquet and ran to the bride. The photographer positioned the bouquet behind the bride's back and began a series of photos. I took one then left. Here are three. Shot in telephoto on my Sony Cybershot RX 100 from about 30 yards away, handheld in gray light. Processed in Lightroom.

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Nice captures Matt !!! It does pay to be in the right place at the right time. It's a shame we don't know when and where that will be until we are there. I have done this on occasion, but find myself doing nothing with them. Although, this is good practice for street photography and yours have been well worth the effort.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:58 pm

Thanks, Dave. I appreciate comments from someone whose work I admire. Matt
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