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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

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic title. I love the look of the dog. Great work Mariana!

9 Feb 2010 5:29am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

extraordinary capture!!!
its really cool, i like the title and also that dog :)

9 Feb 2010 6:35am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

Mariana, Nice dog, nice compo. I like de tonality.

9 Feb 2010 6:43am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Abus de Rhum peut être ;-)

9 Feb 2010 6:48am

Richard T (Trim) from Leicester, United Kingdom

Why don't they give him a key to let himself in ... ;-)


9 Feb 2010 6:55am

@Richard T (Trim): I do not know :)) He might like to be outside . I see him very often there :)

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

:-) - poor thing looks forlorn waiting... a great find on your part! 5 stars from me.

9 Feb 2010 7:04am

Julie from Easton, United States

Looks as though someone stole his dog house lol. Very nice capture, and very nice dog!

9 Feb 2010 7:13am

NANNE from Netherlands

It is looking very dangerous..., MARIANA!
The colors and the perspectiv are great.


9 Feb 2010 7:23am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

Very nice contrast: the small enlightened perspective on the left and the more darkish other background. Give him a bone to work.

9 Feb 2010 7:27am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The wonderful boxy shape of the dog matches the boxy shapes of the houses. Wonderful light and color and disappearing line of perspective ! Love it!

9 Feb 2010 7:31am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastica composición, me encanta!

9 Feb 2010 7:44am

STEED from Gueret, France

Yes,Why ????????????????????????????? Good Night,BEETHOVEN....

9 Feb 2010 8:02am

Pierre from Lyon, France

Là bas tout au fond ils arrivent ..... il y a des têtes chez les chiens, qui sont l'image même de l'attente...

9 Feb 2010 8:05am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful capture. He/she should have the keys of the house!

9 Feb 2010 8:21am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... but always watching! Guardian households magnifico! A wonderful composition and very warm. Good perspective. A good sight picture. I love how you look at the St. Bernard ... observ patient! Have a nice day Mariana!

9 Feb 2010 8:25am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

so big dog
well done
nice titel

9 Feb 2010 8:38am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent catch. Nice night shot, great dog.

9 Feb 2010 8:42am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb tones, low light & soft colors, like in a modern painting. And superb big dog (and big tree), love how he stares at you, aware.

9 Feb 2010 8:48am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I love this shot: great angle, light and colors. This beautiful dog is lovely.

9 Feb 2010 8:54am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

C'est ce qu'on appelle "une vie de chien"...abandonné.
Bonne journée chaleureuse et lumineuse!

9 Feb 2010 9:03am

philippe from dijon, France

Une superbe atmosphère dans ce plan, j'adore........................ bravo Mariana et bonne journée.

9 Feb 2010 9:18am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, he stands guard, or he takes the air in the snow because he loves it! You're not afraid. Good day.

9 Feb 2010 9:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Ahh this is so cute! I love the title! He is so big they can't even install a dog door/flap for him; it would be half the door :)

9 Feb 2010 9:50am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle ambiance ici!! presque une ambiance de Noël !!!
une bonne construction et une lumière superbe !!
j'aime beaucoup le titre bravo !!

9 Feb 2010 10:02am

joshi daniel from India

oh that's so sad!

9 Feb 2010 10:02am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Are you sure he is not waiting for the butcher or the postman?

9 Feb 2010 10:19am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

lovely photo

9 Feb 2010 10:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully mournful

9 Feb 2010 11:05am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful...poor dog !

9 Feb 2010 11:20am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A great contemplative image. Mariana, I like the line of street lamps. Cheers.

9 Feb 2010 11:49am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A faithful friend- hope they have a big bone to him when they come home. If we could have seen his eyes, they would probably be the saddest in the whole world. Great and very moody picture.

9 Feb 2010 12:06pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Our neighbor has one of these dogs... just a humongous puppy! Great photo.

9 Feb 2010 12:11pm

mirela from brighton, United States

how soft and tranquille!

9 Feb 2010 12:11pm

Marcie from United States

Such a great face. So wistful..missing his mom and dad!!

9 Feb 2010 12:31pm

Ken from United States

He is like a human giant sized Sunday Newspaper!

9 Feb 2010 12:34pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow fantastic scene, I love that dog.

9 Feb 2010 12:40pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

poor guy...I would have been impressed to pass close..oups..
Love the perspective of the trees-lights-street

9 Feb 2010 12:45pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

une pure merveille

9 Feb 2010 12:51pm

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, wonderful shot. love the light, the compo, the dog, super!

