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So Happy Together

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 80 8 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

Jeam from MERIGNAC, France

Ils partent vers la lumière et leur bonheur ... longue vie à eux deux.

16 Nov 2009 5:08am

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

Especially now it's cold, two people can share the warmth :) Nice capture.

16 Nov 2009 5:23am

Michael from United Kingdom

I like this image with its controlled exposure, very nice indeed.

16 Nov 2009 5:27am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

The corridor is nicely lit!

16 Nov 2009 5:39am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

like the layered frame, well done.

16 Nov 2009 5:50am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

la lumière est superbement maitrisée ! Bonne journée.

16 Nov 2009 6:48am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Grover Washington, Jr. et Bill Withers : Just the two of us.

Beautyfull :)

16 Nov 2009 7:05am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

They are going to a long life together...Great shot Mariana.

16 Nov 2009 7:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Interesting: they DO look happy. Excellent work to convey that through this photo.

16 Nov 2009 7:08am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nicely framed, great lighting!

16 Nov 2009 7:35am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Nicely caught moment..and a good frame!

16 Nov 2009 7:58am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Ensemble vers la lumière pour le meilleur sans penser au pire !
Bon lundi

16 Nov 2009 8:02am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Tremendous shot

16 Nov 2009 8:08am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful parking-shot, and very good colors&composition

16 Nov 2009 8:12am

Pierre from Belgium

Dans cette image sombre, il y a quelques couleurs agréables.

16 Nov 2009 8:14am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

Me gusta la escena, parece como si abandonasen el lugar de donde provienen.

16 Nov 2009 8:19am

oncho from granada, Spain

Muy bueno el enmarcado, la luz y la escena

16 Nov 2009 8:21am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

A proper reading and a perfect image. I like the environment that creates the photography. The light is exquisite. Congratulations! Good morning Mariana!

16 Nov 2009 8:26am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Yes the warmth of the colours ... add to the unity of the couple.

It would be fun to convert to black and white and increase the shadows etc etc ... to create an opposite atmosphere ... Ha just me getting carried away ;-) richard

16 Nov 2009 8:26am

@Richard Trim: hey, this is a cool idea . I'll do that just for me , for fun :)) thx Richard !

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic shot! Great find and very well captured. Perfect lighting. I like the title :)

16 Nov 2009 8:36am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

nice reflex of light interesting shot

16 Nov 2009 8:37am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, The basis for life together, full of happiness for them! Superb image. Nice day.

16 Nov 2009 8:40am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot, thecnically very good. The ligh is fantastic.

16 Nov 2009 8:41am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Fantastic shot, great find and very well captured !

16 Nov 2009 9:07am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Peu importe l'endroit, du moment qu'ils sont ensemble!
Belle journée!

16 Nov 2009 9:18am

thami from Morocco

...à un tournant crucial de leur parcours...
Bon début de semaine lumineux et chaleureux!

16 Nov 2009 9:20am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the framming.

16 Nov 2009 9:34am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Love don't care about the place we can are, when he's the expression of the sincirity, the complicity, the deeper emotion... He's free everywhere ! :-)
Love the "message" of this shot.. ;-)

16 Nov 2009 9:39am

@Marie-Jezaria: thx Marie :)

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderfully framed. Perfect control of the light! Well done.

16 Nov 2009 9:43am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

And they go into the light! Well done!

16 Nov 2009 10:05am

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

the imaged worked well with the message. the photo just speaks coz you made it speak :) 2 thumbs up

16 Nov 2009 10:16am

@Levi: thx Levi :)

NastaraN from Babol, Iran

like it. tnx

16 Nov 2009 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely composed with great contrasts between the layers of imagery

16 Nov 2009 11:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice arrangement of the two in the inorganic circumstances.

16 Nov 2009 11:15am

boomkruiper from Netherlands

Nice pont of view!

16 Nov 2009 11:39am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A great perspectiv to the light ,superb framing !

16 Nov 2009 11:43am

Lynn from United States

Wonderful...I love that this one is colored...and the warm tones are beautiful...this couple adds so much to this shot. Nicely composed :))

16 Nov 2009 11:48am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great picture, nice lighting and good framing.

16 Nov 2009 12:02pm

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

nice tones and comp

16 Nov 2009 12:04pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Beautiful shot Mariana!

16 Nov 2009 12:08pm

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful composition! I like the light.

