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Here Comes the Bride

Okay it is very obvious that neither Sinem or Suby could have taken this shot :)

This was taken by another Shutterchancer, Mr Sola Labinjo http://labinjo.shutterchance.com

Although Sola took the shot, he just happened to have used my memory card so I have all the  shots in RAW. Sinem decided this afternoon (Sunday 11th June) to edit some of the wedding pictures taken by  Sola and she came up with this gem. I have to say I am really getting impressed at her PPing skills, before you know it, I WILL be the one learning from her.

Anyway I just called Sola and have posted a challenge to him. I will be posting this shot on Tuesday 13-June-06 on our blog. As Sinem has put her own spin to this lovely shot, I would like to see what he is going to come up with(if he does decide it needs enhancing).

So I am presently sending him the RAW/JPEG file of this shot and he will also be posting the same shot on Tuesday 13-June-06 (effectively today, I am writing this on Sunday 11th).

So folks, as well as commenting on this shot (no nice, cool please), can you also take the time to view Sola's on version on http://labinjo.shutterchance.com 

What is the aim of this I hear you ask? Well we all have different views and versions of what our mind sees and how we choose to inteprete images. Here one's person interpretation of http://www.suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/4585.htm image. Just curious to see how this same image will be seen through the mind eye of another prosumer. :)

 Words Suby and photography by Sola Labinjo

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

 

Here Comes the Bride

Okay it is very obvious that neither Sinem or Suby could have taken this shot :)

This was taken by another Shutterchancer, Mr Sola Labinjo http://labinjo.shutterchance.com

Although Sola took the shot, he just happened to have used my memory card so I have all the  shots in RAW. Sinem decided this afternoon (Sunday 11th June) to edit some of the wedding pictures taken by  Sola and she came up with this gem. I have to say I am really getting impressed at her PPing skills, before you know it, I WILL be the one learning from her.

Anyway I just called Sola and have posted a challenge to him. I will be posting this shot on Tuesday 13-June-06 on our blog. As Sinem has put her own spin to this lovely shot, I would like to see what he is going to come up with(if he does decide it needs enhancing).

So I am presently sending him the RAW/JPEG file of this shot and he will also be posting the same shot on Tuesday 13-June-06 (effectively today, I am writing this on Sunday 11th).

So folks, as well as commenting on this shot (no nice, cool please), can you also take the time to view Sola's on version on http://labinjo.shutterchance.com 

What is the aim of this I hear you ask? Well we all have different views and versions of what our mind sees and how we choose to inteprete images. Here one's person interpretation of http://www.suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/4585.htm image. Just curious to see how this same image will be seen through the mind eye of another prosumer. :)

 Words Suby and photography by Sola Labinjo

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

 

comments (29)

Lovely "shot Sola"/"processing Sinem". smile
Sinem's looking absolutely drop dead gorgeous!
Suby & Sinem: Aaaaawww, thank you, Deji, much appreciated.
Can you comment on what PPing was done? I do like the shot!
Suby & Sinem: Playing aroung with curves, colour balance, saturation and gaussian blur. Lots of experimenting which at the time was aimless until I realised that I loved the end result. Sinem
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 13 Jun 2006, 03:08
It looks pretty underexposed to me. As for blowing out the sky behind as a result of increasing the exposure, are the faces more imortant or the featureless bit of sky?
Suby & Sinem: None cause I am the most important feature of the photograph. Who the hell am I, you say? Yeah, you guessed it, The Bridezilla. Muwahmuwahhahha... Sinem smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2006, 03:56
Quite lovely. Sinem looks absolutely stunning.
Suby & Sinem: Aaaaaawwww, thanks, Laurie. Sinem
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 13 Jun 2006, 07:45
Okay, enough of this 'lovely shot' crap. I believe that the original photo is mildly flawed in its composition. It's off centered. The priest(?) on the right needs to be either in the shot, or out of it, not half and half. As it stands, I think he should have been cropped out, which is up to the person processing the photo. If he had been cropped out, the space on the left would be perfectly acceptable, but as it stands, it looks wierd. I find it strange that neither of you thought to crop this photo differently, though perhaps that was against the rules.

As far as the post processing goes, I prefer this version. The mild desaturation and blur/glow is a nice touch. Having said that, I think it is a bit overdone, and could probably be dialed back a bit.

Sinem does look lovely though, so to that I say "Nice shot. Very Cool!"
Suby & Sinem: He he he he he, I so love reading comments like these smile They always crack me up. Sort of reminds me of me when I am nice smile As it's Sola's and Sinem's work, All I can say is bring on the comments.

