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Marriage - The Triumph of Hope over Experience

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/80 second F/4.3 ISO 80 60 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

Marriage - what a great title. Looks like they've been through a great deal, yet still hanging tough.

15 Jun 2009 6:16am

romine from Bucharest, Romania

oh what a title... make me laugh :) nice seen and captured. well done

15 Jun 2009 7:04am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

So many things I like of this picture... Their expression, the amount of detail, the light, the exposure to the limit and so the blacks, and above all the picture tells a story

15 Jun 2009 7:23am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Well seen and capture. I like the expressions, the light, the tones... Well done indeed!

15 Jun 2009 7:28am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nicly composed
well done

15 Jun 2009 7:37am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I love the picture (good choice for b/w) and of course the title!

15 Jun 2009 8:13am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful picture, love the title!!

15 Jun 2009 8:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice treatment and title, great expressions

15 Jun 2009 10:21am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah !! Love it : the characters' pose, your lovely tone, the message : a perfect proposition, bravo my dear !

15 Jun 2009 10:28am

bm from Budapest, Hungary

great capture...she doesn't look too happy :)

15 Jun 2009 10:51am

Lynn from United States

EXCELLENT!!! Great capture of this the title, the tones, their expressions. WONDERFUL WORK :))

15 Jun 2009 12:02pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wonderful! their faces look like they have alot of stories to tell. this photograph is full of substance :)

15 Jun 2009 12:29pm

lux from Munich, Germany

I fist saw the title of the foto and thought, oh no, no more wedding foto! But then I saw your picture, and I simply love it.

15 Jun 2009 12:33pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anyway: they are looking at the same object. She is thinking its a little frisky. Beautiful picture!

15 Jun 2009 2:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous image. On your title, I would rather say, "Marriage - experience has given us more joy than we had even hoped or dreamed. So glad that we avoided murder."

15 Jun 2009 2:43pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

As I enjoyed this image, imaging the changes these two people have seen in their lifetimes, I realized he has a cell phone strapped to his belt...seen the changes and lived them! Wondeful capture of two dear old soles!

15 Jun 2009 2:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The image and the title go together perfectly. You've captured the essence of it.

15 Jun 2009 3:11pm

rajeev from dubai, United Arab Emirates

lovely shot my friend

15 Jun 2009 3:12pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Wonderful portrait of our eldest. Vibrant.

15 Jun 2009 3:20pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a beautiful touching image... the expressions, the tone, the light, the mood... so story-telling and cinematic! Wonderful catch!!!

15 Jun 2009 3:39pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! I like the title and expression of the couple! Bravo!!!

15 Jun 2009 3:44pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

What expression! Their history may be thinking?
Beautiful portrait ...

15 Jun 2009 3:48pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

i love your title and picture.And the colour tones,everything! :)

15 Jun 2009 3:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Stunning composition of life, love and experience of life. The tone is so very well matching the mature feeling of the shot.

15 Jun 2009 4:28pm

peter from new york, United States

they seem pretty hip for an old couple! i bet they can read each other's minds : )

15 Jun 2009 4:35pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Love their facial expressions and the title ... beautiful capture!

15 Jun 2009 5:04pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Oh love!!! Superb portrait! the expressions is beautiful!

15 Jun 2009 5:28pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

I always marvel how the elderly are so content with just being in each other's company - often without saying a word. This is a great shot.

15 Jun 2009 5:41pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Wonderful portrait ,Nice shot :)

15 Jun 2009 7:16pm

Rob from Velveetaville, United States

Their expressions are wonderful and speak volumes. This is a great capture as it can evoke some many thoughts as to who they are, what they are doing, where are they from, what there life together has been like... I could go on and on.



15 Jun 2009 7:45pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Tai yuan, China

For marriage, aging maybe means more afffection than love between the old two. Though brownness occupies a tone of the picture but bright future can even be seen!

15 Jun 2009 8:23pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great capture of a quiet moment ... they are together and they seems to be alone to the world....

15 Jun 2009 8:51pm

Ken from United States

The surrounding subject matter is just as interesting as the subjects themselves!

15 Jun 2009 9:01pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A good shot, but I think, they are very unhappy !

15 Jun 2009 9:05pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice portrait, very moving... great title !

15 Jun 2009 9:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautifully seen -- and so true indeed!

15 Jun 2009 9:24pm

Motie from France

great picture! she don't look happy to be married!

15 Jun 2009 9:39pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Great portrait and title!

15 Jun 2009 10:45pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Magnificent.... it's a perfect observation shot that speaks volumes.

15 Jun 2009 11:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Outstanding portrait of this wonderful old couple.

15 Jun 2009 11:27pm

mike from United States

Very nice shot. Love the color toning. Amazing how older people always seem to dress up.

16 Jun 2009 2:39am

rian from mobile, United States

i wish i'd live to a ripe old age.. :) very nice capture! :)

16 Jun 2009 4:09am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love that! i can almost hear them talking. and i wonder what they have left to say to each other.
when you've been together that long, don't you already know everything there is to know about a person?

16 Jun 2009 4:40am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely photo and caption. :)

16 Jun 2009 1:58pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A true love story…

16 Jun 2009 6:52pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

tout est possible, toujours, superbe portrait ^^

16 Jun 2009 7:40pm

Anamnésie from TROYES, France

I love it !! Five stars !

17 Jun 2009 9:39pm

tomie from France

they look tired to be maried! wonderful picture and tone!

18 Jun 2009 12:16pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I don't really know if they are just tired from the hot weather out there or they are just miserable in their long lasting marriage. Anyway, this is a great photo!

18 Jun 2009 1:11pm

Susan Byrtus from United States

I heard a quote on Good Morning America this morning and did a search to discover who said it and found this site and the above photo. Priceless!
Here is the quote:
"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."

Take care and be well!
www (dot) familyplaninfo (dot) com

7 Jan 2010 1:30pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/80 second
ISO 80
60 mm