Alleyway Kiss

by s w
Uploaded 12 Oct 2009 — 35 favorites
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 12, 2009
TakenOctober 12, 2009
MakePentax Corporation
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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50 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Perfect! dp

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    I absolutely LOVE that you excluded the kiss itself from the photo. It really does 'go without saying' or in this case, 'say without showing'. Fabulous entry!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    perfect entry!!!!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Great point of view. Wonderful entry.

  • Levi Cusio

    Levi Cusio said (12 Oct 2009):

    Great capture and composition! It really tells a story! well done

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    This is such a cool pic.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    love this!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    I love the warm colors and the composition in this shot. Excellent.

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    ♥ How you have taken the shot to include everything but the kiss. Nicely done!

  • Peggy Maguire

    Peggy Maguire (Deleted) said (12 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful !!!!!!!

  • Benjamin Arthur

    Benjamin Arthur said (13 Oct 2009):

    As others have noted Sumna I love the fact that you have excluded the kiss itself from the shot. That's the genius in this image. The fleetingness of romance - stealing off from the main street into a back alley for a kiss (or more!) - is one of the greatest mysteries of this thing called love. When people say "it never lasts" they are, more or less, right. It doesn't but its like a drug. However, as photographers - or more precisely - photojournalists - we can capture this fleetingness and make it enduring, permanent. Give those butterflies in the stomach a memorial. After all, isn't that what a bloke called Doisneau did?

  • Benjamin Arthur

    Benjamin Arthur said (13 Oct 2009):

    "The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street." Robert Doisneau. I concur. And (yet) another reason why I doubt I'll ever become a studio photographer!

  • s w

    s w said (13 Oct 2009):

    Thank you all SO much for your props and comments. :)

    Thank you Ben, I always look forward to your comments and see what you think. I looked up Doisneau, and what an exceptional photographer he was. His straightforward, almost blunt but always sensitive approach reminds me of your photos quite a bit, I can see why you admire him.

    "Fleetingness of romance", yes that is true. Though as much as I long to be practical I am far too much of a romantic to be successful in that endeavour. :) I like butterflies, they really are so pretty. haha Thank you again for your comments

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (13 Oct 2009):

    Oh my, powerful !

  • Fabiola Heredia Zertuche

    Fabiola Heredia Zertuche said (14 Oct 2009):

    its a nice shot with that background

  • arno galtier

    arno galtier gave props (14 Oct 2009):

    nice composition

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (14 Oct 2009):

    beautifully done!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    Excellent composition. Love the setting for this theme.

  • Gaurav

    Gaurav gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    love the feel!

  • Alexander O'Kieff

    Alexander O'Kieff (Deleted) said (19 Oct 2009):

    This is great.. love the feell of this image.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Blowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • Eric Maynard

    Eric Maynard gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful shot, the moment is so well expressed without having to see it all.

  • giuliano brandoli

    giuliano brandoli gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    atmosfera perfetta!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Super entry

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (24 Nov 2009):

    very creative!!

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (24 Nov 2009):

    great colors..

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    I like the scene and also rich tone.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Very artsy--The Village good

  • Monique Guilbault

    Monique Guilbault (Deleted) said (30 Nov 2009):

    Powefull shot! As we say it in french, les amoureux sont seuls au monde. ( Lovers are alone in the universe). And what a beautiful capture to express that saying.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (30 Nov 2009):

    You have great and unexpected composition making your photographs shine..

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    Great shot!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    Great story in this photo! The colors and dark light are sumptuous.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (5 Jan 2010):

    Nicely done.

  • jits

    jits gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    not showing the kiss in this was a great idea for this theme.......brilliant...Sumna !!!

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (8 Jan 2010):

    great shot! you should see what it looks like in B&W

  • s w

    s w said (8 Jan 2010):

    thank you so much all!

    Brandon I haven't seen it in b.w yet....what a great idea! Thank you!! :)

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Great shot, amazing colors

  • Peter Rowley

    Peter Rowley said (13 Jan 2010):

    Hot I see. Hot in nature and voting, and hot it deserves too.

  • Michael Van der Tol

    Michael Van der Tol (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    This is one of the those images that tells a thousand stories. Wow! Great moment and you got it!

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    wonderful tones and textures great comp !

  • MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지

    MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지 gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    these are lovely colors!!! and I love the tempo of this photo as well!! :-)

  • Elliott Negron

    Elliott Negron gave props (15 Apr 2010):


  • Will Mederski

    Will Mederski (Deleted) said (19 Apr 2010):

    The "he" needs to be a bit more intimate.

    For some reason, his legs & shoes stand out to me. They seem static, stiff.

    Whereas "she" is leaning in, putting pressure on him.

    Wonderful framing though. Try it again!

    (maybe him lifting her up to him?)

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Great composition.

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    perfect composition.

  • Guy Hoffman

    Guy Hoffman said (6 Oct 2010):

    Gentle, Loving and a slight hint of sexy all in one image. Great work! Amazing how much there is to see in this photo. :)

  • Guy Hoffman

    Guy Hoffman gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Pictures within a picture!

  • PabloHunny

    PabloHunny gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    thank you for your non-literal interpretation and leaving something to my imagination :)

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