My Image of the Week is a reportage style image taken after the ceremony as the wedding party walked away from the church. Just to prove that London wedding photography isn’t all we do, this was taken near the blowy Kent coast. I love the movement in the girls’ dresses, and the echo of the wind-blown curves in the tree and ivy-clad building beyond. The shutter speed was 1/3200th, ISO was 400, and my 24mm lens was set at f4. All my photography is with the cameras set on ‘manual’, as it is vital to have control and consistency at all times.
There is a strong diagonal from top right down to bottom left, and although our instinctive tendency is to read an image from left to right, I find my eye drawn to the top, the dark area of the ivy, and then I re-explore the image from the lower left side. The image is full of ellipses , around the women and including the tree and dark ivy. The leading lines of the path take us to the triangular roof to give us a stabilising triangle with the apex at the classic two thirds point. I have deliberately emphasised the dark and moody tones, in keeping with the typically English weather!
I hope you enjoy the image, please feel free to leave a comment below.