Monday, September 07, 2009

Romantic City

Romantic City

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This beautiful scene just unfolded in front of me on a rise at Gas Works Park and melted my heart. This couple, so in love, was taking photos and enjoying the inspirational beauty of a Seattle sunset on a perfect evening, then shared a kiss. This weekend as I was sorting through the candids I had taken of the couple, I thought of all the joy and beauty of finding myself in love with the love of my life and suddenly remembered that our first kiss had been on a Labor Day weekend, a goodbye kiss as I was getting in the car for the 400 mile drive home from a long weekend visit my friend Sheryl and I had made to see him in another beautiful city. That Labor Day goodbye kiss seemed to last in my mind for the whole 8 hour drive home, and he proposed soon after. It always makes me glad to see that kind of joy in others' lives, too. After I had taken several candids of them from a distance I walked up the hill and introduced myself to this couple and showed them this shot in the camera viewer. April and Morgan were visiting Seattle from elsewhere, and just so sweet.

9 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

What a perfect happy carefree shot. I love it. So happy. MB

brattcat said...

May their lives be filled with joyful moments like this. Beautiful capture.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a great photo. definitely a poster or maybe an ad for jewelry, weddings, or other heart felt activities.

Lew said...

Beautiful shot, beautiful meaning, beautiful memories!

Shell Sherree said...

Full of hope and promise. It's beautiful, Kim, as is your memory of your own first kiss with the love of your life.

Bibi said...

Awww....such a sweet shot. I think I'll see a lot of kissing at my daughter's wedding...and maybe a few tears, too.

Kate said...

It doesn't have to be spring to find love in the air. Wonderful photo. Also enjoyed your story about your love...very tender.

I have an unrelated question. I noted your news item about snapping photos at the same time on 9/09, but don't quite understand the time element. When you say it is synchronized with GMT do you mean that I can take my photo at either 9:09 am or pm during MY local time or do I have to figure out my time as it relates to GMT, which I tried to figure out but can't quite solve the problem. Please advise; my email address is recorded on my profile for visualstpaul. Many thanks!

PS. Your photo also reminds me of the dancing silhouette scene during the credits of _Carlito's Way_ --a good flick!

Joni said...

Beautiful color Kim!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Romantic--I should say so!