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Harmony of Two Souls

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 80 29 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is such a beautiful study of what seems to be perfect harmony. They are so very carefully studying that car before deciding. Such concentration! A wonderful capture.

31 Aug 2009 5:18am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

What captures their attention as well? Parking is a strange place for so much attention ..
Great shot in B/W!

31 Aug 2009 5:46am

Ben from Lyon, France

It seemes you have "studied" the position to have such an angle.
I love the light.

31 Aug 2009 5:56am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Where are they going? Beautiful B&W! Love the expressions and the mood.

31 Aug 2009 6:03am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

very nice capture, gives it a vintage feel =]

31 Aug 2009 6:11am

zeinab from tehran, Iran


Contrast and composition is well
Be successful and happy

31 Aug 2009 6:13am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Great Shoot , The Frame Is Great . I Love It .

31 Aug 2009 6:21am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

the light is sculpturing the scene giving it a fantastic effect

31 Aug 2009 6:23am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful BW. Good proccesing. I like it. Thanks for your comments.

31 Aug 2009 6:30am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice framing
love ur idea

31 Aug 2009 6:33am

masoud from tehran, Iran

this shot is so nice , wonderful

31 Aug 2009 6:49am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Joli contraste pour ce superbe N&B.
Harmonie de deux âmes... Harmonie de deux vies que le temps à su préserver... cela devient si rare aujourd'hui, cela n'existera plus dans quelques années au vu de tant de divorces.
Bonne journé

31 Aug 2009 7:18am

Saeed from -, Iran

Everything is perfect, nice shot

31 Aug 2009 7:33am

Standley from Carquefou, France

They are in perfect harmony indeed. The light is exceptional. Well done.

31 Aug 2009 7:37am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You have well caught the concentration of this couple with deep darks and bright lights. Very satisfy image.

31 Aug 2009 7:38am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Excellent processing Mariana. Fantastic i love it 10/10 +

31 Aug 2009 7:39am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Brilliantly observed and presented!

31 Aug 2009 7:45am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb b&w !! The attitude is very well captured in a cars seller?

31 Aug 2009 7:48am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Amazing shot!!!! It is quite fascinating...can't stop looking at it!!! Fantastic work!

31 Aug 2009 7:59am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

Me gusta mucho el reflejo del primer hombr en la luna del furgon, el encuadre me encanta.

31 Aug 2009 8:02am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A beautiful image. The vignette is very appropriate here!

31 Aug 2009 8:06am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a great shot Mariana ! you have captured a strong expression, both in the same attitude ! a beautiful framing and BW in a superb light ! love it !

31 Aug 2009 8:17am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful capture, great bw, love the reflection!

31 Aug 2009 8:20am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Excellent B & W. I like the title.

31 Aug 2009 8:33am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

So well spotted, I love that they are at the same angle, the look in tune with each other.

31 Aug 2009 8:34am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Beautiful B & W with remarkable contrasts. Good day.

31 Aug 2009 8:51am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Interesting capture!! Nice one!

31 Aug 2009 9:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Isn't it just. Lovely hard lit, high contrast B/W

31 Aug 2009 9:49am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

nice framing and shot i love the atmosphare in this one

31 Aug 2009 10:53am

Lynn from United States

Perfect lighting!!! Great such deep clear and crisp :))

31 Aug 2009 11:06am

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice reflection and double b&w portraiture

31 Aug 2009 11:10am

mirela from brighton, United States

excellent shot, love the b&w!

31 Aug 2009 12:02pm

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

I love your legend for this one...

31 Aug 2009 12:14pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

amazing w&b , Mariana , congrats

31 Aug 2009 12:19pm

Jaol from Canarias+Gijon, Spain

Photo Mariana's...specialty: ¡masterpieces!

31 Aug 2009 12:24pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very well captured... and I love the caption. Maybe I'm inspired to pen a poem for that one. It gives me some thoughts.

31 Aug 2009 12:27pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great B&W, I love the reflection. There is a story spanning several generations there.

