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Mashala, Look at her, Ömer

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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

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful compo, with still and active elements. Tones are great.

25 Oct 2009 5:06am

John from Geneva, United States

Fanfreakingtastic. Lock still whilst all else is moving. Incredible, especially if it was hand-held. You rock girl.

25 Oct 2009 5:08am

@John: this couple was really locked still , staring at one sexy black girl - on the left ... too bad I was not able to catch her still :)) she was my target, and old couple came just like that in my frame ... now tell me please what do you mean - hand-held ? You mean without tripod ?

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great capture of the bustle of a market. These are fascinating places. I like that motion blur.

25 Oct 2009 5:10am

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

A nice and busy place!

25 Oct 2009 5:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

25 Oct 2009 5:22am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i love the blur, it gives the scene a sense of movement. great subject (the couple on the right) they seem to be waiting/watching the world move while they stand still.

25 Oct 2009 5:37am

Pepe Villanueva Cabrera from Philippines

Wow! everything was moving at the left while everything stops at the right. This photo is incredible!

25 Oct 2009 5:48am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

The perfect hard treatment here :) Well done M. ;)

25 Oct 2009 5:50am

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympathique cette composition !

25 Oct 2009 6:22am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

That blur really communicates the action of the marketplace. Nice strong monotone in this image.

25 Oct 2009 6:26am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

It is as if the two old couple is wondering what's up with those blurred people. LOL.

25 Oct 2009 6:29am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A moment of life in a piece of reality. Very good, my friend. The processing is perfect-

25 Oct 2009 6:40am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great street shot, nice motion blur!

25 Oct 2009 6:41am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantastic composition, I love their expressions and the people moving.

25 Oct 2009 6:47am

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Excellent! Like the motion blur and the 2 slightly off centre spectating!

25 Oct 2009 6:55am

Jean-Luc from Juignac, France

Very interesting shot. Daily moment of life in a town.

25 Oct 2009 7:04am

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

love this, the motion, the stillness, go so well together, great shot!!

25 Oct 2009 7:25am

thami from Morocco

Le net et le flou, le filé et le fixe, le mouvant et le stable...comme dans la vie!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

25 Oct 2009 7:49am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

J'aime bien ces scènes de vie. Bon dimanche.

25 Oct 2009 8:07am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb composition !Beautiful !

25 Oct 2009 8:49am

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

a good framing for push hours !
all right Mariana !
your work is very good !

25 Oct 2009 8:55am

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

a good frame for push hours !

25 Oct 2009 8:58am

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

all right Mariana ! all right !

25 Oct 2009 8:59am

Ricardo from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent. I like how careful you have the frame and also transmits the scene you've captured.

25 Oct 2009 9:06am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot Mariana. love the movement while the couple look on as if in a time warp .

25 Oct 2009 9:21am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, I love the movement of the crowd, which contrasts with the couple staring at. Good Sunday.

25 Oct 2009 9:26am

Lydie et Roland from France

Very nice contrast between the fix look of the couple and the moving of the others persons.

25 Oct 2009 9:57am

Luca from Bologna, Italy

Spettacolare lo sguardo della coppia sulla vita caotica !!!! Gran SCATTO

25 Oct 2009 10:33am

oncho from granada, Spain

Selectivo en nitidez y movimiento, buena foto

25 Oct 2009 10:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice double portrait and added interest from the movement and treatment

25 Oct 2009 11:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I've also just clicked they are looking in a mirror are they not?

25 Oct 2009 11:04am

@grouser: Thx . No, they were not looking in a mirror . They unexpectedly came into my frame. I wished to take a shot of this girl on the left side - very sexy looking black girl . She was moving very fast, and when I decided to click this couple appeared in front of me , stopped and looked at this girl too .

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice street shot. Blurry people is a great add

25 Oct 2009 11:05am

Manuela from Rennes, France

un superbe effet!
Ce couple est sur la même longueur d'onde et semble happé par ce flux continuel de la consommation!

25 Oct 2009 11:27am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wonderful snapshot, shows well the different concepts of time and speed between older people and our ever faster getting world.

25 Oct 2009 11:28am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

another powerful image Mariana. exquisitely done. :)

25 Oct 2009 11:58am

lydia from Paris, France

Beautiful scene ! I love the B&W here !

25 Oct 2009 12:16pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

enchantig tones great capture

25 Oct 2009 12:17pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautifu composition. Great selective focus.

25 Oct 2009 12:37pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Great movement here! Funny that private sighn:))

25 Oct 2009 12:50pm

Don from spokane, United States

I love this "slice of life" shot on the street. They certainly look as if they are pondering what they are seeing. Wonderful range of tones in this image. Fine capture.

25 Oct 2009 1:11pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Mariana, you have a great talent for candid portraits, and the processing is outstanding as well.

