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Marriage Ceremony

Marriage Ceremony
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-14
Categories: Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 1:47
Viewed: 1596
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A marriage ceremony in San Gimignano, Italy at the Ancient Local Council courtyard. Beautiful architecture and such an attractive moment worth capturing during my short stay in this splendid City.

PP work: HDR

Exif info:
Lens Focal Length: 24.00 mm (18-200 mm F3.5-F5.6)
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
F-Number: F5.6
ISO: 640
Compensation: EV 0/6

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Ciao Francis, great view of beautiful marriage cerimony in a fantastic curtyard, splendid light, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Hi Francis,
I am not a huge fan of HDR photos, but this one is an exception. The scenery of this marriage is beautiful. The photo still feels natural although a little on the yellow site in color cast. Did you consider cloning out the two tourists?

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2013-01-01 3:24]

nice and beautiful composition
good details
good composition
good depth
good sharpness well done

Nice picture, Francis.
Gives a good impression of the ambiance during a gathering like this. Ceremonies in such surroundings always add to the mood.
You caught the building very well, both in colour and in lighting.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-01-01 6:15]


quelle vue et image superbe tons et lumière quel intérieur de cour avec cet escalier cette architecture fantastique image avec cette table et les personnages.
Bravo et bonne année 2013

I always like simple wedding. Nice capture of this couple on their wonderful moment in life. Good lighting and dof with nice details. I like the architecture of this courtyard. Well done, tfs.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-01 7:57]

Hi Francis,

A great capture of a special moment. I lik ethe HDR treatment here which is very subtle. Most o fthe time, HDR is very much over used IMO, leading to images that do not look natural.

I was at the village of San Gimignano a few years back, and this brought up memories of that visit.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-01 9:34]

Hi Francis.

I like the choice of HDR tonal mapping effect, it hi lights the natural stonework for me. The stairs, the archway and the small group of people add to the overall appeal. I like also the addition of the harp and harpist.

stv ;o))

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-01-01 9:49]

Very nice scene and beautiful scenery, perfect composition and light, nice warm colors

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-01 10:34]


A simple ceremony beautifully captured framed by the your POV they reveals the surrounding structure. Diffused light and subtle use of HDR PP creates a natural composition.

Happy New Year


Hi Francis,
Good caught of view of the marriage ceremony in San Gimignano (Italy),
Excellent work in HDR treatment ,
I like the colors tone and architecture ,
Nice done..with great details..

Hi Francis,
I like the overall soft colours created in this meaningful image.Fantastic archetectural details presented.The newly weds must have been proud of this image.

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