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.