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A Loner, a loser or winner ?

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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

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Une photo très graphique. J'aime beaucoup !

30 Apr 2010 5:05am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

A pawn in a chess, but it's not his game.Très grafique, c'est vrai. Photo with esprit.

30 Apr 2010 5:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The framing is great and these geometric lines superb. Good day.

30 Apr 2010 5:25am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Doing his own thing ... good for him


30 Apr 2010 5:44am

Majo from Mumbai, India

great shaping in the pic. i remembered my geometry class :)
nevertheless, great shot

30 Apr 2010 5:44am

Ken from Seattle, United States

Great composition. I like the interplay between the lines and the colors.


30 Apr 2010 5:46am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Amazing picture again, quite different, so colorful and highly unusual angle. Dramatic lines make this shot incredible.

30 Apr 2010 5:51am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

wonderful contrast, great details great shot

30 Apr 2010 6:02am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I don't like to talk about winners and losers, but people who do what it likes... so they are closer to their own happiness. I like this well contrasted composition.

30 Apr 2010 6:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I don't know the game, but the composition is magnificent, as always

30 Apr 2010 6:22am

Danièle from ETampes, France

belle interrogation ! lol
une superbe image, bien composée, aux couleurs percutantes et à la composition irréprochable :-))

30 Apr 2010 6:36am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Neither Marianna...he has himself for company and winning - losing are all so relative! A great viewpoint, composition with marvelous color!

30 Apr 2010 6:36am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Powerful color and dynamic diagonal lines...I'd say this one's a winner. ;-)

30 Apr 2010 6:44am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Quel graphisme ! Fantastique photo , l'angle de prise , le cadrage , les couleurs ...Bref que du bon ! Phil.

30 Apr 2010 6:51am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Looks definitely like a loner. Fabulous image. I love the graphics!

30 Apr 2010 6:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the p o v and colour in this picture

30 Apr 2010 7:16am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great lines in the cool compo

30 Apr 2010 7:31am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic composition and use of colour. I really like how the man is dwarfed by the concrete. Very thought provoking!

30 Apr 2010 7:47am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Ouuh nice treatment :)

30 Apr 2010 7:49am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This picture is obviously a winner! Fabulous!

30 Apr 2010 8:10am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Très graphique ! Bonne journée

30 Apr 2010 8:43am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

beautiful composition , S ! great colors , and if he is tke loser , You are the winner , for sure ;)
Have a beautiful Friday , bisous

30 Apr 2010 8:45am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful composition. The tones are very nice.

30 Apr 2010 8:53am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic composition Mariana. The colors a very good and the position of the person is perfect. And it's realy a loner!!

30 Apr 2010 8:54am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

He is a loner and you...a winner, beautiful graphism!

30 Apr 2010 8:57am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

he's not alone, he's talkin to that nice ball! nice observation

30 Apr 2010 9:21am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Lovely red!

30 Apr 2010 9:53am

Florence from Paris, France

Who cares in fact. He runs. So he's alive.
Great graphism patterns here.

30 Apr 2010 10:38am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! The fact that he is participating makes him a winner. ;-)

30 Apr 2010 11:34am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

graphic composition ! love the colors !

30 Apr 2010 11:48am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Wonderful geometry flavored with a nice orange and topped with just a dash of blue. :)

30 Apr 2010 11:55am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent Mariana. I love these pictures with so many line drawing space. A small figure at one end, in this case a child ... the rest empty ... very good photography! best regards, Adela

30 Apr 2010 12:04pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Great eye!! Love the color...the simple graphic composition. Excellent!!

30 Apr 2010 12:05pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great composition very artistic with that point of red on the man ! Very beautiful photo !

30 Apr 2010 12:07pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un très bon cadrage pour cette image colorée et pleine de lignes !!:)
j'aime beaucoup !!

30 Apr 2010 12:26pm

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

It's easier without the net! Have a nice day Mariana

30 Apr 2010 12:42pm

Bettina from United States

Maybe all three. Great title, great colors, and a stunning scale for this lone figure. The artifice of the concrete and the lines and color painted strike me as how strangely we organzine the earth into something structured and defined so we can call it winning or losing. That single blue pole makes a great relationship to the figure.

30 Apr 2010 12:43pm

Emmeji from France

Mariana, you are the winner !

30 Apr 2010 12:49pm from Montréal, Canada

Quel cadrage !!

30 Apr 2010 1:17pm

jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Nice framing... and colors...

30 Apr 2010 1:24pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Some kind of Mondriaan style. Great lines and colors.

30 Apr 2010 1:32pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice framing ! I agree to your way.

30 Apr 2010 1:36pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot, many questions and food for thought.

30 Apr 2010 1:38pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Greta shot from a cool perspective love how the lines and textures divide the shot

30 Apr 2010 1:41pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent coup d'oeil, et beau jeu de couleurs.

30 Apr 2010 1:47pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

30 Apr 2010 2:12pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excellent compo! I like the color and framing of the winner or loser of the lone athlete, good weekend!

30 Apr 2010 2:13pm

rian from mobile, United States

those are beautiful shapes & colors you captured here.. you composed this perfectly! i'm just wondering what game is he playing though.. :D

30 Apr 2010 2:24pm

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Your photo always generate alot of discussions and many different points of view. By that you have made it, a winning shot!

