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Space left open to awful loneliness...(2)


"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

kerfendal from Paris, France

your soul is in your camera, perfect and deeply sad there, congrat Mariana

10 Jul 2009 5:23am

Mike from United States

Wow. A wonderfully processed image where the processing adds to the shot. This has a very sad mood to it. Great job M!!

10 Jul 2009 5:23am

Yvon from Orleans, France

winderful shot

10 Jul 2009 5:29am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This is a very dramatic image, emotive and terrible. The use of noise and light, like yesterday's, is essential to the effect. Very good.

10 Jul 2009 5:33am

rem_la from Villiers sur Marne, France

une impression de grande solitude !

10 Jul 2009 5:52am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Image of loleliness ... N / B added to the light expresses this loudly feeling in this old lady bent.

10 Jul 2009 6:06am

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Oh, this saddens my heart. I don't want to imagine being alone and old. What a scary place to be. Very nice image.

10 Jul 2009 6:06am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

I like the noise, good effect.

10 Jul 2009 6:48am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a moving shot. You touched my heart! Well done indeed.

10 Jul 2009 7:00am

motie from France

this picture seems to come from old time...she very looks so sad and poor....great 5 stars picture!

10 Jul 2009 7:57am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nisly composed but is too sad

10 Jul 2009 8:00am

alireza from tehran, Iran

what is she thinking about
maybe her children

10 Jul 2009 8:37am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very strong/dramatic photo, with a very good composition

10 Jul 2009 8:44am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very strong/dramatic photo. Very good composition.

10 Jul 2009 8:46am

k@ from Paris, France

This one touches me a lot. Is it in Canada really ? or taken some years ago in your former country ? Overwhelming, anyway........................

10 Jul 2009 9:05am

@k@: Thanks K :) It is from here, from a farm. I used to buy fresh milk from her daughter.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very powerful ! I like your processing as a very old photography !

10 Jul 2009 9:44am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

really well composed to tell loneliness!

10 Jul 2009 10:25am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

so true..great picture

10 Jul 2009 10:30am

zOOm from Paris, France

Very poignant portrait, your grain adding a lot too... but she's really looks despaired and alone. That's so sad to be alone when you're getting old. It's a picture of powerful impact.

10 Jul 2009 11:01am

JMS from Thailand

Tout le poids d'une vie laborieuse sur les épaules de cette vieille femme.

10 Jul 2009 11:45am

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

Excellent processing. Well captured emotion

10 Jul 2009 12:05pm

rian from mobile, United States

another awesome shot! this scene reeks of despair and loneliness.. great shot! :D

10 Jul 2009 12:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like yesterday's shot, this one is very dramatic, painfull and gripping. You have captured this to perfection Mariana! Well done! ;-)

10 Jul 2009 12:29pm

Mags from Paris, France

Very sad picture :'(

10 Jul 2009 12:35pm

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Now this one is lonely and unlike yesterday's without hope it would seem. A very powerful image, bravo!

10 Jul 2009 1:17pm

don from spokane, United States

We can't know her thoughts, but her posture conveys a deep concern about something. A very strong photograph!

10 Jul 2009 1:31pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

Fantastic!!! Meaningful and thought-provoking! Absolutely a masterpiece! Nonfocus and sepia often bring something special but not everyone can get it properly while you have such an ability~~~ Anyway, more of this series at least 100 pieces ^_^

10 Jul 2009 1:45pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: ha ha .. Thanks a lot, but I am afraid I am going to make you and everyone else, including myself, very depressed . Tomorrow is time for some cheerful flowers or birds :)) Something happy !

Marcie from Newton, United States

Powerful image. The grainy effect only adds to the sadness. Well done!!

10 Jul 2009 2:18pm

shafagh from Tehran, Iran

sad shot and lonely shot

10 Jul 2009 2:49pm

Aurore from Paris, France

I hear the noise of her loneliness...loudly. Very moving shot and well done.

10 Jul 2009 3:17pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

powerful and somewhat tragic shot, your work is brilliant

10 Jul 2009 3:22pm

Marie from Paris, France

Very very touching...
The atmosphere seem's so sad..
And the old woman likes carry a pain on his shoulders...
Sorry if I do mistake with my english words ! :-( Hope I don't write foolish things or nonsense !!)
Well... This is a fantastic shot...
I'm touched...
Marie !

10 Jul 2009 3:28pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

Bravo! Beautifully done!