25 Oct 2009 1:50pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great action with a buisy marked. The picture is full of life and speed makes it lively.

25 Oct 2009 3:01pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Excellent and funny, the couple being mesmerized by the others rushing around.

25 Oct 2009 3:07pm

@Michael Skorulski: particularly with one sexy black girl on the left side :)) I heard old lady saying - mashala, mashala ... which means - wow.. wow

Tomix from landerneau, France

great capture mariana! and perfect framing!

25 Oct 2009 3:22pm

@Tomix: mashala... mashala .. ha ha

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

they really seem to be overwhelmed by the unbelievable "action" that's dazzling their eyes and forces them to open their mouths for a murmured "mashala"

25 Oct 2009 3:23pm

@R.J.Dee: market is really unbelievable place to see people from everywhere around the world .. now, all in Canada :)) I am glad to see not only my camera staring at people, but other people too doing the same, without camera, but with double glasses and open mouth :))

LB from Portugal

A great sepia!

25 Oct 2009 3:28pm

@LB: what about story ?

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Don't know how you did this... remarkable!

25 Oct 2009 3:31pm

@Earnest: that is a real, double candid shot :)) very, very unexpected frame ;)

mirela from brighton, United States

Omer is mesmerized by the view! Wonderful shot!

25 Oct 2009 3:34pm

@mirela: mesmerized by one very sexy girl .. who is in motion on the left side of the shot ... thx MIrela :)

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Nice dynamic street shot you got there. Too old to keep up with the flow, they look on and make their own review. Did you shoot that one using a standing mirror in that shopping mall!?

Any Given Sunday to You Mariana.

25 Oct 2009 3:37pm

@Stephane Themeze: thx dear ! NO, no mirror here.. it is huge market with lot of people there every Saturday !

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

Great shot, teach me! hehe

25 Oct 2009 4:01pm

@Ardan: teach you what ? thx !

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Buen momento, y buena captura, Saludos

25 Oct 2009 4:19pm

jean-pierre from romans, France

bonjour Mariana . flou et net sur le même cliché et étonnement des deux personnes de droite . bises

25 Oct 2009 4:28pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great moment! I can hear their conversation in my head...even better that their checking out that pretty number in the background. :)

25 Oct 2009 4:50pm

rian from mobile, United States

having the couple up front and in focus amidst the motion blur of the crowd in the background is very well executed.. very nice shot! :)

25 Oct 2009 4:53pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Lovely photo!!

25 Oct 2009 4:56pm

Amir from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful candid shot

25 Oct 2009 4:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific. She would say the same thing to Omer checking you out!! Neat blur. Outstanding tones.

25 Oct 2009 5:01pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Powerful picture !!!!!

25 Oct 2009 5:05pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

i really really love this, tnx
i enjoyed it really

25 Oct 2009 5:16pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great streetphoto

25 Oct 2009 5:25pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

ça c'est génialement fait *****

25 Oct 2009 5:29pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Have you reversed the image then? I assumed it was a mirror because of the backwards lettering.

25 Oct 2009 5:29pm

@grouser: yes, I rotated it horizontally - I like to see these two old guys on the right side :)) ha ha Cool eye you got :)) 'PRIVATE' makes you think of mirror :)) right ?

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Belle photo animée il y a du mouvement !

25 Oct 2009 6:09pm

philippe from moselle, France

Toujours aussi superbes tes photos Mariana, milles excuses pour mon absence !!!
bises à toi.....

25 Oct 2009 6:37pm

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful street capture, great work!

25 Oct 2009 6:53pm

Oscar from espira, France

nice capture... i like this dynamics

25 Oct 2009 6:54pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

everybody minding their own business while these two look on, great street shot!

25 Oct 2009 7:05pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Great idea to be produced in deliberate arrangement! Admire your creativeness and thoughts...

25 Oct 2009 7:11pm

HOKO from Iran

Hi mariana ,
grate B&W shot , nice contrast . excellent mariana

25 Oct 2009 7:13pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

while some run, others take their time!
nice shot!
Kisses, Mariana!

25 Oct 2009 7:21pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good street scene.

25 Oct 2009 7:23pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

superbe prise de vue
qualité d'image exceptionnelle,
bonne soirée Mariana

25 Oct 2009 8:16pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Nicely captured! Mashalla
It seems that you know the meaning! Well done Mariana

25 Oct 2009 8:58pm

micke bergling from sandviken, Sweden

Excellent!... love it

25 Oct 2009 8:59pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Love the contrast between the motion of the people and couple standing still. Great frame!

25 Oct 2009 9:27pm

sebastian from Germany

wonderful frozen moment.... beautiful b/w-tones.

25 Oct 2009 9:52pm

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Otro excelente retrato. Gran momento!

25 Oct 2009 9:57pm

Yvon from Belgium

Grandiose cette photo.
Superbe traitement.
Bonne soirée.

