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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

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Excellent advice beautifully delivered.

10 Mar 2010 5:04am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic use of the light. Also a great composition. Love the color tones and the light slice around the hat of the man. Great work.

10 Mar 2010 5:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Mar 2010 5:49am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Très bien vu

10 Mar 2010 6:00am

Ken from United States

Mariana! processing top notch and love the darks and light tones

10 Mar 2010 6:07am

@Ken: ken, why don't you enter the link of your page ? it's hard to look for your old comments that had a link to get back to you .

macgo from Spain

Excelente virado

10 Mar 2010 6:19am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

exelent depth and interesting tones and soft noise

10 Mar 2010 6:38am

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent capture

10 Mar 2010 6:45am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Goodmorning MARIANA,
a cup of coffee and watching on your site..!
Every day a great photo! Always a surpice.


10 Mar 2010 6:57am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A very dramatic image with wonderful verticle lines,
but I like most the 'halo' of white edging the solitary fiqure !!!

10 Mar 2010 6:59am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

a excellent shot and artistic work of post-production

10 Mar 2010 7:00am

STEED from Gueret, France

Excellent and Well done........Lile lines...................And treatment.......Ah,the treatment !!!!

10 Mar 2010 7:35am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb light & super mood, like in a thriller from the Forties. Great beam of sun hitting the car and super halo around the man with those cigar-like long columns that fit so well in the compo. Elegant pic !

10 Mar 2010 7:49am

Naama from Herut, Israel

Beautifull treatment to great capture!!

10 Mar 2010 8:03am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Every day you are telling us a short story! Great capture again!

10 Mar 2010 8:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Je trouve ta photo marrante : Le panneau indique que l'on peut enlever la voiture et la voiture est une accord. Bonne journée.

10 Mar 2010 8:37am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb ! Your treatment give a great mood !

10 Mar 2010 8:41am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Cool shot, I like the man and the hat.

10 Mar 2010 8:48am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully edited photo, nicely photographed at the right time.
@On-topic: In the picture yesterday, I found disturbing the vertical pole

10 Mar 2010 9:15am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

The older they get, the more impatient they get. :-)

10 Mar 2010 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You chose your moment well. Nicely framed with the figure caught in those strong verticals

10 Mar 2010 10:35am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

again one time , i have fascination for your light and the processing . No doubt now , you a pro , S ;)
have a great day, full of light !

10 Mar 2010 10:59am

@Jean-Luc: thanks B :)) You are way too kind to me :)) Well, I am your Sister ;))

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I like the presentation of this work.

10 Mar 2010 11:19am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent capture & wonderful tone!! Very movie feel.

10 Mar 2010 11:58am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

le traitement donne un coté dramatique à cette image qui me plait assez !!:)

10 Mar 2010 12:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

10 Mar 2010 12:36pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image, nicely processed, and a intellegent advise.

10 Mar 2010 12:55pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This may sound silly, but I love being able to see just a hint of his glasses and his ear. These features seem to give him more of an identity. Works for me!

10 Mar 2010 1:03pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks Larry . Actually these little details , together with his hat and long coat attracted me the most to do a little bit on this shot and post it .

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

such a classic treatment, then the idling sign brings you back to modern reality.

10 Mar 2010 1:41pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Nice treatment and very good impact!

10 Mar 2010 1:43pm

philippe from dijon, France

Photographiquement irréprochable.....BRAVO.

10 Mar 2010 1:55pm

Christopher from Atlanta, United States

Wonderful tones!

10 Mar 2010 2:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent capture. Well seen. I like your sense of humor, Mariana.

10 Mar 2010 2:56pm

@Steve Rice: thx Steve !

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

deeply beautiful

10 Mar 2010 2:59pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

'Film noir' ... love the enigmatic atmosphere


10 Mar 2010 3:36pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

The panel is for the pedestrian !!!!! Lolll ... Super well done. Good day.

10 Mar 2010 3:39pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful composition with this man "mysterious"
great shot, mariana!

10 Mar 2010 4:19pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the strong contrast of the column and car with the darker portions of the image. The situation is inherently interesting... what is going on? Fine toning and processing makes for a strong presentation. Well done.

10 Mar 2010 4:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine composition. Beautifully processed. A vintage touch.

10 Mar 2010 5:26pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very sharp eye my friend

10 Mar 2010 5:39pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Hummm... And if I like idling, what will happend to me ?