Ofcourse me wife looks lovely. The Subster has got lovely taste.
Okay I do see our crops are similar. The PP shows Sinem has a great understanding of photoshop and I think it works well, but I wonder what it would have come out like if she made herself a little softer.
As for the composition it was my intention to capture the preist in the picture, but what can I say I pulled the trigger a little to late
Suby & Sinem: I wouldn't say 'great understanding of photoshop' - it is more like fooling around with features with a manic curiosity to end up with something which I either like or hate with a passion. As for the composition, you worked with what you had and did a great job if you ask me. And you should, cause I am The Bride. Hehehe smile Sin
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2006, 08:51
Ur bride is beautiful sha, ur kids are gonna be cute O
Oga I think U should make this image available to us on shutterchance so that everybody (who wants to) can process it as well. abi kilo feel? lets make this fun, I know Jide would be interested, lets start something here
Suby & Sinem: he he he, Yup she sooo fine smile

I actually was thinking of that idea myself, but from a different angle. Maybe once a month we could put all the names of those who WISH to participate in this into a hat and pull out a random name, that person whose name is drawn, then provides an image for everyone to PP and post on a Friday (another themed sort of day).

This for me is invaluable as I said above, I really would like to see how different people would interprete the same image. I know I will definitely learn something from an execise like this.

As for sending this image, na you already have an added advantage of seeing what 2 other prosumers have done smile Thats not fair. If you guys are interested in this idea, I have an image just begging for this sort of attention.

The shot is from the wedding and it was taken by Sola. Let me know what you think bro smile
P.s
Okay compromise, I will send you guys the file. Post an update on your post for today or tomorrow to the edited version if you can.
  • Yanik
  • Sri Lanka
  • 13 Jun 2006, 09:10
Great shot Sola and PP Sinem...I would have preffered not seeing the priest there though.

I would have to say i like this one better smile
Suby & Sinem: Just wanted to leave everything in, Yanik, it was a bit chaotic - in fact, the most chaotic arrival of a bride, if I've ever seen one. Thanks for visiting, Sinem
  • Mona
  • London
  • 13 Jun 2006, 09:12
I like the effect oh - her standing out smile

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Suby & Sinem: I like the effect of me standing out as well. Sin smile
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 13 Jun 2006, 09:16
Bro´ she is so beautiful! i think that you should send this shot to Bride Magazine or something cause whole photo and Sinem on it is just perfect! I truly say that i LOVE it
Suby & Sinem: I think we ought to so that I can have my fifteen minutes - ah, whoops, one page - of fame.
Thanks, Bruno. Sinem
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 13 Jun 2006, 09:53
I dunno if I prefer this one. Maybe if she wasnt so sharp against the soft background.
Suby & Sinem: Hmmm... You're giving me ideas to try out. Thanks. Sinem
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2006, 10:04
I think I'd like to see what Jide and Asiko make of this...right now I prefer this to Sola's processing, but I think it could be even better!
Suby & Sinem: Not trying to make you die of curiosity or anything, Barbara, but this afternoon, I did actually get the chance to see Jide's take. I was amazing and dreamy. He might post it up one of these days if we continue badgering him. Thanks for your comment. Sinem
really nice processing!! cheers smile
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, David. Sorry, I have not been visiting your website to see your wonderful work lately, things have just been hectic. Suby's visiting for both of us though. Thanks for the feedback. Sinem
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2006, 11:04
lovely look in her eyes you managed to capture.
Suby & Sinem: Lovely, tiny wee bit cross-eyed, but I didn't say that out loud, did I? smile Thanks. A very flattered and smiley Sinem
  • micki
  • 13 Jun 2006, 11:10
I really like the work Sinem did! Nice job, Sin. Her vesion wins in my book.

As for learning PPing from her soon, if you haven't figured it out already, you're going to be learning a lot of EVERYTHING from her.
Suby & Sinem: Aaaaawww, Micki... Thank you for your lovely words. When I come over to your side of the pond one these holidays that I am blessed with as a teacher, I will come and visit you to bask in the brightness of your aura.
Yeah, when he married Miss Right, he didn't realise her first name was Always and he'd learn everything from her.
Do apologise for being so lousy in visiting your site, it's just been really hectic recently. I bet you are getting lots of 'I likey's from Suby though. smile
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2006, 12:00
lovely, I like how you directed the focus. Interesting to see different versions.
Suby & Sinem: Isn't it just? Wouldn't want to be the one to spoil the surprise but you might get to see Jide's take one of these days. Thanks for the feedback smile Sinem
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2006, 12:28
I would love to join this new idea about everybody processing the same photo..smile
I am sure there will be remarkeble results!!!

