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Cowboy On a Blue Ocean

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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

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful street picture and background.
I have started an other blog Akaruiphoto more on the theme of people. Not many pictures yet but any suggestions are wellcome...

15 Feb 2010 6:45am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent title, Mariana! A very nice picture!

15 Feb 2010 7:03am

philippe from dijon, France

Ho ! insolite et bien réalisée cette image, bravo.... Bonne journée Mariana.

15 Feb 2010 7:23am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

superbe photo

15 Feb 2010 7:25am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

He is going to find his horse... his sea horse. You've been seen Stranger!, hahaha. Best wishes

15 Feb 2010 7:31am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Excellent catch of these two on the street...looks like they are watching you snapping them. ;-)

15 Feb 2010 7:34am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

The cowboy and his lady. He even gave you a smile :) I love the colours. Great shot.

15 Feb 2010 7:43am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent capture. I love your title!

15 Feb 2010 8:14am

Ddo from Verdun, France

As a photo memory in front of an artificial decoration. Extra

15 Feb 2010 8:15am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

cool shot

15 Feb 2010 8:45am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Ironic title for a cool expression of this cowbow and wife!! ;)

15 Feb 2010 9:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice photogenic place, and you choose a suitable person on this good background. A cowboy, and his wife !

15 Feb 2010 9:08am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, is Lucky Luke Ma Dalton and lacks more than Rantanplan! Lolll ... I think they saw you, you're lucky he did not drew his pistol! Good Monday friendships.

15 Feb 2010 9:13am

Tomix from landerneau, France

the cowgirl is funny! excellent capture!

15 Feb 2010 9:20am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

The photo is a little bit funny! The cowboy and his wife (?), they are watching you!
That makes your photo so great!

Are you following the Olympic Games, Mariana?


15 Feb 2010 9:32am

@NANNE: Olympic Games ? NO, not really - have no time for TV :))

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

the cowboy and his partner are looking with curiosity about the camera... and don't see the sea

15 Feb 2010 9:35am

@Nazzareno: you do not see a sea ? how come ... it is so beautiful and blue, just behind them :))

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wow - this has impact !

15 Feb 2010 9:52am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

I like the comment of Tede. A beautiful story for the Valentine's day no? Have a nice day Mariana.

15 Feb 2010 10:03am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

nice shot.

15 Feb 2010 10:36am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great street shot with beautiful colors !

15 Feb 2010 10:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely done. The background conspires well with the figures

15 Feb 2010 11:20am

FAN from besancon, France

Beautiful colors & contrast. I like very much their glances

15 Feb 2010 11:48am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great colours! Obviously Candadians dream of blue oceans and bold colours, too!

15 Feb 2010 12:00pm

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

yihaa! ahahha what a funny and lovely pic! i love the title and the entire pic, how they are amused looking at your camera! and superb colours :D congrats :D

15 Feb 2010 1:23pm

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands


15 Feb 2010 1:24pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Great colour and nice photo. very good shot

15 Feb 2010 2:00pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Clever composition my friend!

15 Feb 2010 2:05pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Great catch, love their expression! Dobre Dan.....

15 Feb 2010 2:38pm

John from Eureka, United States

They seem to like having their picture taken. I like the color and composition.

15 Feb 2010 2:42pm

@John: NO, they do not see me, but looking at my direction . I was in a car :)) Thx John .

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice colors and title! Their expressions tell a story of it's own!

15 Feb 2010 2:46pm

macgo from Spain

Esres un genio de la fotografía de calle

15 Feb 2010 2:49pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

COOL shot Mariana ~ superb title to match the image

15 Feb 2010 2:52pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

we need colors , and u gave us colors ! a great look and a nice dynamism ! All is good , S ...have a beautiful day

15 Feb 2010 3:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Perfect title.

15 Feb 2010 3:15pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is fantastic work

15 Feb 2010 3:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine setting in which to catch these two. It makes a fine, eye-catching shot.

15 Feb 2010 4:14pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image and title - the background is very very good

15 Feb 2010 4:28pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

A drive by photo. Their reaction seems exact, even their words had to be similar, do like the textured background.

15 Feb 2010 4:29pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

yes he is a very Sheriff!!!! nice contrast

15 Feb 2010 4:34pm

Magrat from Germany

Ha ha ha..! Great street-shot! Well seen, Mariana!

But take care... they are looking angry... oh my god... she's producing a weapon...! No. I think I have to stop watching the wrong movies...


15 Feb 2010 4:40pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Another maneer to profit of the seascape ! Great tones and I love this urban expression ! Well seen, well done ! :-)

15 Feb 2010 4:47pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

cool shot ! nice harmony of tones between the background and the woman's coat ;-) charming Valentine o)

15 Feb 2010 4:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super title for the shot Mariana! I think the Mrs. is giving you the evil eye...... ;-))

15 Feb 2010 5:09pm

alex centrella from California, United States

stunning shot !

15 Feb 2010 5:11pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Miradas en la cresta de la ola, fantásticos colores y escena

15 Feb 2010 5:15pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

I like this old Cow Boy and his saloon girl!

