Friday, August 14, 2009

Old Trees, Young Love

The crape myrtle branches aren't the only things blooming during these hot summer days...

18 comments:

Shanna said...

When the photo is enlarged, the feet of the couple as they walk along the beautiful tree lined sidewalk, look perfectly in sync. A good sign!!

Also, I love it that the horizontal of the picket fence is parallel to the picture plane and that the sidewalk recedes in one point perspective. Two-dimensional with one point perspective. Is that symbolic or what? Two/One. Okay, I'll stop.

Mister Earl said...

What a nice photo of a place I'm very familiar with!

Jean Spitzer said...

They look good together. Shanna's right; they're in step, and the design of the photo supports that. Neat.

Paty said...

lovely, poetic photo!

Yakpate said...

Because you captured this moment as the young couple is walking away from us, instead of toward us... there is a wonderful feeling that their privacy has not been violated, and that they are heading into their own unique futures, which we can imagine but cannot visit.

Judy Williams said...

Where's the jumping ninja? :~P

-K- said...

This reminds me of another photo you took a few months ago.

Or could there actually be more than one picket fence and tree-lined sidewalk in South Pas?

Margaret said...

Ahhhh....

Mister Earl said...

For some reason, the colors look very old fashion, like they came from an old book.

My wv is "hybutsi" and I'm not gonna comment about that.

Virginia said...

Ain't love grand!!!!! We have crape myrtles and I've been driving all over town trying to get some that haven't been mutilated by chopping them off each fall. B'ham is crape myrtle heaven. Watch my blog for some soon. I love this photograph so much. It almost made me cry. Well I'm still a tad emotional for a lot of reasons. Sigh
V

pasadenapio said...

Love this photo! Sweaty palms: heat or passion?

dbdubya said...

I think they're on their way to get a piece of hot apple pie.

WV: ovatize - oversized tires

Double "D" said...

dbduby has picked up the apple pie mantle.
Laurie, something interesting happens when the photo is enlarged. The bark on the tree turns into a lovely texture of small abstract dots.

Question, what parents let there daughter leave the house dressed like this. I guess I'm old fashioned.

The form of the bushes on the right side along with poles and trunks makes it look like a group of bats hanging upside down.

Nice photo, soft touch of colors and the blooms to the left and above of the couple looks like a wedding bouquet.

Best regards,
Doug

Virginia said...

DD is right. I enlarged it and oh my goodness. That girls needs some clothes on as my grandmother would have exclaimed!

Laurie said...

Awwww, come on, people! It was ninety degrees and she was wearing cut-off shorts!

Thanks for all the comments, everyone. I just love this image, even though it was shot on the fly, on auto, through my windshield. (Double D-- this accounts for the weird filtering. I've noticed that I can get a lot of misty-looking abstraction by shooting through a dirty windshield during a highly lit afternoon. I don't think it's an effect most photographers want, but I like the dreamy, impressionistic look of it. Reminds me of putting vaseline on lenses back when I shot with a film SLR. I'm sure there are ninety million photoshop techniques to achieve the same thing, but I love a happy accident when shooting street photography.

K, the other picket fence I think you remember is down the street the other direction. A couple was walking in that image too, right?

Shanna, you get the gold star today. I saw the two lines of the fence, the one line of the sidewalk, the two people in love and... well... you got it.

Thanks, everyone. I love sharing these images with all of you. Til tomorrow!

Jilly said...

I love your commentary as much as the photo. So sweet these two, walking, perhaps up the path towards their future.

Laurie said...

Thanks, Jilly!

Dixie Jane said...

There is a huge contrast between her "no drawers" and his "long drawers." Hee hee hee hee. Come on, Granny, get with the program.