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"The First Kiss"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-17
Categories: Event, Friends/Family, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-17 18:17
Viewed: 2031
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My son was married today! And guess who was the official photographer?!!??! HA!... at first they told me no, I had to sit there and enjoy the wedding. But then Andy's fiance saw a wedding I shot a month earlier and decided that maybe it was ok if I shot before and after the wedding... and then she decided she wanted a photo of their first kiss.
You see, they have never kissed..not once.... that was what they decided when they started dating. So today was the big day. And I almost missed it. The preacher did not follow the schedule and so before I knew it, he was pronouncing them husband and wife and I was supposed to be up on stage!! I ran!.... thankfully, the kissed long enough so I could get the shot!
**I'm so proud of my son, who is a preacher and a physics teacher at a local high school... the church was packed with his students!

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To rlrad: Aww thanks Reed!!shelbeesmom 1 11-18 17:33
To jimmyjimmy: HiJimmy!shelbeesmom 1 11-18 17:31
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Hi Linda,
I hope you got more shots of this very special moment from many different angles. From this angle, with it clearly being the inside of a church and with the congregation enjoying the moment so much, it really is a pleasure to view. And even though TL is about photography and not about people, this very unusual image is worthy of praise and of lots more points than I have to offer. You truly have reason to be proud. For a change, well done to the subjects too, and not only to the photographer. And best wishes to you and them.

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2012-11-17 20:08]
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Linda this is the best photograph I have ever seen shared on TrekLens and one of the very best I have seen in a very long time anywhere. Simply put it captures so much emotion from so many aspects, even from behind the camera. Of course, were we not privy to the story, we might not know that by just looking at the photo. We could surmise, hypothesize or imagine it and the photo could be just as impactful. You have captured a spirit, and I think that is the most important element that a photographer can record in that split second - beyond your typically excellent composition and technical expertise shown. Just awesome. Congratulations on your son's marriage and for making such a fine image. You must be so proud!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-18 0:29]

Hi Linda.

The faces in the crowd say the most powerful thoughts felt. A unique approach and posting of this special moment in time...this will stay in the hearts forever.

stv ;o))

Hi Linda,

congratulations! What a personal and uniquely decisive moment. The shot is beautiful. I like that you decided to use this POV - it's different and ...well, excellent! As Steve pointed out already, the faces of the crowd are priceless! So much joy, love and excitement. I could study them forever. Thanks a million for sharing this! It made me smile this morning. :)

All the best,

Hello Linda

This is first class, How did you get that subdued color in the image. I like the power it it shows in the image. May God bless his Marriage and Ministry.


Congratulations dear Blue Lady
A great day the son┤s marriage you must be so happy. You are a great photographer and with time we have share your " kids" growing up, good and sad moments too. You Photos are full of emotion . You give not only photos, good photos but also little bits of you. That make you special over here. Good perspective of a well catch moment.
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