Tuesday, 19 May 2009

brides parade


Nikon D80 | 1/640 seconds | f 5.6 | ISO 100 | 135 mm
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sunday. 17th may 2009. Bucharest. 11.00 a.m. and almost 30 degrees Celsius. first edition of Bride Parade. what's the catch? any women that has more than eighteen years old, married or with plans, or anyone that has a bride dress and wet dreams to become a wife, can participate to the march on one of the most famous bulevards - Calea Victoriei (that means something like the way of the victory. huh, what can i say.. a predestinated name). and from grace I will not make any coment about their dresses, afterall, tastes are subjective.

at first glance it seems to be more photographers than brides. to complete the mockery, lots and lots of police men and casual audience. not really my type of event, but still i've given it a shot. the outcome: 900 shots. it remained 360 after a harsh sorting. did I mentioned that I had zero expectation? and there I was with 360 shot quite nice.. how can one not make a post in this circumstances? So, I selected 40, processed 14, picked 7 and.. then crashed under the "to post or not to post"dilemma.

finally I decided to put this one. seem more elegant and in line with this place. the woman in the picture is Loredana Groza, a well known romanian singer. she lead the parade and she was a real lady.

if you are curiouse about her, you can have a taste here. you will hear her sing a famous traditional romanian song.

p.s who knows.. maybe I'll do a sequel about this event..

30 comments:

Bogdan said...

Firstie:P

Joking!

Loredana always was a classy lady, she is beautiful and know how to pose in front of the camera! And i love the way you processed the picture!

romina said...

well Bogdan, let's say that i had a good assistant. thank you for commenting

Emmma said...

Good work, Romina! I feel sorry for the other photos you processed because they will not be seen :)

romina said...

Thanks for your comment. Oh, and don't feel sorry, those can be seen at request. you know, as when a singer is performing on the stage and the public shouts "again, again".. kidding. hope this will not be the case :)

sherri said...

Interesting event. I like the processing in this. What a great car she had too.

Tudor said...

Oh! You? At this event?! What I wish that I saw it with my own eyes!!!
Excellent processing and elegant as you said. Did you say that at request we can see more? Than take into account that this is a public request. I cannot wait to see more
Cheers Romina

k@ said...

Elegant, romantic, tender ~ ~ ~ 

beanow said...

Charming framed and beautiful model...:)

xavi cardell said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful blog. Congratulations

bluechameleon said...

I love how your shot this...so unique, fun and classy. Bravo!

Mariana said...

Excellent photo. Selective color is so charming, just as whole shot ! Very lovely !

Louis said...

You have such excellent pictures. I will hesitate to say which one is best.

A comment about the wedding dresses. I don't like the amount of money ordinary people spend on wedding dresses. And they wear it for such a short time. So having a parade afterwards may be a good application of all the money and/or time spent :-)

yz said...

interesting shot and event

maccandace said...

That's an interesting premise for a parade! I see a lot of strong photos on your blog. I'll be back.

Thank you for the comment on mine.

ishm said...

Great shot! She looks great. I like the way you highlighted her wedding gown, umbrella and and the bouquet. Wonder who's the lucky man? :)

Godo said...

Morning Romine,
Really nice feature.
It looks from an bride's ad
Great selective decoloration, it works 100%
Nice day ;o)

grapf said...

wow, what a glamorous bride image. The idea of the colour key is very nice.

Glen Goffin said...

Wonderful capture of a beautiful woman on her 'princess day' :) Beautifully done. Peace ;D

Laurens Kuipers said...

Nice photo! In most pictures I don't like the semi-color/black&white, but in this case it's really nice!

standley said...

Beautiful capture.
Great selective colouring job!

rem_la said...

c'est superbe, tres belle lumiere !

elena said...

Great picture and processing!

MoniqueSamui said...

A really great photo and I love the post processing to let her stand out even more!

MoniqueSamui said...

Wow ... thanks for the link, great music!

Vindys said...

I was going through all the pictures in this blog... I was moved by the nice pictures and cute processing... Beauty... Wishes

lasiate said...

Comme tu parles bien de moi ;) belle photo

dj.tigersprout said...

wow -- this is splendid indeed!! beautiful light and detail - -faaabulous selective coloring!!

Calusarus said...

A charming one (the model, but the photography too)

Vagabondage said...

a beautiful silver hair falls on the window! Superb

freDeric said...

pamela is back? :) I hit the red light, I love.