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'Romeo and Juliet'

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/4.3 ISO 200 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

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

You have a nice vantage point of this lovely couple.

19 Oct 2009 5:04am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i love this shot. interesting vantage point, I like the way the telephoto flattens the scene. I think the couple and the title are just adorable :)

19 Oct 2009 5:06am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

History will exist for ever! It's so great!!!!!!

19 Oct 2009 5:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

19 Oct 2009 5:08am

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

The time of tenderness... I do like this picture.

19 Oct 2009 5:28am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, lovely shot for this old couple
nice and great capture, Mariana

19 Oct 2009 5:35am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Awesome capture and a perfect title - I really like this - they are still holding hands - They both have canes and they are holding hands - perfect!!

19 Oct 2009 5:42am

masoud from tehran, Iran

wonderful capture !

19 Oct 2009 5:45am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great capture Mariana, love the unusual view point

19 Oct 2009 5:54am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very nice picture full of love! They continue to move towards their future together ...

19 Oct 2009 5:59am

@Nina: yes, i wish them to live many , many years more in happiness ;))

thami from Morocco

Vive l'Amour, vive la vie !
Que ton lundi soit lumineux!

19 Oct 2009 6:06am

STEED from Gueret, France

Together.....That's all.......Lovely picture...

19 Oct 2009 6:09am

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

very very nice! picture speaks a thousand words...

19 Oct 2009 6:20am

@Levi: thanks Levi for visit :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Grand angle for this shot.
Charming title .... tender emotions that this image brings forth.
Quite wonderful !

19 Oct 2009 6:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Y'a pas d'âge ! Ils sont adorables ! Bonne journée.

19 Oct 2009 6:33am

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

That is a really cute shot, interesting angle. The ground kinda plays with my eyes here.

19 Oct 2009 6:44am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

oh so tender ! love is the air ;-) the XXI century version of Bonnie and Clyde , made in Mariana...
Ps : the portrait of the smoker is FA-BU-LOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a beautiful monday

19 Oct 2009 7:01am

@Jean-Luc: yes, you are right :)) thx B :)) and special THANKS for the PORTRAIT comment .. I agree - it is fabulous :)) ha ha ... See how modest is S :)))

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

That's a lovely picture.

19 Oct 2009 7:30am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Marianna Hello, very nice title for this beautiful image, love has no age. Nice day.

19 Oct 2009 7:52am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot of this elderly couple..

19 Oct 2009 8:22am

ghetu from Mumbai, India

beautiful. reassuring. what's that on Juliet's right leg?

19 Oct 2009 8:32am

Elaine- from Canada

how romantic and beautiful!!!! i love the use of negative space to emphasize the couple...

19 Oct 2009 8:40am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

wonderful, makes one to believe life:)

19 Oct 2009 8:45am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I like this very much. Such a dear shot! Great POV.

19 Oct 2009 8:55am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful picture full of tenderness. I love it!

19 Oct 2009 8:56am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

so cut and cool
well done

19 Oct 2009 8:57am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Lovely ! Great capture !

19 Oct 2009 9:00am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Has two, we go farther...

19 Oct 2009 9:03am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

tierna y bella imagen! transmite mucho amor, saludos!

19 Oct 2009 9:16am

Fred from Manila, Philippines


19 Oct 2009 9:22am

oncho from granada, Spain

Me a tocado la fibra, amó esta mano que les deja libre la vida es para darsela mutuamente....Genial ejemplo de amor incondicional

19 Oct 2009 9:26am

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

this is really really sweet. nice shot :)

19 Oct 2009 9:40am

mmolinah from Girona, Spain

Great shot photo compo colour light control idea, view ofcourse 5* to you. Congrat

19 Oct 2009 9:50am

Pepe Villanueva Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

So sweet! love it so much.

19 Oct 2009 10:08am

Ricardo from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful photography: I like the theme, framing, composition ...

19 Oct 2009 10:11am

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

wow! my internet connection is today on low speed, and the picture has apperad progressively and slowly, so first i've read the title and was expecting for a young couple to be shown and then i see this LOVELY couple!!! ^^ beutiful title for a sweet and gorgeus capture :D

19 Oct 2009 10:19am

@eme chiquilla: thanks Eme ... my internet is also terrible these days ..:)

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

superb idea, great shot

19 Oct 2009 10:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great angle and beautifully composed

19 Oct 2009 11:14am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is so sweet! Great capture Mariana.

19 Oct 2009 11:27am

Richard Trim from United Kingdom

This 'from above angle' is great for capturing natural shots. I posted a romeo and juliet pair of images not too long ago if you care to browse back ...I can't give you the actual weekend as I'm short of time in this Internet cafe in Suffolk at the moment.

