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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

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i don't have your number

9 Apr 2010 5:11am

@MK: you forgot ? haha

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture and b&w

9 Apr 2010 5:15am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Very nice night photo. I don't think these poor pay phones get much use anymore.

9 Apr 2010 5:18am

@Mark Johnson: from time to time I see people using them .. why not :)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

If I only had a couple of quarters...I don't even know how much it cost anymore : ] best...jerry

9 Apr 2010 5:44am

@ordinaryimages: save quarters next time ;)

trilliana from Germany

great night shot. the stable readyness of the phone and the moving cars in the background perfectly fit together and brings out the waiting situation. very good composition.

9 Apr 2010 5:47am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great highlights and motion. I didn't know payphones were around anymore.

9 Apr 2010 5:48am


It's little bit difficult...., I don't have your number.

Have a nice weekend, MARIANA!


9 Apr 2010 6:02am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot! I really like the title and the motion blur in the background

9 Apr 2010 6:05am

STEED from Gueret, France

Okay ...........

9 Apr 2010 6:28am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great the motion on the background, better the beautiful light on the telephone!
Well done Mariana.

9 Apr 2010 6:34am

Lemi Hacıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey

Nice capture.. B&W are great

9 Apr 2010 6:40am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

good framing and excelent shot

9 Apr 2010 6:42am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

No thanks - I'll use my mobile ! Nice ............

9 Apr 2010 7:00am

@Nigel: cool ;)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great shot, expressive and full of suggerence.

9 Apr 2010 7:02am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

With pleasure , but I have no money ! Nice B§W ! Phil.

9 Apr 2010 7:08am

@Phil: then - do not call :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful B&W night shot!! You have caught a shot of what may soon become a relic. I just don't see pay phones around here anymore. A new era has dawned...

9 Apr 2010 7:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Qu'il est joli ton N&B ! Bonne journée

9 Apr 2010 7:32am

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Great atmosphere, nice compo. Excellent shot.

9 Apr 2010 7:34am

Céline from Paris, France

Excellent! Love the motion blur of the car, in contrast with the phone not in movment (well, I guess the phone is not goin to run away!). Anyway, love the composition! :)

9 Apr 2010 7:42am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Superb atmosphere ( a good movie!) and very good b&w!

9 Apr 2010 8:03am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Another of your great night shots with plenty of mood...

9 Apr 2010 8:19am

philippe from dijon, France

Quelle ambiance !! j'adore................... bravo Mariana

9 Apr 2010 8:23am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Interesting to read the comments here, as if you have captured a prehistoric site. :-)

9 Apr 2010 8:24am

Gérard Méry from France

Allo que c'est noir, vite allumez s'il vous plait

9 Apr 2010 8:27am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

But... your or my night ? :)
A good atmosphere of thriller !

9 Apr 2010 8:45am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

The girl of yesterday finally ended ? ;-)) I love the atmosphere of detective movie ! strong black areas and lights, great contrast ! and the motion blur of the car behind ! a powerful mood at night !

9 Apr 2010 8:49am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Sorry ... got the message too late. ;) Cool image!

9 Apr 2010 8:57am

@Larry Lefever: fine. next time will be on time :)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL! I love the title :) Fantastic shot! Superb lighting and contrast. Great atmosphere. I haven't used one of these in years - I'm giving my age away here ;)

9 Apr 2010 9:04am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

Beautiful title , and a nice composition...Allo S , for sure i will call you, hope u will not sleep ;)
have a nice day , well , or night

9 Apr 2010 9:12am

@Jean-Luc: i will wait , B :))

k@ from Paris, France

Super classic quality of your oily blacks, they shine and ring our bell*

9 Apr 2010 9:15am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a great moody composition! I love the atmosphere!

9 Apr 2010 9:18am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

It is pretty tone B&w! Nice day

9 Apr 2010 9:21am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una captura en b/w genial, fantastico!!

9 Apr 2010 9:43am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Beautiful capture in B&W !! Well done Mariana !!

9 Apr 2010 9:51am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I like this atmospehere, nice capture Mariana.

9 Apr 2010 10:33am

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

i love the intensity of this blacks and this whites in your composition, as well as the composition :) vintage atmospehere for sure!

