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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

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

aww. i love best friends. and old people.
and the unique perspective they have on the world.
beautiful mariana!

2 Nov 2009 5:02am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot, it almost seems as if they have some sort of story they're trying to tell the viewer.

2 Nov 2009 5:14am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific. Those guys are my vintage. It's amazing how important life-long friends become when you are in your mid-70s. The green says, "Go guys, go!"

2 Nov 2009 5:31am

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

whoa, that warehouse makes a great backdrop for the scene!

2 Nov 2009 5:39am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

interesting building! nice toning! i think this is a nice quiet town for everybody!

2 Nov 2009 5:44am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Certainly a precious moment captured that age there is little else to rely on besides a couple of true relationships:) Well done Marianna!!

2 Nov 2009 5:47am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

super composition ...., bien vue .... ;)

2 Nov 2009 5:48am

Irene from France

Terrific capture !

2 Nov 2009 6:37am

@Irene: thx Irene :)

Jean-Luc from Juignac, France

"Do you remind?" A great shot Mariana! Have a good day.

2 Nov 2009 6:55am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The light is green they can go! Nice representation of friendship...

2 Nov 2009 6:55am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Strong capture, well done Mariana, hope too to not be alone @ the end ...

2 Nov 2009 6:58am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful capture, great composition!

2 Nov 2009 7:13am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like this best friends picture.

2 Nov 2009 7:19am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe traitement de couleurs !

2 Nov 2009 7:27am

STEED from Gueret, France

And the World is their....

2 Nov 2009 7:30am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Really nice picture. The treatment you used is fine for those 2 friends !

2 Nov 2009 7:43am

a.h.lex from Jena, Germany

it's nice to see such old friends - friends for life? i think so. Goos street shot!

2 Nov 2009 8:00am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

beautiful composition , S ! love the tones and the processing , Friendship is our 6th sense ! a deep deep deep composition. Have a friendly monday

2 Nov 2009 8:01am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

These two friends bring such humanity to balance the very regimented and angular shapes of the many rows of windows. There is nice visual tension in this image.

2 Nov 2009 8:01am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great shot, Mariana, I like very much the aspect of animated conversation of the two mature friends combinated with this urban decadent background.

2 Nov 2009 8:13am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

The background building would be a joy to photograph ... it's got so many delightful facets.

Those guys look to be serious buddies ... and know how to pace the rest of their lives.

Your processing and composition really hit the spot for me Mariana.

That seems to cover most things :-) so I suppose I'm saying I like it.


2 Nov 2009 8:14am

@Richard Trim: I am very glad you like it , Richard :)

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic post-processing. I like how the stark background sets of the friendship between the two men.

2 Nov 2009 8:31am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice catch. Great selective processing.

2 Nov 2009 8:35am

Ben from Lyon, France

- Leather does not pay anymore...
- Use to be not it's over !
- Yeahh !!!
- F**k 'em! let's have a drink.

2 Nov 2009 8:43am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a precious capture. I really like your treatment here!

2 Nov 2009 9:05am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Ahh this is such a great shot! I like the tones and processing a lot. Very well captured

2 Nov 2009 9:09am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous selective processing Mariana.... As for Ben's comment it SUCKS

2 Nov 2009 9:10am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

The colouring is convincing, these friends really stand out. Well spotted and processed!

2 Nov 2009 9:18am

thami from Morocco

Composition et cadrage sont au rendez-vous!
Have a good day!

2 Nov 2009 9:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot... lovely tones and processing!

2 Nov 2009 9:53am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful shot,love the subtile coloring.

2 Nov 2009 10:20am

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

quelle photo ! c'est géant *****

2 Nov 2009 10:20am

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

i love what you did with colours! superb lovely and sweet street photograph ^__^

2 Nov 2009 10:24am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

J'aime beaucoup la composition et le traitement de ta photo

2 Nov 2009 10:29am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

Tiene que hacer un frio, solo hay que ver sus caras y las calles solitarias por donde circulan.

2 Nov 2009 10:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice shot/great treatment

2 Nov 2009 10:37am

Val37 from Tours, France

Toi et moi contre le monde entier, toi seul à mes côtés ... Une belle scéne de vie !

2 Nov 2009 11:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture. I like the warm tone.

2 Nov 2009 11:24am

Oscar from espira, France

Good frame. I like the distributions of spaces.

2 Nov 2009 11:33am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb photo ! Great treatment!

2 Nov 2009 12:22pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

C'est tellement beau l'amitié surtout quand elle a pu et su résister à toutes les embûches rencontrées au cours de la vie.

2 Nov 2009 12:29pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A fascinating image, Mariana and I enjoy the detail in the building behind too.

2 Nov 2009 12:57pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

what a heart-warming and touching capture - the color tone says it all - bravo!

2 Nov 2009 1:45pm

Marlowe from France

Friendship is like love, the less problems today!

2 Nov 2009 2:10pm

bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

So touching. Beautiful shot.

2 Nov 2009 2:10pm

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

nice color. well done

2 Nov 2009 2:24pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

great composiiton, great photo! everything is so interesting ans has a soul in this photo - the building covering all the background, yellow traffic light and of course the friends

2 Nov 2009 2:25pm

hoi from DC, United States

I like these colors a lot! Is that an old man helping another old man cross the street?

