Here is an example of how a RAW file can be used to bring back from the dead, good photos. Luckily with my good equipment, I don’t get these challanges all that often, but when I do, I’m glad they are shot in RAW.
Isaac and Amanda~July 18th, 2009
A beautiful wedding in Harwichport, MA
Recently, July 20th, Laura and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Our good friends Amanda and Isaac got married that same weekend so we decided to extend our weekend into our anniversary. We drove to a Western facing shore in Eastham and enjoyed a great sunset. Laura reminisced from when she lived in California always watching the sunset, well we got one here now.
My first visit to the Forrest Hills Cemetery was a pleasant surprise, especially since it’s only 10 minutes away from my house. The night began before dusk with an array of Chinese and Balinese dancers, Taiko drummers, and a soulful group led by Ron Murphy. Just as dusk was arriving people who decorated a lantern for loved ones near and far, I got positioned near the edge of Lake Hibiscus in order to take advantage of the event photographically. I was kind of jostled by a lot of people and kids….who naturally wanted to put their lanterns in.
So, I waited until there were a lot of lanterns and for darkness to fall completely on the cemetary. There were a few lanterns that caught my eye including the one for Neda. Thousands of miles away people are paying their respects to a woman who really died senselessly. Sad, powerful, and inspiring all at the same time.