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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 28 August 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Was waiting for a meeting , sitting across these guys fixing one cubicle, covered with multiple nylon sheets. Many employees stopped there interrupting these guys with question when they were going to finish this work and go away ...

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 800 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

Rags from Plano, United States

I love the mystery in this image.

28 Aug 2009 5:17am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Strange atmosphere... I like that !

28 Aug 2009 5:29am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well seen and done, it gives a feeling of softness and dream.

28 Aug 2009 5:37am

Ben from Lyon, France

This is particular but ( and) I like it.
Superposition ?

28 Aug 2009 5:49am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

What a wonderful imaginative shot. Love that you've shot through the builders plastic..though it almost looks like netting. It gives a moody intriguing look. Good One!

28 Aug 2009 6:28am

k@ from Paris, France

This is mysterious and strong : love the sheet (feel I can touch it) and the beautiful tones. Don't see exactly what's happening behind but that's cool for the imagination :) Something new is growing inside the chrysalis and i like that ~ 

28 Aug 2009 6:47am

Manola from Bassens, France

wouaouhhhhh !!! What a magic plan!!!! An extraordinary photo, by its lightness and its transparency...
I like simply...

28 Aug 2009 7:14am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

J'aime cette impression mystérieuse de dédoublement!!
Superbe photo!

28 Aug 2009 8:23am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

Strange and curious , a captive feeling , with beautiful tones

28 Aug 2009 8:24am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

curtains usually hide surprises - this one gives the viewer a hunch of what's waiting for him - mysterious !

28 Aug 2009 8:38am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, A fantasy world like a dream. A beautiful scene. Good day.

28 Aug 2009 8:46am

Standley from Carquefou, France

I love the mysterious atmosphere. Well done!

28 Aug 2009 8:58am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una imagen misteriosa y una pregunta de película, ¿hay alquien mas ahí???

28 Aug 2009 9:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderfully ghostlike image
Nice title

28 Aug 2009 9:41am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

interesting shot...

28 Aug 2009 10:51am

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

Ghost house !... well done it's amazing ;)

28 Aug 2009 10:56am

Lynn from United States

Very unique and interesting!!! A dream like state for sure...nice work :))

28 Aug 2009 11:27am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Very creative! Nice!

28 Aug 2009 11:29am

manel from Girona, Spain

Me gusta mucho. Acertado tratamiento.

28 Aug 2009 11:33am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Had no clue at all how you captured this... reflections? multiple exposure? But then I just gave up guessing - I'd rather sit back and enjoy such wonderful impressionist work of art!:-))) Have a great Friday Mariana!

28 Aug 2009 11:33am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! They seem to be captured in a dream...... ;-)

28 Aug 2009 11:53am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Comme pris dans des filets.... mais qui ne les retiennent pas prisonniers...
Superbe !

28 Aug 2009 1:27pm

Mia from Cleveland, United States

This is a little spooky, Mariana! For some odd reason, I didn't see the figures of the people behind the curtain, but I can in the thumbnail... like it! Almost like an abstract.

28 Aug 2009 2:02pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

interesting shot .good work :)

28 Aug 2009 2:53pm

Michael Rawluk htt from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love the title! That is such a cool shot.

28 Aug 2009 2:59pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice shot and an amaizing processing.

28 Aug 2009 3:10pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Love the ghost effect and atmosphere!

28 Aug 2009 3:11pm

Don from spokane, United States

The nylon sheets give the image a strong mysterious quality that I like. The vagueness of the guys is very appealing. Super shot.

28 Aug 2009 3:12pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

J'aime bien les images qui brouillent la réalité!

28 Aug 2009 3:32pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

nice multiple exposure effect! good story as well :)

28 Aug 2009 3:40pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Like a ghost movie - I like it!

28 Aug 2009 3:42pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
this recording offers something special ghostly off. A very good idea.
It looks as if someone behind the curtain a job done. Dear greetings Christel

28 Aug 2009 3:51pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Ghost-like and whimsical - and really good. A most creative use of 'waiting time' I would say!

