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Alan Mok

Great job. Right picture at a right timing!
This is a additional bonus to your client wedding album. 

Carrie Leung

I hope I can see a sky like that

Helen Yu

Oh, very cool, I like it very very much.


Wonderfully creative picture, young man.     “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1


Awesome..lucky this pic around you should make $$$$$ with this one!


aurora borealis


Beautiful! :-)


It is amazing 


fabulous shot. i never seen skies like it

Alison Hudspeth

Amazing shot – love it! :D

Elizabeth Schalk

As someone else who grew up dreaming about the stars and being an astronaut and who has now replaced those dreams with being a wedding photographer (but still spends most of her time looking up at the sky), I just want to say that I adore this image!  Great work!


Can you explain how you did it?

    Lakshal Perera

    Long exposure (71 sec), f/5.6, ISO4000 shot using a Canon 16-35mm f2.8L lens on a Canon 5D Mk3. And we were literally in the middle of nowhere, no light pollution around at all. :)


Simply beautiful

Erin Manigault

Wow! Amazing! How long was exposure? This could only be taken with a digital camera. 30 second exposure?

    Lakshal Perera

    Hi Erin. It was 71 seconds, f5.6, ISO4000 shot at 16mm on a Canon 16-35mm f2.8L on a Canon 5D Mk3. All the info you need. :)

Chad Walls

I am a big science nerd so I would love to have a wedding like this.

    Lakshal Perera

    If you live in Canada, I’m sure you could head somewhere remote enough to get clear sky. :)

      Chad Walls

      @Lakshal Perera – Anywhere outside of the city is perfect as a long as a
      person can find a small town with all the amenities. There is too much light pollution
      in the city to get a clear view of the sky.


I apologize.

When the Huffington Post did a story on your picture ( many people, me included, made comments on how they would shoot the same type of picture to make the picture a better wedding photograph. One person did mention how the couple looked like “Aliens” that have landed and I feel that’s exactly the effect i see in the larger version here at your page–outer-worldly. It fits this philosophy of your way of thinking I see here on your blog. Maybe also, a feeling that we are just a small part of a larger event.

    Lakshal Perera

    No need to apologise, seriously. :)

    I think that art is so subjective and people always have different opinions about the execution. I know that I am guilty of looking at “critically acclaimed” pieces of work and being decidedly uncomplimentary about them. :)
    I guess knowing Warren and Shirley as people, this image is perfect. All of the technical pitfalls that have been mentioned (overexposure/white balance off/etc) don’t concern me at all. I’m not fussed with technical perfection, it’s not what really motivates me to do what I do. People have said I should have used fill flash to illuminate them and expose correctly for the barn but that, in my mind, has been done before. I wanted something that hadn’t been done before, and this is what happened. :)

    Thanks anyway for taking the time to write a comment. And yes, I agree, we’re pretty insignificant in this little universe and instead of worrying about the small meaningless things in life, we should spend our energy enjoying what we have during our lifetime and allowing others to enjoy in the same happiness too. :)

      John Zuehlke

      I couldn’t agree with you more. This image is perfect!


This picture is amazing. Wedding under the Milky Way


Amazing photo!

Alejandro Morales

“It’s full of stars!…” (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Alejandro Morales

“It’s full of stars!…” (2001: A Space Odyssey)

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