30 Apr 2010 2:26pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

You're definitely a winner with this beautiful photo! I love the way you've included the lines in the composition and the person just at the right spot!

30 Apr 2010 2:37pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

A graphic winner. As for him, looks more like a contemplative guy at this very moment.

Good Friday Mariana.

30 Apr 2010 2:39pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice, good after noon

30 Apr 2010 2:46pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Great use of colour to emphasise the composition

30 Apr 2010 2:54pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Love the lines! I say he is a winner for being outside and enjoying!

30 Apr 2010 2:59pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Never a loser for splitting from the crowd and enjoying some time alone....

30 Apr 2010 3:02pm

Don from spokane, United States

The diagonal lines and shapes make a very interesting pattern. Color boosts the total effect too. A very effective image. Thanks for all your comment and support, Mariana. I can't imagine how you manage to visit all those who have commented on your excellent images.

30 Apr 2010 3:03pm

@Don: Thx Don . As you can notice I have no time for replying , only in a case when someone really asks something interesting or comment something I feel I need to reply . Other than that , each morning I go through comments from the previous day / picture and take a look at each one. If first impression is not left on me , I skip commenting , but usually trying to see what is cool and what is that that makes this friend to take a shot of it ;)) Thx for your Am3 friendship and your support too ;)

trilliana from Munich, Germany

composition and colours are absolutely amazing. the structuring of the lines are underlining the prospected decision you stated in the title. excellent picture.

30 Apr 2010 3:26pm

@trilliana: thanks Trilliana ;)

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful frame bent, excellent shot!

30 Apr 2010 3:31pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Beautiful pov, frame and......something to think about!

30 Apr 2010 3:55pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Très bien vu ce jeu de diagonales, beau cadrage !

30 Apr 2010 4:00pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful graphic composition

30 Apr 2010 4:56pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice composition and good capture .You are clever :)
payande bashi :))

30 Apr 2010 5:03pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

lovely shot, lovely compo and lovely color

30 Apr 2010 5:52pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fab~!! perspective,good job!!

30 Apr 2010 6:03pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

WOW ! Fantastic composition with the colors and the lines.... Very good good good !

30 Apr 2010 6:24pm

Metti from shiraz, Iran

Very abstractive shot... I love it... ;)

30 Apr 2010 6:24pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great image, i really like the way you have used the colours

30 Apr 2010 7:04pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really great shot,love the colour

30 Apr 2010 7:06pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He's an individual not a loner.

30 Apr 2010 7:25pm

@Curly: I felt sorry for him being alone there , not even able to play what ever this game is . he made me think of how sad/ bad/ strange or maybe good is to be alone, to play his own game ..much deeper thinking one can do on this theme ! thx Curly .

K.B.R from Switzerland

A winner, even I don't know nothing about, I think "instinctively" always To WIN....Thinking outside the box ;)
Beautiful line and colors

30 Apr 2010 7:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great strong graphic. I like the reds echoing in the frame, too.

30 Apr 2010 8:44pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot and great capture! I prefer to tink , he is a winnwer!!! ;-) Have a nice time!

30 Apr 2010 9:00pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Nice and color palette - interesting choice! :)

30 Apr 2010 9:26pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy nice colors

30 Apr 2010 9:43pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Your this white frame is excellent, the diagonal lines, colours.. everything - 5 stars!

30 Apr 2010 10:09pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Très graphique ce jeu de lignes et de couleurs !
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

30 Apr 2010 11:17pm

Memreze from Coventry, United States

Nice composition

1 May 2010 12:55am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I like everything about this photograph....stunning.

1 May 2010 1:07am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot Mariana ! Love the point of view and the composition.

1 May 2010 3:18am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

It's very good Mariana ! The title , the composition , your POV , the processing and color .. everything is really perfect !

1 May 2010 4:36am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Or the ball-boy or the groundsman? ;)
Amazing point of view... where were you there? The diagonale lines make this 5*****-photo perfect by giving action in this no-longer-action scene, let alone the red tones of the shirt and the course...


1 May 2010 4:17pm

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

Great composition. I like the interplay between the lines and the colors.

1 May 2010 6:09pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Excellent graphism !

2 May 2010 3:40am

@Fabienne: thx Fabienne !

k@ from Paris, France

I like this one a lot : lines are so strong, colors, drawings, and this lonely man (so intriguing) seems like a mere pawn on a chessboard or some other game. Colors are superb : that soft red, soft greyish and flash of blue work so well. Bravo !

2 May 2010 9:53am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Great graphical capture and stunning colors ! About your question, I 'll reply that the most important, it's not to win or to lost, but to participate ! lol ! ;-) Bravo ! :-)

2 May 2010 11:39am

@Marie-Jezaria: Thanks Marie :) My title was more general one , not thinking of game .. more thinking of life :))

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Brillant Compo, faboulous framing, faboulous frame it, love it...! 5* without any doubt!

3 May 2010 2:21pm

joshi daniel from India

the perspective and the composition makes this image so interesting!

3 May 2010 7:56pm

@joshi daniel: thx joshi

joke from Leuven, Belgium

Let's be positif, it will be a winner!

4 May 2010 7:54am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy


4 May 2010 4:44pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Superb lining to mark his lonelyness

6 May 2010 6:53pm

John from Geneva, United States

Tennis is always easier without a net.....

10 May 2010 1:58am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
32 mm