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Sunset Vows

Sunset Vows
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more!!!, Manila Bay Sunsets, Amazing POV's, Even more Dingo favourites... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 8:02
Viewed: 12725
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 164
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset Vows
A wedding couple in silhouette on a golden sunset of Manila Bay :)

Actually, this is a preparation to an actual wedding and a lot of photographers were snapping away for posterity as I battled to get a decent and unobstructive POV, as seen HERE :)

This posting is inline with the wedding of my youngest brother, 2 days ago. Around +800 people attended and dined at the reception including the mayor and the former mayor, which happens to be married to each other also :)

The picture is not of my brother and his bride. I just saw this lovely moment before shooting another sunset, seen HERE :)

It's my first time to compose a wedding banner to be printed on a very big tarpaulin. I'm happy with the mediocre result :) I'll post that in WS next time :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 12565/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2007-12-21 13:32
Metering Mode: Pattern

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. no cropping, just warping and skewing to level horizontal elements :)
2. resize, sharpen, and resize for TL

Photo Joke of the Day, brought to you by Yakult :)
"If an old man asks a young girl for a date...
That's his business.
If the young girl accepts...
That's her business.
If the old man and the girl decide to marry...
That's their business.
However, if they want great wedding photographs...
THAT'S MY BUSINESS!!!" -Anonymous

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To xodroolis: Thanks!Freddie 2 04-09 05:51
To hcvvmk: Thanks!Freddie 1 02-26 02:39
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An exceptionally fine sunset/wedding image Fred.

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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2008-01-21 8:09]

absolutely beautiful composition... great colors.... good clarity....

Brilliant shot, Freddie. The silhouetted couple, against the beautiful sunset... this is so lovely.
Thank you for sharing,

Hi, Fred!

Wonderful romantic picture, with beautiful colours and lights!

Hi Fred,

Stunning capture my friend! Beautiful romantic mood, perfect warm lighting and good composition. Well done & TFS :]

Greetings from Poland,

Lovely silouette here Freddie! I wish your brother many years of happiness! This is a nice shot, good saturation! Definately a keeper!

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-01-21 8:35]

Very beautiful, you were there on the right moment!!!
Great silhouets, great weddingphoto!!

Good joke!

Congratulation Freddie.
Really Gorgeous photo of that couple.
You should give them a copy of it and you can use it as a atverb to point yourself as a wedding photographer. My brother in law makes good money with it. haha

Nice capture. Excellent, warm colors, with strong composition. Very romatic mood you have captured, Freddie.


well composed, good POV and framing

Such a perfect shot. Great, beautiful sunset and the couple's silhouette is absolutely perfect. Love the shot! Thank you for sharing!
Many years of happiness to your brother!


Hi Fred!
Good pic to share!
Is that joke on ur studios wall or someone elses?
Here in Poland wedding photographs are good bussiness too, i was thinking of it,
But first i need better equipment to do that..
There is a lot of weddings here!
And Pics are really expensive hahaha!
Good for us!


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-01-21 11:14]

What an awesome composition against the sunset.
The silhouette is absolutely perfect
The colors are absolutely beautiful

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-21 12:33]

Hola Fred,
original sunset.
precioso color y presentación,
delicado pov y buena composición,

One of the Best shot of the Sunset. Great creation. Light comes through the cloths of the bridal is a master key for this Beautiful picture.

Hi Fred,
Lovely shot of a happy moment...
Nice colours and perfect silouhuette.Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2008-01-21 15:25]

This is great Fred. Perfect wedding shot ito.

lupit naman nito bro. galing!


Hi fred
Dramatic bridal portrait
Great sun set lighting and good composition
Great PP work and also very sharp details
Well done


I don't see this post at my women.. be sure. it is no good for me. But what agood composition and concept.
Bravo i nerver think of this style post for me. Good idea ,
Bravo Réal.

A nice combination of ideas and something different as far as wedding pics go.

