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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

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I wonder if they are together or simply completely disconnected. Wonderful capture.

25 Feb 2010 5:11am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I dig those cool jeans and love the seedy mood, Mariana.

25 Feb 2010 5:15am

@Michael Skorulski: Great to see you back, Michael ;)

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Love the capture here!! I am looking for the hearth in the pic, or is it supposed to be heart? Since that seems to be the story being portrayed. Either way........well done!

25 Feb 2010 5:32am

@Candid1: you are right . my mistake :) thx .

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great candid and expressions, Very good title :)

25 Feb 2010 5:35am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful capture Mariana. Perfectly timed. I love it!

25 Feb 2010 5:42am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

aptly titled, i like

25 Feb 2010 5:42am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A fabulous candid Marianna, with your trademark processing...great work!

25 Feb 2010 6:09am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Her jeans look straight out of the hippie era.

25 Feb 2010 6:10am

Yvon from Orleans, France

lovely shot, Mariana

25 Feb 2010 6:17am

Bruno from France

Rigolo le pantalon de la demoiselle.

25 Feb 2010 6:37am

Jean-Louis from France

Une excellente compo et un super titre !!!
Ton traitement est magnifique *****

25 Feb 2010 6:49am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Very nice photo, of this lady and don't forget the man .
I like this photo, with a story, we don't know...., MARIANA!


25 Feb 2010 6:51am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Nice capture, sadd for the use of the flash but I guess it wouldn't have been possible otherwise :)

25 Feb 2010 6:52am

@Ekios: NO, flash was not used at all. It is casino, no photos are allowed , and how could I possibly use a flash ???? Lights.. lights are everywhere around , many huge TVs.... It was just enough of these lights for taking a hidden shot :))

Julie from Easton, United States

Could be a lovers spat lol. Nice shot!

25 Feb 2010 6:57am

macgo from Spain

¡AMO ESTA FOTO! Una de las que más me ha gustado de tu colección por muchas razones.

25 Feb 2010 7:04am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

This is a great capture. Wonderful jean's! Hava a nice day Mariana

25 Feb 2010 7:05am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

''Oh No! .... I just hope he doesn't offer to buy me a drink ...''


25 Feb 2010 7:25am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

...I've been wainting on you for so long...
(really enjoy to invent stories especielly when I've the beginning, here a sentence and a image!)
Both are wainting somebodies? Or they just had a fight?....

25 Feb 2010 7:42am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Her clothes look to be of another era, but the sentiments are timeless.
A nice gritty shot and I love those green tones !

25 Feb 2010 7:49am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

What a great shot, a total mystery, are they together? Is she waiting for someone else? Will they show up? Well seen and taken as always, you have the most fantastic eye for situations!

25 Feb 2010 7:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Love her trousers and above all her attitude, she has the rhythm, natural one, and I find her friendly at once just seeing how she stands up ! ;) Cool, in every sense (mood) !

25 Feb 2010 7:54am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Back to the Disco years. Nice shot

25 Feb 2010 8:04am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Great emotion! hihi.

25 Feb 2010 8:21am

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Great capture, very well seen! Beautiful scene!

25 Feb 2010 8:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Haven't seen jeans made like that for years!

25 Feb 2010 8:28am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

nice color work M.,...funky is an intriguing scene...many stories could be told...

25 Feb 2010 8:38am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

ready for saturday night fever ? I wonder if she has the right dress code ;-) Love the both expressions, man and her, the story we can imagine !

25 Feb 2010 8:43am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Today it is very well the funny lady's trousers, Mariana! I see it also huge trunk! Certainly looks like inside a room ... The title you have chosen very well ... Mrs. discrete pants and puts his action!

25 Feb 2010 8:47am

Emmeji from France

Is it the last fashion ?

25 Feb 2010 9:02am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Well catched, something is happening, it's heartbreaking!

25 Feb 2010 9:18am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

superbe traitement

25 Feb 2010 9:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

It seems as if she is ready for a night out. Very well spotted an captured. I also like the composition and tones.

25 Feb 2010 9:24am

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

A great photo

25 Feb 2010 9:29am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Mariana, your title seems like that of a Joe Cocker song. Brilliant shot.

25 Feb 2010 9:38am

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Love the capture,bravo!

25 Feb 2010 10:11am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Too beautiful image with this great title. Mariana beautiful day.

25 Feb 2010 10:16am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful capture! Light and tones are superb.

25 Feb 2010 10:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ah I remember it well ;)

25 Feb 2010 10:57am

Gérard from France

C'est de la récupération le pantalon, trop drôle !

