Lemonade out of Lemons

Lemonade out of Lemons

Apparently it’s Bad Weather Week on the blog.

Cathy and Glenn had a gorgeous wedding at the Central Park Boathouse on Saturday. But there was just one little problem — the only way to easily get to the Boathouse is on foot, normally a lovely little jaunt through the park. But right as they reached the edge of the park, right when guests would be trickling in, the skies opened and it began to pour.

The timing couldn’t have been worse for them, as the logistical problems piled up, but they handled things calmly and efficiently.

“Hey guys,” I said. “I know you’ve been handed a tough situation. If you come about five feet to the left, we can use this terrible weather to take some great photos. This will pass soon and you’ll just have a great story to tell.”

And so we did.

The next night, Cathy sent me a gracious message: “Thank you for making lemonade out of lemons.”

I love this job.

Lens: 45mm f/2.8 PC-E, using the shift function to make the panorama.
Camera: Nikon D3s
Light: Sb-900 triggered by PocketWizard FlexTT5, held by my assistant Brendan McGinley

Kat Braman - right here is what it’s all about. that might be just about the best testimonial I’ve ever read.

Avelaine Scyrup - Stunningly bokehlicious

mayssaloun - This reminds me of my wedding but didn’t have you as my photographer :( ! great shot!

Maximiliano Barros - That pic is stunning, love the tilt shift (freelensing)!! The drops of water look unreal!

iván - good photo….

Erin Halvorson - DUDE!! How the hell do you do this. You truly are a magic photographer. Where you in the rain as well?

Michael Anthony - Very beautiful image.

Doug - Way to make the best of a tough situation. Kickass shot.

Caroline - What a great bride! Also that shot is great. No. Spectacular.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you all! Erin, yes, I got soaked for this shot.

Joe Sanfilippo - Good god! That is a gorgeous! You seem to be the master of making lemonade – I still look back at that Penn station shot often..

Luca Ragogna - Awesome!

Jillian Tree - wow…….STUNNING!

RKO Photography - Great shot and idea.

Matthew Trevino - Wow! This is beautiful.

Shaun Anthony - This is a nice shot! What lens did you use for this shot? Tilt or post to create this look.

Az Rehman - Beautiful ‘Wedding in the city’ shot. Are you ’tilt shifting’ in those conditions Ryan?

Helder Silva S - once again!skills.

Diane Hornbuckle Dobry - I knew when I hired you at TC that you had talent but this far surpasses what I could have expected.

rich - holy cow – that’s just priceless … really really amazing shot

Melissa - Definitely worth getting a little wet to create something so epic. You are awesome and I’m sure the couple adores this photograph!

Alan Langley - The more I look at this picture the more I love it. A real one off :-)

Summer - This picture is magical. Incredible.

Tanya Velazquez - What an amazing shot!! You really are a problem solver.


DJH - Stunning. I take it you have a strobe carefully placed? What about the DOF tilt shift look, in camera or post? It looks like it has something, whether small DOF or Tilt..