2nd place in Ceremony

This photograph, taken by Ettore Colletto, was awarded 2nd place in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2013 Q3 Contest.

Judges Comments

  • This is a nice photograph! The photographer preserved a most important and happy moment for this couple. Normally I am not a fan of tilting the camera or the image, but in this picture it works to give the photograph just a bit more energy. Looks like the photographer was off to the side with a long lens so there was no disturbance to the wedding ceremony. (Recently I attended a wedding in Cape Town, South Africa where the wedding photographer came right down the aisle and stood in front of the couple for the kiss photograph. Everyone in the church was dressed perfectly, men wearing suits, etc. The wedding photographer was wearing shorts and a red polo shirt. He had a fixed 85 and the 70-200 zoom. Later, I had to lend him my 28-70mm lens. He had no wide angle and was attempting to make the family photo (about thirty people) and his back was to the wall. --THAT'S HOW NOT TO COVER A WEDDING.)

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