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Best Photos Of The Decade

#35

Why You Wait For The Right Light

Without light, there is no photo. This has been known forever in that photography is the capturing of light. During this wedding we went on a 3-day adventure in Italy with this couple through 7 different cities, a marriage ceremony overlooking the village of San Gimignano at a Tuscan estate and after much discussion back and forth about locations all over the country they decided they would love a couplescape in the fishing village of Manarola in the Cinque Terre on the northern shores of the Mediterranean sea. So we said if we were going to go we had to go when the light would be best. They wanted a photo that was truly landscape where they were part of it, but only a small part, so they hiked out onto the break wall (no easy feat) and Sherry went with them armed with a flash which could be triggered from across the bay where I was located. As the sun went down the city lit up so beautifully, and after waiting for about 25 minutes to make sure we got the best light, we headed home. If you're going to create something awesome, wait for the right light.

This is a 32 image panoramic stitch where we used a long lens shot vertically and captured the image in 32 separate frames then used Photoshop to stitch them together. The final printed version able to hang as wide as you'd like as it is about 10 times the size of a standard image.