Wedding Lights, Events

Ok, I’m back to the wedding photos…. sorry about that to anyone who is sick of them!  Actually, for inspiration, I turned to the “background” images I took during the wedding.  This one is a shot of the lights the bride and groom had strung around their porch.  The darkness was falling and the sky was filled with light, wispy clouds.  I”m not sure what strikes me about this image, honestly… it’s not as good as many of my pictures, but it has something that does call to me.  Maybe the lights at an angle?  Hmm, not sure.  I played in photoshop with this- mostly just removing the noise with the Noiseware Professional plug in from Imagenomics (have you ever noticed how annoying the noise in a pure blue sky photo can be?  It’s where I notice noise the most, anyways).  After removing the noise I played with the contrast, the saturation and the luminance of the sky.  Overall, it probably won’t make it to my portfolio but it may make it to the wedding album…

On future events, I am super excited to be headed to an HDR workshop tomorrow at Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, CO.  Expect much better HDR after I learn it from a different perspective!

If you are an HDR enthusiast, Saturday  has been named “International HDR Day” by Rick Sammon and Trey Ratcliff.  Enjoy their work at their websites (Rick’s) and (Trey’s).  And see more of my work at

**For those of you who checked this site earlier today…. YES, I did miss a day… super exhausted and just crashed.  Like I plan to do right now, actually.  Enjoy my work and have a great day/night/International HDR day!


About Kelley B.

I am a Durango, CO photographer who specializes in portraiture and wedding photography. My business is Kelley Bard Photography. You can find me around town, gardening, or on my website at View all posts by Kelley B.

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