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So it's getting pretty dark and we're wandering around on our guided tour and this couple comes into view. I snap the rather bad 3rd shot (my excuse is we were in motion on bikes at the time) and the talk starts... You know how it goes "who is she", "what do they think they're doing", "she's really posing, isn't she" etc... I hate that kind of speculation, the kind that superficially sounds OK but has all kinds of unspoken extras attached, so I walk up to them and ask.

They're on holiday from The Hague. I ask if I can take some shots of them together because they're so striking. Sent them copies the following night. Had I not been obliged to rush off to find the tour group (again) I could have done much, much better

MandyP says:

How lucky for them that you came along; they'd never have gotten such lovely holiday snaps.

(Is it so wrong that I read the title of your post to the tune of "My Sharona"?)

19th Sep 2010, 21:19

Dhamaka says:

:)
thank you Mandy
and no.. it's what I think every time I post it :)

19th Sep 2010, 21:29

mshedgehog says:

They look so happy. They remind me of 17th century couple portraits - the plainness of the black and white, the carefully put together fashionability, his Albrecht Dürer hairstyle and her pearly skin, and they look proud of each other.

19th Sep 2010, 22:35

mshedgehog says:

(I know Dürer was C16 but I had both in the visual)

19th Sep 2010, 22:45

Viv says:

bet they were chuffed with the pics

20th Sep 2010, 01:37

kevzz says:

The third shot is divine

20th Sep 2010, 09:47

Alex says:

My fave is the last one - kind of surreal; lots of stories going in this pic. Reminds me of Twin Peaks!

20th Sep 2010, 12:53

shitake says:

Yes,last shot is fantastic! :)

26th Sep 2010, 07:17

midlife says:

Dhamaka: You captured them perfectly Each pic is enchanting.

28th Sep 2010, 04:16

IceTwister says:

very intrigeing

28th Sep 2010, 16:03

mysteritmo says:

Great series. Love the last one. Faved.

28th Sep 2010, 22:15

Dhamaka says:

thank you everyone. Still haven't heard from them. Maybe they're still away

29th Sep 2010, 17:19

Caine says:

I like these photos very much. They were lucky you took them, I have no doubt they'll be treasured.

5th Oct 2010, 00:58

Dhamaka says:

thank you Caine - they still haven't got back to me :(

8th Oct 2010, 00:19

Sprocket says:

I love this pair, they'd be excellent dinner guests

9th Oct 2010, 17:24

Dhamaka says:

if you spoke Dutch...
and thank you

9th Oct 2010, 23:12