9 Apr 2010 10:48am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

The loneliness of the night, but there is always someone waiting. I love this so contrasted B&W. Cheers.

9 Apr 2010 10:48am

Stef67 from in my head, France

why not............^^ superbe scène, vraiment très bien vu^^

9 Apr 2010 11:05am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb composition of the photo ! Very beautiful !

9 Apr 2010 11:05am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une belle atmosphère dans la nuit! Le téléphone sonnera t-il?

9 Apr 2010 11:10am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You've got a sad and dramatic atmosphere with color and light! A phrase we have all repeated many times. A phrase that is a lament! Very good composition Mariana!

9 Apr 2010 11:11am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Good shot in the night.... Have a nice day Mariana

9 Apr 2010 11:25am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wahaha, interesting comments !!
Nice evening shot and a great b/w editing

9 Apr 2010 11:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'll have to make it quick, I don't like the look of this neighbourhood.

9 Apr 2010 11:43am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful mood in this shot Mariana! As soon as I saw it the song Operator sprang to mind! Well done! ;-)

9 Apr 2010 11:50am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

I tried to phone you but your telephone connection was always busy :((. So enough time to regard your latest masterwork. I like best the lightening horizontal strokes which dominate and stand widely for the left background - a great abstraction. These lines also repeat those upper lines of the phone cell thus producing coherence. Congratulations, Mariana!

9 Apr 2010 11:57am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Fantastic night shot, I like the choice of black & white, excellent contrast.

9 Apr 2010 12:01pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

What an outstanding picture with wonderful mood!

9 Apr 2010 1:25pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Call me tonight ... For some good news...

9 Apr 2010 1:31pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A moody theatrical image perhaps with a story.

9 Apr 2010 1:52pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful. The waiting phone with the world blurring by. Very beautiful light and night shot. I love the BW. I think this phone will never ring. :0

9 Apr 2010 1:52pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You really know how to make a photograph tell a story . . this is such a strong message.

9 Apr 2010 2:22pm

☾éline from New York City, United States

Beautiful b&w ! Wonderful contrast !

9 Apr 2010 2:24pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like your conception of how to use the phone booth in an effective picture. The street lights whizzing past and the lighted business make excellent offsetting elements to balance the booth. Nice nighttime shooting.

9 Apr 2010 2:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful selective focus. I love the streaking lights.

9 Apr 2010 2:30pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Great mood of the city you've captured... and it's evoking lots and range of emotions! Brilliantly composed!:-)

9 Apr 2010 2:35pm

Julie from United States

Really nice shot! Love the b&w and the motion behind the phone. I haven't seen one of these phone booths in years!

9 Apr 2010 3:01pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

At 12pm? :)

9 Apr 2010 3:33pm

@Christian: 11:59:59 :)

Josh from New York, United States

I love the feeling this envokes!

9 Apr 2010 3:47pm

Kaddy from Mumbai, India

superb composition.. and a very well lit shot.. simply beautiful!!

9 Apr 2010 4:00pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The b+w really adds great drama to the shot. This is so very good.

9 Apr 2010 4:20pm

danou-yepa from France

fantastic compo and superb light ;

9 Apr 2010 4:32pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the mood, the moving lights and the framing

9 Apr 2010 4:38pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Sometimes, the last issue in the night, in the darkness feeling... Give a call it's give hapyness.. ;-) Well seen, well done ! ;-)

9 Apr 2010 4:41pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Great film noir feel to this Mariana


9 Apr 2010 4:46pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

great mood and title

9 Apr 2010 4:49pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful B&W work, cool lights and motion

9 Apr 2010 4:50pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Your title has surely put quite a few people in a fix:) A great mono image with a wonderfully mysterious mood!!

9 Apr 2010 5:48pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful night image. I can see a whole story unfolding here.

