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The Marriage

The Marriage
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Copyright: Ilfumo Uccide (marcocig) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 464 W: 50 N: 79] (3719)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-12-14
Categories: Artwork, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D 300, Nikon AFS DX VR 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Star awards 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-29 13:50
Viewed: 2049
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
....or Love dreaming

Two layers: the Church is Santa Maria del Carmelo in Pavia. North Italy
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The marriage? Or the wrestling-match? LOL.

I love the b&w treatment and I think there was real potential in the photograph of the couple - but the post-work and the combination of images doesn't really look right to me.

Just my personal opinion, others will surely disagree. :)


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-04-29 16:50]

Hi Marco,
I fully agree with Rew, If this had been left as a single image of the two people I think it would have been far better, as is the combination is a little confusing, sorry but as far as tones and contrast is concerned it is spot on. Best wishes

Boa noite Marco
Very interesting photo, ...it is great to could choose multiple mind perspectives with de association to the marriage. A dream that can be a nightmare, you find a way very ingenious or creative to speak about. I coud develloped the theme...and Rew is right there is lot about the potencial in there, it all depends what you want to see. It is not literal image. The bw has great tonalities, the elements are well placed and the oniric lives there.It makes the difference.
"Buñuel" will say it is too light but any way for me you will be a VIsconti for ever.
Um abraço from lisbon to Italia

Ps I will go after to your crazy race ( lady full of nerve and beauty)

Hello Marco,

The central image is good and it contains enough love and humour. The smoky clouds and the other images may mean several things, but they draw attention away and is giving confused signals. In general the idea is very nice, perhaps a little different execution would add to this. Marriage is not an easy topic to handle through any medium! :)


nice B/W and composition,

great work Marco,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Like some others, Marco, I think the HPP is quite far-fetched, combining too much elements to keep the image coherent or poetic. But i'm not convinced either about the central image. I think it is a matter of timing and of POV, but to me, these two people hardly evoke marriage or love dreaming. That fact that we hardly see the girl's head (not to mention her face) and the presence of the black suit rather evoke a (young) doctor trying to pep up a lady who has fainted in the middle of the street ;o).
Just to say: your picture doesn't work, at least in my opinion. Feel free to (dis)agree ;o).
TFS & kind regards.

Hi Macro
The first layer (the couple shot) is quite good with gorgeous lighting and pose
But the inner one does not match... seems like a terrorist attack to a building for example,
Good effort but fragile philosophy behind it
Best wishes, Alireza

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