David & Sherry Photography


A Whole Lot Better Than A Selfie! Also titled Being Married A Long Time ROCKS

This is the fantastic tourist/fishing village of Positano in Italy. It's hard to take a bad picture of this incredible place, but while taking some lovely landscape photos Sherry was halfway across the beach which from where I was standing I could hardly see her, she was waving her arms in the air and pointed towards a couple of people then gave me a thumbs up/thumbs down option... Having been married to Sherry for a long time I knew exactly what she said... and I gave her the thumbs up.

From Sherry's perspective, she was on the beach minding the young children we birthed while I was taking some photos of our friends and she had seen this couple on the beach trying to take a photo of each other. One would stand out by the water and get a picture then they would switch, and they were getting frustrated as they couldn't get one together and they weren't turning out as they hoped. Sherry saw this and what she asked me from halfway across town with a few arm motions was "Hey there is a couple over there... If I offer for them to get some pictures are you willing to direct them and take the photos?" To which I gave a thumbs up to. They say 90% of all communication is non-verbal... in this case, it was 100% :)

So our couple came over, speaking just a bit of English we were able to create some incredible keepsakes including this photo.

1/640; f/4.0; ISO 640; 24.0 mm.