In love in the rain by Marjolein Katsma

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people, travel, love, portrait, rain, umbrella, colorful, tajikistan, ikat, traditional dress, dushanbe

We were visiting a historic site near Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital. I noted a young couple, she in her best dress of brightly-colored silk ikat (trousers and long shirt), he in modern jeans, being very attentive and helping her over rough spots (much more than she needed helped). They were very obviously, very much in love. When the rain started, it provided an occasion for them: they sat down in the grass, cozily huddled together under an umbrella.

There is nothing posed here – I encountered them just like this, and they didn’t mind being ‘caught’ and having their photograph taken.
View larger to see the rain!

Taken near Dushanbe, Tajikistan 2009
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you, Tori!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 5 years ago

    excellent capture!!!

  • Thank you for the compliment, Dinni!

    The picture makes me smile again each time I see it. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • CheyAnne Sexton
    CheyAnne Sextonabout 5 years ago

    just beautiful. You can see how happy they are in the rain

  • Thank you CheyAnne!

    (I’m amazed myself how visibly in love they are :))

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!
    Their love shines through the lens.

  • Thank you Bobbi!

    Isn’t it amazing that photography is capable of doing this? In spite of our modern electronics, there’s still magic.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 5 years ago

    What a lovely capture, instand fav!

  • Thank you Esther for the compliment, and the fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Shubd
    Shubdalmost 5 years ago

    Truly a great capture !
    Congrats on the various features !

  • Thank you very much, Shubd! (I can’t believe I missed your comment till now – my apologies!)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 5 years ago

    Prachtig shot, Marjolein!

  • Dank je, steppeland! En ook voor de fave, natuurlijk!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition.

  • Thank you very much, Miguel! I appreciate your adding it to your favorites, too. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

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