Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sometimes It All Comes Together!

Tyler & Emily
I've been busy this month with family weddings and all the excitement that goes with these wonderful events.  This past weekend was my son Tyler and his fiancee Emily's turn for engagement photos.   We took a ton of photos in numerous locations and ended up with lots that I love, but sometimes it all comes together perfectly for one that stands out above the rest.  This one is my favorite.  I love the colors, the composition and especially the background and setting that are so complimentary.  Love the pop of the color in the poppies that match Emily's blouse, love the out of focus background that matches Tyler's shirt (it's sagebrush), love the 'lacy' foliage and love the off camera lighting.  This was taken at dusk, 1/60 sec, f4.5, off camera flash on manual.  (The only thing that is irritating, is often when I upload to blogger it washes out my photos.  When I resized for the WEB I had to really reduce the exposure and even doing that, this photo does not have nearly the pop that the high resolution original has.  Does anyone else have this problem?)

8 comments:

Shelley said...

What a beautiful photo! I'm still pretty much a beginner with photography, and don't have any people to practice portraits (most everyone I know doesn't like having their photos taken), so I mostly concentrate on flowers, nature, scenics, etc. I do want to get more practice with taking photos of people though.

Amber said...

It's beautiful. They look so good together. Can't wait to see you all. I've missed so much. Can't wait to get to know my new family members. You always do a wonderful job capturing those memories mom. You should be very proud of your wonderful talent.

Stephani said...

You're way ahead of me. I didn't even know you were supposed to resize for the web! lol I just post them at whatever size they are already at. They don't seem to look any different when I post them. ~ This is a beautiful photo. I thought it was taken in a studio until I read that it was taken at dusk! You are so talented!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

this is so wonderful!

Stacey Dawn said...

This is a stunning! I do love the composition and the red poppies in the background that POP with Emily's red shirt. Great job!

Chad said...

My computer has been giving me fits. You have a beautful picture at Lale Powell. We have been going there for over 25 years and I'll expect to see many great pictures over the next few weeks taken there. Absolutely a beatiful couple and picture of Tyler & Emily.

Glenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The lighting, color, and setting are stunning! And what a beautiful couple they are!

janc@mac.com said...

I've missed seeing your posts and photos for several days. It's good to be back. I love this one of tyler and Emily.