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Back-Door Boys

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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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture. I love the composition.

12 Feb 2010 5:12am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Good composition. I love it

12 Feb 2010 5:18am

Florence from Paris, France

Your title and photo makes me think of this song by the Doors... Back Door Man... yeap !

12 Feb 2010 5:27am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderfully seen and captured...fab composition and sense of scale Marianna!

12 Feb 2010 5:53am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Toujours très très intéressant de retrouver tes brèves de vie.

12 Feb 2010 6:07am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great scenery Mariana. Keep up the good work. I'm going on a ski holiday, the foto's keep on rollin. The comments i don't know.
You hear from me!

12 Feb 2010 6:12am

Megha from Mumbai, India

Hmm...Seems tough job...
btw what's the background ? what are they doing, i see them wearing white it junkyard ?

12 Feb 2010 6:24am

@Megha: that is just a back side of the grocery store . no junkyard :)) thx Megha.

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Hard working boys, MARIANA!
It must be heavy, I think!


12 Feb 2010 7:00am

philippe from dijon, France

Une belle scène de vie, bien photographié, bravo....................... Mariana

12 Feb 2010 7:00am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

The backside of a supermarket? Fantastic compo, I guess you whited the coats a little bit.

12 Feb 2010 7:09am

@Nadu-Dosenöffner: thx . No, white coats are really white as a snow :) and only thanked to them I noticed these two guys :)

khadi from New Delhi, India

Great photo. Fantastic composition

12 Feb 2010 7:09am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

5 Stars! One of my favorites.
The shapes are so artfully caught, and there is a wonderful painterly color tone!

12 Feb 2010 7:31am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I like this one a lot - one of my favourites. I like the colour tones and textures.

12 Feb 2010 7:46am

Pierre from Lyon, France

On dirait une image d'Afrique , couleur terre et fer ...... inquiétantes blouses blanches....tu es toujours curieuse d'aller voir ce qui se passe derrière, la façade...

12 Feb 2010 8:03am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Very well spotted and captured. I like the tones!

12 Feb 2010 8:08am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Good composition Mariana! Beautiful colours and textures.

12 Feb 2010 8:28am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Good composition Mariana! Beautiful colours and textures.

12 Feb 2010 8:42am

lili from Narbonne, France

as usual, I like athmosphere you give to your photo. great work.

12 Feb 2010 8:47am

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

We have here a great composition. Lovely colors. Have a nice day.

12 Feb 2010 8:51am

CamyaR from Tehran, Iran

very spice :)
great shut ,,,

12 Feb 2010 8:53am

Chris B from Netherlands

Good composition. I love it

12 Feb 2010 9:07am

Rags from Plano, United States

Nice image.

12 Feb 2010 9:11am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. A moment of rest between the mess, well catched.

12 Feb 2010 9:36am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

c'est pas toujours évident de prendre l'envers du décor 5*****

12 Feb 2010 9:48am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Quelle curieuse et intéressante photo avec ces tonalités de brun qui transforment ce décor anarchique en un superbe tableau presque abstrait

12 Feb 2010 10:04am

Klaus from Germany

a realy ool urban shot

12 Feb 2010 10:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You are a great photographer, mariana. Very good framing, color and composition. Really interesting photo of working people :)

12 Feb 2010 10:12am

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran captura de los trabajadores tomandose un descanso

12 Feb 2010 10:32am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A beautiful photo with a great mood !

12 Feb 2010 10:42am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, behind the scenes! an amazing photo. Good day.

12 Feb 2010 10:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just superb

12 Feb 2010 10:59am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I like this composition with well contrasted colours. Have a nice day!.

12 Feb 2010 11:00am

Peter Knoop from Antwerp, Belgium

So much to see in this shot. Very well composed!

12 Feb 2010 11:06am

Ddo from Verdun, France

great shot

12 Feb 2010 11:07am

Jean-Louis from France

Magnifique !!!!
J'adore ce contraste de ces deux hommes en blouse blanche avec les couleurs de la photo !!!
Superbe *****

12 Feb 2010 11:33am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

great compo! love the colors! well done.

12 Feb 2010 11:54am

Magrat from Germany

Superb, Mariana... Great seen... and wonderful processed... Wish you a nice day! :-)

12 Feb 2010 12:02pm

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Great and strange composition. I love it. Have a nice day Mariana

12 Feb 2010 12:15pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Interesting colours and framing in this one

12 Feb 2010 12:15pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I like this complex composition, which reminds me of platform games of the 1980s. Remember 'Donkey Kong'...? ;-)

12 Feb 2010 12:21pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Afghanistan

Interesting situation. I like it.

12 Feb 2010 12:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful captured of everyday life happening! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

12 Feb 2010 12:39pm

Marcie from United States

Wonderful street scene. Such wonderful color and sense of balance.

12 Feb 2010 1:02pm

sim from Iran

i love documentry but i am shy to confront people in public liked this

12 Feb 2010 1:28pm

Ben from Lyon, France

Superbe. Successfull.

12 Feb 2010 1:51pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I like the way you take photos of not very attractive subjects, but the results are very fascinating. Great artist!

12 Feb 2010 2:16pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Well seen ! I love the scene and the colors and the composition, and....Phil.

12 Feb 2010 2:37pm

Richard T from Down in Suffolk, United Kingdom

Ha! ... these boys have sneaked outside for a fag ... I hope the boss is relaxed about such goings on. ;-) Nice capture Mariana.


12 Feb 2010 2:41pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Mariana I usually do not like "street shots" but yours have a unique quality to them; they tell a story. And I love your post processing.

