Stop For A Minute And Spread The Joy by Johanne Brunet

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However busy we are, we should always take the time to stop and greet a friend…

The newlyweds were running down the street in Old Montreal, laughing happily, when the bride suddenly spotted someone she knew sitting at a café.

Although the groom and photographer were waiting for her (out of the frame), she stopped for a few minutes to hug her acquaintance and share her joy.

I was looking for an old file and stumbled upon this shot from two years ago. It made me smile, so I decided to share.

Nikon D60, 70-200 f/2,8
Focal length 86mm, ISO-100, 1/50 sec. @ f/8

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 3 years ago

    Ah how sweet and charming! What a generous and lovable bride! Great shot!

  • Thank you Joanne! I felt quite stuck with the post-processing. Full colour was too distracting, but black and white was too neutral. I wanted the stop sign to stand out a bit, but I’m not a fan of selective colouring… I’m still not sure at 100% about this version. It kind of has a greenish tinge to it… What do you think?

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 3 years ago

    How charming!!!! Always love seeing brides out of their formal setting…. delightful!! and now I’m smiling too! xo

  • Thank you Wendi! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasabout 3 years ago

    Awwww, it makes me smile too! Thanks for posting it, and what a great description you’ve written to go along with it!

  • Thank you Wanda! I’ve been doing a lot of street photography lately, and it reminded me how much I like to capture all these little gems of real life slices.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    So very beautiful intention to composition, thank you to inspire me and million friends:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you very much, Sunny! Glad that you like it! Have a great day! ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 3 years ago

    Wow! quel moment précieux Johanne!! Superbe ‘’candid shot’‘, très touchant! Ce fut très agréable de te rencontrer hier…au plaisir de répéter l’expérience!!! Marie x

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 3 years ago

    I was just looking through your portfolio and saw this wonderful image, this is what photography is all about eh! Capturing that moment in time !!!

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