9 Feb 2010 12:52pm

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, love the light, the composition, the dog. super shot

9 Feb 2010 12:53pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding capture Mariana! It's a dog's life as he awaits his masters return..... ;-)

9 Feb 2010 1:05pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautifully photographed typical street in Canada. Nice to see that street, which I can only see on TV

9 Feb 2010 1:36pm

Kathy from North Bay, Ont, Canada

the color is just perfect, captures the feeling of the picture, sad lonely dog just waiting for someone, anyone....

9 Feb 2010 2:09pm

John from Eureka, United States

He,or she, seems to be thinking "where have you been all day.?"

9 Feb 2010 2:11pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

wow... great composition! poor dog, I bet he feels COLD!

9 Feb 2010 2:16pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The best security system that love can get or money can buy. A wonderful capture.

9 Feb 2010 2:17pm

Alex from Odessa, Ukraine

Beautiful photo!

9 Feb 2010 2:32pm

Zahra.Z.E from kerman, Iran

ow!i like this capture!he seems realy unhappy!

9 Feb 2010 2:59pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Poor lonely puppy. These dogs always look a bit sad don't they? :-) But this one is completely will wait as long as it needs to!

9 Feb 2010 2:59pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Poor dog always waiting!
Perhaps, would he like to play the donkey?

9 Feb 2010 3:08pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

C'est un St-Bernard, chien de secours de nos montagnes, il ne risque pas de prendre froid!:) Superbe cadrage et perspective!!!

9 Feb 2010 3:09pm

Florence from Paris, France

Come, and let's have a drink ! That's too cute Mariana. Hope they won't get back to late !

9 Feb 2010 3:10pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just brilliant!

9 Feb 2010 3:18pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

hahah it's great :)

9 Feb 2010 3:38pm

lili from Narbonne, France

My first word by discovering your photo was " Whaoooooo!"
What a atmophere. it's very beautiful...
and the big dog is so cute

9 Feb 2010 3:44pm

@lili: thx Lili :)

Pomme from France

En pleine réfexion là ! Belle prise :)

9 Feb 2010 3:47pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Yes, such a lovely ambiance to the scene with the street lamps, snow and foggy look. And the dog is soo beautiful.

9 Feb 2010 3:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine title that sets the picture up beautifully. Very attractive image given the time of day and the dog's look. Well done.

9 Feb 2010 3:53pm

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Ohhh He looks so sad :( Great title !

9 Feb 2010 4:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding capture! Very nice composition. Lovely mood.

9 Feb 2010 4:20pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

I love the title and also the picture

9 Feb 2010 4:29pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Looks like a still from a great movie! Very cool!

9 Feb 2010 4:29pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

I like light and shot, nice photo

9 Feb 2010 4:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Now that takes a wide lense !!! Interesting how much this looks like the downtown areas here in Kentucky. best...jerry

9 Feb 2010 4:51pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , interesting title :)

9 Feb 2010 4:56pm

hoi from DC, United States

Wow...huge dog. Nice capture.

9 Feb 2010 4:58pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice PoV

9 Feb 2010 5:00pm

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Aaaaaaaah superb !! I love these dogs ... but damn they are huge ! :p

9 Feb 2010 5:04pm

Candice from Asheville, United States

This is so cute! Great framing!

9 Feb 2010 5:12pm

manulder from France

magnifique rendu

9 Feb 2010 5:15pm

Gérard from France

Il doit avoir froid , belle photo et jolie lumière

9 Feb 2010 5:26pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Ahhhhh..... luminosité superbe !!!...
Et le chien magnifique. J'adore.

9 Feb 2010 5:28pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot Mariana .... And so cute all he needs is a barrel of BRANDY round his neck - Home All Alone - Would give him a home with me anytime

9 Feb 2010 5:31pm

Klaus from Germany

realy a cute szene .. and i love the lights of the blue hour

9 Feb 2010 5:32pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Un image fantastique presque hors du temps.
Big up... again!

9 Feb 2010 5:45pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great shot and great tittle ... well done !!!

9 Feb 2010 6:02pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

look at the poor doggie, that st. bernard looks tired... =]

9 Feb 2010 6:09pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

They always have that sad look. The line of street lights really makes this shot.

9 Feb 2010 6:12pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image, fellow and title

9 Feb 2010 6:34pm

Val37 from Tours, France

On dirait presqu'une scène tirée d'un film de Walt Disney ! j'aime beaucoup !