31 Aug 2009 1:01pm

rian from mobile, United States

impressive capture and i really like how you presented them walking in unison like that.. beautiful shot! :)

31 Aug 2009 1:27pm

Erika from Finland

Great shot! Exellent composition and lighting.

31 Aug 2009 1:39pm

k@ from Paris, France

Interesting dark blacks but what are they doing ? Just walking the same way ? I can see they are 3 (Mr has a twin in reflection who does not want to go the same direction - and I like this too :)

31 Aug 2009 2:08pm

@k@: They were doing a grocery shopping in the same store where i was . This lady was interesting to me , all the time very frowned . Somehow we left store at the same time and I followed them . See, They just put bags in a car and woman is walking to her side. NO words, nothing. Her face does not change .

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Brilliant tones and a wonderful capture. You're a natural at this kind of spontaneous looking shooting!

31 Aug 2009 2:09pm

alireza from tehran, Iran

nice light & title.

31 Aug 2009 2:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Incredible lighting. Nice reflections.

31 Aug 2009 2:28pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING light and details here!! almost scientific!! :) beautiful tonalities -- and everything so perfectly sharp!

31 Aug 2009 2:51pm

k@ from Paris, France

Thanks for the explanation - now i can see i felt it right with the double of the man wanting to escape in another direction :)) Interesting silent portraits, yep*

31 Aug 2009 2:56pm

Don from spokane, United States

A wonderful action capture of these two. I like their similar postures. Your comment helps me understand what is going on. A fine shot.

31 Aug 2009 3:03pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Gran encruadre,reflejos y composición en b&w. Buen trabajo!!

31 Aug 2009 3:11pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellentes les lignes courbes qui animent ce cliché (les dos du couple, celui du toit de la bagnole...)
Bonne journée lumineuse!

31 Aug 2009 3:23pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

brilliant light! :)

31 Aug 2009 3:37pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
a very nice b & w shot. The two people seem to look closely at the car before you buy it. Both radiate unity and harmony. Dear greetings Christel

31 Aug 2009 3:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

the lightinh and the tonality are perfect - excellent scenery and work

31 Aug 2009 3:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice capture !

31 Aug 2009 4:08pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Another good shot of people, I like very much how you oberve reality around in phots like this one.

31 Aug 2009 4:12pm

Mia from Cleveland, United States

LOVE b&w and this is perfect! I wonder how long you waited to get the perfect synchronization ;) liking the reflection too.

31 Aug 2009 4:27pm

@Mia: no time for waiting .. you know this crazy candid shots :)) Only 2 clicks and that was all . thanks Mia

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Excellent light wich just comes on the 2 persons with the funny same attitude. Well captured.

31 Aug 2009 4:29pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Taken at the right time. (again)

31 Aug 2009 4:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Absolutely perfect. The excellent b+w really suite the shot.

31 Aug 2009 4:42pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A very excellent black & white double portrait, Mariana - exceptional in fact. 5 very enthusiastic stars to you!

31 Aug 2009 4:51pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb presentation in black and white. The other guy looks like a younger reflection of the old man.

31 Aug 2009 5:13pm

kurt from Austria

great portraits - black and white is just perfect

31 Aug 2009 5:44pm

Louis from South Africa

Excellent how the people stand out amongst the cars. And I can just imagine how they are empty of talk after a lifetime. Little sad as well.

31 Aug 2009 6:32pm

peter from new york, United States

very harmonious shot indeed : )

31 Aug 2009 6:33pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

It is true that in a couple after SOME years we tend to look and move alike. Great processing to cast this light on them!

31 Aug 2009 6:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is beautiful. fantastic capture of a mood.

31 Aug 2009 6:44pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

AMAZING shot !! Love it !!

31 Aug 2009 6:52pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

superbe, capture magnifique d instant de vie, j adhère et j adore ^^

31 Aug 2009 6:52pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbes les deux reflets de ce couple dans les vitres arrière des voitures, reflet de toute une vie en commun, exceptionnel !!!

