Post-processing can takes seconds, or it can hours depending on the importance of the image. This one took a while...
|This "before" image is NOT a mistake. It was underexposed to preserve detail in the bridal gown, and to keep from totally blowing out the trees and sky in the background.|
|Fill flash was used to lighten up Jennifer and the arch, but not enough to wash out the ambient light. The goal was a "natural" look.|
|The bricks were lightened and reddened for warmth.|
|The bridal gown, flowers, and Jennifer were carefully enhanced to preserve detail, and to make Jennifer "pop" from the background.|
|The dull sky was replaced with a sunset, muted to seem realistic.|
|Image proportions favored a 2x3 aspect, but the client wanted an 11x14 print. I squashed the arch above Jennifer and stretched the sides a little. The results were totally believable, and the client was delighted.|