Hello there, this is a bit of a cheat, I am going to pop up 3 pics this week, and date them from Xmas day and New Years day and then today.
I had every intention of doing them over just after new year as I actually took from Christmas eve to Jan 4th off – Family Christmas. Then as luck would have it Jan 3rd I got MAN FLU and spent 4 days in bed not even getting up or eating – the good news however (everything has a sliver lining) is that I lost all my Christmas weight, actually over that week I lost over 11 pounds.
So I am going to post this photo which is actually from a wedding on December 29th 2011 but who knows ? dont tell anyone.
This photo was taken at Hampton Manor in Hampton in Arden Warwickshire, it was my last wedding of the year and its a shot I have wanted to get at this venue for a long time. Hampton Manor has an amazing chandelier which covers almost 3 floors in a normal building but two stories here. I really wanted to create a shot that made good use of the venue and chandelier – The bride and groom gave me the time to set up the shot and this is the result.
Lighting is actually simplicity – its a 500Watt studio light on a stand with a reflector and grid to control the spill of the light, and then I underexposed the background slightly.
Hope you like it.