(Un)Locked love pledges

A couple kiss on the Pont des Artistes over the Seine River. Maybe will they also add a padlock as symbol of an eternal love pledge. Yet at the same moment on the opposide side of the bridge, a man was busy removing one of the locks in front of a captivated audience. Like an expert thief, he was listening to the lock mechanism in the hope to find the opening combination. A disappointed lover trying to undo a former pledge and start over a new life ?  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/8000, ISO160


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

5 Responses to “(Un)Locked love pledges”

  1. Konstantin dit :

    Yanidel, this is such a spectacular group of photos! I love the one of the couple in love even on its own but when you put it together with the « sad » picture, you really have a story there – absolutely stunning! I want to say « so Parisian » – like in the movies – it is not just about the pretty story but about the sadness that comes with it. Konstantin

  2. Sergey dit :

    Seeing these in large really makes a huge difference. Framing and tones are wonderful. It would neat to see how you process the images as a workflow or tutorial.

  3. Tibor dit :

    I agree these are well composed. You caught some great moment there in both picture. Great eye you have.

  4. Dan dit :

    Lovely photos. Paris is for sure one of the most romantic cities around – probably the most romantic one.

    It’s nice to know that I was born there… not living there now but at least I got some good taste:).

    Yanidel, you started walking with 2 cameras now?

  5. admin dit :

    Konstantin, all love story have some sadness into it I guess, right ? ;)

    Dan, always one camera only, but I’ll be without the M9 for a few days because of a shutter problem to be fixed. I guess that is what happen when one shoots high speed too often …