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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

pascal from bollene, France

beautiful........I like all ....light.....animal running......the girl......five stars !!!!

21 Apr 2010 5:06am

k@ from Paris, France

Super interplay between colors, movement & light. I like the diagonal woman/dog/woman sign opposed to the verticals of the doors & walls and that white chocolate-like patterns of the floor. Art focus for sure ! :)

21 Apr 2010 5:11am

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Often the best photos have but one focal element but this has many things going on, and that makes it more than the sum of those parts. Very well done.

21 Apr 2010 5:27am

@Doug: thx Doug !

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

perfect timing, I really love how you included the motion of the dog in the background! there are a lot of patterns and colors in this photo and they all seem to work together perfectly

21 Apr 2010 5:29am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

J'aime ces plans successifs
Joliment fait

21 Apr 2010 5:31am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

grreat composition and, as always, fantastic treatment of color and contrast

21 Apr 2010 5:43am


For me, it's a art photo, MARIANA! I' am working at the newspaper, this lady is ready a newspaper. And than that dog on the background. Wonderful!


21 Apr 2010 5:49am

behrouz from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot

21 Apr 2010 6:02am

@behrouz: thank you ;)

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Bien shoté ! Bonne journée

21 Apr 2010 6:05am

Bettina from United States

Great shot! All the different layers and those deep colors. But of course the fleeting image of the dog (almost a wolf) running of gives a very funny interplay. All the seriousness of art focus become playful and mischievous.

21 Apr 2010 6:10am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Still new to read between shadows and lights. Splendid shot. Beautiful day.

21 Apr 2010 6:22am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love the dog skipping through this scene. Wonderful bright light and shadows.

21 Apr 2010 6:24am

macgo from Spain

Es increíble. Nunca bajas el listón. Cada foto es diferente pero todas de una calidad magnífica. Esta es verdaderamente encantadora, con una luz mágica. Felicitaciones

21 Apr 2010 6:31am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great shot.
A layered photo with it's own story on every layer and thereby creating a lot of dynamics.
A photo that keeps you "busy" :-)

21 Apr 2010 6:52am

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran compo, de colores, escena y luz

21 Apr 2010 7:16am

Emmeji from France

Un instant de vie magnifiquement saisi !!!

21 Apr 2010 7:24am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice

21 Apr 2010 7:30am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Love this image - the light, dark and colour. Very glossy.

21 Apr 2010 7:39am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Very good composition, interesting details and beautiful light.

21 Apr 2010 7:41am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well seen and captured...great sense of solitude, while it all happens around her.

21 Apr 2010 7:45am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Great composition. I love the dog!

21 Apr 2010 7:52am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A timeless moment; almost a meditation.

21 Apr 2010 7:52am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful slice of life ! You pressed the button at the right time !

21 Apr 2010 8:29am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I love the colors of the walls n texture of the brick pavement. Good compo too

21 Apr 2010 8:44am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Lovely contrast and textures. Good one!

21 Apr 2010 8:47am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful photo with a perfect timing and light.

21 Apr 2010 8:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a serendipitous dog :)

21 Apr 2010 8:53am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Une lumière magnifique baigne le lieu! Et ce chien qui file à l'anglaise!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

21 Apr 2010 8:56am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

An incredible capture! Well done indeed.

21 Apr 2010 9:07am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb composition with great colors !

21 Apr 2010 9:33am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

The colors is what I like the most of this shot! They are sooo good!

21 Apr 2010 9:36am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

This is a great composition. Fine colours and good diagonal of characters. Well, well done.

21 Apr 2010 9:44am

Michel [Une photo,vite et reviens tard] from Vauréal, France

It's simply beautiful..(sorry for my so poor english..)

21 Apr 2010 9:46am

philippe from dijon, France

Une scène de vie ! intéressante... lire les nouvelles fraiches !! bien vu ... Mariana

21 Apr 2010 9:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*********

21 Apr 2010 11:43am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great street portrait, I like the running dog.

21 Apr 2010 12:02pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What an incredible moment captured. Love how the dog is running in (and out) of the frame. Great eye!!

21 Apr 2010 12:09pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, that dog ! You captured it nice timing.

21 Apr 2010 12:18pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle lumière, et jolie scène.

21 Apr 2010 12:18pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Love this 5 stars, the light is superb, the detail of the lady reading and the dog running by all add together, Awesome work

21 Apr 2010 1:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture. But where is that dog going? :))

21 Apr 2010 2:27pm

@john4jack: Dog is nothing else but a serendipitous dog :) There is a passage , so dog is running after his owner :)

Don from spokane, United States

A dog gone nice street shot! :-) Couldn't resist...shows I need more coffee this morning. I like the captured moment with the dog moving on through the image. Well done.

21 Apr 2010 2:46pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot Mariana! This is life and the dog is fantastic!

21 Apr 2010 3:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a wonderful image with the lady, the running dog, and the superb light. You have a great feel for the composition and the right moment. Super stuff!

21 Apr 2010 3:13pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

As I scrolled the picture M' I found the elimination of the 'skip' board a relief. The rest is a pure delight composition , light , shadows, colours and of course the theme itself .


21 Apr 2010 3:14pm

@Richard T: I wish you tell me again what it means ------elimination of the 'skip' board a relief :)) I see nothing wrong with the bottom of my picture . Love tree shadow . I did not like square format , that Is why I left picture the way it is when was taken , Did not like to crop anything !

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

She looks so comfortable sitting on that hard pavement. Nice!

