WEDDING 365 SERIES #201
Here’s one to test your ankles. And your shoes. My ‘wedding shoes’ make but eighty appearances a year, yet they are resoled at least once in that time and always have crease marks across the toes. And this picture is the reason why. To present the feeling of height I often maintain a crouched stance whilst waiting for the perfect capture. I’d say my ankles are reasonably strong because of this rather odd stretching and toning. The shoes though, are not. Even my ‘Barkers’ feel a tad loose and tired after half a season. But the pictorial effect works well. It projects an air of importance and significance. I’m shooting against the light, albeit a slither, so you might expect some over compensation when it comes to exposure. The aperture is close to wide open though; often the way I prefer to shoot with the 24mm L series F1.4 lens. There’s enough rim light, and with the wider angle (top to bottom) there’s plenty of light bouncing around the porch entrance to bring the scene alive in lighting terms, as not to necessitate an over exposed approach. Besides I do like contrasty frames, and by employing a little under exposure, it’s resulted in well recorded detail within the church.
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk2, EF24mm, F2.5, 1/320, ISO 500, exposure compensation -1/3