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Living History (2)

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"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

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Could not reject this kind of subject, this kind of tone... of the picture!!! Voted and congrats!

10 Sep 2009 5:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully done and processed, it's a great illustration of historic indoors

10 Sep 2009 5:39am

Jean-pierre from ROMANS, France

bonjour Mariana . ces clichés nous ramènent dans des temps anciens . tu as choisi la couleur qui convient . bonne journée . bises

10 Sep 2009 5:52am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

nicely processed for a timeless picture. Have you visited the amish or is this some kind of old timer revival?
Very good one

10 Sep 2009 5:56am

@10Fraction: This shot is from Schneider house that is right here in my neighborhood . I see 'real' Amish people almost every weekend when drive to the farms . Lady from yesterday's picture is Amish too .

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very artistic processing and beautiful composition. Exellent work....!!!!!!!

10 Sep 2009 6:13am

romine from Bucharest, Romania

excellent processing indeed. well done

10 Sep 2009 6:17am

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

back in time good composicion and lovley tone

10 Sep 2009 6:19am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

vintage ! the processing is perfect , a good choice , Mariana

10 Sep 2009 6:31am

Oncho from Granada, Spain

Tratamiento y escena buenisima

10 Sep 2009 6:59am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut., Guyana

Good shot, good process : Mariana "what else"* ;)

*George Clooney Nespresso

10 Sep 2009 7:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot, like the sepia choice, works very well..

10 Sep 2009 7:29am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

wowwwwww, I love this one thats perfect

10 Sep 2009 7:50am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A very neat and beautiful photo! The color sepia is superb for this ancient times !

10 Sep 2009 8:17am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Très admirative de ces deux derniers clichés! La tonalité est époustouflante!! Sublime!!!

10 Sep 2009 8:33am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Reminds me of my mother's favourite catchphrase... "things aren't what they used to be" while she has a whistful look in her eye, and then switches channel on the flat screen tv ;o)

10 Sep 2009 8:48am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Je me pose souvent la question, la vie était-elle plus dure avant que maintenant ?
Joli retour sur un passé pas si lointain et qui je suis sûre existe encore quelque part...
Un traitement sépia qui lui va ravir.
Bonne journée

10 Sep 2009 9:29am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice scene, and very well captured and processed!

10 Sep 2009 9:30am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Your excellent conversion suits so well this scene! Great capture.

10 Sep 2009 9:34am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Que chula, realmente es historia! Precioso procesado. Saludos

10 Sep 2009 9:36am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great historical shot

10 Sep 2009 10:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Not quite sure what's going on here. Is it wash day? What a fabulous stove though. A work of art. I want one

10 Sep 2009 10:08am

farzane from tehran, Iran

great shot!! i like your photo album

10 Sep 2009 10:23am

Tomix from landerneau, France

very nice picture! i like the processing...a look to the past!

10 Sep 2009 11:33am

Lynn from United States

Nicely always know which process to choose to make the photo look it's best!!! Love this old time feel...GREAT WORK :))

10 Sep 2009 11:48am

alireza from tehran, Iran

like always another wondorful shot

10 Sep 2009 11:52am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice sepia.

10 Sep 2009 11:53am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Kitchens have changed since then, great to go back in time. Good day.

10 Sep 2009 11:59am

MRG from Tehran, Iran

great classic and stylish shot...

10 Sep 2009 12:08pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Yes, the sepia gives a timeless quality to this moment. Bravo!

10 Sep 2009 12:17pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful timeless appeal. This could be 100 years old..or as new as today. Excellent composition and processing.

10 Sep 2009 12:31pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I love the atmosphere, MARIANA. I want see this kind of photos more.

10 Sep 2009 12:55pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

wonderful old (new) photo! very good composition

10 Sep 2009 12:57pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I've been looking for the little details that don't belong to here (watches, wires etc.), but I couldn't find one. :-) Really nice sentimental shot!

10 Sep 2009 1:15pm

rian from mobile, United States

i like the treatment you gave this scene here.. :)
must be difficult living in that age and time, a lot of manual work.. ;D

10 Sep 2009 1:32pm

Ivar from Indianapolis, United States

Very cool indoor scene, dig the composition and tones. Excellent look back in time.

10 Sep 2009 2:12pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Mariana, I have never seen (in person) an amish place/home. Through you pictures I feel like I'm there, that's how wonderful the atmosphere you captured is!

10 Sep 2009 2:19pm

@mirela: thanks Mirela :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Impressive photo..I also just watched your archive,it is great!

10 Sep 2009 2:38pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

archive I mean :)

10 Sep 2009 2:39pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

portfolio I mean :)

10 Sep 2009 2:40pm

@Thea: Hi Thea ( Love your name :)) . Thanks for your visit and adding to ur watch !!

