This was the photograph I had in mind for last week’s Deck Photo, but then the horse-cart took over 🙂
I still find it amazing that in a crowded room or a public place full of people, I can be next to my wife, and feel as if we’re alone, just the two of us. It was one of those things you read about in poems and novels but didn’t quite get until it happened to you. For more than half of my life, that has been us, I can look into her eyes and we’d be alone wherever we were. I look forward to many more years like that.
Well, I took this photograph, so it’s not of us, but you get the idea 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
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34 thoughts on “Alone in the Crowd”
A nice romantic scene, Michael.
Thanks Bob. 🙂
I feel the same about my husband, how wonderful it is. glad to read your lovely words. wonderful picture too. -Kim
Thanks Kim, glad that you stopped by, thanks so much for the comment!
Lovely shot of couple…just in time for Valentine’s day 😉
Thanks Sasi, not using it for the Deck worked out well 🙂
Nice post Mike, feels like you have been saving up the sentiment (if not the photo) just for today. Excellent the way the photo matches so well with the sentiment. Can’t say I am the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day, but I do like this one.
Thanks Nik, these things just happen.
Very apropo for the day. Wonderful sky colors. This could be the cover of a romantic novel.
Thanks Martina, Don’t know about the novel, their positions aren’t quite that good, I wish I had caught them closer together 🙂
OK, I see your perspective, but does a couple have to be close to be considered romantic? Hence the story that tells it all….. it’s mysterious.
I agree 🙂 closeness isn’t all, but maybe for a book-cover where the general public is concerned, we should ask the couple to come back for a re-shoot 🙂
Getting a shot to exude roance is hard, but many photographers can do it, I’m not sure I manage it too well yet 🙂 but I try to get the feeling out there 🙂
Damn…..people actually do feel that way about their spouses? I thought that was dead once you passed 21 or so….
Yes Kojo 🙂 its called Love 🙂
Lovely photo lovely words!
A friend of mines husband, whom I exchanged words with one evening 17 years ago now, when I was over visiting the UK spending a couple of days here and couple there with old friends, asked me how I found his wife after all the time I had been away, I commented how we were all a little older a sprinkling of grey, the tiny fine lines at the corners of our eyes. WELL he was highly insulted! “She hasn’t aged a day since we married!” I was all set to set him straight with the ‘truth’ when I suddenly realised HE couldn’t see what I saw, He only saw the girl he married, though she had given him four children, taught at the local college, still smoked her cigarettes and looked after their home when he was on the road for his farm sales job!
It struck me after reading your comments above, how love for each individual holds itself as a gem, sometimes a diamond, sometimes a sapphire, sometimes an emerald we hold the moments of our love in an identity unique to us. encapsulated in a vision, a aloness together, a sensation of mutual appreciation, a recognition of being more together that we ever could be apart, each identity unique to each marriage. AWESOME!
Wow Mike, what an awesome shot! Love the couple, the light rays and the sky (but not so much that red stop light (I think) right next to the couple). Great write up and an awesome thought posted by Cynthia.
Thanks David (Williams), now that you mention that light, I can’t help but see it all the time now (Maybe I’ll do some tough up work on it 🙂
Ahh, sorry Mike. It should be a really easy fix though. 😀
Woah. What a great shot. Beautiful skies and a lovely scene.
Thanks 🙂 I have a weakness for skies
Thanks DH 🙂 I’m not much of a street photographer, but every once in a while a gem pops up 🙂
Wow, this is the epitome of Valentine’s Day to me. Great shot!
Thanks Jolene, really great to have your comment!!!
This is such a great shot for Valentines Day. May you both have many more wonderful Valentines Days together!
Thanks JP, thanks for the wish too 🙂
lovely post Mike, and great shot – I bet your tourism organization would be interested in buying that!
Thanks Sheila! No offence intended to our tourism organisation, but they don’t really like paying for these things 🙂
Mike – I think I’m seeing a trend in your photography that I like – it doesn’t involve a lot of buildings… 🙂
Funny Nas, funny 🙂 Thanks.
Sorry for the late-coming, Michael. This is a beautiful photography and wonderful sentiments. The colors are stunning and I love the silhouette. Here’s to many more years!
Thanks EFP, I’ve been late to a lot this week myself 🙂