Negative Space: Image of the Week #10

Back Story:
The image in this post is from a wedding I did at Slebech Park earlier this year.  The day was pretty horrid in terms of the weather, and, although Slebech is a wonderful place for a wedding – on a rainy day the options are restricted to a few [lovely] rooms in the main building itself.

During the drinks reception I was wandering around taking record images of the events unfolding.  There was a lot going on in terms of interaction from the guests, but the room was void of any useful peripheral items to utilise in the frame.  I’m a fan of negative space when it adds to the image and to aid the image in this case I think it does.  The story is still there of course – and the story is the interaction between the guests.  I think a closer crop in this scene would have been overkill and the added depth from above aids the composition.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter: 1/60th Second
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 8000
Flash: Did not fire
Lens: Canon EF 35mm F/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm

Processing:
This image has gone through my standard pre-edit procedure. Image correction in Lightroom and slight cropping.  I have subsequently added noise as I do to most of my images and added a bit of vibrancy too.  I have removed some small artefacts from the wall behind and lightened it ever so slightly in Photoshop.
The Finished Photograph:

Negative Space