Romantic !
Very well done

TFS Greetz Kristy

Hello Freddie,
Sooo... It is wedding time in Baywalk!
Anyway, that's a great location except maybe a bit crowded at times, hehehe...
A well balanced composition here, warm attractive colours...
Pablo -

Hello Fred,

Wonderful colros, excellent subject and a great job!
Congratulations! TFS

on wednesday

Hello Fred,
Beautiful sunset shot, and excellent pair of the couple on this BG.
I like this composition very much. TFS

wow swit naman! congrats for the great pic!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-23 8:55]

Hello Fred, veru good shot of this romantic moment, welldone on the composition and on the technique,


it is a very very beautiful shot...
the composition is wonderful...
the light, BG, and the collors...
I love it
my congratulations...
John T

Hello Fred,

Beautiful composition. You captured very well a special moment in a splendid decor. Congratulations!


Hi Fred:
What a beautiful concept and you have done most excellent here:)

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  • flipvd Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 4 N: 19] (1267)
  • [2008-01-23 22:08]

Hi Freddie

Very nice silhouette shot, Great colours and comp!!!
Well done Freddie

woaaa...what a romantic event & scenery, Freddie. i suppose that cruise was coming to fetch them for honeymoon cruise around the world. hahaha. beautiful shot, pal.


p/s: i like that joke! :)

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-01-24 8:32]

hi fred;
very romantic with the rays of sunset.tfs.

Hello Freddie,
This is a really great photo!! The sunset's colors and clouds combined with your POV makes the picture dramatic and very eyecatching.
Great level horizon, nice job not "spoiling the moment".
Nice silhouettes as well.
Thanks for sharing and thanks again for your comments on Looking into the Light .

Hello Freddie!
It's a great sunset capture - as if the capture of the end of the naughty unmarried time of these young people... Very beautiful!

gandang gara nito kapatid!
very sensitive proposal! ;-)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-25 1:50]

Hi Fred

A marvelous sunset, with fantastic color & good sharpness & graphism. Nice fg silhouettes of the romantic couple. Tfs!

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-25 4:14]

Hi freddie,

This is superb. Lovely moment captured with the sunset at the BG in accentuating the feeling of the newly weds. This is amazingly composed and good POV with great timing my friend



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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-01-26 8:11]

This is just so great Fred - mood, light, scene - very nice picture and powerful message here. I wish every one to stay trough their life like in that moment:)

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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 0] (633)
  • [2008-01-26 9:26]

hi fred
very very good sunset romantic composition.Light,reflection and silüet very well done.

This is an absolutely gorgeous tender moment captured. Beautiful. If this were my wedding pic I'd want it as the cover. So beautiful. TFs

Hello Freddie!
Lovely romantic photo! Beautiful sunset and colors! Good composition and silhouettes!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

Hi Fred
That's a very nice shot of a lovely moment. Great composition. marvelous golden sky.
Thanks for sharing

Absolutely stunning

Awesome shot bro!!! What a pro!

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-01-27 14:09]

Just one word: MAGNIFICENT !
Great idea and scenery!
Well done, Fred!
Brazilian Greetings,
from RECIFE,

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-01-27 15:09]

Hi Fred
Very much romantically it is looking out. Nice colours of the sky and waters.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-28 7:11]

I do hope you were able to find this couple to share this shot with them. I can’t think of something that could be better. Everything in the image is in perfect position and of course I just love the colours and the silhouette is .. well perfect. Stunning image. Excellent work.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-01-28 11:09]

Hello Fred

That romantic scene, who would not accept such proposal of marrying in this beautiful sunset.
Proposal more than delicious and for a lifetime!
absolutely beautiful composition... great colors


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-01-29 17:33]

Great romantic portrait! this is very well composed and attractive.Excellent!

Hello Fred!

I was about to ask , if this was an original auto-portrait (^_^). Seriously . Very cool POV and hot shot ! Love the mood created here.

Well seen, captured and processed for the ultimate result.

Hello Fred,

Well captured silhouette of this proposal act against the stunning backdrop of the sunset. The sky is beautiful with the details of the ship makes this perfect for a proposal.

Well done.


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-01-30 0:55]

Hi Freddie,
Beautiful sunset, sharp silhouettes. How could she refuse a proposal like that?

