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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

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

An enthralling image Mariana! Superb processing :))

13 Nov 2009 5:13am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This reminds me of some scenes I've been seeing in movies. They turn them dark and put cool tones on them like this. Really nice.

13 Nov 2009 5:17am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Ambiance "film noir" L'assassin est-il caché?

13 Nov 2009 5:34am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

A great shot and a beautiful processing. Bravo Mariana.

13 Nov 2009 6:00am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

slightly creepy, almost like a neo-depression photo.

13 Nov 2009 6:00am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A nice photo of a drifter on the move.

Cheers Mariana.

13 Nov 2009 6:04am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

fantastic capture and impressive color tone

13 Nov 2009 6:13am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

interesting shot, i like the tone and contrast.

13 Nov 2009 6:15am

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

I like the effect! Its a new kind of black and white!

13 Nov 2009 6:27am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Good one...the technique you've used really sets the tone and gives a hard edge to these fellows that seems very appropriate.

13 Nov 2009 6:41am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the processing, nice composition!

13 Nov 2009 7:16am

STEED from Gueret, France

Nice mood....Nice process....Near Claeys's Drawing....

13 Nov 2009 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Joli traitement ! Bonne journée.

13 Nov 2009 7:36am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

impressive and superb

13 Nov 2009 7:47am

masoud momenzadeh naeini from tehran, Iran

fantastic shot !

13 Nov 2009 8:05am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Superb! I love it! Great processing. Very well done, Mariana.

13 Nov 2009 8:12am

H.S from K, Iran

this picture is a small image of real life,how everything seems ordinary. great shot,well done!

13 Nov 2009 8:17am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, an atmosphere of thriller or a Hitchcock movie! Impressive. Good day.

13 Nov 2009 8:37am

@tede: ha ha .. you are cool ;)) great weekend to you 2 :))

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Un procesado extraordinario para una gran foto.

13 Nov 2009 8:37am

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Strange but beautiful your picture! It looks like an underground movie!

13 Nov 2009 9:18am

Tagazou from France

Sometimes to take the time to loiter in the city gives chance to meet some incredibles feelings or people!
The donkey is happy with your vision!

13 Nov 2009 10:05am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut., Guyana

Woooow I like the effect !! :) Really Dark, sin city style, with more cold and pain !!

13 Nov 2009 10:38am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

J'adore le traitement de cette photographie,j'adore !

13 Nov 2009 10:40am

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

A great shot.

13 Nov 2009 10:57am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent "film noir" scene. Great processing!

13 Nov 2009 10:58am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

very high contrast !
une image parlante !!!
somewhere in a street...

13 Nov 2009 11:00am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another strong/hard graphic image. Great treatment

13 Nov 2009 11:01am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

though I agree with others that this is indeed a fantastic image with great processing, I somehow think this would be more effective using normal processing. the composition, moment is truly powerful. the effects are unique and wonderful too :)

13 Nov 2009 11:03am

@shoti: Trust me , I have no clue what it would be a normal processing :)) I really did as normal as possible processing for this type of street shot .... The only effects I tried and got are to get dirty , mysterious shot ... Loitering is very mysterious to me , here in Canada, so I tried to express my thoughts and feelings about what is called - loitering :)) Many people cannot understand that if do not have a police on your back after 5 minutes being on the same place , doing nothing ..

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sublime processing, very gritty.

13 Nov 2009 11:21am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

really excellent processing here.. nice work!

13 Nov 2009 11:36am

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

ambiance pleine d'émotions .....

13 Nov 2009 11:38am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Nice prosessed.

13 Nov 2009 11:46am

dan from Paris, France

Already excellent NB !

13 Nov 2009 11:55am

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

nice comp and color

13 Nov 2009 12:12pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Beautiful process ! Like a movie !

13 Nov 2009 12:15pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Cool, interesting toning in this one

13 Nov 2009 12:16pm

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

The anti-spam says type two words ... I decided to write these instead ''exciting processing''


13 Nov 2009 12:21pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

une sombre histoire !