Petra
Suby & Sinem: So am I. I think it's a great idea. In fact, let's do more pictures of the wedding smile Sinem
Thje blur is highlighting the bride but to me it is a little disturbing
Suby & Sinem: Thank you for your comment, Navin. I might work on this a bit more to decrease the blur a bit to see how it will look. Sinem
Hey Suby,

I like this version. I like the blur look in my weddings, but I have noticed that several brides recently don't like the soft look. Those flowers are beautiful too. You guys looked great.

Have a great week. I'll be gone next week, so hold up your end on here.....
Suby & Sinem: Hey Mike,
It was I, Sinem, who did the pp, not Suby. I guess I am living proof that there are still brides who like the soft look. I discovered soft look, thanks to Alakija, haven't looked back since. Thanks for your comment. Sinem
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2006, 15:42
Sinem looks lovely (the color of the dress is cool).
The priest could have gone, but then Sinem would have stared at nothing. So tough the composition is not perfect, I can understand why the picture was not cropped differently.
Love the idea of more than one person processing the same shot for comparison. Sebastian and I have posted different versions of a picture before so the visitors get to decide, but we have never tried processing the same pic independently. Maybe that would be great fun smile.
Suby & Sinem: The composition, you'd find if you were there, is next ot perfect under the circumstances Sola was in with the overcrowding, people rushing in, bride being late, guests getting there even later; this photo, you'll find, is chaos depicted. I think that's what compelled me to pp this out of many many better compositions Sola captured on the day. I totally agree on different takes of photos as well. Sometimes you don't even get to reaslly 'see' the photo until another person has worked on it! Sinem (the bride)
Dude your wife is FIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!!
Suby & Sinem: Dude, THANK YOUUUUUU!!!!! Sinem
Love the shot. Like Sinem's PP better as it drws focus to the star of the day. It's all about the bride right.
Suby & Sinem: Of course it does because Sinem, indeed, the star of the day. I advise any single girl to go get married and have a wedding - the one day in life where a girl gets to feel like a princess!! smile
  • Attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2006, 16:38
Agree with most of the comments. It think the busy background (inc the half and half priest) works as it contrasts with the bride who is in focus and colour. I think the contrast is what wins it for me. Really up for that different PP idea..
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Attah; what you said is exactly the reason why the photo was processed the way it was. Great minds, huh? Sinem
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 13 Jun 2006, 17:10
Liking toning, selective colouring etc. i.e. the processing, however the gleams on her face,epxeicailly that one on the nose is a bit distracting, and I wish she was looking forward, the shot yould have more impact in my opinion.

GREAT SHOT!!!
Suby & Sinem: Would have killed you to hold your tongue about my shiny complexion, huh? smile Just kidding. You're right though. Gotta do something about the bride's face. Thanks for the comment, the bride, Sinem
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2006, 18:45
I don't really like either shot, sorry. Of the two, I prefer this one, but only because Sinem looks absolutely stunning in it. Like timmybomb, I think the desaturation/toning/diffusingness is a touch overdone for *my* taste, YMMV.

You definitely need to lose the priest, and probably the gentleman with the glasses too. If you do that, you'd want to lost a strip off the left that includes the white thing. Then the composition would be ok although with one big problem, which is that Sinem is smiling so radiantly off to the right, that we'd want to see who she's smiling at! As it is right now, we can at least pretend she's smiling at the priest even though he doesn't notice (unless he's averting his eyes).

Colour and toning etc of Sinem herself is spot-on.
Suby & Sinem: I was actually smiling at one of the usher who was laughing at me pulling faces - lucky, Sola didn't catch me pulling faces. Or unlucky really. The toning/desaturation/gaussian completely reflect my taste of PP. I'd put it in my wedding album - oh wait, I am putting it in my wedding album, per se, cos who does albums these days. Composition is faultless considering the conditions Sola worked with - bride late to the church, guests still arriving after the bride, ushers, flowergirl, priest conspiring to block his view! I didn't crop anyone out because I wanted to capture the whole hustle and bustle. And obviously highlight the bride. Ahem.
Sinem smile
By the way I'm not posting my own version of this shot tomorrow so if you want you can post it, I normally don't post shots not taken by myself on my blog.
Suby - love the background soft desaturation - that is definitely a technique you can pass on to me smile Great shot. (PS have not read other comments so if you explain something there)... I'll check out the other people's shots too
  • Alicia
  • USA
  • 16 Jun 2006, 01:25
Congratulations! I love glow here. Sinem, you look great.
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jun 2006, 10:54
Hey sin! so jealous you look so beautiful-hope u have a copy of this in ur home.xxx

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