Flickr a Day 45: ‘Love in the Subway’

Happy Valentine’s Day! As you can see, today’s selection is all about love. They say love is mysterious—so is the photographer, Benurs, who joined Flickr in October 2009 but hasn’t posted to his stream in three years. I searched for, but couldn’t reliably find, him on social networks; language is a problem. He is from Rota, Cádiz, Spain.

Benurs shot self-titled “Love in the Subway” on Nov. 1, 2009, using Nikon D70 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. The photo is atypical of the 123 in his stream but an image for which he’s proud. The pic is featured on Benurs’ profile. Whoa! There are nearly 30,000 views. Vitals: f/3.5, ISO 360, 1/5 sec., 18mm.

I strongly considered two other photos: “The Kiss” and “Kissie Kiss“, which was my first choice. Despite there being Creative Commons license, the photographer strongly expressed permission restrictions in his Flickr profile. I felt compelled to eliminate the timeless photo that feels more like the past than the present.

Photo Credit: Benurs