Ah, to be young and oblivious. They were all over each other, only seldom coming up for air. This scene threatened at any moment to merit an 'Adult' rating, but we got to my stop before the cheesy music started.
Hi-Res version here.
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I love how've you framed up the subjects. They're in the centre of the photo yet in a corner. And the black and white goes well with the strong fluorescent train lighting. Great job!
27 Jan 2007 7:09am
@Wayne: Thanks a lot, Wayne! I played a bit with the lighting to make it seem more romantic than it actually was, but even with the adjustments, it still looks harsh.
These last two shots are fantastic together. 'Sports & Activity'...nice way to keep fit. This is a great composition as they are totally lost in each other. Complemented really well by the black and white. Nice twist with the 'no people' (!) sign just behind him. Great capture.
27 Jan 2007 7:56am
@Untitled: Heh, you noticed how I categorised this one... Thanks, U!
nice capture, i love how the poster matches with the lover in a sensual way.
27 Jan 2007 9:18am
@elaine: Thanks, Elaine. I wasn't sure if the woman in the poster looked approving, surprised, or scandalised.
Ah ha!! I knew something sneaky was coming up! Nice framing, you were being watched yourself.
27 Jan 2007 9:21am
@Maoya: Thanks, Maoya. You were right about the sneakiness.
this is a fantastic shot, damon, and the black and white really complements the scene, it's so crisp and clean that my first impression was of an expensive restaurant, crystal clinking, but its the train and they have it almost all to themselves .. great stuff
27 Jan 2007 12:23pm
@jc: Thanks, John! In reality, it was a reasonably crowded train; it's just that nobody wanted to sit next to them...
Lovely. the way you're playing with titles really makes me smile. As for the shot, it's a beauty. I'm currently trying to capture emotion on my train rides, as opposed to the lack of it, although admittedly each has their value. But it's proving tough. I just can't imagine this scene going down in Japan. It's put me in mission mode however. Cheers for showing the 'other side'. I'm suitably inspired.
27 Jan 2007 1:19pm
@Duncan Galbraith: Thanks, Duncan! Interesting point about whether this could happen in Japan. I'd reckon that this photo might, but this is one of those 'coming up for air' moments. I don't think I've ever seen such overt passion in a public place in Japan. It's not all that common here either.
I remember PDA when I was young.
27 Jan 2007 2:55pm
@Angry Buddha: Public Displays of Affection can be entertaining... I'm in favour, and I'm sure I provided a few of my own once upon a time. Thanks, Sean!
great capture - very compelling image! did they know you were shooting them??
27 Jan 2007 3:20pm
@Jerry: A better question would be Did they know what planet they were on? I think the answer to both questions is no. Thanks, Jerry!
typos ahox! you should spoon my coomments and funspam once you'b sported 'em outses.
27 Jan 2007 3:40pm
@Duncan Galbraith: :-) Whoever said I was a good proofreader...
I like the composition, and of course the lighting. Didn't they notice you? I never know what to say if they suddenly caught me taking their picture..great shot!
27 Jan 2007 5:49pm
@Bahar: As I said, they were oblivious to their surroundings. I was fairly discreet, but I don't think they would have minded. If privacy is what they were after, they could have rented a hotel room...
Love the composition!
27 Jan 2007 8:50pm
@Donna: Thanks, Donna!
A nice candid working very well in B&W!
27 Jan 2007 9:43pm
@Still: Thank you, Still!
Well taken with your subjects in their little "private" (rather not so private) corner.
27 Jan 2007 11:15pm
@Michael Zhang: Thanks, Michael!
Hmmm, you know what? When I lived in Warsaw, everyone was so free (like shown), and now in these American suburbs, most people are quite closed in themselves... I think I actually prefer the open manifestation of humanity like this... Anyways, nice shot, Mr. Papparazzi :D
28 Jan 2007 1:19am
@Mammoth in Chief: You know what? I completely agree with you. Some people feel very uncomfortable around these sights, but I think it's great, as long as they remember to keep their pants on... Thanks, Mammoth!
The Voyeur: Success At Last! Beautiful candid, Damon. Has a really artistic quality to it. Her expression is priceless. They look so oblivious you could probably have set up a tripod to get this one.
28 Jan 2007 11:05am
@Stu: Thanks, Stu! You made me laugh with that last sentence. I think you're dead on.
Excellent shot.. love the fact that the center of this photo is in actually a corner
28 Jan 2007 11:54pm
29 Jan 2007 3:47pm
@Craig Persel: Thanks, Craig!
This really is "so hot." Haha!
As someone already mentioned, the woman in the poster is a good touch, and the fact that she's sketched ads a sort of artistic--and that I mean deliberately placed--feel to the photo. At the same time, the two lovebirds are completely oblivious of this fact.
31 Jan 2007 2:38am
@Evelyn: Thanks, Evelyn! Gotta love lovebirds!
@angela datre: Thanks, Angela!
aaaah... to be in love and be love... i bet you they'd be thrilled to be given a copy of this picture. you're such a good photographer.
3 Feb 2007 3:51pm
@M.E.: Thanks so much! I bet you they'd be surprised at least.
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