31 Aug 2009 7:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

just a GREAT shot ,mariana !
five stars !
kiss !

31 Aug 2009 7:15pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

U are a creative , u see very good ;)
Interesting shot and good angle ,... and good frame :)
Good luck :))

31 Aug 2009 7:21pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

cette photo est sublime, du grand art et une lumière extyraordinaire

31 Aug 2009 7:27pm

Mozhde from Iran

lovely title Mariana for this beautiful b/w shot !

31 Aug 2009 7:43pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! It took me forever to scroll down here!! You are so good at capturing these images Mariana. This one actually almost brings tears to my eyes. Well done!! Perfect! : )

31 Aug 2009 7:53pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

fantastic B&W *******************************************************

31 Aug 2009 8:26pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Super BW photo! What a contrast and sharpness. Great motive as well.

31 Aug 2009 8:29pm

Mountain Thunder from London, United Kingdom

Hello - LPH Mountain

31 Aug 2009 8:38pm

@Mountain Thunder: hello ! LPH stands for ?

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente, Mariana. Todo el comjunto. Me encanta sobretodo el contraste de las dos personas con en resto de la escena. Enhorabuena.

31 Aug 2009 8:45pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great light!! superb!!

31 Aug 2009 9:29pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

at a certain age after many years of living together people seem to understand each other without using words - they use "body-language"
That's what this picture tells me in a brilliant way !

31 Aug 2009 9:42pm

@R.J.Dee: i agree with you :))

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

I read your reply to k@. Very interesting. Your shot is great. The light, the detail, etc. The story, though, that the shot invokes, is maybe even greater.

31 Aug 2009 9:45pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): thanks Jeff. Ya, some little explanation of pic helps to get a pic better :)

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Great highlighting.

31 Aug 2009 9:59pm

@Daryl Johnson: thanks Daryl :)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Great contrast in this BW picture which shows that even on a parking we can take interesting pictures :)

31 Aug 2009 11:51pm

joshi daniel from India

loved the harmony between them and the vehicle at the back is also in harmony!

1 Sep 2009 12:05am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love your composition here. It's a shame that he let the wife make the final decision and go with the sedan. :-). Good light and reflection. Your use of BnW represents the age of the clientele well here.

1 Sep 2009 12:33am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

BMW X5 has been decided with no doubts!!! Unexpected B/W!

1 Sep 2009 12:34am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

hehehe...quite amazing... I guess they are married together since many many years.... ;-)

1 Sep 2009 1:19am

One from Açores, Portugal

A fantastic composition. What a wonderful capture of expression !

1 Sep 2009 2:12am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great moment you have captured. Strong contrast. Nice reflections. Someday I also will be walking with a downhill slant. You have a keen eye.

1 Sep 2009 2:15am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

aww this is a beautiful shot. great B&W composition too. :)

1 Sep 2009 2:40am

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

when u became old u can or u must harmonize yourself by this world . . .

1 Sep 2009 3:51am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

That is a very cool shot! I like the tones in this and the deep shadows and play with the light! Great work on this one and a great capture!

1 Sep 2009 4:33am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un même pas... une même expression...
Avancer dans la vie ensemble...
C'est une superbe photo!!
Bonne journée.

1 Sep 2009 6:06am

lux from Munich, Germany

Brilliant shot!!!!! I really like it.

1 Sep 2009 8:33am

fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Amazing shot Mariana !

1 Sep 2009 1:52pm

@fabienne: thanks Fabienne :)

Ken from United States

From years of experience. great eye! Mariana!

1 Sep 2009 4:37pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

FAbulous post editing! Great shot

1 Sep 2009 6:38pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I didn't know you were following me and my wife... :-)

2 Sep 2009 2:40am

@Ti: make her smile, baby :))

grant from kansas city, United States

what synchronization!

4 Sep 2009 11:39pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

the title is perfect

11 Sep 2009 11:30pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/640 second
ISO 80
29 mm