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photoblog image The union, the rings, the details...

The union, the rings, the details...

One from a wedding last weekend. Congratulations to Udy and Uche for a glamorous wedding celebration.  I love taking these details at wedding especially with the brides shoes and rings, they take sometime to setup but it is definately worth it. This shot is quite straight forward, got the rings from groom placed them on the ring box, exposed properly, lit it to get some nice highlights and shadows and viola! it is a done deal. But some may say you go thru all these for a ring shot? the answer is yes. Such shots are very good for the final album presentation and maybe thats why I charge so much :) But honestly compared to the work especially for African weddings, I am very cheap, I may be retiring from such weddings soon :) :)

Back to the shot, hope you like and if you don't oh well :)

The union, the rings, the details...

One from a wedding last weekend. Congratulations to Udy and Uche for a glamorous wedding celebration.  I love taking these details at wedding especially with the brides shoes and rings, they take sometime to setup but it is definately worth it. This shot is quite straight forward, got the rings from groom placed them on the ring box, exposed properly, lit it to get some nice highlights and shadows and viola! it is a done deal. But some may say you go thru all these for a ring shot? the answer is yes. Such shots are very good for the final album presentation and maybe thats why I charge so much :) But honestly compared to the work especially for African weddings, I am very cheap, I may be retiring from such weddings soon :) :)

Back to the shot, hope you like and if you don't oh well :)

comments (31)

  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2008, 01:01
I love it and I'm think a shot like this would be a great way to round out the typical wedding images. It's a beauty.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2008, 04:18
A nicely executed product shot. I like the tonal range!
A quality shot indeedsmile
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam for a month
  • 13 Aug 2008, 07:37
Anyone would LOVE the time you took to set this up, Dotun! It's a beauty. Too bad if you have to "retire" from wedding photography!
Nice!
Liking it.
GORGEUOS!
I really like the detail you've captured.
Well worth the time. Beautiful.
Fabulous, quality photograph. `Brilliant`, in fact. (:o)
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2008, 16:34
Lovely one Dotun Well executed.
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2008, 17:57
What details! So sharp! This is a perfect black and white shot!
  • Affi
  • USA
  • 13 Aug 2008, 18:46
The detail in this shot is spot on. You can even see the scratches around the band of the engagement ring. Makes me think of the MasterCard commercial:

Engagement ring - $5000
Two maching wedding bands - $2500
Time invested to set and capture this shot? - Priceless.
nice shot! i wonder how it looks in color.

are they scared to give you the rings? especially from your people...that you're retiring from (you better not! they need you).
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Aug 2008, 23:22
A nicely executed macro shot. I like the tonal range!
Dotun c this is why i need to get me a 100mm macro. Well done oga mi
Sorry I have just noticed what you said bout african weddings, my sentiments exactly but I'm not retiring from it anytime soon though. am showing love to ma peeps (thats my excuse)
Simply beautiful!
At f8 and still I see a nice DOF. Well done!
I just like the composition. Very nice.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2008, 23:26
I love the clarity of this. Beautiful.
lovely detail and interesting composition
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:33
Well done Dotun. Trust you to come with the fire detail shots. smile Might have to steal a few concepts from your wedding archive. smile
This is a lovely shot, and a unique addition to a wedding album. Your customers must be beside themselves with pleasure when they receive their captured memories
  • Natou
  • USA
  • 1 Sep 2008, 06:14
Simply beautiful! I was at the wedding that day! You guys did a great job! Can't wait to see all of the pics!
  • Dami K
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2008, 05:42
LOve it love it love it! great shot! and love the details!!!
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2008, 01:47
Nice composition, looks like the rings are sitting on ice...
Great shot. wonderful idea
Fa bu lous!

You can see some scratches on the engagement ring, possibly suggesting the time between the engagement and the wedding itself. Well done, great shot and excellent details.
  • sk
  • Switzerland
  • 15 Oct 2008, 07:36
stunning image
dotun, you n ya fans eh? Put up somethang now, make we get inspiration.

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