2 Nov 2009 2:27pm

@hoi: thx ... actually no . this is a huge parking place and I parked my car far from them. I saw them crossing that empty parking and took this shot from a car ;)

mirela from brighton, United States

very nice subject!

2 Nov 2009 2:31pm

Ashish Sidapara from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful street shot.

2 Nov 2009 2:43pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice shot and I like the composition with the friends on the right hand side of the frame! I am hoping they are on the way to get their morning coffee and have a great visit! For the Podcast try clicking on the "p" symbol on the left hand side above the picture or try clicking on the blue letters below the picture where it says "download" depending on internet speed it may take a minute or two - but hopefully it will work for you!

2 Nov 2009 2:43pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Beautiful. I love the colors and the details in the photo. Good one!

2 Nov 2009 2:46pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a fantastic composition. the attention to detail is exquisite.

2 Nov 2009 3:03pm

Yvon from Belgium

A great shot.
I like the treatment.
Well done.
Have a nice week.

2 Nov 2009 3:11pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

very lovely -- out for a stroll and a long conversation about the world!! ;) beautiful!

2 Nov 2009 3:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A super capture Mariana! Old friends are worth more than anything...... ;-)

2 Nov 2009 3:22pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

amazing, "une promenade" of two old friends.... very nice framing and light

2 Nov 2009 3:41pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

wonderfull shot

2 Nov 2009 3:43pm

Ken from United States

Great processing and muted colors Mariana!
Have a great day!

2 Nov 2009 3:44pm

Don from spokane, United States

You've captured a shot that evokes a sympathetic mood in most viewers. The guys with some age apparently walking together or one helping the other. I also like the overall color cast of the image. Well done.

2 Nov 2009 3:49pm

Tagazou from France

Traffic lights are like flowers in this city!
When it is the case... it's better to have a friend

2 Nov 2009 3:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a wonderful capture of these friends. I especially enjoy the expert use of selective color. An excellent image.

2 Nov 2009 3:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars

2 Nov 2009 3:54pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice post processing!

2 Nov 2009 4:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

These two guys, just standing there together, really "make" this picture a statement.

2 Nov 2009 4:15pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I love the gritty urban background here and the all-round "hard" feeling that contrasts so nicely with their friendship.

2 Nov 2009 4:28pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Great capture, very expressive!!

2 Nov 2009 4:32pm

@Ada Panich: thx Ada :)

elaine- from Canada

sooooo sweet!!! best buds!!!! great shot my friend!!!

2 Nov 2009 4:43pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

excellent shot and treatment! the background is very interesting too!

2 Nov 2009 4:47pm

faisal from New York City, United States

nice work here.

2 Nov 2009 5:03pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image

2 Nov 2009 5:20pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Ils parlent du bon temps !!!!
Belle photo !

2 Nov 2009 5:35pm

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

Best friends for life. awesome! again you have the light touch of green which sets the mood perfectly.

2 Nov 2009 6:13pm

Leslie from Penang, Malaysia

great capture..nicely composed! nice background color...wat else can i say :)

2 Nov 2009 6:17pm

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

Two gentlemen with different tastes in fashion now standing side by side? Heart-warming shot.

2 Nov 2009 6:26pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

You composed it beautifully.

2 Nov 2009 6:42pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

It is cold and windy but never the less a nice shot!

2 Nov 2009 6:47pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un superbe duo d'amitiés!!
J'aime beaucoup le fond urbain!
Bonne soirée.

2 Nov 2009 6:58pm

oncho from granada, Spain

buen procesado,escena y el edificio del fondo

2 Nov 2009 7:05pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Good morning Mariana. Your photo is very nice. Have a good day. Antoine.

2 Nov 2009 7:11pm

@Antoine: thanks a lot Antoine :) NO new picture on your page ?

farzane from tehran, Iran

perfect!yas it`s great shot,i like it so much

2 Nov 2009 7:15pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice shot

2 Nov 2009 7:38pm

hesam from quchan, Iran

its perfect shot
the windows, a good composition
and the green lamp above two men make a good meaning

2 Nov 2009 7:47pm

Himera from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wow, very wonderful shot!! I really like the tones.

2 Nov 2009 7:49pm

@Himera: thanks a lot ... I just replyed into the comment on your last message to me :)) Ciao ;))

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Hei look. You have another nice couple... :)))

2 Nov 2009 8:15pm

g-man from Netherlands

What do I see, two men, where are they going to, where are they talking about, the grey building. looks like something from the past, nice sphere.

2 Nov 2009 8:19pm

Mike from United States

Old friends by an old building... NICE! I kind of like friend pics even better than love pics. There is something about two old friends that's very nice.. and comforting. Love this M. Great job.

2 Nov 2009 8:29pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Perfect scene, that warehouse is so beautfull in this photo and also the two!!

2 Nov 2009 8:32pm

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

Thanks for your strict answer, moving from under zero to one is an improvement for me, anyway.

