Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hans Und Renate


Hans and Renate are a charming German couple.
They live in Florida for five months in the winter and in Germany for the rest of the time.


Renate's wonderful "Sei Wild" sweater is what first attracted my attention.
I used my high school German to translate it as "Be wild!"
And, I was right.


Hans' business was publishing, a family-run company for many
generations, currently operated by their son. 

23 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Renate still has a bit if a wild twinkle in her eye, nice work capturing it Jack :)

Luis Gomez said...

They look great Jack.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i like them and i love that they are still in the family business!

Sharon said...

A very handsome couple and I love her sweater.

LONDONLULU said...

They look like they are enjoying Naples (and life) to the hilt - another great portrait!

Birdman said...

I like your recent portrait work, Jack.

VP said...

A bit faraway from Germany, but I am sure they are enjoying their stay!

Sylvia K said...

What a handsome couple and Renate does have a lovely smile indeed! Another great "people" shot!! You get better by the day and it is really an interesting series! I do believe you're having a fun time with it, Jack! That's great for all of us as well!!

Karl Demetz said...

Live in Florida during the winter month is a good choice, nice couple.

RedPat said...

The look as if they enjoy life, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

Renate has a lovely smile!

cieldequimper said...

Schönes Ehepaar, schönes Leben, schöne Photos!

Mersad said...

Wunderschön! :) Your portraits always fascinate me.

Kay said...

Handsome couple!

Lowell said...

Superb portraits.

I remember years ago when we spent many days every year in Naples/Ft. Myers that their was a large complement of Germans who vacationed there during the winter.

Interesting. Hmm?

Gunn said...

Lucky couple.
That is the way to do it.
Get away from the rain, snow and clouds.
They look happy!

William Kendall said...

Splendid portrait!

Kate said...

Sounds like they have an ideal situation.

Randy said...

Nice looking couple.

Bob Crowe said...

Mrs. C and I have a long-held fantasy that if I ever get to quit the rat race, we would spend three months in the fall in London and three months in the spring in Paris. Dream on.

Halcyon said...

Germans are cool, eh?

Malyss said...

They both look so charming!

Virginia said...

I need that sweater in French!
Great portraits Jack.
V