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I Only Have Eyes For You

By AlanBW
Wrapped up in their own little world, this charming and romantic young couple were totally oblivious to all around them. The moment was captured in Kaunas, Lithuania, on the banks of the River Neris. Tricia and I had declined the opportunity of lunch, preferring instead to roam free and explore the beautiful old quarter of Kaunas by ourselves. We had just visited a church and witnessed a christening in progress, before deciding to go a few yards downhill to the river bank. There they were, secured in a passionate embrace and demonstrating the art of the Lithuanian Lip Lock, or perhaps it was an unscheduled rehearsal for an advert for the national version of match.com. Out of respect we kept our distance, but they werenít even aware of our existence. At this point they had come up for air and had spent a few seconds staring deep into each otherís eyes, but then the clinch tightened and full lip lock soon ensued. We didnít linger, the young lovers had a right to their privacy. Later that afternoon we visited the same spot on the banks of the Neris with our group and a local guide, but Cupidís young victims were nowhere to be seen. Perhaps she'd taken him home to ------------- meet her parents?

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Travel Candid People Kiss Couple Lovers Lithuania Romance Embrace Kaunas Portraits and people Humour and fun

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Barbaraj 14 450 England
28 Aug 2007 8:40AM
Caught on camera. Like the body embrace too.
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 8:41AM
Lovely story and picture - could have been almost anywhere in the world!
Helen
28 Aug 2007 8:44AM
Excellent capture of a very passionate moment Alan,
Fred.
Nettles 13 England
28 Aug 2007 8:47AM
Ahh, young love. How many of us would stand on a bridge like that today !!
Great capture of a lovely romantic moment Alan.
Nice one. Annette
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 8:52AM
Thanks Barbara, Helen, Fred and Annette - Alan
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
28 Aug 2007 8:53AM
Very nice Alan.Lovely shot.
Tom.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 8:53AM
Lovely to be young and happy, a great candid,
Chris.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
28 Aug 2007 9:09AM
" Ah, yes, I remember it well "
Any time, any where, when you're young & in love, does it really matter where you are, it's your own private world.
A wonderful candid capture Alan.
I wonder if they'll still be together in 50 years time???
HilarySmile
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 9:24AM
Many thanks Tom, Chris and Hilary - Alan
arnieg 16 704 England
28 Aug 2007 9:25AM
good timly capture alan

arnie
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 9:40AM
Well timed, an excellent candid.

Ken
mohikan22 Plus
17 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 9:52AM
great candid. lovely tale to tell.
matt.
danbrann 16 640 17
28 Aug 2007 9:54AM
Aah I remember it well.Great candid and well told.
28 Aug 2007 11:12AM
Charming and you haven't interupted their private world.... wonderful candid Alan. helen x
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 11:13AM
Thanks Arnie, Ken, Matt and Danny, much appreciated - Alan
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 11:24AM
Timely capture Alan. Was he squeezing with his right hand? Click Smile
28 Aug 2007 11:24AM
Lovely capture... intimate.

Noe
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 12:35PM
Thanks Guillaume and Noe - Alan
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
28 Aug 2007 12:58PM
Ah, nice candid, to be young and foolish again Wink

Stephen
Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
28 Aug 2007 1:16PM
Good to see that love is alive and well in Lithuania!. Nicely captured.
Roger
trissie 14 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 2:30PM
A romantic candid Alan, a lovely capture.

Trish x
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 2:33PM
Thanks Stephen, Roger and Trish - Alan
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
28 Aug 2007 2:45PM
Agree about the great candid

Peter
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 3:08PM
A wonderful candid capture with that feel good factor Alan, young, happy and in love. Wonderful!
C
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Aug 2007 3:11PM
A GREAT CANDID!!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 3:13PM
Thanks Peter, Chant and Ollie, very much appreciated - Alan
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
28 Aug 2007 3:18PM
Those were the days! A timely capture Alan.
Brian.
BURNBLUE Plus
14 13 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 3:26PM
Lovely thought and memory provoker Alan.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
28 Aug 2007 3:29PM
Very sweet capture; wonderful candid and nice description.
Rende
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 3:30PM
Many thanks Brian and Simon - Alan
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 3:31PM
Thanks Rende, much appreciated - Alan
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 4:16PM
Oh to be young although I think my husband is under the impression it can be done any time! A capture full of warmth and happiness.
Di
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 4:25PM
Excellent candid Alan - takes me back about 400 years mate.

Glynn
imagio 14 12 1 England
28 Aug 2007 4:31PM
Excellent candid with great placement of hand!