16 Nov 2009 12:17pm

Marcie from United States

Love the candidness..the light. Wonderful!!

16 Nov 2009 1:11pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

after the tunnel come the light, and together , so better ;-)
well done , S :-) have a monday full of light , with less tunnel ;-)

16 Nov 2009 1:18pm

Tagazou from France

Secretly, I feel happy.... but I prefer to be under the sun to be be fully happy here with your pictures!

16 Nov 2009 1:19pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice shot...

16 Nov 2009 1:23pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

16 Nov 2009 1:58pm

@Ralph Jones: yes, the Turtles :))

Oscar from Espira, France

Is a difficult shoot. very light and no light , you're good job.

16 Nov 2009 2:33pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

superbe compositiopn digne d'un film policier

16 Nov 2009 2:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a super shot.

16 Nov 2009 2:41pm

@B.Held: thx B :)

kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

I especially like the lightening!

16 Nov 2009 3:12pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

They just entered the blue zone. It's a good sign.

Good beginning of the week to You.

16 Nov 2009 4:00pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine interior shot with fine ambient light. A very effective shot.

16 Nov 2009 4:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

The light is like a giant, strong magnet pulling us through the photograph. I really like the pipes and lights and other stuff in the ceiling. The people are essential. I love your title; it certainly creates a warm, fuzzy feeling.

16 Nov 2009 5:08pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

good light !! good work !

16 Nov 2009 5:09pm

Mike from United States

To me, this type of indoor/outdoor shot is tough to do right and you've really nailed it. Great light inside and not overexposed outside. The composition shows off the people and the great indoor light. Very nice job.

16 Nov 2009 5:15pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

bien vu c'est magnifique

16 Nov 2009 5:16pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Very nice composition.

16 Nov 2009 5:19pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Nice shoot !

16 Nov 2009 5:29pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, very nice. A bit of a departure , I think, from your usual work. Just simple and everday, in a good way.

16 Nov 2009 5:31pm

@Ken: thx Ken :)) Do you really think I have a certain style that you consider this pic as a bit of a departure ?

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une belle pdv ,car ta photo est très bien exposée !!!
J'aime bcp ta compo avec ce couple qui va vers la lumière ..
UNe bonne après midi à toi Mariana .

16 Nov 2009 5:38pm

@Jean-Louis: Merci Jean-Louis et bonne journée:))

Kri from Belgium

Très symbolique...le couple part vers la lumière
Très belle luminosité pour cette photo

16 Nov 2009 5:54pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

Fantastic shot!

16 Nov 2009 6:23pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like this in color. A slice of real life.

16 Nov 2009 6:32pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the light balance and the theme

16 Nov 2009 6:56pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
I very much hope that the two people are happy. It looks as if you come from a trip. They both carry some luggage. The hall looks like a large garage. In the foreground, above the entrance, I see a device close to that looks like a gate which is pushed upwards. Is it true what I see?? The colors and light reflections are
presented very naturally. It pleases me very well. Thank you for your comments on my photo book. I wish you much happiness and health to your daily routes. Dear greetings Christel

16 Nov 2009 6:59pm

@Christel: this is a back exit from the market place . and yes, they have a lot of bags with food :))) thx Christel :)) Greetings to you too :))

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Makes me start singing the song:-) I like how you captured the ceiling in this. Adds to the dimension.

16 Nov 2009 7:04pm

@sherri: thx Sherri :)

christine from France

Bonsoir , j'ai pris un grand plaisir à "lire" cette l'ombre vers la lumière, et ce couple, c'est la cerise sur le gâteau. Bravo. Bonne soirée

16 Nov 2009 7:04pm

@christine: Merci Christine :)

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Looks good Mariana - technically difficult light that looks perfect. Despite your title, I feel a message of alienation in our urban environment.

16 Nov 2009 7:28pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

i like the light on this shot

16 Nov 2009 7:28pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Very nice! I like it!

16 Nov 2009 7:43pm

philippe from moselle, France

la compo est superbe , très bien exposée, parfait !!!!

16 Nov 2009 7:45pm

philippe from dijon, France

Magnifique lumière parfaitement maitrisée, un grand bravo... bonne soirée Mariana.

