Bedtime (365:116)

Bedtime (365:116). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Memory. I wish I had one.

Possibly I did all sorts of things, but more likely I procrastinated at the computer. Actually a little bit of checking shows that I did some (paid!) work, and processed the first batch of Dash and Leslie’s wedding pictures, which kept me busy through most of the day. Lots of nice shots to pick from, though a fair bit of processing partly because of the orange lighting, and in one shot because unknown to me the bride was wearing a pair of black sandals, which showed when she was sitting down. Photoshop to the rescue – I lengthened the dress slightly to cover them up. Ginger asked how I fixed it, which given her experience of Photoshop I take as complement.

Of course the main reason for additional processing is my own lack of experience. It’s over twenty-five years since I worked weekends as a studio wedding photographer and I’m a bit rusty. I obviously need to try harder to get it right, in camera, first time. Working fast I deliberately decided to de-risk it and shot wide so I could crop later.

Of course I ignored any self-portrait opportunities I may have had during the day, so once again we have a hurried just before bedtime capture.

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.