Bernie
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 4:39PM
Many thanks Di, Glynn and Bernie - Alan
_Helena_ 13 596 1 United States
28 Aug 2007 4:59PM
Ah bless Smile A very special and emotive shot.
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 5:09PM
good colours composition and action and it isn't even spring.
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 5:12PM
Cheers Helena and Alan, much appreciated - Alan
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
28 Aug 2007 5:41PM
beautiful candid, great capture
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
28 Aug 2007 5:49PM
Its a good candid
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 5:56PM
Thanks Cornelia and Kin - Alan
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 6:12PM
Super image, Alan!

David
28 Aug 2007 6:45PM
Great image Alan
Quote:Lithuanian Lip Lock
lol, Adrian
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 7:01PM
Thanks David and Adrian - Alan
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
28 Aug 2007 7:11PM
Excellent candid shot. You have caught the moment well.
Andy
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 7:32PM
wonderful romantic candid shot Alan
Neil
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 7:34PM
I loved the way you have caught this young couple in a clinch - a special moment between two young lovers oblivious to the rest of the world. Very sweet. barmymarny x
GrahamBaines 13 39 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 7:53PM
Oooer slightly racy one there Alan, super candid and thoughtful narative.

Graham
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Aug 2007 7:56PM
You've captured the magic moment perfectly Alan, nothing escapes your eagle eye! Like the new phrase you've invented above which Adrian's picked up on, will your next image be the Tallinn tongue twister??!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 8:16PM
Thanks Andy, Neil, Marilyn, Graham and Ed, very much appreciated as always - Alan
S_Boulding 13 72 England
28 Aug 2007 8:24PM
lol love the stripes and checkered tops. And the hand on her bum aswell!

nice candid.
GlenD 14 United States
28 Aug 2007 8:29PM
Hope Daddy's not on here and sees this Alan he might not be pleased to see he's feeling for change lol
Great capture
Glen
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 8:34PM
Thanks Sarah and Glen - Alan
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
28 Aug 2007 8:35PM
An Excellent candid shot tell em to get a room lol.

Steve
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 8:37PM
great shot
doing a wedding on thursday so hopefully they will be good
not been able to get on for a while so taking time to catch up with every one but this shot is lovely
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 8:38PM
great candid Alan
keith
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Aug 2007 8:40PM
Cheers Steve, Libby and Keith - Alan
28 Aug 2007 9:00PM
Don't it just take you back.....
Love the shot.
Sue
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
28 Aug 2007 9:17PM
Love makes the world go round, and is the universal language where ever you go.
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
28 Aug 2007 9:21PM
Nice candid shot Alan. John
mhaseman 13 608 1
28 Aug 2007 9:26PM
Given all you folks who said 'back in the day' or 'ah, when I was young' ... there's nothing stopping you from grabbing your partner by the sink or dishwasher right now and re-inventing this shot. Put a smile on someone's face Smile Go for it. Like Joline says above. Nice job Alan.
I know I am going to give my wife a special hug tonight Smile

Cheers all!
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 9:41PM
wonderful candid loved up shot
bunSmile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2007 10:01PM
taken up romantic novels? Smile

jeff
Caledonia 14 2 Scotland
28 Aug 2007 10:10PM
Love makes the world go around! Lovely candid capture Alan. You made me smile!
Marie
daringdaphne 16 82 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 10:16PM
"You walk down the street,on a chance that you'll meet, and you meet, but not really by chance."
Ah candid camera!

Lovely romantic capture!

(*.*)D.
RobinF 14 83 1 England
28 Aug 2007 10:36PM
Quite took my breath away Alan! You just can't help being moved by an image like this! - Robin
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
28 Aug 2007 10:55PM
Charming candid - sensitively caught.

Quote:Perhaps she'd taken him home to meet her parents
- Ya think? LOL Wink All the best. Bruce
Richard707 14 14 United States
28 Aug 2007 10:56PM
Sweet shot!
28 Aug 2007 11:27PM
Portrays a sense of happiness and freedom, as always nice work Alan
NeilMM3 15 Scotland
28 Aug 2007 11:40PM
I remember those days - just, good shot
Neil
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
29 Aug 2007 12:52AM
Good candid, at least you didn't have to worry about them seeing you.
Brian
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
29 Aug 2007 2:39AM
You have a great knack for people shots Alan.
I always like your written take on your subjects too,
Nice one Alan.
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
29 Aug 2007 4:29AM
For once Alan you were in no danger of being spotted, they wouldn't have noticed if you'd fired a gun, rather than a shutter!
A lovely (I stress that word) shot, isn't it strange how universal clothing has become though!
Rgds., Jim
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 6:56AM
Thanks Sue, Joline, John, Martin, Bun, Jeff, Marie, Daphne, Robin, Bruce, Richard, Graham, Neil, Brian, Aidan and Jim; very much appreciated - Alan
29 Aug 2007 7:23AM
Nice capture Alan! Happy feeling.
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 7:26AM
Thanks Benjamin, I thinks he's happy - feeling (lol); Alan
JudeC 14 6 3 England
29 Aug 2007 7:52AM
I love a bit of romance - great shot - JudeC
Rock 18 10 2 England
29 Aug 2007 8:46AM
You may have missed your lunch, he certainly did not.

