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the sky is too blue

weddings , 18/07/2011

If you have never read Calvin and Hobbes, you need to. A hyperactive six year old and his all too real stuffed tiger. Eternal enthusiasm and world weary cynicism. Overactive imagination and wonder. It is the only cartoon that has brought tears to my eyes as well as way too many laugh out loud moments.

See some examples of the genius of Bill Watterson here.

Anyway, when I was shooting Sarah getting ready, one of my favourite Calvin & Hobbes strips came to mind. The two of them are lying under a tree, gazing at the sky, on holiday. Calvin decides that the sky is too blue. “Too blue – whaddya mean?” asks Hobbes. He is told to wait. Calvin runs off. Returns. With a red kite.

“See – it just needed a patch of red. Just there in the corner.”

When I shoot a wedding, I really don’t like to rearrange things. I prefer to integrate them, if I can.

Sarah asked me if she should move the coathanger in this frame. I thought to myself, no.

It just needs a touch of red. There in the corner.

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