"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." — Charles Schulz
Happy Valentines Day TE'ers!
This was a photo I took last year at the wedding of the daughter of two dear friends. I wish this young couple a happy, healthy and wondrous life together.
Canon 5D MkII
Flash & diffuser
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yquem46 (38520) 2014-02-15 2:23
You're late and I'm late as well !!
A very appropriate "black and white " shot for this occasion. very tender
best regards, have a nice day
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-15 2:45
A top quality photo full of symbolism very apt for the day. You have conveyed much without showing a lot. B&W suits the photo so well for the marked difference in complexion. Very good timing and observation as well. Great shot! Thanks for sharing.
lousat (74937) 2014-02-15 2:47
Ciao Lisa,grande scatto artistico,non solo un messaggio per S.Valentino ma anche un manifesto anti razzista di altissimo livello,molto otiginale e di gran classe,complimenti!! Buona serata,Luciano
snunney (81731) 2014-02-15 2:48
As Subho says, an image full of symbolism and perfectly rendered in black and white. You old romantic, you!
timecapturer (47388) 2014-02-15 3:02
evocative and beautiful image to convey the thoughts of St Valentine's day. Love conquers all they say and obviously serious consumption of chocolate helps too! Super imagery.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Thanks for your kind thoughts about the battering we are getting in the UK. Had another frightening storm last night and to be honest it was the worse one yet here in my hometown. B X.
abmdsudi (41936) 2014-02-15 3:08
A really beautiful close up, wonderful wording and sentiment and perfect for Valentines day. It's beautifully sharp focused and nicely presented, Well done, Congrats
annjackman (18953) 2014-02-15 3:38
Beautiful imagery and wonderfully appropriate. The different skin tones have been very well handled by your usual very competent photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
willperrett (6627) 2014-02-15 3:40
And how appropriate to offer this photograph in black and white! It's a simple idea, beautifully realised: framing, light and so on are perfect.
ikeharel (55230) 2014-02-15 3:41
Technically speaking, Lisa, the pic. is well rendered, fine clarity and a great close-up on the hands.
The postur of hands show great affection between the couple, yet embracing the lady's in a way that looks to be protecting: maybe she is carrying a child.
Very symbolic, and superbly chosen for the subject.
Best regards, and have a nice weekend,
Was not easy for me to describe my thoughts here, honsetly.
williewhistler (13511) 2014-02-15 3:51
strangely enough it`s often more difficult to get the skin tones just right in BW than it is in colour,here you have handled it perfectly.
With just a glimpse of both rings this is a special shot for a very special day,love it.
Kindest regards Les.
SnapRJW (30677) 2014-02-15 3:59
This is extra special Lisa because it is symbolic of the strength of love both on an individual level and as importantly on a cultural level. Not so many years ago, it would have caused something of a stir to see black and white hands together, today many prejudices have been eradicated. There are still many pockets of hatred that need rooting out but we can hang onto the hope that love and human dignity and respect will win the day. Perfect in B&W and a St Valentine's Day shot with a strong message.
Hope all goes well with you and yours
cornejo (30003) 2014-02-15 4:02
Hello dear Lisa, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition to celebrate Valentine's Day, 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 night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
carlo62 (30475) 2014-02-17 15:03
questa foto mi era sfuggita, ma, anche se il VDay è passato, l'amore resta e la tua foto lo festeggia perfettamente, ogni giorno, in ogni tempo.
rigoletto (34255) 2014-02-17 15:57
i missed it again, the chance of celebrating the valentines day, with my two kissing highland cattles waiting in my stocks for 6 years :(
you should think about selling this one to benetton, seriously :)
RhodieIke (11526) 2014-02-17 22:52
This is a very strong image with this couple two hands together and your title, All you need is Love.
Simple, fantastic in B@W, a loving photo must look great in their album.
krzychu30 (15440) 2014-02-18 1:15
creative and artistic composition!
I´ll just say I love it!for its simplicity and at the same time for its expressiveness!
Perfect work with the light and also B&W medium seems to be the best choice here.
Great to see on TE such masterpieces.
mirosu (13176) 2014-02-18 5:33
I agree with both, with title of this excellent photo, and that you like to return to Andalusia. I'm sure that everybody need some kind of love, but I do not know if everybody like to visit Andalusia. So I can only agree with you, I also waiting for the moment to go back to this beautiful place on our planet. There are still so many fantastic corners I've not seen.
Back to your photo, excellent monochrome detail photo in perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. After couple of months you should let us know what was hidden behind these hands.
Very well done.
Cricri (104347) 2014-02-18 9:06
Hello dear friend Lisa
Très joli ces mains qui ce tienne, un beau signe d'amour...ah si tout les gens du monde pouvait se donner la main....Trè!s belle image pour la St Valentin, beaucoup d'amour a ce couple.....
ourania (29345) 2014-02-18 10:07
Hello dear Lisa,
a wonderful intimate photo, striking in its simplicity and eloquence. I like very much the way the hands and fingers lay and play on the bride's lap, they speak of the special day and the couple's loving relationship. The textures are very fine, the graduating light creates an agreeable effect and the monochrome has brought out the story of the loving hands in a direct and elegant way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-02-19 21:08
Hi Lisa - I'm back! Just got home from a trip to Puerto Rico armed with my first real non-baby photos in quite a while, and realized I've completely let TE slip, so I wanted to poke my head back in. What a great detailed shot to find, too - a beautiful message and perfect execution. The texture of the skin is beautiful and brilliantly lit. Thanks - hope you've been well!
danos (85097) 2014-02-19 23:35
very nice and unique the view of the four hands as 'knit' so charmy in front of your lens,the Valentines day.I like the excellent presentation as the superb light and colour management.
macjake (54856) 2014-02-20 10:08
so is this the Valentine's Day photo you posted that was taken down by the mods? then put back up? whats going on here? haha
what can i say, its great! in fact, it goes well with Andrew's newly posted photo - remember Andrew from the eastern USA, he's back posting photos after his baby :)
you'll see what i mean by the connection between this photo and his...take a look.
we all need more moments like this don't we.
so much in your style too!
see you around
emka (76305) 2014-02-21 22:49
Ciao, It is strange. I think I saw this photo but before I commented it, disappeared. And than it appeared again. I am glad to see it again. Amazing photo in black and white. There is a big mystery in it - I would like to see also faces. Beautiful hands of both. I wish them happy life too.
WArm regrads MAlgo
mesutilgim (82236) 2014-02-23 14:55
Very nice b&w capture with great symbolism.
TFS and best regards
Waylim (25182) 2014-02-26 11:25
You're always naughty. You can be so romantic sometimes. This is truly a sweet moment. I love it. Such a beautiful close up photo of hands interwoven that show the emotion and love without even showing the facial expression. There is so much in the hand gesture, the soft touch that caress, the tight squeeze that show supports. I also love the face that love goes beyond color and a great shot to show in black and white, and love it color blind.
CLODO (29914) 2014-02-27 6:27
powerfull B&W crop which indicates love between black and white people, just intime to celebrate Valentine day.