25 Feb 2010 11:09am

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

this shot makes you wander whats happening over there. Cool!

25 Feb 2010 11:22am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

lovly shot

25 Feb 2010 11:43am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Excellent timing between the body expression and the title !! :-) (The title reminder a song... :-) ) Nicely framed and stunning captured !

25 Feb 2010 11:50am

Gerard Westerduin from Barendrecht, Netherlands

great shot

25 Feb 2010 12:26pm

philippe from dijon, France

Très jolie cette image, bravo ! bonne journée............

25 Feb 2010 12:50pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

wowww perfect time to shot... great candid

25 Feb 2010 1:05pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the ambiance here

25 Feb 2010 1:19pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

This feels so 1970s! Look at those jeans! Love it!

25 Feb 2010 2:11pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent portrait, I like the sepia tones.

25 Feb 2010 2:13pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fabulous capture of this attractive girl and her extraordinary jeans. A fine capture with so much expression and interest. Well done.

25 Feb 2010 2:49pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Elton John and Kiki Dee's new version????

25 Feb 2010 2:50pm

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

Woow.. what a nice.. style.. a'la 80.. kids.. flowers.. rock'n'roll is not dead.

25 Feb 2010 3:00pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful capture and processing!

25 Feb 2010 3:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She seems to be engrossed in a performance. Love the mood and her pants!

25 Feb 2010 3:41pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

very nice framed wonderful street photo

25 Feb 2010 3:50pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great ! A superb capture and a very beautiful photo !

25 Feb 2010 4:02pm

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Both the man and lady seems all dressed up ready for a party time, but the pub is already too packed they couldn't enter? *just my side of story I imagine.. ;) Great capture Mariana.

25 Feb 2010 4:09pm

Tricia from Southeast Missourah, United States

Check out those jeans, I love em!

25 Feb 2010 4:29pm

Magrat from Germany

Superb, Mariana! Awesome B&W... Black & White - like this man and the lady... maybe the bad and the good guy?

Wish you a nice evening... :)

25 Feb 2010 5:01pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I do like the flavor that flash adds here. Nice catch.

25 Feb 2010 5:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Neat capture. She looks like she has colorful pants :))

25 Feb 2010 5:11pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent title - a picture that everybody can make a story - nice work

25 Feb 2010 5:14pm

@yiannis krikis: Unfortunately many see her pants only , although I tried to help the story with this title :(((

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another B n W masterpiece.

25 Feb 2010 5:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Body language says a lot! I think he already broke it.

25 Feb 2010 5:17pm

@Ralph Jones: thx . that what you are saying I expected to hear from others too ;))

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A terrific shot, M. So many storylines from one shot. Love the body language here and the fist clenched across her heart in keeping with your title.

25 Feb 2010 5:19pm

@SOUL AFLAME: YES !!! Love your comment . Makes me happy when read someone get it the same way as me !!!! Who cares for pants, that are noticeable by many more than relationship between these two ! !

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

You shoot me down in flames
You put me down a lot
But I`m giving you my heart
Go on take it
Please be carefull not to break it
Just remember it`s the only one I`ve got
It`s the only one I`ve
don't break my heart ....etc etc etc

Beautiful W&B S ! i love the woman trousers , and i want the same for the future woodstock concert

Have a pretty day !

25 Feb 2010 5:20pm

@Jean-Luc: ha ha .. thanks B ;)) Do not worry for jeans ..Your S will find them here and send them to you :)) ha ha Maybe I buy the same for me :))

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey is always ready to help broken heart to find smiles back!
He never will break your heart!

25 Feb 2010 5:32pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

impressive shot, you are like director for romantic movies,
how can you shot people with this frantal angle !!!???
you are really powerfull women :)

25 Feb 2010 5:41pm

@K.B.R: hmmm.. I like this comment .. me ? me powerful woman ? ha ha

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

When I look at her body language , I think its broken.
She lives too far away from Holland otherwise I would comfort her best
Well done Mariana, also a nice framing.

25 Feb 2010 5:51pm

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

Cool shot!

25 Feb 2010 5:59pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Don't know if they are together or not but this picture works well for me because you can create your own view and story from it.

25 Feb 2010 6:16pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Nice pants :-)

25 Feb 2010 6:35pm

@Morten Pedersen: you want one pair from Canada ?

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I need such a trouser!

