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Lonely (i)


"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

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love this, the grain and the blur add to the moodiness.

17 Nov 2009 5:18am

@Ralph Jones: thanks Ralph !

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

wow, cool effect - leaves the frame open to interpretation. Nicely done :)

17 Nov 2009 5:28am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Indie cinema in the making. Perfect still mood!

Cheers Mariana. Have a good one.

17 Nov 2009 6:01am

@Stephane Themeze: thx Stephane, Cheers :)

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Very mysterious photo!

17 Nov 2009 6:06am

@Luke Wiley: thx Luke :)

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is a materpiece! A very powerful image. The processing is spot on. Very well done

17 Nov 2009 6:12am

@Anina: thx Anina ;)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very lonely in this image - I can feel this with the position of the lady and the black and white gives it a cold feel with the texture! Great work!

17 Nov 2009 6:14am

bigezbear from New Orleans, United States


17 Nov 2009 6:18am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

wow.... it's like a ghostly effect!

17 Nov 2009 6:27am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

So expressive. We feel the sadness from here.

17 Nov 2009 6:31am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Ton titre va bien avec l'image ! Bonne journée.

17 Nov 2009 6:40am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool effect, I love it!

17 Nov 2009 6:56am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

a beautiful and anxious shot...

17 Nov 2009 7:06am

christine from France

Une photo pleine de mystère, qui laisse penser que nous sommes peut-être dans un rêve. Bonne journée Marianna

17 Nov 2009 7:10am

@christine: Thx Christine :)

fabrizio from rome, Italy

incredible... fantastic shot

17 Nov 2009 7:26am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Loneliness...sadness??? Have a nice day Mariana

17 Nov 2009 7:27am

@Jean-Luc T: probably both , if you read it so :) thx

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Grain and blur add to the loneliness feeling! Well done.

17 Nov 2009 7:43am

masoud from tehran, Iran

great shot !

17 Nov 2009 7:47am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Powerfull shot here, Mariana ... sad and powerfull !

17 Nov 2009 7:49am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great photo, I like it. Also a good and nice processing

17 Nov 2009 8:26am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Expecting? A sad and gloomy atmosphere ... shocking. The printing and the monochrome Contribute to the outcome. The grain in this kind of photography is interesting. I remember the pictures analog. Greetings

17 Nov 2009 8:27am

@Adela Fonts Artús: thx Adela :))

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Dream or Reality?? A strange and beautiful image. Good day.

17 Nov 2009 8:31am

@tede: no dream , just reality , Tede :))

Ben from Lyon, France

Very stong.
Great shot

17 Nov 2009 8:44am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

beautiful. creepy. sad. mysterious.

gee, you just place a lot of emotions in one picture.

17 Nov 2009 8:48am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

An amazing atmosphere ... sadness and loneliness...

17 Nov 2009 8:51am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

A masterpiece!

17 Nov 2009 8:53am

@Ada Panich: thx Ada !

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Gorgeous... I love the extreme out-of-focus-ness

17 Nov 2009 8:59am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful "dramatic" compo and work. The out of focus gives it a great strong.

17 Nov 2009 9:16am

Tomix from landerneau, France

i remember this shot! i love it!!

17 Nov 2009 9:19am

@Tomix: good memory ! yes, I want to have this shot I like so much in my portfolio on AM3 :)) I feel always sorry for deleting my great portfolio on that :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe !!
vraiment très réussie !!
j'aime beaucoup ce flou !!

17 Nov 2009 9:31am

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Dramatic and touching scenery!
Great atmospheric shot!

17 Nov 2009 9:40am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

misery waves here...
great capture with amazing grain

17 Nov 2009 9:55am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Grain, colour, mood - a matching composition, very good!

17 Nov 2009 9:56am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wow !!!!!!!!!!! J'ADORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry: LOVE IT !!!!!

17 Nov 2009 9:56am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A great mood, strong photo !

17 Nov 2009 9:56am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very good, it is art photo. nice

17 Nov 2009 10:11am

Bo Strömberg from Vessigebro, Sweden

I love this picture!

