Alone in the Crowd


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

  1. 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.

      1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Mike – I think I’m seeing a trend in your photography that I like – it doesn’t involve a lot of buildings… 🙂

    Great shot…

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