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Assembly for Washing Building Windows


"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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

An episode of Mission Impossible...the toning looks great !!! best...jerry

26 May 2010 5:26am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I agree...gorgeous tones and clarity.
This is a fascinating shot of the window washing process.
Amazingly, it is full of high if you were setting the stage for a detective mystery.

26 May 2010 5:34am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Ha! Fantastic!!! Your composition lends such dynamism and humor. It's both so excellent in tone and clarity, and hysterical in the moment captured. I just absolutely love it! :)

26 May 2010 5:40am

Yvon from Orleans, France

magnifique composition

26 May 2010 5:40am


They are not afraid...!
Very nice black/white photo, MARIANA.


26 May 2010 5:44am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Original angle to compose this king of assault to the windows :) beautifully processed.

26 May 2010 5:45am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Rope riders ... great angle ... amazing tones ... My rock climbing days are over


26 May 2010 5:56am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

welcome to the world of buster keaton. fabulous movie shot.

26 May 2010 5:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Real climbers, they are not afraid of heights! An impressive image. Beautiful day.

26 May 2010 5:58am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great how the people comming down! I saw it once in Canada and got wet by on of those ;-(((
About the photo: It's a great composition and the B&W fit's fantastic. 5* from me Mariana!!

26 May 2010 5:59am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice black/white photo with a great compo.

26 May 2010 6:21am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Great composition ! A curious job , or a job for curious men !? Phil.

26 May 2010 6:27am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impression PoV. I like this shot a lot

26 May 2010 6:37am

kiji from valenciennes, France

Very graphic shot! Great choice of angle :)
I love it !

26 May 2010 6:52am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic angle, great shot

26 May 2010 6:54am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Impresive picture ! Nice view !


26 May 2010 6:55am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Superb point of vieuw and a very good subject!

26 May 2010 7:03am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Good shot Mariana! The point-of-view makes it all the more interesting!

26 May 2010 7:10am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

cool POV makes it very interesting.

26 May 2010 7:20am

dan from Paris, France

The image is impressive, quite as the courage of these men suspended in the space.

26 May 2010 7:48am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. looks like a scene froma a movie.. the squat team is moving in :).

26 May 2010 7:58am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

beautiful graphic shot , S ! i love the perspective , very well composed !
Kiss kiss and have a nice day

26 May 2010 8:47am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Gee, that looks dangerous! Here the whole street would be closed! Big drama in this shot!

26 May 2010 8:54am

@MadScientist: if only you see how big building was ... if felt down they would be stuck in that lamp ... my stupid first though . that is why I included a lamp too into frame ;))

STEED from Somewhere, France

Spiderman's Children.............Good Shot,Miss...

26 May 2010 8:58am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

26 May 2010 9:01am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

lovely vertical perspecrive and awesome contrast

26 May 2010 9:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Terrific shot!! Superb POV and perspective. Gosh, I won't be able to do this job... I'm not too good with heights. My tummy turns just by looking up at these guys... ;)

26 May 2010 9:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Perfect treatment

26 May 2010 9:44am

Annierita from New Delhi, India

Good acrobats and good shoot ! I have one alittle bit like that taken in Delhi ! ans as they say here, same same, but different

26 May 2010 9:46am

Stef67 from in my head, France

travail de titan, j admire ^^

26 May 2010 9:46am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Great angle, the ones I like, upwards ;) Fantastic shot!

26 May 2010 10:18am

Véro from Savoie, France

great perspective, would like to be up there !

26 May 2010 10:42am

Emmeji from France

Une sorte d'alpinistes de façade :))

26 May 2010 11:31am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Amazing shot Mariana. Love the angle and tones. : )

26 May 2010 11:34am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture and toning in this picture. They are like Sider mens!

26 May 2010 11:37am

k@ from Paris, France

Exxxcellent to have included this virile/manly lampost in the foreground - works for a strong story of balance & dancing acrobats, love to see them in real life & here in this superb monochrome !

26 May 2010 11:56am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent pp treatment in this shot Mariana! Excellent angle and perspective! Well done! ;-)

26 May 2010 12:09pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Fantastic shot!

26 May 2010 12:24pm

@pixator: you lost your link pixator :))

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful framing. Love how all of the lines..shapes..forms work together.

26 May 2010 12:34pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A good application of the escalade in the city. I love this B&W.

26 May 2010 1:28pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent angel of view, beautiful monochrome and treatment!

26 May 2010 1:33pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Perfect POV . Nice color . Dangerous job !! Exciting shot !!!

26 May 2010 1:34pm

Céline from Paris, France

Excellent! Great shot !

26 May 2010 1:36pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

vertigo ;-) great POV, excellent tones and capture !

26 May 2010 1:54pm

Shelle from Washington State, United States

Dulcie was right on. It does look like a mystery mystery. Beautiful.

