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They Call it Love

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/4.0 ISO 80 13 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

masoud from tehran, Iran

nice shot and good color tone

15 Aug 2009 6:15am

rem_la from villiers, France

joli couple !

15 Aug 2009 6:31am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i love the crucifix, i havent seen anyone wear those recently, they're no longer "cool"

15 Aug 2009 6:40am

@Chris Pereira: well, some people are not fashion :) btw. it is not a Crucifix . thanks .

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great capture!

15 Aug 2009 6:44am

10fraction from Rennes, France

the mans attitute is very nice, he has a kind of sure look and he seems to be very in love, ans so does she also, a very nice capture.
I see what you mean with a better camera, you are doing a stunning work with that one.Bravo

15 Aug 2009 6:52am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice portrait

15 Aug 2009 7:37am

@Calusarus: hey, nice to see you back on my blog :) thanks .

benkirane from Fès, Morocco

J'aime bien ce que apporte la chemise blanche à la douceur de la lumière qui baigne l'image! En particulier sur les cheveux de la jeune femme...
L'homme paraît bien enchaîné...Il a déjà abdiqué sa liberté!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

15 Aug 2009 7:38am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

forbiden shot

15 Aug 2009 7:40am

Mags from Paris, France

A bit too dark but a very nice couple :)

15 Aug 2009 8:45am

@Mags: Thanks, but I do not think so . I love that light coming from behind, just see how pretty that shirt is ...white !!

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A superb portrait with a great light in the white and a beautiful expression !

15 Aug 2009 9:23am

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buena composición. Gran "complicidad", entra la pareja y la fotógrafa. El tratamiento, exquisito.
Muy agradecido por haberme incluido en tu Blog Watch.
Un afectuoso saludo para ti.

15 Aug 2009 10:44am

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

Nice . Lovely Portrait

15 Aug 2009 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Are you sure it's not lust?
Nice contra jour with just enough shadow detail

15 Aug 2009 11:02am

Lynn from United States

EXCELLENT shot!!! Love the lighting and the white clean crisp shirt. Their expressions tell all...great contrast...WELL DONE :))

15 Aug 2009 11:25am

bekkah from United States

wonderful portrait, I love the sepia tone and as Lynn mentioned above...there's something about his crisp white shirt that really adds to the overall shot :)

15 Aug 2009 11:28am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Ahhh. Love. Gotta love it!! Perfect portrait!

15 Aug 2009 11:35am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

HE shows his weakness and surrenders unconditionally to her beauty and her gentle touch - SHE reveals her feelings to him by letting us know : That's my man ! Wonderful shot of a great moment.

15 Aug 2009 12:57pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Great shot!

15 Aug 2009 1:19pm

@bluechameleon: thank you :)

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

You caught a perfect expression here. The lighting and mood are balanced nicely. Well done.

15 Aug 2009 1:41pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

what else would you call it? hehe this is astounding Mariana! the expression on her face and their pose make an amazing combination. like a billboard for Guess? ;)

15 Aug 2009 3:05pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

FUN!! Love the devilish expression you captured on her face. Very seductive!!

15 Aug 2009 3:46pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, it heats and it is beautiful, tomorrow we may see you later! Lolll ... Good day.

15 Aug 2009 4:31pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so romantic shot !!!! mariana !
kiss !

15 Aug 2009 4:46pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

The image bursts with love, well done

15 Aug 2009 5:12pm

STEED from France

Just enough to be naughty......Nice shot ...

15 Aug 2009 5:21pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Their relationship is obviously based on mutuality. :-) Pretty couple, and well captured!

15 Aug 2009 5:45pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Nice shot. Yeah, she does have that naughty look ;)

15 Aug 2009 6:09pm

Don from spokane, United States

A sensitive picture of this couple relating to each other. Fine image. I especially like the toning.

