Waiting, A Photograph

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
― Oscar Wilde

On my last evening in Verona I walked through Piazza Erbe one last time.  While resting at a cafe I noticed this young man waiting by a statue holding a red rose and looking nervous.  I wasn’t going to shoot him, but then the old man to the left walked by him and noticed him as well.  He gave him a look I couldn’t pass photographing – a knowing look.  It’s not the best of photo quality…but it says a lot about the two men and their thoughts.

Waiting – Jennifer Allison
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10 thoughts on “Waiting, A Photograph

  1. The Wanderlust Gene November 1, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    And a much better photograph, really, because it’s now got layers of story … 🙂

  2. The Green Study November 2, 2012 / 3:28 am

    I think it says something about the young man’s determination that he sits there while people stare at him. I’d like to believe they were saying encouraging things to him as they passed by….

    • onestreetshy November 4, 2012 / 9:51 am

      It was an exchange of glances that they had…maybe it was an encouraging glance. He must’ve sat there fifteen minutes or so..waiting very patiently, looking very uncomfortable.

  3. Wendell A. Brown November 2, 2012 / 6:30 am

    You capture an wonderful real moment, thanks for sharing!

  4. gotasté November 2, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    Good quality photo without a story means nothing. Yours is everything. I love it!

    • onestreetshy November 4, 2012 / 9:45 am

      Thank you. I just love the background in a photo as well

      • gotasté November 5, 2012 / 7:14 am

        I love it too. It’s beautiful! You are in the right place at the right time with a good eye to capture it all.

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