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Engagement Session in NYC - Photo of the WEEK

I had the opportunity to photograph Chris and Sarah’s engagement session in New York City last week and it went very well. Sure it was raining just about the whole time but they were not fazed at all. They were great to work with and were not as afraid of the rain as I was. I wish i brought my think tank hydrophobia as that would have been my first chance to use it. I guess I will be packing that from now on in my bag.

We were photographing at what is called the High Line, a raised train line that no longer runs and has been converted into a park. Being that it was raining we had to get inventive and try to find covered areas to photograph under as well as use the umbrellas in some photos.

The image that I chose for the Photo of the week is the one below. You can see Chris and Sarah embracing in the rain with the Empire State Building in the background. In my mind when trying to capture the subject and a landmark you have to be very careful how you photograph it. You want to pick one of the other to be the main focus which is why Chris and Sarah are nice and prominent and the Empire State Building is blown out in the background.

When editing this image I felt like I would like it to be black and white but on the other hand the color felt like it would look great as well. Take a look at the video below to see how and why I made the edits I made.

Nikon D3S Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II
1/320th F/2.8 ISO 2000