2 Nov 2009 9:06pm

@Amir Madanipour: that was rather friendly answer, not a strict one ;)) thanks for you stars before , and now I miss that 1 *. Under 0 ?

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Friendship is the most beautiful thing in the world and this image illustrates very well! Superb. Good evening.

2 Nov 2009 9:44pm

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

One can only imagine the conversation here...great image!

2 Nov 2009 9:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

"Who's that woman over there taking our picture? Is she from that paparazzi?" I like how they stand out against the building facade as a backdrop. And I always have liked faded (ghost) wall signage.

2 Nov 2009 10:05pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Good capture! The depressive feeling and sorroundings are "nice".

2 Nov 2009 10:25pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Well captured moment. Like the composition and the tones.

2 Nov 2009 10:54pm

mjrijo from Porto, Portugal

Grast shot!

2 Nov 2009 11:12pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

a good conversation among old friends, beautiful and pleasant to watch

2 Nov 2009 11:27pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

absolutely georgious ,mariana !!
five stars !
kiss !

2 Nov 2009 11:29pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful street shot again and I like your traitement.

2 Nov 2009 11:45pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Lovely street candid... beautiful treatment!

2 Nov 2009 11:50pm

Andy from United States

Really nice candid moment. Old friends going for a walk.

3 Nov 2009 12:10am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfection. Love this capture. Perfect composition. 5 stars!!!

3 Nov 2009 12:13am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love old friends--wonderful moment!

3 Nov 2009 12:16am

Lynn from United States

Beautiful friendship!!! It's great to see old friends walking down the street the composition and the building adds great contrast to this shot!!! Thanks SO much Mariana for ALL your wonderful comments on my's with great appreciation that I say this my friend :))

3 Nov 2009 12:19am

@Lynn: you are very welcome Lynn :) I was very happy seeing your photo on the Front Page of Photoblog ! I know what it means to you too. Congratulation once again :) Oh, btw. I go to watch The Who on Nov 5th :)))

Ajay from Pune, India

I love it, especially for the fact that the background is so huge as compare to the two friends. Put a lot of impact.

3 Nov 2009 1:07am

rian from mobile, United States

that place they're walking around looks really desolate and lonely.. excellent shot.. :)

3 Nov 2009 1:19am

Helder from oshawa, Canada

Exellent shot, you keep bringing out the best of people, and the colours are just perfect :)

3 Nov 2009 1:28am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

seems like they are reminiscing about their past, remembering their glory days. a beautiful image Mariana. poignant.

3 Nov 2009 1:29am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Wow, what a special capture! I love this scene and I really love the muted tones, too!

3 Nov 2009 1:54am

Michael from Deer Park, United States

aww. this is a terrific picture. i love it.

3 Nov 2009 2:05am

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Fantastic color treatment, and a superb background... tremendous shot.

3 Nov 2009 2:07am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A peaceful urban scenery. Nice color treatment.

Cheers Mariana.

3 Nov 2009 2:22am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent composition with a fascinating architectural background. Capturing these two individuals creates a certain mood in this shot, great job.

3 Nov 2009 2:38am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Amazing...Love the background building and windows. What a nice story to tell. Lovely subjects...

3 Nov 2009 4:36am

Aurore from Paris, France

Their frienship shines like the traffic lights !

3 Nov 2009 8:58am

@Aurore: Thx Aurore for your visit and all these comments . Very much appreciated !

Sriram from Chennai, India

Very beautiful moment.. very sweet shot.. good work!

3 Nov 2009 10:16am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

great shot of a moment of life.

3 Nov 2009 10:31am

mark / one way photo from Essex, United Kingdom

Very sweet shot. They do really look like they are old friends.
Re. the processing, you have done a good job but I would quite like to see it without the selective colouring.

3 Nov 2009 1:22pm

@mark / one way photo: not too much difference , Mark ! Almost all is the same but I killed the color of cars and that dry bushes :)) Thx !

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful image and processing!

3 Nov 2009 2:34pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Your selective color is full of symbolic meaning... that I can find several reasons for.

3 Nov 2009 8:31pm

mjrijo from Porto, Portugal

Super photo!

4 Nov 2009 9:47pm

@mjrijo: thx a lot :)) you do not like my last shot ? hmmm . :))

Stef67 from in my head, France

superbe cadrage, trés bien vu^^

5 Nov 2009 7:57pm

@Stef67: thx Stef :)) kiss !

grant from kansas city, United States

this works well for me. the background seems stark - emphasizes their connection.

7 Nov 2009 6:29pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Nice capture of a lovely moment. If it were mine, I would have cropped it to a vertical and a little tighter to emphasize the men more. But that's just me.

8 Nov 2009 10:17pm

@Bill: yes, we all have a different point of view. I liked that building from a very first moment I spotted these two men . The way they talked slowly towards me, across that parking place reminded me of that old , but still FIRM building . That is why I paid so much attention to the building too :))

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Priceless! Love it! There is something so special about this image.....

9 Nov 2009 5:53pm

pedro lópez from benicarló, Spain

this picture seems to come from old time...she very looks so sad and poor....great 5 stars picture!

25 Jul 2010 2:20pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
23 mm