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Love for Eternity

Love for Eternity
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Copyright: David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 6 N: 315] (1219)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony DSC F707, Polarizer
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rhymea's favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-26 14:15
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 77
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You may have seen the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints during the Olympics a few years ago. The temple is a place for religious instruction and special ceremonies that do not take place in their churches. Among these ceremonies are weddings "for time and for all eternity." Church members believe that families can be together forever, if covenants with God are adhered to.

This is from a wedding I shot a few months ago. The temple is reflected in the large reflecting pool on the east side of its grounds.

Thanks for looking!

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Wow, David, this is marvelous.
I've never seen such an impressive reflection.
OK - it's a little poor that we can't see more of this lovely couple - but the rest is so marvelous, I love it, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • HIMself Gold Star Critiquer [C: 314 W: 5 N: 9] (3605)
  • [2006-01-26 15:18]

excellent shot nice pleasure and please ! nice work !

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  • Serabi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 0 N: 19] (1643)
  • [2006-01-26 15:47]

Very interesting composition! I like its uniqueness...Nice colors and sharpness too...

Very lovely composition. The concept of including the temple's reflection in the water is very creative thinking. I bet the couple were happy with this shot. I also like the way the bridge and groom seem to have a light upon them. Very nicely done David. Also, the colours are good. (I remember you are coloured blind, so you did very well).

Hi David,

Great great POV, nice compo. The details and colours in the water reflection are really excellent. Good work!



Interesting composition. I like the subtle colours. The fence breaks up to image nicely.


Love it. I have lots of pics from there.
Great job

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-01-26 19:28]

Wow,This is very unique and creative,David! Great photographic poetry! Beautiful colors and wonderful water reflection! Bravo! Michel

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  • GlenC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 2 N: 99] (797)
  • [2006-01-26 20:21]

Excellent photo David.... Well seen. The couple adds so much to what is already a great shot. TFS,


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-01-26 21:33]

It is as if the sky extended its arms to the ground to bless this couple. Great photo filled of poetry and elegance. Cheer! Annie

Great angle Dave! I love that you included the entire temple in the reflection. Lighting is perfect too (orat least the PP is, if it was done after the fact).

That's touching! Using a reflection in a very clever way! It give the story directly!

Wonderful lighting creating a glow around the couple and the reflection is awesome! TFS,

Hi David,

Very nice and clean reflection. Great composition. TFS.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-01-27 7:04]

Hi David,
This is a very creative wedding shot, The POV is excellent with great colours and a superb reflection. very well done.

ciao David,

one word: amazing! Fantastic reflection and sweet moment..think also Jesus Christ help u in this shot!

PS: waiting ur contribution in my new Theme :'War of the 1980's cartoons'

Wow! What an amazing image, David! From the thumbnail, I had no idea. But when I saw the real thing, I gasped. I don't know how you got the light on the newlyweds, but it is simply fantastic. Goes right into my favs!

Hi David,

What a moment captured!!! Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful work.


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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2006-02-06 23:41]

Thanks for your visit David or else I would have misssed such a lovely picture. It is in fact stunningly done with the perspective mismatch of the lines of floor tiles and the church. The focus on newly wed is outstanding and so deftly done. An A class creation all the way. Thanks again

Wooow. I love that you have the newly wed couple there, adds a sense of scale to the reflections which leaves us wondering how big the church actually is. Very beautiful symmetry. Excellent work. Congratulations. TFS

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-02-07 15:59]

A stunning image, David. Excellent idea to capture the temple only in its reflection, with the bridescouple on the far edge of the pool. They show perfectly how tiny we humans are ;o). I love it.

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2006-02-07 16:01]

Hi David, it's been a while. In spite of the almost forced symmetry in this one I like it. I suppose you could say that only the tiny difference between man and woman breaks the universal symmetry :-)lol. Well, anyway it's a photo you can be proud of IMO.

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  • Ejla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 13 N: 137] (2488)
  • [2006-02-13 2:44]

I wish I had such a wedding photo!

Looks really good with the composition and the soft light. Well done!


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-02-26 21:29]

Hi David, Different approach & Fantastic POV! Impressive way depict the great meaning of Wedding! Cheers!


Well done David, a beautiful posting! I hope the couple liked this.


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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-03-14 15:16]

Very nicely done Dave, great composition and POV, and your use of the reflection in the pool is unique and very artistic. TFS,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-04-05 2:37]

Hi David.

Truly a wonderful shot, full of interest.


OMG excellent shot

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  • ornis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 20 N: 139] (842)
  • [2006-12-05 12:41]

Hi David,
From time to time on the site, like you I suppose, but I want to express my feelings about this one. Many symbols about mariage into one single shot, that's what comes first. It's very well seen and could be a start for a philosophic digression. Superb realisation. I'll try to correct the vertical aberration due to the wide angle position, but it might not be as good!
Best regards

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-01-23 18:01]
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A remarkable image, David, and the lines in the reflection subtly draw the eye to the bride and groom. Good color and light control as well; I like how the reflection is brighter near the couple.
Although we were not able to make the trip, my husband and I received an invitation to a wedding ceremony at the temple in Utah last month.
All the best,

exceptional shot ! great effect !

Wonderful shot! I think that the fact the couple is so small in relation to the church perfectly illustrates the belief of God's power over man. I think you gave us a wonderful shot while also an insight into the belief structure of the couple as well.

Brilliant capture! Excellent composition and very good balance, perfect metering - your polariser has done its job well too.
All around great work!

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  • Uza Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 17] (1046)
  • [2007-08-30 12:34]

beautiful framing!!!!
very very good captured.
proportion of pic is very good
vell vell done

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-10 8:30]

Hi David
Amazing shot, Brilliant POV, excellent reflections, perfect light, you have done well, compliments.

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-10-10 16:58]

Hi David ,
What a reflection ? It is not a reflection it is a master piece . Good composition and real nice natural colors . I really like that . TFS

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-28 7:54]

Incredible setting with grear reflection of the building Dave!

hello dear friend,
very nice shot of reflection. thanks a lot.

Hi David,
very fascinating and very thoughtful !
Very well done.

Best regards, Daniel

great reflection,just stunning.no words to appreciate a simple weldone!

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