17 Nov 2009 10:13am

micke bergling from Sweden

This is cool.... wow well done

17 Nov 2009 10:40am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

another fine example of your ingenuity. this is truly a classic Mariana. not just a simple photograph but a powerful, moving one.

17 Nov 2009 10:45am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

your composition describe perfecly the lonelyness ! and the blur a great idea to enhance the feeling . Well done , S :-) Have a accompanied day, or call me :-))))))

17 Nov 2009 10:56am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

This is cool....nice work !

17 Nov 2009 11:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Lonely... This photo tells us what loneliness is... Why no EXiF ?

17 Nov 2009 11:23am

Stephanie from Texas, United States

A very powerful image for sure....well done.

17 Nov 2009 11:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It's the human condition. Nicely distressed technique

17 Nov 2009 11:45am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

This is so atmospheric. A wonderfully creative interpretation.

(Surprise... I've changed my blog again!)

17 Nov 2009 11:47am

@Andrew Gould: Hey Andrew . Nice to hear from you :))

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I like the blur, nice picture.

17 Nov 2009 11:59am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice shot

17 Nov 2009 12:00pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Extraordinaria escena. Parece sacada de un fotograma del cine de mediados del siglo pasado. Felicidades.

17 Nov 2009 12:09pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Superbe cette scène de tristesse !!
Magnifique photo !

17 Nov 2009 12:09pm

@Jean-Louis: Many thanks :)) As I said and still think - your photo is the best one for Today :)) and then - Mine :))

sebastian from Germany

what an artificial picture! i really like the tones and the (probably) high iso... it's a real emotional shot.
keep on watching, mariaaaanaa :)

17 Nov 2009 12:13pm

@sebastian: thanks :)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You have created a wonderful atmosphere in this shot Mariana! You have captured the essense of the feeling... Well done! ;-)

17 Nov 2009 12:59pm

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric :)

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow! Powerful image to go with the statement. This is wonderful Mariana!!! Love that blurred effect. It is perfect!

17 Nov 2009 1:06pm

rian from mobile, United States

looks like she just collapsed after hearing terrible news.. that's one super capture.. excellent shot! :)

17 Nov 2009 1:30pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

With the mystery of the blur I do find this mystical.

17 Nov 2009 1:38pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

Lonely... really lonely image. it shows loneliness very well.

17 Nov 2009 1:50pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

The blur is powerful in this shot. I want to reach out to her, but I can't quite see her...

17 Nov 2009 2:01pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

This shot is so strong! Great work my friend.

17 Nov 2009 2:10pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Works well Mariana - a very melancholic mood created by the light, the blur the grain and of course the subject and title.

17 Nov 2009 2:14pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Le flou renforce encore plus le sentiment de solitude... Excellent !

17 Nov 2009 2:16pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

wow what a nice shot i love it

17 Nov 2009 2:19pm

@Mostafa: thanks :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great mood, nice and dark (in all senses) and the added noise and blur removes the distinction of personality. Good work.

17 Nov 2009 2:20pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice processing and comp!

17 Nov 2009 2:39pm

@PD: thanks :)

Kri from Belgium

Un flouté et un noir/blanc de circonstance...

17 Nov 2009 2:51pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Rêve ou réalité?
Le flou donne une autre dimension à la photo et je me sens proche de cette femme...
Belle journée Mariana!

17 Nov 2009 2:53pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

This picture transports emotions. Again an excellent composition with very good processing.

17 Nov 2009 3:03pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Insinuando una escena, buena sutileza

17 Nov 2009 3:13pm

elena from Italy

wow! great effects! I find it wonderful

17 Nov 2009 3:16pm

@elena: thx Elena for visit :)

Bertrand from Paris, France

Nice feeling with this shoot. I like this. Bravo

17 Nov 2009 3:26pm

@Bertrand: Thx Bertrand :)

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Me gusta mucho. Esa forma de esconder las formas me gusta mucho.

