Saw these cheeky couple in Bury Saint Edmunds, Minster gardens.
Saint Valentine's Day,
Also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
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snunney (96797) 2014-02-14 4:35
Very apt title for this romantic portrait:-) Well framed with very good colours and sharpness. Quite windy here today, but dry and bright at least for the moment.
tyro (24072) 2014-02-14 4:38
A very interesting and informative note you have given us regarding the origins of "St. Valentine's Day" and a nice, colourful, innocent but ever so slightly "cheeky" photograph too!
Obviously not taken on St. Valentine's Day itself, this is a beautifully colourful image, the lovely array of bright tulips making a fine backdrop to this romantic couple.
Well seen and very well taken with lovely bright light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
jhm (150872) 2014-02-14 5:11
What a lovely picture for Valentines day with this couple perfect in centre of the picture.
The red tulips are my favourite flowers
Hair sharp and clear picture to look at, with all fine details.
A nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
emilbo (22616) 2014-02-14 6:26
Quelle jolie photo bien choisie pour la Saint Valentin. Un beau couple d'amoureux devant un magnifique jardin de tulipes et le gilet rouge est bien de mise. J'aime beaucoup aussi le grand pin derrière. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses.
Tous mes compliments et joyeuse Saint Valentin.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-14 7:48
Nice photo for the Valentine's day. The vivid display of colours is very apt for creating the mood and atmosphere of this image. Love the couples locked in each other's arm. A cozy and intimate scene. Well seen and taken, Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (139218) 2014-02-14 9:20
Très belle compo et image sueprbe vue pour ce jour cea amoureux dans ce décor quelle compo sueprbe.
Bravo et belle soirée
pajaran (59143) 2014-02-14 14:00
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Danu zaljubljenih, sa opisom ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan zaljubljeni par u parku, lepe boje.
Lepo ulovljen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article about Valentine's Day, with a description ...
Beautiful moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated in love couple in the park, beautiful colors.
Beautifully captured moments.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
bukitgolfb301 (40770) 2014-02-14 16:28
Hi dear Lain, sorry for my late reply
Wow another so fantastic spring image full of romance and fantagy. Perfect color balance and combination is so wonderful but already as usual for you.
Vertical format is the best choice indeed.
All the best and have a good night! TAKERO
batalay (38557) 2014-02-14 18:55
A most informative note complementing a timely photo. Warm regards,
emka (94572) 2014-02-14 23:21
hello Ike, Indeed, rather cheeky couple. Very attractive colourful photo. Even without the red shirt of a guy, so many beautiful spring flowers, tulips, primulas, we must wait another two months to see them all. Fine contribution to St. Valentine DaY.
Warm regrads MAlgo
cornejo (40943) 2014-02-15 4:19
Hi Lain, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting to celebrate Valentine ended well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best regards from southern Spain.
abmdsudi (52499) 2014-02-15 9:03
That's a great Valentine's pressie that is, a couple of good handfulls of a nice, firm bottom - Lol. Superb impactful shot, I like the slightly naughty nature of a sneaky bum-grope, & the pov shows their isolation. Lovely composition of young love perfect for Valentine's Day, Congrats
serp2000 (43616) 2014-05-01 10:12
Funny and so romantic photo! I like your idea to crop this photo, excellent slim format, good tribute to the Valentine's Day. Very informative note, although I have read this information too.