12 Feb 2010 2:48pm

@Evening Song Imagery: Oh, I am going to disappoint you then - Almost all my shots are street shots and portraits from the streets ! Sometimes a nice closeup , or abstract, but mostly candid shots :))

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

fantastic shot!!!

12 Feb 2010 3:03pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is simply brilliant

12 Feb 2010 3:11pm

Don from spokane, United States

There white outfits make them stand out very well. The heavy equipment adds interest to the shot and raises questions as well. Fine image.

12 Feb 2010 3:31pm

macgo from Spain

Todo tiene dos puntos de vista

12 Feb 2010 3:35pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Ah yes, M, to untrained eyes this is a typical scene at the rear of a grocery store...... BUT.....

I am trained in detection and if you look closely at the man on the left, you will see that he has no facial features, because he is actually a robot! This is a factory where they are making replicants who will rise up (after blueberry pancakes for breakfast of course) and take over the town by replacing the inhabitants with replicants. Today Waterloo, Canada.....tomorrow....THE WORLD!

12 Feb 2010 3:42pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice snowy in this photo, art shot

12 Feb 2010 3:56pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

You always capture that mood that brings the viewer to the same level as the people you photograph.
A powerful tool. This is a wonderful image, Mariana.

12 Feb 2010 3:58pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

oh what a contrast...white "medical" clothes in such a dark backstage...

12 Feb 2010 4:03pm

@KriKridesign: they need to be clean working in a grocery store ;)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Fantastic muted browns. I just love these colors and the strong composition. Then, there's that touch of red in the basket. Very nice!

12 Feb 2010 4:27pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Perfect. An "insider" view most of us never get.

12 Feb 2010 4:44pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like it as a social reportage imege but I like a lot the color palette

12 Feb 2010 4:47pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You are an intrepid adventurer!

12 Feb 2010 4:48pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The white coats really stand out. Nice pic.

12 Feb 2010 5:02pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful shot, life in image, bravo!

12 Feb 2010 5:02pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Time for smoking........International Picture...Nice...

12 Feb 2010 5:23pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Great composition of meals daily

12 Feb 2010 6:04pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

interesting street photo nice composition

12 Feb 2010 6:45pm

Bosk from Houston, United States

Great omposition, wonderful capture!

12 Feb 2010 7:14pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture, Mariana

12 Feb 2010 7:57pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Such colors....the fullness of the frame and the simple lines against the color, work really well.

12 Feb 2010 8:00pm

@Susan: thx Susan :)

Liang from San Francisco, United States

nice framing on this! seems like he's taking a long deserved cigarette break.

12 Feb 2010 8:28pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

I like the combination of clutter with strong heavy forms and the dramatic white coats.

12 Feb 2010 8:45pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

La vie, côté arrière-cour...

12 Feb 2010 9:11pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice and new! Congratulations!Well done!

12 Feb 2010 10:28pm

Ken from United States

Mariana! You have such an interesting town! I love your images!

12 Feb 2010 10:45pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Full of interest Mariana, now we know what goes on behind the doors :0

12 Feb 2010 11:29pm

Gérard from France

On se demande de quelle usine il s'agit, les couleurs sont belles.

13 Feb 2010 12:06am

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Nice composition, and I like color and noise in this photo!

13 Feb 2010 12:28am

@hgmartins photography: thanks a lot ;)

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Another piece of superb work!! Great colours!

13 Feb 2010 12:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The boys really stand out in their white coats. While it is hard to discern what the "boys" are doing, it leaves the photo open to more possibilities of interpretation.

13 Feb 2010 12:59am

rian from mobile, United States

oh, the ever familiar smoking break.. :) nice candid capture.. :)

13 Feb 2010 2:20am

Alan from Manila, Philippines

I love the way their white uniforms contrasted everything in the picture.

13 Feb 2010 3:15am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Marvellous color tones in this back of a grocery store. I would have like to see it without the contrasting white (clothes and snow) too. But of course, the contrasting white gives a tension and interesting composition to the picture.

13 Feb 2010 7:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very cool shot. Your processing is superb as always. The brown tones are so nice with the white coats that really pop.

13 Feb 2010 5:29pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

I like the sweetness of tones of the browns, mixed with the reddish ones and leveled by the black. and there's form to accompany the whle scene.

Good Week-End Mariana.

14 Feb 2010 1:37am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the composition here, so rich, and the brownish wood-like tones as well. Lines & wheels & duet of white men work superbly*

14 Feb 2010 7:39am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

What wondeful angles you have here and the photograph is so busy

14 Feb 2010 10:21am

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

good eye of yours with this compositon :D

14 Feb 2010 2:01pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

you always have a way of capturing the reality of the scene with your stark Bl& Wh, and Im plesently suprised to see it just as beautifully done in color as well,,, wow,,

14 Feb 2010 6:21pm

@Martin: thx Martin . I also love this everyday scene in colors. What you see here is exactly how it looks there.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Are you aware of your title's "unusual" connotation?

14 Feb 2010 9:44pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

i like the brown tones in this shot and the two spot of white!

15 Feb 2010 9:23am

lux from Munich, Germany

A good find. With the dirty lorrries in front of the foto, this image has a bit of a Mad Max atmosphere.

15 Feb 2010 2:21pm

elena from Italy


15 Feb 2010 11:06pm

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

Haha, I like your title. Catch a quick smoke if you got one :)

15 Feb 2010 11:14pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image and tones.

22 Feb 2010 12:06pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 100
39 mm