Shame you lost the feet of |uliet .

cheers richard

19 Oct 2009 11:42am

Richard Trim from United Kingdom

oops i was looking at the thumb ...apologies abiout the crop comment

19 Oct 2009 11:44am

@Richard Trim: sure :)) i would never do it . I am proud of my Juliet still walking with leg problem :)) Enjoy you time in Suffolk, I will find your Juliet and Romeo :))

roy from ostend, Belgium

Another winner, a real photo questions answered

19 Oct 2009 11:55am

Jean-Luc from Juignac, France

Great capture. Love for the whole life. xxxxx stars!

19 Oct 2009 11:55am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

And they lived happily ever after.....

19 Oct 2009 12:04pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

A great moment! Years they covered; year to come! Intelligent placement

19 Oct 2009 12:18pm

Joe Jubinville from Florida, United States

Breathtaking, and full of tender grace. Shuffling toward destiny, hand in hand, their eyes on the horizon. A brilliantly realized and executed image... the angels showed you this one, and you said yes.

19 Oct 2009 12:32pm

@Joe Jubinville: Many thank Joe for this warm and lovely comment ;)

rian from mobile, United States

that is one beautifully framed scene.. great work.. :)

19 Oct 2009 12:45pm

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Just perfect ... I envy them so much !

19 Oct 2009 12:59pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely shot ! It is effective that you shot it from high point.

19 Oct 2009 1:24pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This shows a life well spent with full of love.

19 Oct 2009 1:32pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Brings a smile, they travel like one canes on the outside, hands together... :)

19 Oct 2009 1:39pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Magnifiqe !
C'est ça l'amour jusqu'à ce que la mort les sépare ! 5*
Bonne journée

19 Oct 2009 1:42pm

Val37 from Tours, France

So lovely shoot ! 5 ***** !

19 Oct 2009 1:42pm

Mike from United States

Great composition and wonderful use of a title. Without the title, it was cute, with the title it is really sweet and romantic. I know the title shouldn't be important, but this one helps swing the mood the way you want it. Another wonderful street photo of interesting people!

19 Oct 2009 1:54pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just fantastic! i love the title.

19 Oct 2009 2:01pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderfully romantic!

19 Oct 2009 2:01pm

Tammy-Cricket from Somewhere, United States

Ah...I hope to have this one day. What a beautiful portrait. I'm sure if you could find them they would love to have a copy of this. Just perfect.

19 Oct 2009 2:08pm

@Tammy-Cricket: Actually they live in a building across mine . I see them very often from my balcony . Two little sweethearts :) Thx Tammy !

Tammy-Cricket from Somewhere, United States

OH...this makes me feel good. Do they ever see you pictures. I hope you can share with them. I have a special place in my heart for old souls.

19 Oct 2009 2:13pm

@Tammy-Cricket: NO, they do not know me , I do not know their names, but Romeo and Juliet . This is how I call them when see from above . Always holding hand, always dressed upon on such a cute way :)) There are much more old souls - couples living in this building . Have their pictures too ... Maybe one day I share them too :))

don from United States

A remarkable capture of this cute couple happily walking along. The two canes seem so nostalgic to me.
Wonderful viewpoint to use the street as a plain but every effective background.

19 Oct 2009 2:38pm

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Oh, that beautiful. Wonderful moment

19 Oct 2009 2:41pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

An appropriate title. I like how you have isolated them in the scene. And, shooting from above has a totally new perspective to this scene. Interesting, a cane on each side, hands interlocked and one foot in a cast. Did you get chance to talk to them? Well done, again!

19 Oct 2009 2:43pm

@Monte Stevens: Many thanks Monte . No, I never talked to them, but see them during the Summer often . This time I almost broke my leg running to the room to find my camera and batteries that were in charger. It is very short distance between parking lot and building ...:))

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

oh those two had beautiful endings, didn't knew that. lovely capture :)

19 Oct 2009 2:49pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

"Romeo and Juliet: part III and final" I'd call this one. I like the perspective on this couple, It leds us see the two sticks and the two hands.

19 Oct 2009 2:53pm

@Reno: very cool ... but it will never be - final :))) Romeo & Juliet will exist for ever :)) Circle of life ... circle of LOVE !!!

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

perfect ! well done !

19 Oct 2009 2:59pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I like the compelling perspective of this young at heart couple. Your composition is excellent too.

19 Oct 2009 2:59pm

Rags from Plano, United States

how sweet.

19 Oct 2009 3:03pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

A never ending love!

19 Oct 2009 3:04pm

Ashish Sidapara from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful shot.

19 Oct 2009 3:30pm

jean-pierre from romans, France

bonjour Mariana . merci pour ce beau moment de tendresse . superbe la vie . bises

19 Oct 2009 3:32pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Main dans la main pour cheminer ensemble vers la vie... Emouvant!!

19 Oct 2009 3:34pm

hoi from Arlington, United States

I like this. I wonder where they were going.

