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Still Going Strong

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 80 19 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

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice capture

13 Aug 2009 5:18am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

so sad shot
but welll done

13 Aug 2009 6:39am

masoud from tehran, Iran

good shot , well done

13 Aug 2009 7:14am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

a beautifull play with lights and shadows

13 Aug 2009 7:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Mariana, again a very expressive photo, in your genuine style. I like the dtrong contrast here and the meaningful composition :)

13 Aug 2009 7:26am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Another very emosional shot!
Love the light and shadows
Fantastic shot

13 Aug 2009 7:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Makes for such a strong relationship image . . time passing and always unstoppable.

13 Aug 2009 8:37am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Wonderful composition and light in sun and shadow ! This portrait is great and beautiful !

13 Aug 2009 10:17am

françoisedu80 from France

Bonjour Mariana ,
Une petite pause promenade au bord de l'eau en prenant son temps un pas après l'autre , éloge de la lenteur !!!

13 Aug 2009 10:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Like the graphic treatment, it goes with the title

13 Aug 2009 10:27am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a play of shadows and lights beautiful, a beautiful place to relax. Good day.

13 Aug 2009 11:24am

Lynn from United States

Fantastic contrast in this your choice of b/w!!! Everything adds to this...shadows, trees, pond, and most importantly the man. WELL DONE :))

13 Aug 2009 11:52am

rian from mobile, United States

yep, as long as you can still manage to do it, just do it.. :) really nice candid capture here.. :)

13 Aug 2009 12:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the strong contrast between the black and white, along with a background full of texture.

13 Aug 2009 12:44pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

muy buen B&W, compo excelente

13 Aug 2009 12:52pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

A little sad picture, but lovely it remind me of my grandfather who was blind.

13 Aug 2009 1:23pm

SePp from Trier, Germany

very impressive image. Like the strong b&w contrast which gives the image even more power

13 Aug 2009 1:26pm

@SePp: Thanks SePp ! Thanks for the visit too !

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great shot and I love the dark shadows where the person is and the light beyond! Very nice in black and white!

13 Aug 2009 1:43pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WOW Mariana, love the B & W processing along with great contrast - 10/10 +

13 Aug 2009 1:58pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A nice walk in the garden can lighten the darkest moments as well as the harshest time to walk through. Always a nice time to reflect.

13 Aug 2009 2:23pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

So deeply symbolic: he will have to hurry up to escape from the shadows. Super picture!

13 Aug 2009 2:30pm

Hamid Rafiee from Iran

great job.

13 Aug 2009 2:38pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the strong contrast of this shot. I like how the subject is walking face... which makes the viewer ponder and think about the picture. Well done.

13 Aug 2009 3:15pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

the play of light and shadows here is so dramatic! wonderful work Mariana! well seen! :)

13 Aug 2009 3:22pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

Aging ..... quiet and serene in a beautiful decor! achieve a goal, mariana!

13 Aug 2009 3:57pm

Michael Rawluk ht from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely composed and the b+w is wonderful. I like the ways the dappled light hits.

13 Aug 2009 4:38pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Love the B&W. Great capture!

13 Aug 2009 4:58pm

Mia from Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Love the title, nothing seems to stop him, eh? Love the shadows all around him, too.

13 Aug 2009 5:13pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Metering is so great under such a condition in the trees! I love the light spreading on the ground!

13 Aug 2009 5:22pm

peter from new york, United States

walking through the shadows...
i love it!

13 Aug 2009 5:55pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

wow fantastic !!!!!!!!! and light with shadows is splendid !

13 Aug 2009 6:08pm

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

I wouls like coloured one more !

13 Aug 2009 6:26pm

@Mahboubeh: I understand , but too many different greens, and all these shadows are just killing that old man :) I really felt that BW is a good choice ! Thanks !

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful and powerful shot Mariana! Well done! ;-)

13 Aug 2009 6:54pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Nice shot, bw is a good choice for this pic.

13 Aug 2009 7:28pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

attracted by the shafts of light he mobilizes the power that's still slumbering in his body and his soul

regards : Ralf

13 Aug 2009 7:43pm

@R.J.Dee: Right ! And I was attracted by you "Still Going Strong" picture and even stole your title for this picture . Many thanks Ralf :))

Andy from United States

Really like the contrast in this shot.

13 Aug 2009 7:52pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

A perfect point of view here with the strong contrasts...

13 Aug 2009 8:02pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice street shot, great bw!

13 Aug 2009 8:06pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous love the light that you have captured

13 Aug 2009 8:38pm

@jamesy: thanks Jamesy :)

Yvon from Orleans, France

superbe clair obscur; very nice shot

13 Aug 2009 8:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A sensitively done image. A very hopeful image. You have such a gift for seeing a story in a single frame.

13 Aug 2009 9:00pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une belle pénombre qui invite à la détente et à la balade! Ne pas oublier le trépied...

13 Aug 2009 9:18pm

cindy brown from United States

Wonderful!! I always love the B&W

13 Aug 2009 10:56pm

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Lovely strong contrast image, good storyline and intention.

13 Aug 2009 11:07pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

At first I thought this was a man watering the shrubs...until I looked more closely!

14 Aug 2009 12:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

All the people, including me and you, are going to be old day by day. But "Still Going Strong !"

14 Aug 2009 12:29am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A geat capture with excellent use of light. Your details in the highlights are great. The difference between the highlights and shadows is strong. Well done.

14 Aug 2009 3:10am

IVar from Indianapolis, United States

Nice shot... like the mood.

14 Aug 2009 4:03am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Great b&w

14 Aug 2009 4:57am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

I love the range of tones in this B/W photo, perfect choice for B/W the position of the subject really strikes an emotion with the viewer and sets a sullen mood.

14 Aug 2009 5:01am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

impressive lighting.

14 Aug 2009 7:16am

Stef67 from in my head, France

clair obscure très bien maitrisé mariana ^^

14 Aug 2009 2:26pm

Tomix from France

great B&W...

14 Aug 2009 10:29pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

Wonderful choice for bw. I really like the dappled sunlight.

16 Aug 2009 6:35am

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 7:10am

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 7:47am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 80
19 mm