As fleeting as love may be . . .
it’s all around us!
great shots! – rita
Thank you so much Rita!
And you never get chased away, or your camera smashed —
I have had my moments but not that many, the worst so far being an NYPD – much bigger than I will ever be, grabbing my Iphone out of my hand
Fleeting moments such as these are lost if discussion takes place beforehand. Often I will show people the photos to which they ask if I can send them a copy. So much depends on the surrounding activity, the flow of the street, part of town etc. I find a simple “do you mind? . . . ” leads to all sorts of meetings and interesting conversations. I hate the thought of my camera getting smashed 😦
Thank you so much Livvy!
Very good shot. I would put a song by the Beatles. Adiós…
Which song by the Beatles, Carlos? I would love to know!
Norwegian Wood popped into my head at your mention but why I can’t exactly say!
great captures…amazing that you caught them so well
Thank you Jo! As fleeting as the moment was they had about them a lingering aura of loveliness.
I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…..
Well, not specifically me, not at this moment, you understand, but love is, indeed, all around us. Nice shots xx
Be patient Butterfly, it will come . . .
True confession time – I am not a big fan of that song, it makes my teeth ache (I have sensitive teeth…). I chose instead to go with a few simple words which existed before the syrup of this song was applied. I apologise in advance to any for whom this is a special song, please believe me! And please know how bad I feel . . .
It’s all around us here as well but I’m not sure I’d have the courage to take the photographs with the sort of anti-photographer culture we now have…
Please Mike, I should love to know more about the anti-photographer culture!
I remember how nervous I was when asking the first stranger if I could take his photo but he was so colourful and interesting I knew I would regret not asking more than the asking. The next was a homeless woman in the Tenderloin who asked me to take her photo. But this was not my first time in the Tenderloin where I have spent many hours wandering without a camera.
Over on Flickr I am putting together a set of photographers in action
I can’t see any of them laying down their cameras any time soon!
Mike, just read your post detailing security issues in the UK! I had forgotten . . .
Not a very optimistic concept 😉
What to say in feeble defense . . . . long may we all live with those fleeting moments of love, to take us by surprise and so remind us that love does indeed endure! 🙂
. . . and he promised he’d always be true! 🙂
Today a friend posted on his blog these words.
Life is short. We do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So, be quick to love; make haste to be kind.
-Henri Amiel, 1868 (found here)
Thank you Carlos!
“I know I’ll never lose affection for people and things who went before . . .
. . . in my life, I’ve loved them all.”
Beautiful! Especially the last one! I am too self conscious to shoot photos like these.
Appreciate the like on my post earlier
The “like” on your post was my pleasure, thank you Madhu! Thank you also for your kind words here.
As to the self consciousness of taking shots such as these I am constantly, and most pleasantly, surprised at how many people do not mind having their photos taken. Plus, I never “run away” once I get these shots. I hang around. A lot! Not I hasten to add that I was hanging around waiting for these shots!!! They were very fleeting moments caught as I was passing through after which I did not rush away.
These two couples were oblivious to all but each other!
So reminiscent of the VE celebrations photos in London – classic street photography 🙂 True Love is never fleeting though – it becomes a field of agreed areas of disagreement that are vastly out-weighed by areas of mutual love 😉
Kind words indeed from you Martin!
And within the field of agreed areas of disagreement that are vastly out-weighed by areas of mutual love I should hate to lose those fleeting moments of love, all of which add up to so much!
love in air :). great shots
Where would any of us be without it! Thank you Amar!
My grateful thanks to you Joshi!
aahhhh … el amor ~~~ : – )
I’m hearing Dean Martin here Issy – That’s Amore! 🙂
thanks to youtube we got some fleeting moments of the BEATLES fixed …
Isn’t it wonderful!
Do you have a favourite, Frizz?
When fleeting is involved, I’m glad you are working the shutter, Ms. K!
I’d still be fumbling around with the lens cap long after these great moments had passed!
I don’t believe you! Plus you would turn it into some graphic spectacular! 🙂
I love it!
Oh my God, you’re back in town – I love it!
Yup I’m back in crazy land 🙂
Does this mean you have a book deal?!?!
Great work Patti , I really love your post what a great moments there in your subject , 🙂
Magic moments Jake!
lovely lovely pics!
Thank you kind Sir!
Fleeting perhaps but not at the time. These moments defy time … dilate it … sometimes make it stand still … it the rest of us as the observers who describe it as fleeting.
Thanks for your visit Patti … you have a lovely place here 🙂
I love how you have put this together! Where would our senses be without such fleeting moments which, in their acts of passing, never pass into oblivion.
Thank you Geoff for your very kind words!
Great shots Patti. I wonder how these people allowed you to capture such a private moment. 🙂
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