19 Oct 2009 3:38pm

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

very meaningful shot mariana... Great angle as well

19 Oct 2009 3:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very sweet shot. How much more romantic can two people be? Superb!

19 Oct 2009 4:12pm

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

Oh wow, what a great story shot. I absolutely love it. Just perfect!

19 Oct 2009 4:28pm

Mike from Shell village, United Kingdom

That is a touching picture, sweet.

19 Oct 2009 4:40pm

@Mike: thank to them :)) they are such a sweet little boy and girl :))

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

YESSSSSSSS well seen ! LOVE IT !

19 Oct 2009 4:45pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

a lovely old couple

19 Oct 2009 4:46pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

At their age? No. Lovely picture (without any hint of tragedy).

19 Oct 2009 4:47pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Such an inspiring photo to young couples everywhere!

19 Oct 2009 4:51pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Perfect. The happy ending we all wish Shakespeare had come up with.

19 Oct 2009 4:51pm

pascal from France

I saw " shakespeare in love " yesterday......they smeed be older than yesterday.....

19 Oct 2009 4:59pm

@pascal: ha ha .. it's cool :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Such a tender shot,,great angle...simply lovely!

19 Oct 2009 5:03pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Hot'ies in their day. best...jerry

19 Oct 2009 5:11pm

lydia from Paris, France

Wow , great shot !! Very touching.......

19 Oct 2009 5:17pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Hand in hand - your point of view gives the figures a perspective that makes it look as though they have a hill to climb. All adds to the power of the shot.

19 Oct 2009 5:43pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Very Romantic & Graphic!

19 Oct 2009 5:46pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Quelle tendresse dans cette photo !!!!!

19 Oct 2009 6:24pm

farzaneh from Iran

such a beautiful shot! i like your point of view!!

19 Oct 2009 6:46pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

Following a beautiful romance, mariana, you chose a nice angle with this dive

19 Oct 2009 6:59pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

cute couple, and my kind of shot totally.. isn't it lovely to see older people together like this? beautiful work, and i like the 'from above' perspective also.

19 Oct 2009 7:08pm

@`Paul: sure :)) like two little kids, holding their hands :))

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Love is in the air ! Very beautiful shot ! and so tender !

19 Oct 2009 7:12pm

Oscar from espira, France

I like this point of click.

The frame is fabulous.

19 Oct 2009 7:13pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Lovely positioning of the subject... Hope the best for them and you my dear

19 Oct 2009 7:31pm

warnesworld from Norwich, United Kingdom

Great angle. Great shot.

19 Oct 2009 7:42pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Just beautiful 10/10

19 Oct 2009 7:53pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

they are lovely!!!
can you fly now? :))

19 Oct 2009 8:07pm

Irene from France

Tender picture ! Very good framing

19 Oct 2009 8:28pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Or Hänsel & Gretel? A cute and touching shot!

19 Oct 2009 8:44pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice perspective here and the ground adds a nice contrast to what they are wearing...adding "punch" to their colors.

19 Oct 2009 9:04pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Trop bien, émouvant ces deux personnes âgées...festival de "cannes" en quelque sorte.

19 Oct 2009 9:15pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

A sweet picture of this old couple. Love the point of view.

19 Oct 2009 9:18pm

mirela from brighton, United States

oh, this is so touching! fantastic view of this old, still holding hands like lovers, couple!

19 Oct 2009 9:25pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

A very nice photo from a wonderful couple.

19 Oct 2009 9:25pm

Philipp from Munich, Germany

very sweet :)

19 Oct 2009 9:27pm

@Philipp: Many thanks Philipp :)

Letta from Greece

So sweet!

19 Oct 2009 9:59pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
True love is when two people are together for so long. A very nice perspective and shot.
Dear greetings Christel

19 Oct 2009 10:17pm

@Christel: thanks Christel ;)

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

finally somebody changed the sad end of the drama to a Happy End ... congratulations Mariana !
By the way I 'm convinced that the most beautiful Romeo is an "Alfa Romeo Spider" ;-)))

19 Oct 2009 10:22pm

@R.J.Dee: something needs to be different :)) the same story is kind of boring :)) ha ha .. thx Ralf, much appreciated !

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

* * * three stars from five.

19 Oct 2009 10:30pm

@Amir Madanipour: ha ha .. you are my shooting star :)) Hey, you stopped shooting these golden stars, but you know I forgave you about '*' star long ago :))) or it was 2 , I do not remember :))

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Truly a great shot, very humorous, the title ... Congratulations!

19 Oct 2009 10:39pm

françoisedu80 from France

Hello Mariana ,
C'est un beau roman une belle histoire !!!! depuis longtemps ,
Bises .

19 Oct 2009 10:44pm

@françoisedu80: thanks and Bises to you my stranger :)))

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Good title and lovely portrait of this old couple.

