365 Photo Project - Day 99 - Rejection Redemption

Day 99 - Rejection Redemption

We had been on several dates at this point. I picked her up and like a true cliche romantic, we went to the lake to see the sunset for dinner. We're walking around after dinner when we stroll up to the lighthouse. Everything is perfect, it's just slightly chilly so she has to stay close to me, the moon is high, and she leans against the rail. The time is right, I lean in for the first kiss as she looks up and exclaims, "Gloria's! We should go get a drink!" I was devastated... did I read the situation wrong? What if she's not even into me? Maybe she thought there might be something there, but has decided to back out. I oblige, we walk back to Gloria's for drinks and continue on to have a great evening.

Don't you worry, I got to kiss my future wife for the first time that night. Now I'm lucky enough to be able to kiss her every day.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Kit 18-55mm
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Aperture: f3.5
  • Shutter: 13 sec
  • ISO: 200

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