17 Nov 2009 3:28pm

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

bravo! 4stars

17 Nov 2009 3:42pm

@kaveh Sadeghi-Azad: ha ha 4 is not bad from you ;))

Zahra.Z.E from kerman, Iran

Amazing!the lights are very good.i like her!

17 Nov 2009 3:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Perfect expression of the title. Superbly done, Mariana.

17 Nov 2009 3:50pm

@john4jack: thx Jack .

Rags from Plano, United States

I really like the mystery of this image.

17 Nov 2009 3:55pm

Tagazou from France

I know a lonely donkey who could probably do something for her!

17 Nov 2009 4:09pm

@Tagazou: ha ha .. your donkey is always friendly :))

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Vraiment jolie.

17 Nov 2009 4:16pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

interesting :)

17 Nov 2009 4:21pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good processing.

17 Nov 2009 4:29pm

don from spokane, United States

The hunched down posture speaks eloquently to this person's emotional state (to me, anyway). A fine stret shot made better with the grainy appearance. Super shot.

17 Nov 2009 4:44pm

@don: thanks Don :)

Julia from Athens, Greece

Great mood in this shot!

17 Nov 2009 4:48pm

Val37 from Tours, France

A captivating atmosphere ! Very nice shoot !

17 Nov 2009 4:52pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

what a great shot!!i like her expression ....!

17 Nov 2009 4:56pm

@farzane: thx Farzane :) no new image on your page ?

hoi from DC, United States

Very neat image. Dreamlike

17 Nov 2009 5:01pm

@hoi: thx Hoi :)

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Oh wow M' ... really love this. The enigma and the tones ... very yummy. It's got a filmic feel to it as well ... which I like a lot.


17 Nov 2009 5:02pm

@Richard Trim: I am REALLY glad YOU like it , Richard :))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like it a lot

17 Nov 2009 5:12pm

thami from Morocco

La solitude a pour première conséquence de rendre floue notre vision du monde et celle des autres...
A bientôt!

17 Nov 2009 5:16pm

@thami: thanks Thami :)

jelb from France

Nice grainy effect..Good idea..bravo!

17 Nov 2009 5:33pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Excellent !!!
I love all in this shot... the flur, the maneer you have to treat the lightning, the atmosphere !
Wonderful capture ! 5* !

17 Nov 2009 5:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The processing here really drives home the feeling evoked in your title. Well done!

17 Nov 2009 6:31pm

miguel from Spain

Una genialidad

17 Nov 2009 6:37pm

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Un bonito tratamiento y una excelente idea al componer la foto.
Felicidades por la elaboración buen trabajo.

17 Nov 2009 6:54pm

elaine- from Canada

not a fan of blurry pictures huh?

17 Nov 2009 7:01pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Amazing shot!

17 Nov 2009 7:24pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

deep sensations ...................................................................................

17 Nov 2009 7:25pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

This vagueness gives your hand a mysterious photo, mariana, i like it, because, i like those photos that forces you to imagine a story!

17 Nov 2009 7:25pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
ooohhhh, another eye confusion ????? But this time, it pleases me very well. The presentation is fantastic. A very impressive moment. Thank you for your comments on my web page. I wish you much happiness and health. Dear greetings Christel

17 Nov 2009 7:39pm

tce76 from St Laurent de brèvedent, France

Comme une image tirée d'une vidéo de surveillance.

17 Nov 2009 7:43pm

Mike from United States

Great mood in this! She does indeed look lonely and depressed. Sad image. Nicely processed.

17 Nov 2009 7:48pm

Michael from United Kingdom

A minimal image that say's so much, and is full of emotion.

17 Nov 2009 7:58pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

J'aime cette triste solitude dans ce flou magnifique!!
Bonne soirée.

17 Nov 2009 7:59pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

وایییییییییییییییی... فوق العاده است
WOOOOWW. Perfect... I Love it and you because of such a nice composition in your photos

17 Nov 2009 8:46pm

@Zeinab: kisses my dear :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, she looks bereft. This is a wonderfully moody shot. Love that fabulous processing.

