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May 21, 2011

Father of the Bride

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — rhoehne @ 11:29

At my sister-in-laws wedding.



  1. Lovely candid shot Robert – looks like it needs a touch more contrast/dodging on the face of the woman to match the FOB. Love the clasped hands in the middle.

    Comment by northcoastphotography — May 21, 2011 @ 11:41

  2. I can’t quite believe that no one else has commented yet! This is a really lovely picture – I would say exquisite. I can see where Antony is coming from in looking for a bit more light and contrast in the leady on the left, though I am happy to leave that your judgement. You could split grade print it if you wanted… or just use a bush and curve in photoshop:)

    Anyway, just great.

    Please everyone else, chime in!

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 26, 2011 @ 19:00

  3. it was a very busy week of posting last week so I am sure everyone is building up to comment on other pictures before this one. Thank you for your comment though.

    I may take up Antony’s advice here and just lift Rita’s (left) face a little so that Maria (middle) is not so prominant.

    Comment by rhoehne — May 27, 2011 @ 01:31

  4. Until I read comments about the lighting on Rita’s face, it hadn’t struck me that anything needed doing. I can see now that ideally your lift on Rita might help but I am not too sure that it is necessary, or would work that well: it still seems to read fine for me as it is. That is the thing about informal shots at weddings: people groupings are so dynamic that it is next to impossible to get the ‘unwanted’, in this case Maria, less prominent and I think that one has to accept that the moment caught, like this handclasp, will work in the context of a large gathering unless something really bad gets in the way.

    So this looks very good as it is with its rich b/w tones.

    Comment by zavaell — May 27, 2011 @ 07:06

  5. the rest of the pictures can be viewed her, all processed in SilverEfex Pro 2 which I am finding is a delight to use. If you use photoshop you can use SFP2 as a smart layer which means you can edit again, directly from lightroom the process can not be re-editied.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 1, 2011 @ 23:18

  6. A very warm connection

    Comment by cgcooke — June 7, 2011 @ 11:19

  7. Though I’ve been taking something of a forced break here, I’m still peeking at the images and really must comment on this and your entire set, Robert. They have a wonderful authentic quality that often seems lacking in event photos. Despite not knowing any of the people, I’m interested in them. You got several real gems from that wedding. I’m with John in that I also find this particular image reads well for me as it is and without adding light to the woman’s face.

    I’m still resisting SilverEfex Pro for now despite your recommendation. I’m not sure I would do enough B&W to warrant it. Color Efex Pro, however, is one of my most used PS add ons so I know what you mean about it.

    Comment by Christina — June 8, 2011 @ 20:19

  8. My first thought when I saw this was how come you have a picture of my cousin?

    There is a good connection between the subjects in the image with the facial expressions showing a real interaction. The background is uncluttered and accentuates the central character.

    Comment by Rex — June 11, 2011 @ 19:28

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