26 May 2010 1:54pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A graphic perspectiv ! I like the tones !

26 May 2010 2:04pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic graphic and POV , un contrast and rending of metal wonderful , excellent shot

26 May 2010 2:31pm

don from spokane, United States

Beautiful range of tones in this shot. The view is spectacular as we contemplate what it would be like to wash windows suspended in such a precarious looking fashion.

26 May 2010 2:53pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A beautiful and graphic shot ! well done !

26 May 2010 2:58pm

L¨M from Bras sur Meuse, France

inimaginable!! tout simplement hors du système mental de l'homme et pourtant très banal!! j'adore!!!on ne se lasse pas de regarder!!
tout à le verticale..ça donne le mal de "terre" :-)

26 May 2010 3:34pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You definitely achieved a quality of light, shadow, and pattern.. Very well done.

26 May 2010 3:37pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Impressive POV for a particular work ! They are very brave !! Great shot ! Thank you for your kind presence and comments on my blog during my absence ! I'm come back now and if I cannot make up the lost time for the comments, I've consulted your Portfolio ! ;-) Enjoy ! :-)

26 May 2010 3:40pm

@Marie-Jezaria: take your time Marie :) Nice to have you back !

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A fabulous view Mariana! Terrific! Your words are delicious and photography along with excellent game! A delight! Best regards, Adela

26 May 2010 3:43pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the tones here

26 May 2010 3:48pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

That's a hard job, great b/w capture.

26 May 2010 4:18pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A fantastic scenery to photograph and taken from a perfect angle! They look like acrobats!

26 May 2010 4:18pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Whoooah... not the right job for me, I'm afraid... Respect!

26 May 2010 4:20pm

@Magrat: not for me either :) thanks Magrat !

Krunal from Mumbai, India

amazing POV

26 May 2010 5:05pm

Deepali from Mumbai, India

aha, great angle, nice details as well

26 May 2010 5:37pm

Majo from Mumbai, India

super angle. nice shot

26 May 2010 5:41pm

philippe from moselle, France

chapeau pour les laveurs de vitres, pas facile comme métier !!!
Chapeau à toi aussi pour cette prise de vue vertigineuse .....

26 May 2010 6:12pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super PoV

26 May 2010 6:41pm

Oscar from espira de l'agly, France

una luz maravillosa para este monocromo.


26 May 2010 6:47pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Very graphic and funny catch, I love it!

26 May 2010 6:49pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Everytime I see window washers like this, I always pretend they are undercover spies...looking in on the building to plan their secret mission.

26 May 2010 7:20pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

beautiful bw!

26 May 2010 7:20pm

Pomme from France

Belle prise sous cet angle :)

26 May 2010 7:42pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Woah superbe contre plongée tres originale. le cadrage est extra. Un peu risqué qd meme sans echafaudage non?

26 May 2010 7:48pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Wonderful image to explore with such beautiful tonality. Great catch!

26 May 2010 7:56pm

rian from mobile, United States

woah, and here i thought these guys were SWAT.. :D

26 May 2010 8:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic black and white picture, really well finished. Don't like the look of their equipment one little bit.

26 May 2010 8:43pm

BeLTxA from menorca, Spain


26 May 2010 8:57pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Mariana
it's a great perspective. At the last moment I saw the window cleaner. The choice of colors brings the total view very well expressed. Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

26 May 2010 9:05pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Three of a kind, great POV, nice catch.

26 May 2010 9:37pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great capture. A wonderful B&W. looks awesome. Brave men doing this job.

26 May 2010 10:08pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful composition and nice treatment.
What a sight!!!

26 May 2010 10:10pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura de este trabajo de riesgo, impecable tratamiento, saludos!

26 May 2010 11:28pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great shot ! Love the composition, nice POV.

27 May 2010 1:53am

Merilee from Tn, United States

very nice angle!

27 May 2010 2:00am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

terrfic shot, i could have mistaken this of a musical show where artist performed acrobatic stunts.

27 May 2010 2:49am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the POV here and the unusual subject. These guys do look like a SWAT team about to burst through the windows. Superb!

27 May 2010 3:30am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is a beautiful composition with fantatsic lines and nicely balanced.

27 May 2010 8:46am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

C'est du sport que de nettoyer ces fenêtres.... joliiiiiiiiiiiiii

27 May 2010 11:15am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful perspective and catch.

27 May 2010 12:44pm

macgo from Spain

Un disparo muy oportuno

27 May 2010 6:37pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic composition and post editing! Well done

28 May 2010 8:06pm

elena from Turin, Italy

great point of view.

28 May 2010 11:05pm

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

magnifique composition

30 May 2010 3:48pm

Mike from United States

Wow again! Looks like a movie still. Very cool.

5 Jun 2010 11:45pm

Nishith from Mumbai, India

The height of perfection

12 Jun 2010 1:41pm