17 Nov 2009 8:55pm

faisal from New York City, United States

a very 'film noir' quality to this.

17 Nov 2009 9:21pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Wonderfully expressed feeling! :)

17 Nov 2009 9:24pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

It's really depicted with effective mood!

17 Nov 2009 9:40pm

philippe from moselle, France

j'y vois beaucoup de tristesse et de pudeur, superbe !!!

17 Nov 2009 9:40pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

quelle belle photo pleine de mystères

17 Nov 2009 9:58pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

I agree with all of the above - very moody, great effect!

17 Nov 2009 10:06pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Joli flou artistique

17 Nov 2009 10:12pm

Ken from United States

Lonely, confused, dazed and unfocused! Brilliant!

17 Nov 2009 10:58pm

Xavi Heredia from Badalona (almost Barcelona), Kazakhstan

Wow... this is mood!! Congrats.

17 Nov 2009 10:59pm

@Xavi Heredia: hey, thx, I just commented on your super, super shot ... love it :))

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like the BW and grain. The blur works well.

17 Nov 2009 11:44pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Great shot.... but it is kinda sad...

18 Nov 2009 1:28am

@Fliss: it is important for picture to invoke a feeling - happy, sad, terrible, terrific ... right ?

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Superb blur.

18 Nov 2009 1:43am

@Papalopoctli: Thx dear ...

Ajay from Pune, India

A supremely artistic presentation!!!

18 Nov 2009 1:46am

roy from ostend, Belgium

Hello Mariana
Looks like a feature film, especially foggy and cozy, yet another handsome

18 Nov 2009 1:57am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very thought-provoking... in many ways... well presented!

18 Nov 2009 2:52am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


18 Nov 2009 3:16am

Lynn from United States

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! This one is BRILLIANT...nice grain and the way she is posed without being posed adds to this feeling of loneliness :))

18 Nov 2009 4:08am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot, the focus and the grain make this such a powerful picture

18 Nov 2009 5:21am

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan


18 Nov 2009 6:02am

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Superb processing ! Bravo

18 Nov 2009 9:43am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice shot look mysterious...

18 Nov 2009 1:25pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

A very powerful and mysterious shot...

18 Nov 2009 3:44pm

Gesa from Germany

great mood you have created here with the b/w, the grain and the contrast.

18 Nov 2009 4:47pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

alors là mariana, j avoue que de toutes, celle si à un je ne sais quoi d irréelement beau, là respect, j aime et j adore , du grand mariana, bravo ^^

18 Nov 2009 7:45pm

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

Nice blur effect! I am getting a sense the girl is crying... or, she's talking on the cell phone quietly... either way, it's a beautiful shot.

18 Nov 2009 8:02pm

sylvia cole from United States

Very effective artistically....full of emotion.

18 Nov 2009 8:40pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

oh my! so cinematic!!! lonely indeed! and paranoia too! fear!!! so powerful!!! 5 stars!!!

19 Nov 2009 12:47am

David from Detroit, United States

Great photo. Very dramatic and emotional.

19 Nov 2009 2:20am

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

very cool shot .... nice and gritty

19 Nov 2009 3:41am

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

beaucoup de pudeur dans cette belle image !

19 Nov 2009 2:17pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

.. dramatic...cinematic... dreamy.. clever.. love the grain, out of focus quality.. your titling is perfectly matched to the composition.. awesome work.

20 Nov 2009 7:21pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

very beautiful expressionist image...the color is just right...grain, blur...wonderful feel...

20 Nov 2009 11:39pm

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

Wow, ghostly. I love this. Definitely evokes emotions. Really love how she's framed by the darker areas.

21 Nov 2009 1:51am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States


21 Nov 2009 11:23pm

Pere Chuliá from Spain

Genial. Me encanta esta imagen y su composición.

22 Nov 2009 7:43pm

@Pere Chuliá: thx for your quick visit back :)) very much appreciated :)