Week 52! Right Place at the Right Time

This is it! The final entry of the 2014-2015 Weekly Photographic Challenge to satisfy 52 themes for one year! Next week we enter the fourth year of this crazy exercise, and I can’t wait to begin shooting photos that will match up with the new themes.

Last April we were staying on the third floor in a hotel on St. Augustine Beach. Our balcony overlooked the beach, and in my beach walk I saw the florist setting up the wedding arch. He told me what time the wedding would start, so I was ready, on the balcony, to oversee the entire event. Bear in mind, I was shooting totally zoomed in with my (then) camera’s astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm-1365mm), using the railing as a stabilizer.

I was able to shoot the entire wedding, including the wedding party walking down the beach path from the hotel. Unfortunately for the happy couple, I was also able to capture the recessional, as it were, as they came back up from the beach in a drenching rain. Notice how the bride is left to fend for herself. Not a good start, Mr. groom, who totally leaves her behind. I ran into them the next morning in the lobby and got her email address so I was able to send her a stash of pictures from angles her photographer didn’t have.

fb Wedding on Beach

The rainy recessional

The rainy recessional

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9 thoughts on “Week 52! Right Place at the Right Time

  1. This may have been your best post of the year. Lucky for Mr. and Mrs. that you were there with your camera. I know how surprised they must have been to know another photographer had her eye on them.

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