Looks like a peculiar place for an embrace, but this is Denmark!
More exactly it is Køge.
Køge (older spelling Kjøge) is a seaport and the main town in Køge Municipality, Region Sjælland, Denmark with an agglomeration population of 34,792 (January 1, 2008), including the suburbs of Køge Nord (Ølby Lyng and Ølsemagle Lyng) to the north and Herfølge to the south. Køge is located about 39 km/24 miles southwest of Copenhagen at the end of a line of the Copenhagen S-train system and has a well-preserved old town centre.
Køge was official founded in 1288 when the town became a market town, as a contrast to the ecclesiastical center at that time - Roskilde, and was an important merchant town during the late Middle Ages. During the local witchhunt, called Køge Huskors (1608-1615), at least 15 persons were convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake. Køge suffered during the wars between Denmark and Sweden and remained a small town until the late 19th. century when industrial development and population growth began. And today Køge is the main part of the 16th. largest urban area in Denmark.
Køge Torv (The market square or town square) is the largest town square in Denmark outside Copenhagen.
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PixelTerror (0) 2009-06-17 0:10
I guess it's not time to go to the loo... nice scene and an image featuring colors that work well together
Have a nice day JY
jasmis (58401) 2009-06-17 0:16
Another candid street shot. Amazing scenery, superb deep colours.
ophelcia (0) 2009-06-17 0:23
The colours brought me here...
I like your POV, especially the yellow colour...
The texture of the wall is amazing,
snunney (104877) 2009-06-17 0:37
You know what they say - "When you are young and in love"! Perhaps they just couldn't bear to be parted :-) Good daily life image with fine colour contrasts.
holmertz (57497) 2009-06-17 1:55
Quite Danish and very colourful indeed. Even a bit romantic in a way. At least the the couple with an urgent need don't seem to bother about the entrance to the public toilet. A good snapshot with fine graphic qualities.
macondo (19780) 2009-06-17 4:31
I like it!
Yes, it's an unusual place for romance, but I love the angle of view, and the colours. Lovely shadows, and great crop. This one really shows a lot of public facilities in one small area! You can sit down, deposit litter, send a letter, visit the toilet, and make love!
mesutilgim (96814) 2009-06-17 7:44
A simple and almost everyday scene; but very well seen and captured. The yellow wall and red mailboxes creates a wonderfull graphical effect. Most porbably not the best place to embrace his or her lover but ?... Love dose not have any limits !
TFS and best regards
dareco (17134) 2009-06-17 8:51
The bright colors really caught my eye. A cute moment (and right outside the toilet :) Excellent detail and timing. TFS
Buin (42502) 2009-06-17 9:29
Yesterday a wedding - today this one. A real small series... ;-) This one doesn't need much words - it's simply wonderful and somehow optimistic ... I like this one very much!
Greetings from warm and sunny Siegen!
pablominto (53746) 2009-06-17 9:44
And this is colourful Roskilde, colourful in the widest extent of the term!
The red mailboxes really pop on the yellow wall, in spite the couple doing their best to catch attention hehehe...
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-06-17 12:41
i remember these toilets, just next to the museum
like the british postboxes, the danish postboxes pop out very very for photos
Fis2 (104100) 2009-06-17 13:49
Hm curious place, curious scene ;)
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2009-06-17 14:41
Good evening Gunnar,
The colors encourage to look at the image. I appreciate your humor and the elements laid out well in this composition. Congratulations.
Have a nice evening
Didi (60590) 2009-06-17 14:47
Very nice scene of daily life and interesting touch of red who contrast very well with the yellow wall.
Strange and original love place :)
tyro (26142) 2009-06-17 15:13
The thumbnail of this photograph has impact because of its striking colours and the full-size picture is certainly no disappointment.
Perhaps a better "angle" on the embracing couple might have been advantageous, but the composition, the brilliant colours and the exquisite detail and sharpness are just superb.
Techically wonderful and an excellent "candid" shot into the bargain!
emka (104334) 2009-06-17 15:29
Funny shot, indeed, strange place for kissing! The colour off the wall and its texture is typical for Denmark, I think. Maybe you wanted to go to the loo but you did not want to disturbed them :)) Good observation and splendid colours.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-06-17 22:02
very interesting picture
i like yellow and red colors
i like light too
thanks for sharing
Nicou (148666) 2009-06-18 7:16
génial ces deux boîtes à lettre rouge avec le jaune de la facade que de belle teinte, agrément d'amoureux, superbe compo.
Merci et amitié
Flavia (10352) 2009-06-18 8:13
Nice picture witn interesting subjet, indeed is a funny place to stop... The light and colours are very good.
UlfE (14641) 2009-06-18 11:01
Excellent daily life scene. Very good timing with the young couple and wonderful strong colours. You very lucky that mail boxes in Denmark are red. Swedish mail boxes would not have been as attractive and eye catching as the Danish. TFS and Glad midsommar!
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-06-18 22:27
Excellent composition and great capture of this beautiful scene,
Graal (103038) 2009-06-19 0:07
good shot, reportage also. Nice scene. Amazing warm colours of wall and post boxes. Good note about of town. Well photojob.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-06-19 10:26
this is another shot which made me smile :)) It conveys a very good mood (thanks to the subject of the photo and - to these two bright red mailboxes!)
Varma Midsommar Hälsningar ! :)
PS. excellent quality of the colours!
mauro61 (52857) 2009-06-20 10:55
simpatica scenetta che colpisce per il luogo scelto per l'abbraccio e per i bei colori vivi dell'immagine.
Ottima inquadratura, saluti
bukitgolfb301 (44359) 2009-06-20 16:26
Hello my dear Gunnar
What a wonderful shot ! That is a perfect portrait shot. The composition, color coodination, sharpness and framework are quite suitable light management is very very beautiful, I like very much.
Congratulation on your great job !
Thanks for sharing and best regrds
danyy (0) 2009-06-25 23:40
une photo où les jeux de couleurs et leur intensité sont les clé de son esthétique. Une très bonne netteté et aussi de forts contrastes.
CLODO (35384) 2009-08-02 2:29
Lovely natural daylife shot with a colourful background. Well taken
Thank you for sharing
macjake (71113) 2009-10-29 11:17
I understand the mood you were capturing, but i can't help but look at the mailboxes, the walls, the stonework and the contrasting colours.
Fantastic subjects to work with.
have a great day
serp2000 (45350) 2010-11-09 0:28
Lovers will survive! as said a Poet.
Fine shot. Excellent colours. Good composition with a lot of details!
Kielia (24077) 2015-02-25 4:46
this is another wonderful impression of daily life and living conditions! You have captured this interesting scene very well. The nicely contrasting colors make the image very attractive. Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37966)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-17 0:00
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