Wow Freddie, really a great shot, great momment , really WOW. TFS

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-01-31 23:35]

On pourrait presque croire que ce sera pour la vie !
Bonne journée.

Excellent silhouette Fred.interesting color of the sky. nice POV and compoisition,Brilliant composition.excellent quality.TFS

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-02-02 7:07]

Hi Fred

A beautiful idea to shoot the wedding couple against lovely sunset colors, it is very effective for the occasion. Worth a wedding frame on the wall.

TFS, bill

Hummm! Excellent romantic Shot !

Like a dream !! The composition is so perfect ! The colors are amazing and excellent silhouette!

2 points for this shot is not enough IMHO :)

Well done Freddie . My compliments


There are so many elements that come together here Freddie, it's really magical and a testement to your skill and artistry!
Wow, breathtaking is all i will say, you know what you did.
- Vincent

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-02-05 1:37]

Hi Fred,
Excellent photography. Love the way you captured the silhouetted couple, against the sunset! Nice joke!

wow.. simply stunning, Freddie.. lucky you to be there at the right time and right place.. proposal under the sunset.. how romantic is that..

well capture and fine composition. good job!

regards, terry

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-02-06 15:51]

How romantic! Well seen and captured.

Hi Fred,

A perfect timing for proposing. Lovely atmosphere and a very nice mood. I like the clouds and silhouettes. TFS.


Hi dear friend,
amazing view! So romantic and full of feelings.
Wonderful sunset with great tones and textures of the sky.
All my congrats for this posting!
Best wishes,
:) soon

ganda talaga ng pilipinas... ang husay ng composition at kulay.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-02-12 6:30]

Hi Fred,
this is more beautiful and my favorit.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hi Fred

Nice shots and very romatic mood here.... congrats for the quality and idea

Amri HMS

Really amazing. A bride and groom dream

Hey Freddie,
I was going to saaay, after looking at the thumb, and before reading you're note, "Wait a minute, she is already wearing a wedding dress! Is that someone other than the groom proposing to her on this big day?" Ha, glad you included the informative note.
You fought you're way to a great spot in the line of paparazzi :) I like the ship on the horizon too. I'm sure this will make a fine banner. TFS

Hie Fred,

I'm back!! Whoa..how did you manage to capture this type of shot. A very romantic one with the sunset.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-03-03 11:36]

Hello Fred.
Very romantic and well presented.
Everyting was said already.
My compliments.
Janek Kloss

WOW! this is something!
This picture moved me!
Great idea!
Great colors
And very sharp!

(the only weird thing is that the woman is dressed bride at the moment of proposal... ok maybe they just share eternal love oaths)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-04-14 13:11]

That is a beautiful shot perfectly framed and super exposure. Excellent work



Very beautiful shot. The way you captured the sky, sun and water behind this very romantic moment is great.

One word...

Great position of view.

Somehow I feel that a bottom right square (crop) would have looked better. But doesn't matter it is indeed a beautiful snap on its own.


wow simbolo de amor de ilusion y belleza te felicito

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-07-28 12:10]

I'm sorry I missed this one before, Fred, and I'm glad it turned up on tl's portal.
A sublime wedding photo. The groom's pose expresses total adoration. The sunlight through the bride's veil is terrific, so are the colours of the sunset.
Absolutely no nit-picks at all. Sublime work.

Wonderful romantic picture, with beautiful colours and lights!

great photo, composition , lighting and romantic moment fred good work. congrats


excellent capture Freddie, such an eye catching shot, greatly performed as exposure and compo (the ship is a pearl;).



Hi Fred,

a fine sunset and a nice wedding photo.
good composition.


Awesome picture. carry on

What a beautiful sunset. Very well captured.

HI Fred, congratulations on a truly wonderful capture. Very beautiful and very original sunset.
Thanks for sharing,


Wedding it's not my cup of tea ... "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", but I can respect (as I can) the choices of every one.
Despite this, I admire this scene, I see a beautiful promise of sincerity, a magnificent sunset, so romantic for them.
Gorgeous. Splendid composition.

Hi Fred
Stunning wedding picture with sunset. Congrats!

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