21 Apr 2010 3:57pm

@Larry Lefever: She cares of NOTHING ! She got her own world . It was kind of sad talking to her later . Pretty girl, but so much lost in her thoughts . She is sitting there for hours, doing some funny stickers ...I walked away with my hand full of some butterflies, eggs, flowers, sun stickers .....

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

The dynamics within the composition are all with the girl and, independently from her, the dog. They of course, although both acting independently, are intrinsically part of the formula of success. The sign at the top of the picture is just a distraction and I would have eliminated it. Just my personal feeling and no big deal .

cheers richard

21 Apr 2010 4:03pm

@Richard T: Thx Richard for coming back . I very often eliminate something from my frame, but this time I did not feel like doing anything ! I like this way ! Well, it is nice to have different opinion .

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

great composition... perfect timing to get the dog in the frame!

21 Apr 2010 4:24pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Hiding from the art hound! best...jerry

21 Apr 2010 4:25pm

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

interesting !

21 Apr 2010 5:00pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A very interesting image Mariana! Fortunate to have a dog running at hand! Fantastic moment and important reflexes!

21 Apr 2010 5:03pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

I like very much the scene, beautiful colors and superb colors!

21 Apr 2010 5:37pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

nice shot of life street , beautiful light

21 Apr 2010 5:43pm

joshi daniel from India

liked the use of motion and stillness to create this beautiful image!

21 Apr 2010 5:54pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Superb street capture ! Stunning colors and POV ! Nicely seen and done !

21 Apr 2010 5:54pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Super shot. I like the girl reading the paper, the concentration, the shadows and light and the nice colors.

21 Apr 2010 6:06pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good image hunting!

21 Apr 2010 6:11pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
The scene is very harmonious. The warm rich colors and shadows are very well expressed. The newspaper reading Lady, is the focal point. The fleeing dog, right in the picture, is the icing on the cake of the entire scene. 5 stars *****
Have a nice evening and thanks for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

21 Apr 2010 6:14pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely composition Mariana.

21 Apr 2010 6:36pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how you find these crazy moments to share ! Hyper stuff.

21 Apr 2010 6:55pm

metti from shiraz, Iran

Amazing shot and good job, well done :)

21 Apr 2010 7:11pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

I love this wonderful light, great shadows, also nice reader, what a mysterious dog!!!
Thank you for your advice :)

21 Apr 2010 7:25pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Your a natural. The shot is outstanding to begin with but the dog in the backround is brilliant.

21 Apr 2010 7:35pm

peterbella from Győr, Hungary

Nice capture, good scene!

21 Apr 2010 7:50pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Great to see someone so focused :) Funny..this time it is not a human stressing around
but a (mysterious) dog..
A wonderful shot!

21 Apr 2010 7:51pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice street scene !! Well composed :-)

21 Apr 2010 8:15pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Beautiful colors, she looks very relaxed in her own world

21 Apr 2010 8:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

So many elements in this photo which really bring everything together. The brick walkway does a nice job of leading the eyes and I love the shadows cast by the trees.

21 Apr 2010 8:49pm

بابامحمد from tehran, Iran

photo or painting?

21 Apr 2010 9:48pm

@بابامحمد: photo :)

trilliana from Munich, Germany

reading in the sun. my absolute favorite hobby. nice sunny shot i like.

21 Apr 2010 9:53pm

rian from mobile, United States

well, if you gotta seat down, just plump your butt anywhere, right? :) very nice candid shot.. :)

21 Apr 2010 10:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That dog really makes the shot. A moment of serenity while life storms past.

21 Apr 2010 10:49pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

What a great moment you captured! I love the dog running through the photo! Bravo

21 Apr 2010 11:24pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Ah !! la douceur printanière !! :):):)

21 Apr 2010 11:27pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

lol! terrific capture! looks like you got it just at the right time ;)

21 Apr 2010 11:32pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

I'm enjoying the light, the spotlight on her hair, the shade wherever its coming from, and the craziness of the dog streaking by the frame.

22 Apr 2010 2:36am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

beautiful. great messaage.

22 Apr 2010 3:11am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot ! Excellent timing with the running dog :) It looks like the dog had three of it's feet in the air at the instant of capture.

22 Apr 2010 3:32am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very beautiful . Excellent light . full of a very calm and fine feeling . I love it so much .

22 Apr 2010 8:13am

@Farnaaz: thx Farnaaz :)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Urban life ! I love this composition , great shot ! Phil.

22 Apr 2010 8:23am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Urban life ! I love this composition , great shot ! Phil.

22 Apr 2010 8:24am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Splendid light.

22 Apr 2010 9:00am

Stef67 from in my head, France

hi mariana, j aime beaucoup la lumiere et le sourire que tu as mis sur ce cliché, du tout bon, bravo^^

22 Apr 2010 9:00am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

well I'm not the only one who likes this shot! This is a "make me feel good" pic of everyday live, well spotted :)

22 Apr 2010 9:31am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

a moment caught... love the interplay of shadows.

22 Apr 2010 10:49am

@Ansie: thx Ansie :)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Really beautiful light and a nice capture. I like it.

22 Apr 2010 12:55pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

nice, I like the light

22 Apr 2010 10:43pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I do like it, but I am not shure about the dog in it ...

23 Apr 2010 1:22pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Serenity and action in one photo... it's the picture of a city.

23 Apr 2010 4:05pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the moment

24 Apr 2010 6:03am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Love this cast shadow place for reading! The reader on one hand paid the attention to her interest and on other hand was not afraid of dog! Many could be seen in it!!

29 May 2010 11:48pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
29 mm