10 Mar 2010 5:42pm

@Lyl and Roll: nothing more but police right after you :)) this guy will get a ticket for sure ... it is one of the entrances to the hospital .. police is everywhere around spying

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Cool street shot and love how you processed this, good idea getting the person in shot near the sign

10 Mar 2010 5:45pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Well seen, excellent shot.

10 Mar 2010 5:48pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good framing for this intriguing scene, I like the tone chosen

10 Mar 2010 5:49pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Beautiful lines. I like this man with hat and your processing and tones

10 Mar 2010 6:00pm

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful catch of sight, splendid!

10 Mar 2010 6:06pm

elena from torino, Italy

great compo and final effect!

10 Mar 2010 6:10pm

Patrick from Belgium

Great capture. Beautiful!
Amitiés Mariana.

10 Mar 2010 6:14pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Al Capone passait par là! Very beautiful cinema-images!

10 Mar 2010 6:37pm

@mo.langel: thank you :)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good framing Mariana. Well seen! I like the tone and a vintage touch!

10 Mar 2010 6:57pm

@Fonts: thanks Adela !

Jean-Louis from France

Superbe j'aime bcp ce monsieur au chapeau , comme dit Mo. , d'Al Capone ******
Très bien vu Mariana et bonne fin de journée *

10 Mar 2010 7:07pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

It's like he's trying to go under cover with his hat, glasses, and long jacket. But you've caught him in the act!!

10 Mar 2010 7:07pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Such a funny comment on the idling man! :)

10 Mar 2010 7:55pm

@Bishop: so, what your comment would be ?

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great light and processing! I like the glare coming off the car. This guy reminds me of that "Clark Rockefeller" that's been in the news as of late.

10 Mar 2010 7:56pm

oscar from Barcelona, Spain

I like the grain on the image

10 Mar 2010 8:17pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A very interesting composition! I like the verticality of the columns. The light and color! A suggestive image!

10 Mar 2010 10:32pm

@Fonts: thx again Adela . You forgot you saw it already :)

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Love the amazing tone and mood!

10 Mar 2010 10:59pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i like the punch line......its the man who was idling, isnt it?

10 Mar 2010 11:56pm

@MK: well,no . read this : Stop Idling It wastes and wastes and gives you nothing in return Idling — it does nothing for you, but it — * Wastes Fuel Hundreds of dollars for small cars and vans and thousands of dollars for trucks. * Pollutes the Atmosphere Your exhaust, together with everyone else's, is destroying the air you breathe. * Shortens Engine Life If your engine is running and you are going nowhere, what sense does that make? None, it just wears out the engine quicker. * Burns Up Money Fuel costs money, so going nowhere costs fuel and money. What can you do to stop Idling 1. "Turn it off" when your vehicle isn't going anywhere — except when stopped in traffic.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

It's OK for the idle riche. best...jerry

11 Mar 2010 12:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super piece of street photography.
I think drive-though restaurants and banks should be banned! They are the worst spots for idling.

11 Mar 2010 12:59am

rian from mobile, United States

that's actually good advice.. :) very nice street capture.. :D

11 Mar 2010 1:04am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful capture !

11 Mar 2010 1:56am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Grreeat shot. love the grainy effect.

11 Mar 2010 2:49am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

I really like the graininess. I hope that guy isn't idling!

11 Mar 2010 2:58am

John from Geneva, United States

This would be a good spot to go back to, try to catch someone loitering next to the sign.

11 Mar 2010 3:52am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like something out of a mystery story. Cool.

11 Mar 2010 3:55am

Amir from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot with great framing. The processing is just beyond me. Thanks for visiting

11 Mar 2010 4:24am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the texture and the vertical lines in this image - the sign adds an extra bit of interest!

11 Mar 2010 4:27am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe traitement

11 Mar 2010 1:43pm

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

That's great PP work.. well done.. looks very interesting and unconventionally

11 Mar 2010 1:52pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like the tone in this!

11 Mar 2010 3:10pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

I love the 'vintage' processing you used here Mariana!

12 Mar 2010 12:21pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Cinematic shot

12 Mar 2010 12:42pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Where is my donkey?

12 Mar 2010 12:44pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I turn my engine off whenever I stop but it does seem to irritate the people behind me at traffic lights and stop signs.

13 Mar 2010 3:06pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

I think your comment is perfect... I just had an image of some movie from the 40s when I saw the photograph! :)

14 Mar 2010 4:34am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the mood here

14 Mar 2010 8:33am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Classic for your excellent portfolio!

14 Mar 2010 12:58pm

crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

i like it! kinda 1930's film noir

24 Mar 2010 12:14pm