9 Feb 2010 6:49pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

:-)))) ! It just like the same that in the film "Beethoven" ! I love the "St Bernard" and I love the maneer that it look at you during your shot ! imperturbable ! Great capture ! 5*

9 Feb 2010 7:29pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

The fog and street lights really set the mood. Nice work!

9 Feb 2010 7:50pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow just excellent

9 Feb 2010 8:10pm

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

excellent choice for the title and very nice photo!

9 Feb 2010 8:12pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the lighting is just perfect, mariana, it is this adorable saint bernard!

9 Feb 2010 8:20pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Poor animal

9 Feb 2010 8:58pm

@Mohsen: hey, this is a dog :)) and why poor ?

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Two Souls, one Thought? If you know what I mean.

9 Feb 2010 9:26pm

@Peter: to be honest , I do not :)) or you maybe think I read dog's thoughts , according my title ?

Jean-Louis from France

Impassible devant la charmante photographe !!! J'aime bcp !!
Superbes teintes de l'image !!

9 Feb 2010 9:45pm

Jonathan from Melbourne, Australia

Great composition .. and I love the expression on his face!

9 Feb 2010 10:11pm

Marilyn Cornwell from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous image! And so little snow in Waterloo...

9 Feb 2010 10:23pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Yes, why? Maybe to earn enough to buy food for this faithful dog.... Superb expression!

9 Feb 2010 11:08pm

mike from Burgos, Spain

Spot on Mariana. You see beyond.... Congratulations.

9 Feb 2010 11:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This one makes me smile from ear to ear! Such a loyal companion those people have. I absolutely love this image, Mariana. Bravo!

9 Feb 2010 11:42pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful dog. I want him LOL

9 Feb 2010 11:47pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

After several B&W, a nice colour photo! Great subject, and story. I also enjoyed the nice colour tone and flawless framing.

10 Feb 2010 12:16am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture.

10 Feb 2010 12:20am

Ajay from Pune, India

Now that's what I always like in your shots. A great deal of emotions captured in really great compositions.

10 Feb 2010 1:34am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

really goes with the title.. great captured

10 Feb 2010 2:15am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An nice anount of ambient light captured here considering how dark it really looks outside. The homeowners perhaps dread coming home knowing they'll be drenched by the St. Bernard's kissing. :-) Considering how big this dog is, it's interesting to note how thin its hind leg is.

10 Feb 2010 2:25am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture ! The poor dog looks so gloomy..

10 Feb 2010 2:44am

Jen Meers from Edmonton, Canada

Ah ha! Great shot ~ great capture!

10 Feb 2010 4:38am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

You and k@ are my most faithful commentators, and my favourites on the blog. Yesterday you both had a pic with a dog. Thats why I wrote: 2 souls, 1 thought.

10 Feb 2010 1:21pm

@Peter: ah, this is that :)) ha ha .. yes, it was funny to me too to see Karina had the same image as mine :))

macgo from Spain

Me gustaría tener esa tranquilidad

10 Feb 2010 6:31pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

such a cutie! great capture :)

10 Feb 2010 7:28pm

ppeut from Lille, France

I like the composition thanks to the dog who looks at you, he seems curious about what you are doing.

10 Feb 2010 8:53pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

poor looking mutt, I love the exposure here :)

11 Feb 2010 8:40am

Tomix from landerneau, France

awesome capture! have you see his back leg :))

11 Feb 2010 9:00am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wonderful, poor thing looks cold and lonely

11 Feb 2010 10:49am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh, so cute ! I'm fond of this dog ;-) and shot !

11 Feb 2010 6:10pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

the dog is as imposing and sturdy as the neighborhood he heeps.

12 Feb 2010 1:54am

Mike from United States

Really nice and WOW that dog is huge!

12 Feb 2010 2:47am

Chris B from Netherlands

Fantastic title.

12 Feb 2010 9:06am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Waiting someone is always difficult, for me too lol

12 Feb 2010 11:07am

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

I miss my St. Bernard.... :( Nice shot!

13 Feb 2010 12:33am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

He's awesome. Beautiful photo, beautiful color.

14 Feb 2010 9:47pm

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

Aww~ he's waiting for his bud to come home, aw, so cute. Fantastic shot.

15 Feb 2010 11:17pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful catch and a great Title:))

22 Feb 2010 10:05am

crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

dang he's big!

24 Mar 2010 12:15pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/8 second
ISO 200
9 mm