Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Once in a lifetime shot
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Proposing to my future wife (she said yes - phew) on Valentine's Day last year, in the middle of nowhere (Wales), while photographing the moment myself, *and* keeping it a complete surprise from her. (judicious use of focus marker points, remote release and a good cover-story were needed to pull it all off) I've agreed to accept help shooting the wedding this year ;)
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Submitted: Thursday, 24th March, 2011 16:20 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 14th February, 2010
Focal length: 17 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Notes: Sony A100, Tamron 17-50/2.8, tripod, Hahnel remote trigger, about a tonne of nerves.
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