I guess this shot is more about architecture than people, though I hope I can be forgiven for this: The First United Methodist Church in Watertown, SD, is a beautiful structure. I know that Gothic cathedrals, like the Notre Dame de Paris, were intended to lift the celebrants’ eyes to heaven, while at the same time giving them a sense of smallness and humility. Maybe that’s what the architects of this church intended.

I like the symmetry of this shot, though if I were staging it, I would have the bridesmaids move about two feet to my right so I could get all three in the frame. Oh, well. . .

Finally, you might be wondering about the black and white treatment, given the amazing color present in this shot. I think color sometimes distracts. Also, getting good color at ISO 1600 in a big room with generally dim, mixed light sources can be problematic. But, if you want to see color, click here.

Canon 5DII 1/50s f/2.8 ISO1600 85mm

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