This beautiful rim-lighting of these cute little ring-bearers was pure luck. Another photographer just happened to flash at the right moment (for me that is).
I'll take luck wherever I can, no issue there. But trying to time my shots to coincide with someone else's just doesn't sound like a smart idea.
So I ask myself whether I could've planned this shot. Could I have pre-placed a flash at the alter ... aimed it down the walkway and caught this shot? Ummmm ... yes ... possibly ... meanwhile wasting a ton of time and opportunity to capture other amazing shots.
What does all this mean? Well, it proves you need more than just ambient light sometimes. But putting it where it needs to be isn't easy. But then again, if it was easy, everyone would do it.
This was processed with Nik SEP. I think it still needs a bit more contrast and overall pop. I'll probably keep tweaking it.