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Moving out again

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 160 52 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

Zazuza from Vienna via Bucharest, Austria

a perfect composition! the attitude of the lady: priceless!

19 Jul 2009 6:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . . and she has just noticed the guy is wearing her husband's watch. A sadly brilliant study of our times.

19 Jul 2009 6:10am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superbe composition! Des personnages vraiment particuliers! ce Monsieur à droite de l'image est fascinant sous l'œil de cette dame!!

19 Jul 2009 6:10am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WONDERFUL shot of a sign of our times. I wonder what the lady was thinking ??

19 Jul 2009 6:23am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Ha ha ... Is the lady says : may i can help you ? or perhaps she thinks : if i could seat down....

19 Jul 2009 6:51am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Everyday life for some !A great composition of the photo !

19 Jul 2009 6:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She's thinking: Oh, poor guys, they stayed here only few weeks... Where are they going to ? Is there any place they can live at ease ? What can I do for them ?

19 Jul 2009 7:06am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli contraste entre les trois personnage !

19 Jul 2009 7:31am

Ben from Lyon, France

I Just wake up. I see this photo. I don't know what to say. I think , i miss words in english to tell how it's sound to me.
Have a good day.

19 Jul 2009 7:35am

alireza from tehran, Iran

I think this is the life.Just look at the face of them

19 Jul 2009 8:16am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent, le regard de la personne âgée sur ces deux hommes. J'aurais bien vu la photo en noir et blanc.

19 Jul 2009 8:33am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

It's a great depiction of what a sad place this world can be. Nicely done, a powerful image.

19 Jul 2009 8:36am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Perfect capture for this category

19 Jul 2009 9:21am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

I love the composition and the colors

19 Jul 2009 9:36am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent capture. I really like the strong contrast of the lady in front of these two impressive guys!

19 Jul 2009 9:38am

Mags from Paris, France

Nice picture :)

19 Jul 2009 9:40am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Excellent composiion, I like the interaction between the woman and the two guys.
An interesting treatment of the color also.

19 Jul 2009 9:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Fabulous trio, great picture story

19 Jul 2009 10:20am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

There are only two ways to be absolutely free. 1) to be so rich you have no cares. 2) To be so poor you have no cares. The two guys look well fed. The guy on the right has the money to by cigarettes and the guy on the left has a fine watch! The lady looks like she is struggling to hold up her groceries. There are always more than one way to look at things! A controversial shot for sure. Excellent!

19 Jul 2009 10:54am

Lynn from United States

EXCELLENT SHOT!!! No matter which way you look at captured this well! The expression both facial and body language says so much on the woman. With the men it's hard to tell because as Craig said they are well fed with some certainly made us think :))

19 Jul 2009 12:06pm

Ken from United States

We all have our different baggage to carry. Whether groceries or other stuff.

19 Jul 2009 12:11pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Wow ! Those 2 guys seem so impressive looking at the old woman ! 2 giants ! Are you living on earth ? ;-)

19 Jul 2009 12:21pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

Super street! This guys are unique

19 Jul 2009 12:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A poignant and moving street shot Mariana! Whether by choice or happenstance their worlds collide. Well seen and captured! ;-)

19 Jul 2009 1:20pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

Excellent! I love how you've captured the different reactions and counter-reactions of the three subjects. Well done.

19 Jul 2009 1:42pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

An excellent candid street shot. Exceptionally well seen. Well done.

19 Jul 2009 1:48pm

Don from spokane, United States

A wonderful street scene that says so much about how we relate as human beings. The lady peering over her glasses is priceless. The pair coming down the street look like the real article too. Fabulous shot.

19 Jul 2009 1:56pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

the ZZTop make their come back ;-)) excellent scene !

19 Jul 2009 2:21pm

rian from mobile, United States

yep, the guy on the right looks like one of the zz top band members.. i like the contrast offered by these two homeless men and the old lady.. nice shot! :)

19 Jul 2009 3:45pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

sad story
nice job

19 Jul 2009 4:13pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

well captured Mariana, the old woman seem startled by what she saw but those two hippies look cheerful moving out :)

19 Jul 2009 4:23pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Great composition

19 Jul 2009 4:24pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent shot ,mariana !!!
very good composition !!
five stars !
kiss !

19 Jul 2009 4:50pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Powerful image...sad story. Love the expressions you captured..especially that of the old woman passer-by.

19 Jul 2009 5:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. I love the look on her face.

19 Jul 2009 5:30pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great street work and faces

19 Jul 2009 6:18pm

Kasra from Tabriz, Iran


19 Jul 2009 7:32pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Love the colours in this one, beautiful

19 Jul 2009 8:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great capture !! I like how the old woman look at these 2 guys... what a look they have... they seems to be giant but very nice people, i like the smile on their face in answer to the lady...

19 Jul 2009 9:06pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

Will there be traffic jam or something else? And will the lady be out of it? I'm afraid about her as one of the two guys did have a strange exoression in his eyes! This shot has a good tone which I like best! Congratulations on this candid!

20 Jul 2009 12:53am

@flyingwind风飞扬: Sure, it was frequent place, but I zoomed in into them only . She was about crossing a street, and I was in a car on red light - good chance for a shot :)) In fact I was more interested to shot guys, and was pleased when saw a lady with her look at guys on shot once I transferred pictures on the computer . Thanks :))

JMS from Thailand

Qui sont beaux ces deux tontons!

20 Jul 2009 2:25am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A "moving" shot

20 Jul 2009 3:51am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Funny and nice candid you got there. Could be two guys she had when she was an active school teacher and she definitely recognize one of them! AH!Ah!

20 Jul 2009 3:58am

motie from France

the two guies look strong and in contrast with the old lady...the guy on the right is not a ZZ tops' player?
great capture!

20 Jul 2009 7:43am

Pixim from Nice, France

I like this finally joyful scene in spite of the ground circumstances. The opposition with this little woman is striking and strengthens character of strangeness of the situation Bravo ;)

20 Jul 2009 8:04am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I checked this out yesterday and just looked and looked... so many things going on and such character displayed... wonderful shot.

20 Jul 2009 11:23am

Mike from United States

I just don't understand how you come across all these characters! You are a magnet for the unusual. Really nice. Glad the old lady was there, it really adds interest! Fabulous.

20 Jul 2009 2:51pm

@Mike: It seems like that , Mike . Where ever I go I see some strange people . And this shot is so dear to me especially because of old lady and guy on right . On bigger shot one can clearly see their looks at each other .

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot

20 Jul 2009 2:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She is wondering where they got the cigarette money. Another of your superb observations of human nature.

20 Jul 2009 3:06pm

@Steve Rice: many thanks , Steve :)

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic urban scene... incredible duo !

20 Jul 2009 3:45pm

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

An interesting encounter. Well captured.

21 Jul 2009 12:05am

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

Haha, this photo has character!

21 Jul 2009 12:30am

Bram Antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

I glad to see this picture / / I want to laugh / / In this photo how to enjoy life are the actual / / I love it / /

22 Jul 2009 1:33am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Well done.. Really tells a story..

22 Jul 2009 7:29am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 160
52 mm