19 Oct 2009 10:47pm

@Howard F.: hey, I see you are having very bad flu too :(((( Me too ... since last Friday I am awful :)) There is no the end of this year flu !! Take care !

Lynn from United States

A very sweet this wonderful couple still holding hands. Great POV...nicely done. I hope you feel better soon...get lots of rest :))

19 Oct 2009 11:06pm

@Lynn: I am right here Lynn . Tanks a lot . I am resting, processing pictures, drinking a lot of tea, and even do not smoke ( too much , ha ha ) but .. this flu is very weird :)

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the POV!! Where you on the roof? What a lovely shot. You have such a good eye for candid shots!! : )

19 Oct 2009 11:20pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A truly lovely and appealing image that really leave a warm feeling. Excellent composition.

20 Oct 2009 12:34am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful view on that couple. Hanging their hands and beeing old make a strong picture, and we can imagine a story about their life. Nice title too :)

20 Oct 2009 3:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You are a poet, Mariana :)
I like so much this luminous vitalist photo! Composition, colors and concept are perfect.
And photos like this one originate comments like the 114 precedent that lets us know the sensibility of many colleages of Aminus. Congratulations, Mariana, you are great!

20 Oct 2009 3:23am

@Paco Díaz: No, I do not want to be a poet :)) I have poetic heart, but you know what , my friend . I wish to be a photographer, to work that for money and pleasure ... So far - no luck ;)) Was having a part time shoting portraits of kids and family portraits, but it was stupid ... Do not like to shot when somebody is smiling and staring at camera :)) Many thanks and many hugs :))

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great street shot and I like the way they keep each other balanced with their walking stick! Glad to see the story had a happy ending for these two ;)

20 Oct 2009 3:41am

lasiate from manila, Belgium

Très classe tous les deux et encore du chemin à parcourir ensemble. Belle image émouvante

20 Oct 2009 4:46am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada's nice to know they lived after all :)
Such a happy shot!

20 Oct 2009 4:58am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

woow, i don'see this picture ...., so cute .... ;)

20 Oct 2009 10:54am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I'm glad they are in love and not jousting with one another... :)

20 Oct 2009 11:12am

mark / one way photo from Essex, United Kingdom

Excellent composition; very sweet shot, with a great title too. I especially like the detail in their shirts

20 Oct 2009 12:03pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

What an amazing perspective and Point of View! Very nice composition!

20 Oct 2009 12:16pm

Crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

aaaawwwww! nice hat!

20 Oct 2009 12:19pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

i see life here

20 Oct 2009 12:38pm

Tagazou from France

I've just bought the same clothes as the guy at the right!
5sorry for my South French English)

20 Oct 2009 1:41pm

@Tagazou: you mean the same hat and the same shirt ? ha ha I guess you are going to look very sexy :))

yz from Hungary

so lovely scene, also love their outfit

20 Oct 2009 2:36pm

Klaus from Germany

this touch my heart

20 Oct 2009 4:19pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

A very strong image... moving... and sad too...
I'm really moved...

20 Oct 2009 6:23pm

@Francesc B.: ok, when you are moved , move on to my next picture :)) You are always behind :))

sebastian from Germany

wow. that's such a great pic. two old people lost in a neverending concrete-world. sad and wonderful at the same time.

best wishes.

20 Oct 2009 7:03pm

Andy from United States

What a great photo showing this old couple who seem to still be in love!

20 Oct 2009 9:20pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

growing old still holding hands is something to strive for. Excellent image!

21 Oct 2009 6:41am

Payam from Tehran, Iran

very beautiful.

21 Oct 2009 3:46pm

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Wow! Nicely framed capture of the love birds... I love it.

22 Oct 2009 2:10am

Pierre C. from Belgium

Magnifique photo j'adore, bravo!

Pierre C.

22 Oct 2009 12:50pm

Leia V. from Singapore, Singapore

aww. makes my heart melt. :)))

23 Oct 2009 12:39pm

jpdm from Pignans, France

wonderful pic that make us believe that love can last

25 Oct 2009 8:36am

Stef67 from in my head, France

for ever, superbe ^^

27 Oct 2009 9:18am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Priceless! This should be in the Spotlight!!! I just love it!

29 Oct 2009 4:25am

sylvia cole from United States

Fantastic. I really love this shot. Thanks for stopping by...appreciated.

9 Nov 2009 10:18pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Really photo of the life.

16 Nov 2009 9:18am

@Sylvie49 capture image: thx Sylvie ;)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

thx Sylvie :))

16 Nov 2009 3:08pm

#1AcePhotog from Portland, United States

So beautifully composed!

19 Nov 2009 1:13am

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary

Jó streetfotó.

4 Dec 2010 3:08pm

@amateuRobert: October 2009 ???? Come on ! You can see much more great shots recently taken ;))

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/400 second
ISO 200
60 mm