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Ice Cream

By MrB
A warm spring day

Tags: Street photography General Icecream

Voters: ken j., cats_123, TanyaH and 1 more

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Apr 2016 10:51AM
One (c) lick or two? 😁 👅
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2016 12:59PM
There's something rather intriguing and almost sensual about this. I know that's an odd comment, but hear me out ... Grin

The first thing the eye sees is the bright colours of the bags of sweets hanging up; natural reaction.
Then the eye registers that there's two arms, coming into the image from either side.
Then the eye follows those lines and culminates in the rather nondescript, totally normal ice cream cone being exchanged ...
But then (and this is where the sensual bit comes in, I'm afraid) the viewer realises that the man's fingers are almost caressing the back of the woman's hand, so it sort of becomes more than a simple exchange of an ice cream ... you wonder about a relationship between them; or the start of one. What they look like, who they are, their ages and whether the man had any kids with him (which may make things awkward, but extended families and all that...) ...

That's my take on it anyway Tongue (Mind you, then my eye goes to the just about legible prices underneath the example cones above the man's arm, and my Jewish side starts shouting "How much?! For a lolly???? Sheesh, what is the world coming to?!!!!" )

A great image, by the way. One that I'd normally pass by, but I'm really glad I stopped to look deeper at this one, as my imagination started a narrative to explain the situation, which is what any good image should do Smile

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