Sunday, December 13, 2009

A "Rainbow" Bar Mitzvah

As a photographer, we can try to control lighting, background, distractions, and the subject, but as much as we might like to, we can not control mother nature. Yesterday was one of those days where the weather changed every half hour. We had light rain in the morning, some sunshine during the service and then a mixture during the luncheon. This created some really nice rainbows outside the Temple. The Rabbi actually said a prayer for the rainbow which was a first for me. I never knew that there was such a thing! :)

If you look closely, you can actually see the rain drops falling in the background of this image, but the family was standing under the little cover that we had. I love the fall colors behind them.

And then it was time to move back inside to capture the rest of the images.

This is one of my favorite shots from the day since it shows a different perspective of the service. Focusing on the people watching the service, instead of the standard shot of the participants. I purposely shot this at an aperture that would blur the background just enough to give a hint of the service but still keep the focus on the girl and her father.

A wide shot of the Temple showing the cool wet weather outside with the warmth of the service on the inside. cap it all off, we had a great rainbow at the end of the service and I grabbed Ethan to come outside and get this shot.

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