Happiness is Free

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

To All the Ships At Sea

George Washington, Abe Lincoln, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, the only holiday that I absolutely adore is Valentine’s Day! It’s a day of celebration for couples to comes together and do the most important thing that any couple can do. It is a day to stop and remember to show their love which simply can be done with a hug, a kiss, a wink of the eye to say I love you.  The most beautiful things in life are free. It’s something we often forget.  My friends, every day should be Valentines Day!   Make it a Great Day!

Back in the day my instructors at the Missouri Photo Workshop taught us one of the most important things you should remember when you make a photograph.  A photo should never need a caption.  Over the years editors and art buyers named this photo “The Kiss” not my words but theirs.

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© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

Why would anybody put up this genre of photograph in June when obviously the photograph as taken in the dead of winter? That’s funny, I asked myself the same question. There are two basic reasons: the first is I just found this photo I had been trying to find for the last few years for my book, so I scanned it and now you have an opportunity to see it, and the second is I just liked the feeling. It makes me feel warm. Two lovers outside a coffeehouse in Greenwich Village. Very cold and snowy night. One grabbed shot, EOS camera, 85 1.2, ISO 200, 1/60th at f2. No rhyme or reason, I just like it.