I don't know the couple above. I liked watching them, and it's pretty pleasant to look at the photo and daydream about their lives, with a wealth of history. I know it's fiction, maybe this is their second and forth marriages, but I get a sweet little Lifetime channel movie picture of them when I look at this. I've been disturbed by several news stories I've read in the past 24 hours or so, so it's particularly soothing to have this love endures feeling when I look at them.
The altered photo seems a more accurate depiction of what I was seeing with my eyes as I lay on the beach that day, blissfully cooled and heated by ocean and sand. Similar to how the storyline I created in my head might be actually more real than say a print out of facts of their life provided by the social security administration. Reality is whatever your perception of it is. I borrowed that line from a sign in a nursing home I used to work in.