Bridal Portrait (Bruce L. Snell)
After looking at Chris’ recent images using layered negatives and Mike’s texture overlays I was inspired to try something as well. I’m not a big “filters” guy and tend to deliver my images pretty straight other than dodging and burning (photojournalism ethics and all that…). So, here’s my attempt at modifying a bridal portrait I took in 2005 in Omaha, Nebraska. It killed me to mute the vibrant colors in her garments, but in the end it seemed to work out. The mat around the image is also from the wedding as I used a shot of one of the dresses. Not sure if I’m happy with the “oil painting cracks” I installed.