28 Aug 2009 3:58pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Love the processing Mariana, gives it a ghost like look to it. Well seen & captured shot

28 Aug 2009 4:34pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the diaphonous layers. Wonderful mood you've captured/created.

28 Aug 2009 4:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Outstanding visualization. Ghostly.

28 Aug 2009 5:11pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is magically frightening!

28 Aug 2009 5:13pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the ghost mood here

28 Aug 2009 5:15pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Ghosts at work.

28 Aug 2009 5:39pm

Yvon from Belgium

Yessss .... I like it.
Well done.
Have a nice week-end.

28 Aug 2009 5:40pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran


28 Aug 2009 6:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous tones. Wonderful textures. Terrific eye.

28 Aug 2009 6:04pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The light is excellent!

28 Aug 2009 6:08pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

fantastic texture of life *****************************

28 Aug 2009 6:15pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Great processing!! Love the effect. : )

28 Aug 2009 7:09pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very mysterious ! what's happened under the chrysalis ? a disturbing effect !

28 Aug 2009 7:18pm

Mike from United States

Excellent. Mysterious.. like a gauze shroud. very cool shot. Hope the meeting went well.

28 Aug 2009 7:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The workers appear to be apparitions. There is a beautiful dream like quality to this lovely image.

28 Aug 2009 9:00pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a wonderful "mystery" shot ,mariana !
kiss !

28 Aug 2009 9:27pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How secretive it all looks behind that sheeting . . a simple device like that transforms the ordinary so much.

28 Aug 2009 9:30pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Excellent opportunistic photograph - made something sublime out of the mundane.

28 Aug 2009 9:33pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

like a concealment type of image, nicely composed.

28 Aug 2009 10:04pm

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

Look like ghosts. Very cool.

28 Aug 2009 11:10pm

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I like both what's semi-hidden and revealed in this shot.

28 Aug 2009 11:22pm

grant from kansas city, United States

i like the shot very much, and the title too.

29 Aug 2009 12:45am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love how the "swag" of the nylon sheets are highlighted here - helps add a lot of texture to this composition.

29 Aug 2009 1:17am

martie from us, United States

Perhaps they were making other impatient, but what a great shot! It has a bit of a ghostly feel to it.

29 Aug 2009 2:10am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Interesting effect with the nylon

29 Aug 2009 2:11am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Large offices must continue to function, even during renovations. The nylon mesh creates a different type of diffusing in this shot.

29 Aug 2009 3:02am

One from Açores, Portugal

Magnificent processing on this beautiful composition !
Excellent image !

29 Aug 2009 3:33am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Great exposure time on this and I like the explanation also!

29 Aug 2009 4:20am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Great mixture of introduction and PP! But I really wanted to see more workers in it...

29 Aug 2009 4:26am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I must congratulate you for having your camera at all times! This is a wonderful view of a familiar subject and your comment is true as well... In their anxiety to get a job done, people often slow the work.

29 Aug 2009 11:39am

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

Very strange result ! A good idea !

29 Aug 2009 4:23pm

mirela from brighton, United States

original and misterious, like it a lot!

29 Aug 2009 4:44pm

rian from Mobile, United States

wow.. i wonder what those were for.. nevertheless, it made for a great photo op.. :) nice shot!

29 Aug 2009 6:43pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I would call them 'subservient ghosts' :-)

29 Aug 2009 7:44pm

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

Excellent ghosty sight !

30 Aug 2009 9:00pm

@Imaginerf: hi there :)) thanks a lot :)

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Ghostly indeed, what a superb image from something seen by chance, they're always the best eh? Well done.

31 Aug 2009 8:30am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

oh so mysterious!!! ghostly even! faaabulous!

31 Aug 2009 2:52pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

WOW! a ghost!!! well done..

31 Aug 2009 9:32pm

Larry Bliss from Raleigh, United States


1 Sep 2009 12:50am

k@ from Paris, France

They sure would need a hole in the veil to let something within them breathe - i remember this beautiful image. It's a full of meaning serie for me, here & here if you remember...

9 Jun 2010 12:32pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 800
6 mm