Day 20 of Winter: Prospect Park Wedding Officiant


Prospect Park is a stunning public place.  Besides the Boathouse, many other truly beautiful spots exist, such as the Grecian Peristyle, Vale, Pergola, Musical Pagoda, the Shelter in the background of the last photo below, and this quiet spot next to the water in the lower part of the park.  Strikingly handsome, these two women invited a few friends as witnesses and then planned to celebrate with fine cheese and a personally baked cake in their apartment.

I am not a photographer at all, let alone a wedding photography. I am solely an officiant. But I do know my trusty old Minolta SRT 100 adorned with a M Rokkor-x 50 f/1.4, which is an analog SLR 35mm camera with a stunning prime lens that has lived a longer life than myself. These old cameras are sturdier than digital, and I personally love the look of grainy, textured black and white film. Back in May 2012, I decided that for each day of the upcoming winter, I’d publish a photo or two from my past ceremonies (people, places, and/or things)—the good and bad, as a reminder that mistakes happen. These images are low-resolution scans of negatives. I generally used Ilford, mostly HP5, because I preferred its look and longevity. I never used a flash, but I love filters.

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