13 Nov 2009 12:24pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great composition and treatment of this photo !

13 Nov 2009 12:37pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice compo with great processing.

13 Nov 2009 12:52pm

Marcie from United States

Love the processing and mood you've created. Something very 'real' about this.

13 Nov 2009 1:01pm

rian from mobile, United States

truly wonderful processing here.. great work! :D

13 Nov 2009 1:22pm

Kenny Couch from Spring, United States

I think this shot is great. Composition is wonderful. Processing is gorgeous.

13 Nov 2009 1:39pm

thami from Morocco

Un traitement qui dramatise la scène!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

13 Nov 2009 1:49pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful composition and light! The processing looks intresting :)

13 Nov 2009 1:56pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The colors seem to be in agreement with strollers.. Well done!

13 Nov 2009 2:01pm

Piervincenzo from Reggio Calabria, Italy

this is outstanding

13 Nov 2009 2:33pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Remaining in one place with no apparent purpose --- I'm guilty!

13 Nov 2009 2:38pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

well done :)

13 Nov 2009 2:50pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful effect, perfect shot!!

13 Nov 2009 3:00pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

A great shot and a beautiful processing. I like it Mariana...

13 Nov 2009 3:33pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

the contrast is very strong, you got a strong result, i like it very much

13 Nov 2009 3:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

"Loitering" is too harsh of a word for this neat capture. I love the processing achieved here.

13 Nov 2009 4:28pm

@Steven: well, for our silly police seeing somebody on the street means "Loitering"... a few times they asked me too what I was doing ... and told me to move on ... :)) I cannot understand this term - "Loitering" . It is up to me to stay on the same spot for all long day and stare at one spot :))

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great effect!

13 Nov 2009 4:30pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Good use of harsh contrast to augment the sense of gloom and doom! :)

13 Nov 2009 4:43pm

Estrella from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning treatment

13 Nov 2009 4:44pm

philippe from dijon, France

Une ambiance de film..... noir, j'aime beaucoup ! bravo Mariana et bonne soirée..............

13 Nov 2009 4:59pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the hunkered down look of the walker with his collar pulled up. The stylization of the image with the processing enhances the appeal of the shot. Very well done.

13 Nov 2009 5:25pm

Mike from United States

Split toning? This has a very nice look to it. I like the motion in the shot. The stationary vs walking man accentuates it. Very nice!

13 Nov 2009 5:45pm

Oscar from Espira, France

very dark atmosphere... a thriller?

13 Nov 2009 5:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture, Mariana. Your processing is absolutely fabulous.

13 Nov 2009 5:52pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Great processing!

13 Nov 2009 5:54pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Great B & W image, very good expressive treatment

13 Nov 2009 6:06pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Great processing, nice composition

13 Nov 2009 6:31pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

I like it a lot. It´s nice BW composition

13 Nov 2009 6:39pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful processing!!

13 Nov 2009 6:45pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

passion great cartoon, your treatment makes me think of the drawings 'thirteen' of a comic thriller, Vance and Van hame!
love is beautiful!
Five stars!
kiss, mariana!

13 Nov 2009 7:06pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

love the processing mood here, very melancholic!

13 Nov 2009 7:20pm

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

im drawn to this photo. the mood, the effects, the story all blends in together perfectly. great job mariana!

13 Nov 2009 7:26pm

Julia from Athens, Greece

Great effect of the processing

13 Nov 2009 7:44pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Very good processing on this one Mariana. I love what you did to it!

13 Nov 2009 8:14pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une très belle photo ,qui par ton traitement , lui donne un effet un peu mystèrieux .

13 Nov 2009 8:14pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Like a scene from a comic strip. Great treatment. Works for the image. Maybe add a little more noise to give that sense of drama? I think that's just me and my addiction to noise. hahaha! But really, nice job you did with this kind of processing Mariana. :)

13 Nov 2009 8:19pm

@Fred: I do not like noise ! When I see it I see it was covering of the bad picture. not every time, but in many cases :))

philippe from moselle, France

superbe , j'adore cette ambiance de série noire, et le graphisme style B.D......