16 Nov 2009 7:48pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

I like it

16 Nov 2009 8:07pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

beautiful light! :)

16 Nov 2009 8:22pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~~~ all been said~~~~ beautiful~~~in the eye of the beholder.

16 Nov 2009 8:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I like the contrast here between the shiny "hardscape" and colorful landscape.

16 Nov 2009 8:36pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Superb. Beautiful picture. Have a good day. Antoine.

16 Nov 2009 8:39pm

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Hand in hand, they were going for another day together :)

16 Nov 2009 8:49pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

without fail, you have another absolutely beautiful image for us... thanks & bravo!!!

16 Nov 2009 9:08pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

T O G E T H E R ...

16 Nov 2009 9:24pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow fantastic exposure

16 Nov 2009 9:28pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Superbe compo, idéale pour du HDR

16 Nov 2009 9:33pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love is in the air! Perfect composition, perfect shot, and perfect couple. ; )

16 Nov 2009 9:53pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

interesting photo- the blue floor, the gates and doors, the sunlight outside, the lovers navigating life and seeking the warmth together.

16 Nov 2009 9:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful light (scene) at the end of the tunnel. Your control of the light inside and outside is great. Another excellent and appealing image. I like it.

16 Nov 2009 10:51pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Interesting scene. I like the light.

16 Nov 2009 10:58pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

escena interesante, perfecto el control de la luz, muy buena!!

16 Nov 2009 11:08pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful light and colors!! great composition, i like this shot a lot!

17 Nov 2009 12:20am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect! light! Totally awesome!

17 Nov 2009 12:45am

@MadScientist: thx dear :)) I thought we got tired of each other, with the same style :)))

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I love the framing on this Mariana....I love photographing from the dark out into the light. It creates such a lively image :) Great composition:)

17 Nov 2009 12:59am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love the well manager lights and perspective of the corridor.

17 Nov 2009 1:20am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

What an exhausting experience following you from day to day... you must walk miles or else be in a very rich environment! Excellent, Mariana!

17 Nov 2009 1:46am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

quiet happy! and i saw what the photography was like behind them! we are all happy when meeting happy things! that's the great influence of love! nicely done!

17 Nov 2009 2:27am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Nice, Mariana - a solid silhouette and I like the patterns along the top.

17 Nov 2009 2:35am

@Stephen Phillips: thx Stephen ;)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice spot with the open outside and the couple in silhouettes.

17 Nov 2009 3:23am

rian from mobile, United States

it sure looks like it.. :) very nice capture.. :D

17 Nov 2009 3:29am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

..and they lived happily ever after.. what a heartwarming scene Mariana. this would look better in hi res :)

17 Nov 2009 3:59am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I thought we got tired of each other, with the same style - Not tired at all, rather too much work and no play. You know what then happens! :-)

17 Nov 2009 7:28pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

barren and intimate at the same time... well seen!!

19 Nov 2009 12:46am

k@ from Paris, France

I don't remember this image. Actually the place where i shot the pic with my nieces & mother was subterrean, but i understand what you say about the place that looks like rather close. On today's post, it really seems like a church due to how you darkened it and it has much more depth & mood for sure, great.

4 Aug 2010 1:26pm

@k@: I am still learning this new camera, and even my old one, and dark places are big challenge to me . Many pictures I take in these dark places are simply garbage. Delete them right away !

k@ from Paris, France

You're right, dark is hard to get beautifully in natural light, all the pix i took at the Panthéon (like today's) are in natural light, i touched nothing, next to come soon (among them a very yellowish noisy painterly i love a lot but not sure folks here will, i don't care if i do ;)) We learn each day with our camera, eye, and others images, don't we ? A daily pleasure. Have a very nice day, Mariana, i move now*

4 Aug 2010 1:40pm

@k@: Nobody is like Hugo in these kind of shots . But we will learn !!! I go to Casino tonight for the show ( Bad Company) , and again - new challenge to do a few shots in not allowed areas of gamblers , and of course - on show . Cannot take this big camera, but will try. Ciao !

k@ from Paris, France

Hugo Poon is the King of city night shots for sure, and Bluechameleon in the Queen of Dark moods, i love them both from my very first days in Aminus. Good fishing tonight, crave to see what you'll catch in such a weird place ! ;) See you ~ 

4 Aug 2010 1:48pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 80
8 mm