10 Jul 2009 3:32pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Indeed, you caught the sense of loneliness.

10 Jul 2009 3:42pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A picture to be hung on your wall for remembrance that it is , when life, to be lived to the fullest and that moments of solitude are too to be embraced as a whole.

10 Jul 2009 3:54pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

like everyone else said, this is truly moving. full of sad emotions and the sepia tones and grains added more sadness to it. I'll be waiting for tomorrow's sunny post :)

10 Jul 2009 3:54pm

@shoti: Thanks Shoti. Will think about something sunny or at least funny for tomorrow :)) Have a great weekend !

Liang from San Francisco, United States

I like this, plainly because of the old feel you've given here with the old lady and the processing of the image. Takes me sort of back into the 1940s-50s era, like the world war II times. nice! =D

10 Jul 2009 4:08pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

si triste, si seule, si abandonnée, une image pesante d'une réalité troublante et désolante.. le traitement efface un peu la douleur de la scène .. a very great shot..

10 Jul 2009 5:33pm

Benkirane from Fès, Morocco

Tout dans la posture de cette vieille femme (tête baissé, mains croisées...) indique la solitude voire le dé fait sentir le poids du temps qui fuit hémorragiquement...

10 Jul 2009 5:50pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Quelle image très touchante, très beau travail!

10 Jul 2009 6:20pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

no comment ! pore woman !

10 Jul 2009 6:46pm

Kasra from Tabriz, Iran

great shot in moment and fantastic composition :)

10 Jul 2009 6:52pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

an image that speaks of itself!

10 Jul 2009 7:03pm

Andy from United States

Wow gives a real sense of emotion and sadness for some reason. Like the weight of the world is on her shoulders. Really like the processing!

10 Jul 2009 7:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Heart-wrenching. Superbly done.

10 Jul 2009 8:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a gripping image that screams loneliness. Such superb work you've done here.

10 Jul 2009 8:14pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

a great shot!!!

10 Jul 2009 9:15pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The sentiment is captured here without even seeing the expression on her face. Well done!

10 Jul 2009 9:47pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Loneliness and may be she is also tired. Beautiful atmosphere with the tones and noise. The blur also helps for a story telling.

10 Jul 2009 10:34pm

Jaol from Canarias-Asturias, Spain

Ufff, when Photography comes from intense and dramatic. This is ART.

10 Jul 2009 10:35pm

Lynn from United States

Brilliant shot!!! This one makes me very know exactly how to pull at our emotions and you do it PERFECTLY!!!

11 Jul 2009 12:49am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Mariana, I don't have much to say, pondering the last two images... except that .... you ARE an artist !!....


11 Jul 2009 2:16am

masoud from tehran, Iran

good shot and lovely effect

11 Jul 2009 3:45am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Another fabulous shot. A great follow up to yesterdays strong shot. A very strong thought provoking set of shots.

11 Jul 2009 4:03am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderfully evocative and emotional in content and treatment...the grain certainly enhances the mood!

11 Jul 2009 5:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I have to call my mama. She's living by herself, alone.

11 Jul 2009 9:34am

marianne from Toulouse, France

She seems so alone, a very great shot from your hearth !!!

11 Jul 2009 1:26pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Aaawww... a sad but powerful image... beautiful processing.

11 Jul 2009 9:19pm

matt sutton from Sydney, Australia

moving, thought-provoking, well done and thanks

11 Jul 2009 9:25pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Very very powerful but she is very sad, why ?
Great shot and good her position.
perfect .
you best ;)

12 Jul 2009 3:12pm

@Shahryar: Thanks . I do not know why, but probably many reasons. I only know she is a blind woman .

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

gorgeous and very moving!! amazing processing!!! 5 stars!!!

13 Jul 2009 3:23am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Great processing on this image which really enhances the mood. Powerful image.

14 Jul 2009 3:16pm

Mans0ureh from Esfahan, Iran

I love it..

14 Jul 2009 5:24pm

Keith from Chicago, United States

excellent image Anamaria. there are too many lonely people in the world-especailly the elderly.

21 Jul 2009 11:05pm

@Keith: Thanks a lot Keith for taking a look at my picture . Yes, you are so right about lonely people!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning... Very powerful image

23 Jul 2009 9:40pm

christine from France

Merci Mariana de m'avoir invité à venir voir cette photo....un peu dans le même esprit que la mienne, et je dirais, qu'elle est encore plus forte en émotion...trés belle photo.

22 Nov 2009 4:44pm

pedro lópez from benicarló, Spain

One of your best images ever. All i can say is 5 stars.

25 Jul 2010 2:19pm