13 Nov 2009 8:24pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
This recording is a bit too dark, but she has style. Personally, I like color pictures, but I might try it once in black and white. They have done a very good job. Dear greetings Christel

13 Nov 2009 8:43pm

@Christel: thx Christel :)) It is good that we all like / love different style . For me , color pictures are becoming my past :)) I really do not find so many interest in them, but it does not mean I do not love to look at other people's colors pictures especially when they are very well done :))

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Nice processing of that street and its inhabitants.

13 Nov 2009 9:13pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

It seems to have a silver lining, Mariana??

13 Nov 2009 9:14pm

@Ginnie: what is this Ginnie ?

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Great drama in this picture. Like the processing.

13 Nov 2009 9:31pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Superbe image très impressionnante de cinéma américain des années trente

13 Nov 2009 9:50pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Une ambiance très sombre qui ne nuit pas à la qualité de la photo au contraire

13 Nov 2009 9:54pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States

This is an awesome shot...

13 Nov 2009 9:54pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Nice deep blacks - suits your subject and the mood perfectly. Like your ambiguous titke too - loitering with intent or just hanging out?

13 Nov 2009 10:31pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

a dark and sobering image ...

13 Nov 2009 10:32pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wonderful processing and capture Mariana!! Love how this came out so dark. : )

13 Nov 2009 11:16pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

superb processing and composition! maybe they were loitering but you didn't with this superb shot! <:0)

14 Nov 2009 12:03am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice treatment. I especially like the man behind.

14 Nov 2009 12:21am

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Great treatement!! Superb!

14 Nov 2009 12:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, this is just great, Mariana! Love that wonderful processing. It makes for an amazing image.

14 Nov 2009 1:18am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

this photo would be my definition of a normally processed photo :)

14 Nov 2009 2:30am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love this Frank Miller style composition. Very comical.

14 Nov 2009 2:54am

Lynn from United States

Very cool urban feel to this shot...the composition is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Nov 2009 3:01am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

resembles a negative film!!! much processing, isn't it! the single color density made by this 'negative film' is so vivid! and i like the walls with grids far behind too!

14 Nov 2009 3:10am

@flyingwind风飞扬: thx .. not too much of processing .. I got an idea and knew what to do :))

Michael from United Kingdom

I think it has all been said, so I'll just say terrific work.

14 Nov 2009 3:14am

makan from Iran

Great shot, great processing, great sentiment and rich in thought and feeling.
Here's my story.

14 Nov 2009 8:01am

tce76 from St Laurent de brèvedent, France

Une réussite ce traitement digne d'un polar!

14 Nov 2009 8:42am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Comme une bande-dessinée qui se dessine en polar! Une belle ambiance recrée!
Bonne journée.

14 Nov 2009 9:20am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very strong image ! I agree to your choice in the contrast.

14 Nov 2009 11:50am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

It is very stark, it does show the harshness of such a life. Waterloo has the most restrictive loitering laws in Canada move along Mariana. :)

14 Nov 2009 12:51pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

an excellent processing for me, it gives strengh to your pic !!!

14 Nov 2009 4:51pm

@Anne: thx Anne a lot ;)

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love the processing on this image. It makes the scene seem imaginary in some way, although I'm sure their sadness and lonliness is very real.

14 Nov 2009 6:02pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

muy expresivo, excelente tratamiento!

15 Nov 2009 9:46am

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

Excellent process and very cinematic!

16 Nov 2009 5:14am

manel from Girona, Spain

Sencilla escena con un procesado magnífico.

16 Nov 2009 12:22pm

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

amazing shot

16 Nov 2009 12:54pm

Marla from Helsinki, Finland

I love this picture - an awesome shot!

16 Nov 2009 4:30pm

@Marla: thx Marla

christine from France

Oh, l'ambiance, c'est fabuleux...j'adooooore !

16 Nov 2009 7:05pm

Helder from oshawa, Canada

very cool shot and the processing is incrdible!! love it :)

17 Nov 2009 3:15am

Stef67 from in my head, France

je suis fan de ton traitement, il renforce d une force l ambiance et l atmosphère divinement ^^

18 Nov 2009 7:43pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 125
21 mm