Saturday, May 30, 2009

Black Tie

A little blurry, perhaps. But then again, isn't that the way we all remember prom night?

9 comments:

Virginia said...

Got to enlarge this one. Beautiful L.A. THe wall beside them makes it so interesting and I don't know quite why. Maybe I'll just say I like this one a lot. So. Pas kids don't dress up as much as southerners for the prom. Probably much smarter!
V

Judy Williams said...

Grayson has his 8th grade "formal" tonight. What to wear. hee hee

The composition of this is fabulous. I love the mix of light and dark along with the lines and angles of the buildings.

I've been thinking we should start sharing our anti-spam words. Mine today is pardene. If that isn't a word already, it should be.

altadenahiker said...

Agree with Virg. Something about that To Kill a Mockingbird house next to the concrete building and the sweet couple and his vest. It just so works.

Jean Spitzer said...

the contrasts between couple, house, wall and building are engrossing. Beautiful composition.


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Margaret said...

Oh, my. Was it really prom night? Now that brings me back.

Trish said...

Everything old is new again. I SWEAR there was a couple that looked darn close to this at one of the prom events I attended as a teen. Tho if that skirt gets much shorter I'd wonder whether they'd make it TO the prom!

I love that he's looking as if he is expecting something and she seems to implicitly trust his judgment.

I dunno about the spam words---mine was jamtleph...or is that slobbery version of "jam to the left" which I suspect this couple would be doing later that evening.

Jilly said...

Really so like this image. The couple absolutely stand out, as they should from the light and shade and interesting shapes behind them.

Laurie said...

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for such kind words! This was one of those moments where I felt kind of like a member of the paparazzi -- grabbing this shot on the fly, hoping they didn't notice. They really did exude such a palpable sweetness, I was thrilled that the shot came out. Even if it wasn't tack sharp.

That's the thing about street photography... sometimes the images aren't the best quality but the subject matter can still make it a good photograph. (I love street shots best of all.)

I agree with V -- in the South, the prom wear is much more elaborate! But I loved these two. And I think Altadenahiker saw the same thing I did in the juxtaposition of the couple and the setting.

I really appreciate all the lovely thoughts today, and every day. Until tomorrow...

-K- said...

Talk about being at the right place at exactly the right time.

Very evocative.