TheVeilEmbraces by Paul Farinato is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
by Paul Farinato
Blinded by tears of joy
As I sat on the front row, watching my son joining in matrimony to a princess, I realized that I could no longer see the controls of the camera, or even focus. With some familiarity of the Fuji XE-1, now my favorite, I was able to manipulate the mechanical controls from memory, and effect some sort of influence, though I was trusting in the system more than usual. Fascinated by the wind playing with the veil that was embracing the couple, not able to see their faces but through the mirror of the onlookers and their emotions, I was a mess, but filled with joy. The photographer in me kept pressing the shutter, and B&W was the right way to go.
Shooting at 800 ISO, f/22, 1/210sec, 18mm focal length gave me some latitude with the wind blowing and keeping things generally in focus. Ran the image through Silver Efex Pro2 to control detail and contrast and get the borders. Happy to not be the 'Wedding Photographer' and taking full advantage of my 'Dad's Point of View'
What a wonderful day.