Shogo and Namiko’s Wedding: Reception, Part V (Entertainment)
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Picking up after “Reception, Part IV (Mingling)” in the series about my brother-in-law's wedding two weeks ago, it was then time for some entertainment, starting off with a video presentation by one of Shogo's college buddies...

Preface and Introduction -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/160 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Preface and Introduction

He'd made a great video showing a bunch of pictures of Shogo over the years, to better acquaint Namiko with her husband. Apparently Shogo's nickname among those friends is Mattsun 「まっつん」, which is pretty funny in its own right....

Motto: We ♥ まっつん ( there were video screens on opposing walls ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Motto: We ♥ まっつん
( there were video screens on opposing walls )
Namiko Laughing Shogo enduring -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Namiko Laughing
Shogo enduring
Sharing Blame with others at his table -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Sharing Blame
with others at his table
Gift-in-a-Can apron covered with inside jokes -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Gift-in-a-Can
apron covered with inside jokes

For the next event, the doors opened and twenty or so members of the singing group where Shogo and Namiko met entered....

Mini Speech Shogo and Namiko are the first intra-group marriage -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Mini Speech
Shogo and Namiko are the first intra-group marriage
Performance -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 26 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Performance

I knew that Shogo was a member of a “Gospel” singing group, but hadn't really understood that it meant in Japanese exactly what it means in English: they sang full-bodied English-language gospel music...

Showmanship -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Showmanship

They really got into it, though I'm sure I was the only one in the room who understood the lyrics straight away, and I doubt many (any?) are actually Christian. As I said in the lead post of this series, I was continually and pleasantly surprised at Shogo's exuberant nature this day, and his performance with the group was pretty much the pinnacle of my surprise.

Anthony Enjoyed the Energy but by this time George was tuckered out -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Anthony Enjoyed the Energy
but by this time George was tuckered out
Fumie ( just throwing this in here because I liked her hair and kimono ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Fumie
( just throwing this in here because I liked her hair and kimono )

As I mentioned in the cutting of the cake post, my goal was to get interesting or unique views that the 30 or 40 other cameras at the event might miss, so in that vein...

Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/250 sec, f/3.2, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
( if I hadn't already said they were singing gospel, I could say they were doing a Village People cover ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/3.2, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
( if I hadn't already said they were singing gospel, I could say they were doing a Village People cover )

Continued here...


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

That shot of Anthony and George … definitely a ‘keeper’ for his 21st birthday 😉

— comment by Chris Belyea on October 15th, 2010 at 7:14pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

OK, totally geeking out here, but did you use the lens correction feature in Lightroom 3 to remove the significant distortion that should be evident in the second-to-last photo? Those curtain lines are looking awfully straight!

No, I didn’t, actually. It’s not a fisheye, so I guess the drapes hit the sweet spot in the distortion plane? The line on the wall in the upper left above the lady at the podium straightens considerably when I enable the lens correction in Lightroom, but the drapes don’t change much. Odd. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zachary on October 15th, 2010 at 8:55pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Actually the 14-24mm has little barrel distortion even at 14mm, so no need for correction. That’s one of the upsides of the huge bulbous element, who’s downsides we already know…

— comment by rx1337 on October 18th, 2010 at 12:43pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Love the picture of Anthony and George. His Inseparable friend!

Griselda Garcia
Arlington, TX

— comment by Griselda on November 7th, 2010 at 3:05pm JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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