The second image in this loose diptych reveals a wonderful mirror, in terms of that release I often see as brides and grooms steady themselves for the emotion that lies beyond. This is made in the church just shy of an hour later from the first picture and of course there is no communication from anyone to trigger this response, merely the moment of realisation this is it, this is what all the planning and expectation has been for and about.
Shot data: focal length 85mm, f2.5, 1/5000, ISO 100, under-exposed by one third of a stop
Shot data: focal length 70mm, f2.8, 1/160, ISO 1600
Shot data: focal length 24mm, f2.8, 1/1000, ISO 100
The reason. It’s mid ceremony. Directly opposite the couple a reader is delivering his lines, eloquently I’m sure. Except. Except for the fact that as he talks, a horse, the other side of the wall you can view, is neighing. Loudly. Very loudly. And only as the reader reads. If the reader stops, so does the horse. It’s contagious laugh. The kind of laugh that hopefully one day will raise the question; Mummy Daddy, why were you laughing?
Shot data: focal length 35mm, f2, 1/160, ISO 200
Shot data: focal length 85mm, f1.2, 1/5000, ISO 1600, under-exposed by two thirds of a stop
Shot data: focal length 85mm, f2.5, 1/125, ISO 2000, under-exposed by two thirds of a stop