Ive been having a look back through my archives recently and re processing some of my favourite images. This is one from a couple of years ago shot as the bride arrived at the church doorway. The gust of wind added a little bit of dramatic effect but on closer inspection its quite amazing how one image can produce 5 different looks.
The original image was spoilt by the backdrop – not really much you can do about that really – a modern house with white facia boards. And there is a bit of a distraction on the left side – so a bit of cropping and a wee bit of processing and we get this……..
But we have still got the modern house – although its not as distracting as before. Now though we can really see the moment and total focus of the bride on her next few minutes of walking up the aisle. The red dresses are a bit distracting though – so lets try it in black and white…..
Now the focus is firmly on the bride – and perhaps the image may work better as a landscape crop so that we can really see her focus and the attention of the bridesmaids and the vicar….
This starts to work a lot better for me now and there is a lot more interaction of the father of the bride the bridesmaids and the vicar – but the facia boards just have to go…
Ok so the removal of the boards is maybe not as subtle as I would like but its certainly better than having them in the background – and there is a greater focus on the moment.
images © paul atherton photography 2015