25 Oct 2009 10:13pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

The capture of the people and the sugggestion of movement makes this a wonderfully caught fleeting moment.

25 Oct 2009 10:44pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Both static and movement, it's a brilliant shot.

25 Oct 2009 11:19pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic capture of motion and blurr. Love the balance in this image.

25 Oct 2009 11:35pm

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

Wow, excellent grab! I loooove the look on their faces. Beautiful shot!

25 Oct 2009 11:37pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I was like grouser thinking about the mirror but not the near couple and I have read your answer.
A nice scene in a busy place, a market certainly.

26 Oct 2009 12:17am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Gotta love it, Mariana! :)

26 Oct 2009 12:27am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Amazing! Just those two people frozen and everyone else moving! By the way, why did you flip the shot around?

26 Oct 2009 1:48am

Ajay from Pune, India

Framed so very well. Represents exactly what you wanted to show.

26 Oct 2009 2:34am

One from Açores, Portugal

A great composition in black and white and wonderful movement, congratulations !

26 Oct 2009 3:33am

martie from US, United States

Wow! You are fantastic! I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to take such a great shot. So still, the old couple - beautiful details in their faces. And then all that movement! Excellent!!

26 Oct 2009 3:38am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

oh gaa, i LOVE those glasses!
great shot mariana! i love it.

26 Oct 2009 4:09am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work on this - I like the two people very still and in focus and the rest in motion! Great!

26 Oct 2009 4:49am

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

The old couple stood still while the world evolved fast around them, I dig it a lot :)

26 Oct 2009 6:45am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

if i understand well , it was not the first idea of the composition , because the couple appear in your framing...
Lucky women , because it give you a wonderful face expression ! hasard is sometimes good ;)
Have a good monday , S

26 Oct 2009 7:16am

@Jean-Luc: thanks B ;)) Yes, they came to my camera and stopped there :)) Lucky me , ha ? ha ha Super day to you too ;))

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Excellent contrast between the static and the fast moving - in reality it is the old who become "invisible".

26 Oct 2009 9:26am

joshi daniel from India

loved the combination very much here!

26 Oct 2009 10:14am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the busy feeling with the two static persons - great work

26 Oct 2009 11:02am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful capture!!

26 Oct 2009 11:24am

Crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

cool blurry action! and only those two in focus ... nice job!

26 Oct 2009 11:56am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Beautiful job, very expressive.

26 Oct 2009 12:01pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful portrait, lovely black & white, composition and the sense of movement of those people is great.

26 Oct 2009 12:36pm

Val37 from Tours, France

The flight of time! A beautiful scene of everyday life

26 Oct 2009 1:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice moving shot !

26 Oct 2009 2:03pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Your title is so perfect for this image. The expression on their faces say it all. Love the exposure and B&W tones for this pic. : )

26 Oct 2009 3:05pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

EXCELLENT pov -- and faaabulous detail and motion!

26 Oct 2009 4:17pm

@dj.tigersprout: hey, thanks for your comments , but I am sad you do not like my last one :((( AAAA ... can you hear me screaming ?? ha ha

Mike from United States

What you've done with this make it one of your best ever. The composition using sharpness is wonderful and really dynamic. This is really fantastic. Seriously one of my most favorites.

26 Oct 2009 8:28pm

@Mike: are you kidding, Mike ? I even do not know what to think of it :)) Thx a lot :)

roy from ostend, Belgium

Like you have them from your camera to get, your beautiful plates

26 Oct 2009 8:55pm

Marie from France

superbe scène de rue, et très beau noir et blanc.

26 Oct 2009 9:14pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

Amazing photograph!! Your old couple have the matrix skills to slow down time! hahah love it!

26 Oct 2009 11:15pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

figer dans le temps pour l éternité^^

27 Oct 2009 9:23am

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

27 Oct 2009 10:24am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia


27 Oct 2009 12:04pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

love the candidness here!! awesome B/W contrasts too. .even though i can not see this 'sexy black girl' as you write about, capturing the faces of these older folks is priceless ... . -- and thanks for teaching us a new word : 'marshala'.. i'm a sucker for new vocabulary, particularly in another language. .. :)

27 Oct 2009 2:46pm

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

this is a decisive moment. perfect element that makes a stunning street photography!

27 Oct 2009 8:18pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Superb! The sence of movenet is great and what beautiful tones and clarity!

29 Oct 2009 4:27am

Julia from Athens, Greece

Simply stunning!

31 Oct 2009 7:34pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States


1 Nov 2009 9:55pm

Aurore from Paris, France

Nice b&w shots, dynamic, and funny expressions !

3 Nov 2009 9:59am

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Well done........again!!!!! Great shot and humorous perspective.....LOL!!!! Five stars!

17 Nov 2009 5:56pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/50 second
ISO 200
10 mm