9 Apr 2010 6:28pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Wonderful work with the available light. It gives this phone a lot of character.

9 Apr 2010 6:43pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Domage je n'ai pas ton numéro , mais très bonne prise de vue !!
Bon WE. Mariana *

9 Apr 2010 6:56pm

Florence from Paris, France

Give me your number ! ;-)

9 Apr 2010 7:07pm

@Florence: ha ? I expected guys to ask for it .. ha ha

Pomme from France

Avec plaisir :)

9 Apr 2010 7:20pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

This makes me think about a song by The Beasts of bourbon called hard for you. :) GREAT shot!

9 Apr 2010 7:21pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great night scene! Very good atmosphere!

9 Apr 2010 7:45pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Sympa l'atmosphère

9 Apr 2010 7:48pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wónderful shot! I love the tones and the speed in it!

9 Apr 2010 7:52pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

It looks cold waiting for the call.... did they? Great urban shot.

9 Apr 2010 7:52pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot !!! Love it !!

9 Apr 2010 8:00pm

pascal from bollene, France

A quelle heure faut-il que je t'appelles ?....

9 Apr 2010 8:26pm

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

We see it all the time but rarely do we recognize the photographic 'value'. Great shot!!

9 Apr 2010 8:40pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Superb. Just the beautiful black and white of it all, and perfectly exposed also.

9 Apr 2010 8:46pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Looks very lonesome.... great presentation.

9 Apr 2010 9:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I first thought it was the same pay phone from yesterday's post and I was wondering what yesterday's girl did with it. :-) I like the motion captured behind the phone booth.

9 Apr 2010 9:26pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it's a great picture. But at night I would not use this phone. The place looks very scary. I wish you all the best and thank you for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

9 Apr 2010 10:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I've forgotten your number. Tell me one more time, please. ;-)

10 Apr 2010 12:23am

@Steve Rice: who forgets my number does not get it again :)) cool !

Martin from North Platte, United States

really interesting the way you captured something on the way out, due to everyone having a cell phone. as usual your exposures and crisp images are a beauty all their own :) That why you rule, Queen of Street photography!

10 Apr 2010 1:56am

Shelle from Washington State, United States

Nice photo! Good eye.

10 Apr 2010 2:41am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Wonderful composition and light management...great textures too... I really love it.

10 Apr 2010 3:48am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Superbe éclairage pour cette splendide photo nocturne.

10 Apr 2010 11:57am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Tonight your time or my time ? Mail me your number and I will :p
(careful, I will ..)

10 Apr 2010 12:17pm

@Ekios: ha ha ha .. you are cool ;)

rian from mobile, United States

i like that gritty, urban mood going on here.. great shot.. :)

10 Apr 2010 5:38pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Super b&w for this night shot. A lonely feeling.

10 Apr 2010 8:01pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

".... I tried to telephone, they said you were not home: no reply.." (not mine; Lennon&McCarthney, '64 last century)

10 Apr 2010 8:20pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

this is simply fantastic! Bravo !

10 Apr 2010 10:36pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I love looks like something you would see after a hard night out.

11 Apr 2010 3:20am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Mariana : Well the thing is, someone on aminus3 posted once her new set of visit cards ... I text her right after I saw the number, telling her "you will copy me a 1000 times : I don't put my number on internet" !!

Have a nice weekend Marianoux ;)

11 Apr 2010 10:36am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

love the extreme darkness and how the silver pops out in this one ...

11 Apr 2010 6:51pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Sorry Imissed it! Maybe I call another time :-))!

12 Apr 2010 5:21am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Ok, but I'll need hand sanitizer if you call me on this phone. ;-)

13 Apr 2010 2:44pm

@Amanda: do not worry :) hope you like this image though !

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

belle composition NB ... vraiment c'est ... zut plus de pièces ... non ne coupez pa.......

18 Apr 2010 12:54pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow, looks like an image from one o those 80s magazine. this looks so retro. and I so love retro.

21 Apr 2010 1:59am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/8 second
ISO 250
6 mm