15 Aug 2009 6:14pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very well moment ;)

15 Aug 2009 6:51pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the smile she is obviously satisfaid.

15 Aug 2009 7:34pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot and colors/tones. It looks like a Calvin Kleine spot :))

15 Aug 2009 7:56pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot!
I love the mood you created here.
Like the looks on their faces - they really do look in love.
And that light is just awesome!
Perfect shot !

15 Aug 2009 8:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice. That's a wry grin she has; a little bit of the devil in her.

15 Aug 2009 8:58pm

@john4jack: or she like to pose only ? ha ha Thanks Jack !

grant from kansas city, United States

yes they do - a nice moment!

15 Aug 2009 11:07pm

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

ooh this is a hot shot! :)) nice capture!

16 Aug 2009 12:16am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Are they your friends or just passengers? Envy of this capture!!! Bravo!

16 Aug 2009 2:23am

One from Açores, Portugal

A nice angle and beautiful contrast ! Excellent portrait !

16 Aug 2009 2:44am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot

16 Aug 2009 5:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow! This is a brilliant picture...Love the superb light, tone and mood!

16 Aug 2009 6:04am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Nice tones on this and great light!

16 Aug 2009 6:27am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very super work. Love these effects and i like the toning.!

16 Aug 2009 6:35am

hamzeh oliazadeh from Iran

I like it!

16 Aug 2009 6:56am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Lovely shot, cool lighting!

16 Aug 2009 7:32am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot in b/w

16 Aug 2009 9:22am

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

wonderful moment and a nice processing

16 Aug 2009 9:31am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

The sweet loss of oneself to another. it has the perfume of fashion too...

16 Aug 2009 10:08am

JMS from Chonburi, Thailand

Beaucoup de charme !

16 Aug 2009 12:51pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Yes, charming... and interesting expressions.

16 Aug 2009 1:33pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

un p tit coté IBIZA là^^

16 Aug 2009 2:32pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Nice shot.

16 Aug 2009 3:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful, intimate image of this young couple. Lovely work.

16 Aug 2009 4:47pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i like the intimacy here too, almost like an ad for the brand Guess =]

16 Aug 2009 5:07pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Just a beautiful shot. Gorgeous cropping, love the balance of the white shirt with the light in the upper left, and the velvety rich brown-black.
So enjoy their expressions and self-absorption

16 Aug 2009 7:15pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

well done :))) ............... cool for them ................................ !

16 Aug 2009 8:28pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

A fabulous looking couple!

16 Aug 2009 10:08pm

@Anita: Thanks Anita :)

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

...with a twinkle in their eyes!

17 Aug 2009 12:17am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

An excellent portrait that really captures the moment.

17 Aug 2009 4:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I want to call it love, too.

17 Aug 2009 7:16am

Tomix from France

fantastic shot! i like the tone...and beautiful models, the light thought the shirt is great! well done!

17 Aug 2009 5:15pm

Mike from United States

really beautifully done!! is that your son and girlfriend? gorgeous pose and tones!!!

17 Aug 2009 5:41pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

***beautiful ,lovely colors ***

17 Aug 2009 9:34pm

@Mozhde: did you see colors on next shot ? or you really love these tones ... there are no colors :))

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very sexy shot. And I remember the title of Raymond Carver: What We Talk about When We Talk about Love
Beautifully done, my friend.

18 Aug 2009 5:39am

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

;)take it easy :))

18 Aug 2009 5:19pm

vz-nostalgia from Tuvalu

what would you call it, Ms. Mariana?

19 Aug 2009 12:55am

@vz-nostalgia: LOVE :))) The same as THEY, where I include not this couple only but everybody who knows them :))

rian from Mobile, United States

great shot! this could pass off for a fashion spread.. :)

20 Aug 2009 2:56am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Great lighting, nice shot.

20 Aug 2009 3:59am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

and it is love!

22 Sep 2009 12:32am

@jhcibils: thank you :)

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
1/400 second
ISO 80
13 mm