As always wells seen and taken.

Rock
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 8:52AM
Thanks Jude and Rock - Alan
angelamary 15 6 England
29 Aug 2007 9:33AM
Ahh! Smile
CatMouse 17 115 Russian Federation
29 Aug 2007 10:31AM
Hello Alan,

Very nice moment you captured Smile Smile
Fine description too.

Malik & Mary.
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 10:45AM
Many thanks Angela, Malik & Mary - Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 12:08PM
it's a sweet, happy candid, and the timing is perfect.
Moira
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 12:24PM
Cheers Moira, much appreciated
sputnki 16 10 Canada
29 Aug 2007 12:42PM
Well caught as usual!

If I'm ever in your neck of the woods I'll make sure to comb my hair and put on a clean shirt!

Doug
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 2:39PM
Cheers Doug, much appreciated - Alan
29 Aug 2007 4:37PM
Just a bit of humor in there Alan! I hope they brushed before getting in this position!!
Thank you for commenting on my images!!

Jenn
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 4:48PM
Many thanks Jenn - Alan
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 4:49PM
Excellent candid shot Alan,well taken.


Mo.
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 6:12PM
Cheers Mo - Alan
29 Aug 2007 7:08PM
Charming shot Al', nicely caught. Dosn't it make you want to be young again? Well back in the sixties that is, I don't think I'd want to be a teenager in this day and age.

John Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 7:12PM
Thanks John, much appreciated - Alan
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
29 Aug 2007 8:04PM
Nice happy scene,well spotted and captured.......

Tony.
myrab 14 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 8:16PM
Well seen, there is nothing like young love is there.
Myra
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 8:34PM
Many thanks Tony and Myra - Alan
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
29 Aug 2007 8:47PM
Hi Alan..hope that hand is warm...Smile

Great shot

Don
29 Aug 2007 8:48PM
Lovely candid.
Steve
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 8:51PM
Cheers Don and Steve - Alan
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 9:25PM
Having browsed all the comments, I
think the essence of a good image is that it stirs emotions........this is good.
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Aug 2007 10:45PM
Many thanks Pamela - Alan
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 4:07AM
young love...how great to see
chris
AlanBW 15 20 England
30 Aug 2007 5:18AM
Many thanks Chris - Alan
KingBee Plus
14 548 2 Scotland
30 Aug 2007 7:55AM
It's all been said, so all I can do is heartily endorse!

Bob
summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 10:13AM
Lovely romantic capture, brings back fond memoriesSmile
evelen 16 5 England
30 Aug 2007 2:54PM
well seen great shot .eve.
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
30 Aug 2007 3:04PM
hmm wonder if his wife has seen this pic lol
great capture alan perfect timing with the embrace
cat..
iajacks 15 24 England
30 Aug 2007 4:19PM
candid love, well exposed.
joseph 15 England
30 Aug 2007 9:57PM
Wonderful work as always Alan...Click.
AlanBW 15 20 England
31 Aug 2007 6:22AM
Thanks Bob, Carole-Anne, Eve, Cat, Ian and Joseph, very much appreciated - Alan
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
31 Aug 2007 10:45AM
Excellent capture Alan. Sorry for the lack of comments/votes recently. Been occupied with work & DIY committments so haven't had time to log on. Another great story to go with a wonderfully timed picture.

Kevin
AlanBW 15 20 England
31 Aug 2007 11:22AM
Cheers Kevin, much appreciated - Alan
31 Aug 2007 1:53PM
Ah, young love. A nice candid snap.
Mac
moglen Plus
14 14 1
31 Aug 2007 2:17PM
Nice candid shot. glen x
djmaz 13 31
31 Aug 2007 2:18PM
awwwwwwww thats sweet young love
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
31 Aug 2007 2:20PM
I like it. Alan.
Another group of epz guys are coming to Prague Smile
Cheers
George
AlanBW 15 20 England
31 Aug 2007 2:26PM
Many thanks Mac, Glen, Callum and George - Alan
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
31 Aug 2007 2:39PM
Great capture Alan.