15 Feb 2010 5:15pm

uvaraj from United States

lovely frame, cool colors and background texture. nice shot, nicely done :)

15 Feb 2010 5:41pm

k@ from Paris, France

I'm not sure those two can swim ;) yet the sea is super inviting : vivid blue, purple and bordeaux-red. Mr Cowboy seems to holds Mrs Cowgirl's hand tight, wondering what's happening in that car : Is she shooting us ? Actually we are all cowboys/girls with our camera-weapons (peaceful ones, happily). Cool target you found here !

15 Feb 2010 5:46pm

@k@: I was thinking to post this one for Feb14th, with a title - Cowboy took his wife on a blue ocean for Valentine's day :))

lydia from Paris, France

Great picture Mariana !! They look surprised by you !!

15 Feb 2010 5:49pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great picture, but the people look like they don't like it that a picture is taken.

15 Feb 2010 6:08pm

@Jaap: why not ? I am not sure they look at me ... they look in my direction , but I was in a car ... Besides, there is not sigh they hate to be shoted :)

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Instant beautiful, great contrast of colors

15 Feb 2010 6:10pm

k@ from Paris, France

Ha, this is excellent ! But sure this couple celebrates Valentines one day too late, so you have the perfect timing ! Bravo, i laugh aloud ;)

15 Feb 2010 6:11pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful contrast image with nice hard colors

15 Feb 2010 6:25pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Superbe improviste .... plein de jolies couleurs !...
Bonne soirée.

15 Feb 2010 6:43pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent title for the shot! They are surprised smile or face deep blue sea! Good view Mariana!

15 Feb 2010 6:51pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

coooool. I like the colors, are very vivid

15 Feb 2010 7:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great street shot Mariana, looks like you were rumbled :-)

15 Feb 2010 7:29pm

Jean-Louis from France

Ils n'ont pas la tenue pour aller nager ces deux là !!!!
Très bien vue cette excellente photo *******

15 Feb 2010 7:46pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Yes! Love this cowboy and his "little lady". Maybe they're off to rope some sea-horses. ;-) I'm so cheesy today. heheh

15 Feb 2010 8:15pm

@Amanda: no, they are on a blue ocean to celebrate Valentine's day :)

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful street scene ,really nice portrait !
kiss !

15 Feb 2010 8:41pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lost at the seaside, mr. Marlboro looking for his Canadian prairies (and finds you, in your car).

Great photo, Mariana!

15 Feb 2010 9:07pm

@Peter: right :)) ocean was very cold , so he was looking for something hot ;)

mike from Spain

They look surprised an amused at being the protagonists of your graphic story! Great colors!

15 Feb 2010 9:18pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Nice candid shot! they look so surprised.

15 Feb 2010 9:49pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice shot, nice title!

15 Feb 2010 9:55pm

Gérard from France

Surpris et colorés ce couple, géniale ta photo

15 Feb 2010 10:36pm

elena from Italy

great capture and color!

15 Feb 2010 11:06pm

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

Interesting scene, including a ying-yan on the back :) Nice shot.

15 Feb 2010 11:12pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Very well exposed blue background, shows off the pedestrians very nicely.

15 Feb 2010 11:53pm

Achu from Baltimore, United States


15 Feb 2010 11:53pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

really nice candid portraits, Mariana! and such a colorful background :)

16 Feb 2010 12:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think Mrs. Cowboy did see you and is about to attack! Mr. Cowboy had to hold her back. That is a pretty blue ocean with the waves and clouds. A very cool capture.

16 Feb 2010 1:20am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love these approving look on their faces.

16 Feb 2010 1:40am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice shot ! Very apt title :) his cowboy hat sure stands out against the ocean background !!

16 Feb 2010 3:32am

rian from mobile, United States

cool title.. :) they sure looked surprised.. :D nice shot.. :)

16 Feb 2010 4:05am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture, what did you shout out to them to make them look up and at you like that?

16 Feb 2010 1:53pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

surfing on the waves of life...

16 Feb 2010 2:53pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

What happened after the shot?

16 Feb 2010 4:15pm

@Meysam: what do you mean ? nothing .... everyone thinks they were looking at me , but not - they were looking at Chinese store across the street, I was in a car :)

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Good to hear that! So you are safe and your camera is not broken ;)

16 Feb 2010 4:35pm

@Meysam: yes, all is fine . not like this time when shoted this Sheik :))

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Bonie and Clide?

16 Feb 2010 5:03pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

16 Feb 2010 5:49pm

Lynn from United States

Great title and great shot...the sea is so lovely behind them :))

16 Feb 2010 9:25pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the bonie and clide comment.

17 Feb 2010 12:49pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

There should thus be at least a seahorse in this photo.... great candid.

17 Feb 2010 12:54pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

vague de bonheur^^

17 Feb 2010 1:58pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Well captured. I love the makes the photograph

20 Feb 2010 8:44pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice catch, and once again great colors.

22 Feb 2010 12:08pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looks like.....can't quite put my finger on it.

6 Mar 2010 9:52pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 80
12 mm