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The Living Years

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Do not know why but these old lovely mail-boxes reminded me of this song :
~The Living Years - MIKE & THE MECHANICS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1250 second F/3.5 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

fantastic rural B&W - great job!

15 May 2009 5:21am

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

Really good ! I'm dreaming I'm here having a nice trip over there !

15 May 2009 5:34am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great shot of the endless road and those mail-boxes are really cool!

15 May 2009 5:36am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb composition with this almost endless perspective!

15 May 2009 5:43am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I agree with you, and also they have a melancholy shade that I like very myuch.

15 May 2009 5:58am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wonderful! just wonderful!

15 May 2009 6:33am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thank you for reminding me of that song and giving me goosebumps!!! A great song for a great image!!! Lovely sentiment in this image!

15 May 2009 7:14am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Cool B&W shot, great framing and tones

15 May 2009 7:36am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I love the song you mention, sad but a very nice song. Maybe there is some sadness in this image of faded lives that reminded you,

15 May 2009 7:42am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

nice b/w picture

15 May 2009 8:56am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great composition, nice bw tones!

15 May 2009 8:59am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

Nice B &W !

15 May 2009 9:06am

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

what an incredible shot. Love the angles

15 May 2009 9:09am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nicly composed
crative subject

15 May 2009 9:41am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very nice composition. Like the processing of the b/w.

15 May 2009 10:26am

Ken from United States

Makes one long for a simpler life.

15 May 2009 10:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 May 2009 11:48am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Our mailboxes suck! These have character! Nice capture!

15 May 2009 12:12pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Lots of these in our rural area... and quite "rustic" as well... I've just never had the courage to capture them.

15 May 2009 12:45pm

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Like a classic from the masters in photograph from the 40's, bravo !

15 May 2009 12:52pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great photograph and wonderful image in B&W!

15 May 2009 1:13pm

mohammad.jenab from tehran, Iran

nice shot.thank you

15 May 2009 2:19pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great find, well shown!

15 May 2009 2:43pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful shot! A great piece of Canadiana that is going by the wayside..... ;-)

15 May 2009 2:48pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So beautifully emotive and evocative... both your image and the song!!!

15 May 2009 2:50pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

Nice compo. IT looks very interesting.

15 May 2009 2:59pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

audaciousness composition that gives strength to the image! I like the treatment of B / W!

15 May 2009 3:04pm

pascal from France

"there's a desert road from Vegas to nowhere
some place better than where you've been ........"
nice picture......sorry for my very bad english......

15 May 2009 3:20pm

@pascal: 'Calling you ..' - wow .. love that song :)))

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love your composition ! love the letter box on foreground ! great perspective....on the road again ! beautiful BW my dear Mariana ;-)

15 May 2009 3:37pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent B&W! Great composition!

15 May 2009 3:49pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

I LOVE ;)))))))))))))))) cool !

15 May 2009 3:52pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like to see everyday elements made into successful pictures. These mailboxes, tilted back, have a kind of time-honored status in every community. Very interesting picture.

15 May 2009 3:56pm

peter from new york, United States

i love these old mail boxes too! great vintage-feeling shot. seems like its out in the middle of nowhere!

15 May 2009 4:06pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A fabulous rural study. I found myself getting lost in the sign and along the highway. Nice.

15 May 2009 4:56pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

J'aime beaucoup cette photo!! Nostalgie du temps qui passe.... Espoir de recevoir...
Bonne soirée.

15 May 2009 5:03pm

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

b&w shot, but there are so many things to look at, good job

15 May 2009 5:05pm

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

That high contrast works really well.

15 May 2009 5:11pm

aragem from Portugal

Love everything!

15 May 2009 5:21pm

zOOm from Paris, France

I love those mail boxes, typically american ! I've seen so many while I was in the US. Colors, shapes, old, new, wood, metal... sometimes just a rock with a name written on it... a nice theme to evok... on the road again... !

15 May 2009 5:39pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A superb composition !

15 May 2009 5:41pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Amazing contrast on this one. A nice find for sure...

15 May 2009 5:59pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This mono tone shot and the song in the background that really gives a feeling I may never have in the real world.

15 May 2009 6:17pm

Manola from Bassens, France

beautiful.. I like...

15 May 2009 7:04pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

on the road again...more...envis de voyage là,et voyage grace à ton regard ,^^

15 May 2009 7:17pm

romine from Bucharest, Romania

great b&w. tried to read the sign, but i didn't succeeded. i was curious. love the framing

15 May 2009 7:30pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A well captured and processed every day scene in backroads Canada. Very well done Mariana. You have yourself a great long weekend.

15 May 2009 8:02pm

@Lee: You might be familiar with scenes like this ... same as i am familiar with your gorgeous duck :) have a great long weekend too , and happy Victoria day :))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine composition. Monochrome is just right.

15 May 2009 8:52pm

Mike from United States

Very nice BW. Really nice composition. I agree with Florence... Very American (Canadian, too I guess!), but it has a US midwest feel to it. Wonderful job.

15 May 2009 9:27pm

tomie from Vanuatu

invitation for a trip!!

15 May 2009 10:15pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

This is wonderful seeing this, straight out of a 60's movie, excellent shot.

15 May 2009 10:32pm

mats from Texas, United States

Great documentation of the times. those fading painted names on those mailboxes, just great. another excellent composition.

16 May 2009 12:51am

Michael from United States

love the black and white tones! very interesting.

16 May 2009 1:53am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nicely framed; perfect in bw.

16 May 2009 3:43am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A machinist of many talents our Mr Bauman. best...jerry

16 May 2009 4:10am

rian from mobile, United States

hmm.. i dunno why too.. but it certainly has a homey feel to it.. very nice shot.. :)

16 May 2009 12:57pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Great title.

16 May 2009 6:24pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I really like the mood of this B&W shot

17 May 2009 10:49am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image - I like the mood

17 May 2009 7:29pm

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

nice B/W picture, i like it

18 May 2009 5:56am

Mahmood from Karaj, Iran

Great Framing , Great Shoot .

18 May 2009 8:29am

Lynn from United States

Great shot and love the song it goes so well with this shot!!! It's one of those shots that I would pass by not seeing but I see it through you...thanks :))

21 May 2009 2:34am

moncler from putian, China

Merci pour la le?on de photographie si utile à l'heure du numerique et du vite fait ..sans réfléchir .
j'aime l'atmosphère de ce cliché et ce qu'il évoque , chacun peut s'y retrouver quelque soit son pays
et créer plusieurs histoires ...

30 Dec 2010 7:14am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You are one great photographer! All combined with great creativity and humanity. I know I've said many times (I think) but never mind repeat ... You are a role model for me! Your pictures are all an incredible strength. So it is with your words! I ask you not leave us! It is a pleasure and a great incentive to follow the "red. " With all my love and admiration Happy New Year full of love and life! Cheers! A hug, Adela

8 Jan 2011 7:50am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 80
6 mm