Best Matt
AlanBW 15 20 England
31 Aug 2007 2:48PM
Cheers Matt, much appreciated - Alan
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2007 6:37PM
lovely capture alan well spotted.
ian
rikewoo 17 347 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2007 8:33PM
Excellent candid photo Alan.Smile

Good work .Ken
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2007 9:13PM
you have a great way with words as well as photographing good shots like this, thanks for making us guess as to what they are doing after that
Tony
AlanBW 15 20 England
31 Aug 2007 9:19PM
Many thanks Ian, Ken and Tony - Alan
bdettmer 13 1 United States
1 Sep 2007 2:39AM
Great image. Glad it's not my daughter lol
Bernie
AlanBW 15 20 England
1 Sep 2007 9:48AM
Thanks Bernie - Alan
panda 16 5 1 England
1 Sep 2007 10:22AM
Ain't love grand ! nice one Alan.

Regards Phil
AlanBW 15 20 England
1 Sep 2007 11:15AM
Many thanks Phil - Alan
wyatturp 15 2 England
1 Sep 2007 8:18PM
All for love--+---------LOL--well done

Doug
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
1 Sep 2007 8:24PM
A great image Alan with a wonderful description. Well spotted.
Pete.
AlanBW 15 20 England
1 Sep 2007 9:05PM
Many thanks Doug and Pete - Alan
Pegon 15 78 1 England
1 Sep 2007 10:02PM
A superb candid Alan and a good write-up to go with it. Very romantic.
Pete.
AlanBW 15 20 England
1 Sep 2007 11:24PM
Cheers Pete, much appreciated - Alan
tuhin 14
2 Sep 2007 12:41PM
Beautifull. I like it, Frend.
AlanBW 15 20 England
2 Sep 2007 7:56PM
Many thanks Tuhin - Alan
jkennedy 15 4 1 Indonesia
3 Sep 2007 2:41PM
A lovely innocent candid shot Alan so well captured. Great description as usual. CLIK,
Joe
AlanBW 15 20 England
3 Sep 2007 3:10PM
Cheers Joe, very much appreciated - Alan
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2007 7:12PM
Such a warm and tender moment, captured so well too.

Maybe one day........

Fran
AlanBW 15 20 England
3 Sep 2007 7:16PM
Many thanks Fran - Alan
Possum 14 148 England
3 Sep 2007 9:28PM
Aww, the very best kind of candid... Smile
Allie
AlanBW 15 20 England
4 Sep 2007 6:06PM
Many thanks Allie, much appreciated - Alan
Mavis 19 143 2 England
5 Sep 2007 10:19AM
Eeeh aint luv grand . A fine capture Smile A well timed photo Alan xxx
TracyK 15 4 Netherlands
5 Sep 2007 11:11AM
A wonderful moment captured.
Tracy
svatos 13 Czech Republic
5 Sep 2007 11:57AM
nice moment
SRSmith 13 1 United States
5 Sep 2007 3:43PM
I can see why this image is so popular. Man or woman, it's bound to bring back some very nice memories. Does for me! Thank you.
AlanBW 15 20 England
5 Sep 2007 4:04PM
Thanks Mavis, Svatos, Tracy and Steve, very much appreciated - Alan
Dave87 13 42 5 England
7 Sep 2007 9:36PM
Some blokes have all the luck. The chap in the picture and the person who captured this fine shot both get a click from me. Like the many others I also think this is a smashing shot - of two lovers.

Dave.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
9 Sep 2007 3:48AM
Love this love this love this.

A Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
9 Sep 2007 8:16AM
Many thanks Dave and Andrew - Alan
helena 17 134 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 7:03AM
Well seen Alan, hope you are well Tara x
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Sep 2007 7:59AM
Many thanks Tara, much appreciated - Alan
sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 6:25PM
A moment in time captured so well! I hope they remember the moment too in years to come. Before we were married (35 years ago) me and my husband were on holiday in Devon and had a similar romantic moment, walking down the cliff path at Babbacombe and we still remember someone saying "Oh, isn't that so sweet!" May be they took a photograph of us! LOL

Sandra
AlanBW 15 20 England
11 Sep 2007 6:43AM
Many thanks Sandra - Alan
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 1:10PM
Great timing there Alan, very romantic.
AlanBW 15 20 England
11 Sep 2007 2:00PM
Many thanks Gary - Alan
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 8:59PM
Captured with great timing, Superb.

Yogendra
AlanBW 15 20 England
11 Sep 2007 9:34PM
Many thanks Yogendra - Alan
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
13 Sep 2007 4:54PM
Kiss me honey honey kiss me. haha
Well captured, Alan.
Jan
AlanBW 15 20 England
13 Sep 2007 5:31PM
Many thanks Jan - Alan
28 Nov 2007 11:28AM
Ain't love grand! Great timing. Lovely shot.
Tanya
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Nov 2007 4:00PM
Many thanks Tanya - Alan
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
14 Mar 2008 9:02AM
Hi Alan, thanks for dropping bySmile
Dennis
AlanBW 15 20 England
14 Mar 2008 9:15AM
Many thanks Dennis - Alan

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