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The first day of the rest of ...
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4187 W: 17 N: 9780] (40376)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-31
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-06-17 16:04
Viewed: 830
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Villa de Leyva - The first day of the rest of your life

At least in an ideal world.

Because John (jhm) also likes to post pictures of horse carriages, I dedicate this photo to him.

Another picture taken on the Plaza Mayor in Villa de Leyva.
Not only tourists like this little town. Young Colombian couples love to get married in the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Doesn’t the bride look amazing?

ikeharel, papagolf21, holmertz, swapankumarroy, jhm, fritzi007, PiotrF, Cricri, mcmtanyel, COSTANTINO, cornejo, adramad, maloutim has marked this note useful
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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6342] (28678)
  • [2017-06-17 16:14]

Hi Paul. Just a beautiful composition and subject matter. Nicely put together with the two gentle opposing diagonals of horse and carriage and roof roughly making an equilateral triangle. he's not running away from her already? Regards. Klaudio.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 129 N: 1120] (7449)
  • [2017-06-17 18:55]

Hi Paul
Apparently the others do not share the same emotion of the young couple.
Both carriage and church are points of interest here. The diffused light, sharpness and depth are good.


Salut Paul,
Une scène romatique bien mise en valeur dans ce cadre entre architecture typique du pays et collines en arrière plan, bel effet avec le soleil sur le sommet.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 144 N: 24747] (121217)
  • [2017-06-17 23:45]

Hello Paul, The bride looks amazing, romantic scene on this picture. Nice dedication for our friend John, who like carriages. Nice decoration of the horse. Lovely title :)

Kind regrads Malgo

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8893 W: 57 N: 14898] (55184)
  • [2017-06-18 0:24]

Hallo Paul,
Een heel mooie bruidsfoto, het pasgetrouwde paar staat plechtig in de wagen achter de koetsier en het paard dat zelfs ook met bloemen versierd is. De vele mensen lijken minder acht te slaan op het paar. Het achtergrond met de kerk en de heuvels is prachtig en het licht is bijzonder mooi.

Off they ride to their new life...
A wonderful take, Paul, but I see no one from the surrounding gave interest to that couple.
I like the fine moment you managed, you were there in the right time and spotted.
Have a nice Sunday,

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Pour la mariée, c'est un grand jour, cela peut se comprendre. L’idée d'utiliser un attelage augmente l'intérêt et la beauté du moment.
Très bonne observation.
Belle mise en image.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13581 W: 0 N: 16002] (167158)
  • [2017-06-18 2:04]


De bien beaux marié sur la calèche quelel veu et ocmpo quelle iamge et vue sur la place le beua cheval et l'homme au chapeau quelle décor et scène.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Paul,
Were you the official wedding photographer? You had time to take photos from different angles and they were just standing there, with no other photographer seen and not obviously posing for anyone. Funny photos, but a nice square with the eroded mountain as a fine background. The WS from the evening is also nice with all those lights and again with the mountain serving as a perfect background.
Kind regards,

Namaste Paul,

Yes, the bride on the chariot look is wonderful in front of the Church, small hilly background make it a nice composition, good sharpness and well color contrast,

warm regards,


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24173 W: 523 N: 40384] (173922)
  • [2017-06-18 5:02]

Dag Paul,

Wanneer men zoiets kan fotograferen mag men dit nooit laten, opgepast hier in België wordt soms heftig gereageerd, door de aanwezige fotografen.
Uw foto is mooi, zelf ook een extra foto's.
Heel mooi in positie gebracht, mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Prettige zondag namiddag,

Bonjour Paul,

Le restant de nos jours ne veut plus dire grand chose de nos jours, mais il y en a encore qui tentent l'aventure . J'aime beaucoup la construction de l'image avec tous les éléments bien placés dans le cadre.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 1033 N: 27980] (133668)
  • [2017-06-18 7:26]

Hi Paul.

I like the soft muted colors and light. Good sharpness and a superb angled pov on the horse and carriage containing the jubilant wedded couple. Tfs!

Hello Paul,
Beautiful wedding parade, also the horse is decorated, well done!
Best regards

Ciao Paul
bella sequenza di foto, credo che gli sposi avrebbero apprezzato questi ricordi.
Bella la foto in prima pagina, la luce che illumina la sommità della montagna è proprio bella.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3818 W: 2 N: 6279] (31714)
  • [2017-06-18 16:18]

Hello Paul,
Another interesting view of this square with original architecture in bg. Nice daily life scene.
Fine presentation.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15276 W: 159 N: 26717] (140116)
  • [2017-06-19 10:09]

Bonjour Paul
Belle image romantique, la présentation me plait beaucoup, le cheval avec sa couronne de fleurs, l'architecture, l'effet de lumière sur le sommet de la montagne, belle aussi les deux WS, j'aime l'ambiance sur celle du soir et puis la mariée......est bien jolie :-)
belle soirée

Hello Paul,
What a lovely horse carriage in this romantic setting. As we say in Turkish, "May they get old on one pillow!"

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy n ew day
is this a scenery from a fairy tale?
this photo changed my mood
I like pictures of horse carriages

Hi Paul
A busy historic square and hive of people activity with the horse carriage - being part of the entire scene rests the focus. A standout and a perfect moment captured of simply engaging scene. Well done, Congrats
Best wishes

Hello Paul, very good photo of this interesting scene of the daily life of the people of the place with a wedding, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Oh yes Paul,

It is extremely ideal, why, because in south east asia, this romantic scene on horse carriage is never going to happen at least for the next 25 years

Wonderful moment of the newly wed couple at the foreground with church and mountain backing them , WOW

You pic shows lots of activities going on

Excellent POV and composition, great saturation in color

Keep posting

Hello Paul.
A beautiful square, with interesting church and colonial style houses, very good time the captured, adding to the place, the beautiful carriage with the couple of grooms about to get married.
Great color, which gives a lot of strength to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hi Paul,
The couple will probably never know it but you made them world famous here. Beautiful wedding photography. The young couple is so elegant and beautiful but also the whole setting is amazing. The carriage complements well the theme. The church so charming and full of character, and the hill with some interesting light behind.
Excellent final effect!!!

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