Sometimes a couple, if they are really blessed, become not two but one.
It’s been quite a few weeks since I posted something here. A neglect caused by laziness, change in thinking, or just plain fear, I’m not sure. When I stumbled across this photo today, I found I wanted to share it.
The couple is my stepson and his girlfriend hiking in Petaluma, California. They’re cresting a ridge in the Helen Putnam Regional Park. Nothing in front of them but grey cloudless sky. Their formless way ahead reminded me what we all are facing currently with the Covid-19 epidemic.
The way they’re doing it is the way we should.
The Ricoh GR III, that I take most of my street photography images with, has the potential of getting everything from one meter to infinity in instant focus. This is an example of that.
This couple was actually posing on the sidewalk next to a store widow for professional photographer with a pretty long zoom lens. As I passed close by with my little camera I was able to quickly snap off just this one shot. It turned out pretty well.
We live in very scary times. Anger, hostility and major confusion are all around us. This man, hugging his dog on a bench at Boston’s Public Library, seems to have found a sheltered Island from all this craziness. His devotion to the little dog is palpable.
She was squirming all over the place but the love in her eyes told a quieter story.
If this isn’t obvious let me explain. This photograph is of the deep love my wife has for her Granddaughter. It’s absolutely wonderful to watch!
I loved it that this couple was totally unaware of anything but themselves. You could have set a bomb off next to them and they wouldn’t have heard it.
Damn it feels SO good to see this occasionally.
It’s time for a rest. A quiet break from the frantic acrimony that grips our nation. Maybe for a while we can just sit and watch the water flow slowly by. There is a natural world that needs our love. Let’s give some time to caring for it.
Walking up Boston’s Commonwealth Mall is always a fine place for a little street photography. This couple had stopped by the firefighters memorial and were completely oblivious to the fact that I was taking their picture. Not once but a number of times. Young love is lovely to see up close.