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Mariana,
again very interesting. I've seen on these Amish people, several feature films on TV. It's very interesting how they live. Everything is very simple and equal. I think that these people are very satisfied with your life and that others should accept it. I want peace for the whole world. Take care of yourself. Dear greetings Christel

10 Sep 2009 2:48pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It looks like they had (and still have) a hard life as most women had in that time. Beautiful capture of this scene! Nice detail that the founder of the Mennonites has the same surname as I have :)

10 Sep 2009 2:50pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very interesting history and good treatment!

10 Sep 2009 3:15pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine nostalgic shot of this interesting stove and people. I like that innovative way to have an oven.
Fine shooting.

10 Sep 2009 3:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent composition. Your tonal choice is perfect.

10 Sep 2009 3:49pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

nostalgic and beautiful.

10 Sep 2009 3:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the subject, and the treatment.

10 Sep 2009 4:04pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

this is just wonderful. a beautiful image. a classic. the composition and the toning is perfect. classic, dear :)

10 Sep 2009 4:06pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Super shot Mariana, love the subject & your fantastic choice of toning in the processing - suits it perfectly

10 Sep 2009 4:23pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

This is a wonderful shot. That is one gorgeous stove.

10 Sep 2009 4:28pm

Spectra from Carrboro, United States

beautiful! another time, another life..the tone is perfect! luv it!

10 Sep 2009 4:50pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Cette photo me surprend!
L'ambiance d'antan est si réelle!

10 Sep 2009 5:15pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

ho very good history, is it a vintage ?

10 Sep 2009 5:35pm

Luis Rodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderfull picture! Fantastic composition!

10 Sep 2009 5:46pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

du super travail photo !

10 Sep 2009 5:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Is the for real? The tone of the shot is really gives the feeling of history.

10 Sep 2009 6:04pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a wonderful vintage theme! beautifully done!

10 Sep 2009 6:07pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Awesome capture and perfect composition. Love the processing!! : )

10 Sep 2009 6:33pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very, very, very attractive picture! I like your work!

10 Sep 2009 6:45pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful shot.

10 Sep 2009 6:54pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very well portrayed and the toning suits the subject perfectly.

10 Sep 2009 7:03pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Great vintage PP. Love the tones and the grain. Well done.

10 Sep 2009 7:35pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

What a fascinating shot, I like how the colors goes with the scene

10 Sep 2009 8:11pm

philippe from moselle, France

tranche de vie à l'ancienne beau rendu et belle maitrise !!!

10 Sep 2009 8:11pm

philippe from moselle, France

Ah oui dommage pour le troisième personnage qui n'est pas visible !!!!!

10 Sep 2009 8:12pm

@philippe: I know. I really could not move back or tell her to move :)) You still can see her HERE

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buen procesado.

10 Sep 2009 8:42pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

great historic composition !!
very good !!
kiss !

10 Sep 2009 9:01pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very interesting scene, great restitution of an old lifestyle. Of course sepia tone is a perfect choice.

10 Sep 2009 9:52pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

it does look very historical! reminds me of the 1700s-1800s in the US =]

10 Sep 2009 11:11pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

It look's like a scene in the old time. Even the room and the objects are old stuff. Very nice in sepia.

10 Sep 2009 11:13pm

AG from London, United Kingdom

Lovely creamy-smooth effect to this which says 'vintage' without the usual side-effects.

10 Sep 2009 11:29pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Brilliant, the toners chosen are great, and so the composition. It's picture with a story.

10 Sep 2009 11:45pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

History that lives is the best kind, Mariana!

11 Sep 2009 12:34am

One from Açores, Portugal

A very great shot, really very beautiful historical composition !
Well done !

11 Sep 2009 12:41am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a stove! I like this old stuff to look at but the modern items to use. Cool shot.

11 Sep 2009 12:55am

Pirut from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice editing here.. love the color.. :)

11 Sep 2009 1:04am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love your composition here. The B & W treatment really gives the plaid materials a real "punch."

11 Sep 2009 2:32am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A nice glimpse into the past !

11 Sep 2009 2:43am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Is the woman behind the stove the same woman as in Living History I. Your processing does help make this shot look very authentic. Congrats.

11 Sep 2009 2:46am

John from Eureka, United States

I have created historical illustrations for stories and enjoy renting costumes and dressing up models. This photo reminds me of my photo sessions .

11 Sep 2009 2:47am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Exellent post process, compo and idea

11 Sep 2009 7:09am

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

good like history of photography

12 Sep 2009 1:47am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

an excellent shot and processing!

12 Sep 2009 6:19pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney,, Australia

It's a great image with very interesting detail. (Just find the brightest highlights a bit overpowering, myself.)

14 Sep 2009 3:34am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Lots of interest... only the tools and clothing have changed in appearance... we haven't really changed.

16 Sep 2009 4:49pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Bonica composició i un bon tractament!!

21 Sep 2009 11:07am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/20 second
ISO 800
6 mm