25 Feb 2010 6:37pm

@MadScientist: no please , if you get them you might get a broken heart too ;))

Behzad from Shi, Iran

nice picture thx

25 Feb 2010 6:45pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

25 Feb 2010 6:46pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Her shoes really stand out with the shredded pants.

25 Feb 2010 6:48pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

Un traitement tres beau... J'adore

25 Feb 2010 7:46pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States never know until you try : ] best...jerry

25 Feb 2010 8:23pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

nice candid .. oh, and great pants.. :)

25 Feb 2010 8:26pm

philippe from moselle, France

loin des yeux loin du cœur, un immense tronc d'arbre les sépare , une rencontre encore improbable entre ces deux là, qui c'est !!!!!

25 Feb 2010 8:29pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Something we should all know, and never do. Good message and excellent image.

25 Feb 2010 8:29pm

lili from Narbonne, France

oh no don't break Her heart.... She s so beautiful with her expression and attitude.
Beautiful capture Mariana.

25 Feb 2010 8:42pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Great shot Mariana! For a hidden shot, this is impressive! I love how they are so connected -- yet they could still be strangers for all I know. The processing and the clothes they're wearing is so appropriate!

25 Feb 2010 9:22pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Superbe allure !... Des années 80 ? ... Super. Bonne nuit.

25 Feb 2010 9:30pm

pascal from bollene, France

ahhhh.....les photos volées.......celle-ci est femme semble poser pour toi.......j'adore...bye

25 Feb 2010 9:30pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such powerful emotion here Mariana and such a striking shot!
Thank you for your wonderful comment...yes, the city has been transformed and is magical like never before. I'm pleased it brought you back to that special time for you :)

25 Feb 2010 9:43pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

If you ignore the pants she is striking, this looks like a bar not too many happy endings in them. :)

25 Feb 2010 10:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your sepia treatment adds incredible contrast to the woman's pants and good texture to the tree's bark. Your title reminds me of my first 45 record I bought, sung by Elton John and Kiki Dee. :-)

25 Feb 2010 10:19pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

A really interesting character study. Well caught.

25 Feb 2010 10:44pm

@Andrew Gould: thx Andrew . I would really love to see on your page the last photo. Somehow I find it very hard to search there !

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente retrato con una perfecta edición. Parece que les han dado "plantón"...

25 Feb 2010 11:08pm

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

You can just tell, he hates her patched bell-bottoms, haha! Interesting shot.

25 Feb 2010 11:12pm

rian from mobile, United States

i can't help but notice those funky pants she's wearing.. :D nice candid shot.. :)

26 Feb 2010 12:33am

Sugata from Newark, United States

That pillar looks like a tree growing indoors. Her pants are interesting too - cool shot!

26 Feb 2010 1:20am

Ajay from Pune, India

"... 'cause I've been waiting.... for a long long time."

Sorry, I thought I should just fill up the rhythm.

26 Feb 2010 1:49am

Megha from Mumbai, India

Hmm...really seems like heartbreak..
btw, her pant is quite different :)
Nice shot :)

26 Feb 2010 3:59am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

great title. and wow she is dressed to kill.

26 Feb 2010 4:38am

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Could this be abba`s lost child ? Interesting shot Mariana.

26 Feb 2010 5:46am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli clin d'oeil

26 Feb 2010 6:16am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastica puesta en escena, muy interesante y emocional

26 Feb 2010 10:18am

Ken from United States

The body language speaks volumes1 Well seen and I hope they kiss and made up in the end.

26 Feb 2010 3:34pm

@Ken: your page is screwed up ... I cannot see comment side ...

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Terrific expression of this woman which love has not got correspondance. A Lonely Place.

26 Feb 2010 8:37pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Awesome capture ! The expression and the posture of the woman match the title so well !!

27 Feb 2010 4:13am

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

this is awesome! very spot on. =D

28 Feb 2010 2:45am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Its obvious; she broke his heart again by putting on her hippy-jeans, while he was taking her out for a classy night. (what about that ckeckered skirt Mariana? ;-D )

28 Feb 2010 11:21am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

So very beautiful photo

28 Feb 2010 7:17pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful, fancy. Very nice image, nice sepia tones and title.

28 Feb 2010 10:30pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Another classic portrait, great tones and drama.

6 Mar 2010 9:48pm

John from Geneva, United States

I'm not going to break your heart, dear lady, but I might break your closet door handle to make sure you don't wear any pants like that again.

9 Mar 2010 2:32am

Stef67 from in my head, France


2 Apr 2010 1:32pm