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The Air Up There (ii)


"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

patrick from miramas, France

great capture

13 Jul 2010 5:13am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The only spot to phone with an iPhone 4 ! :-)

13 Jul 2010 5:16am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow nice capture... Loved the idea and so many nice elements like reflections and all :)

13 Jul 2010 5:25am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

''Yes i've found the leak .... It doesn't look good . The quote to repair will be in the post.''

What a great capture ... the black and white version is superb . I could look at this for ages and remember the time when the property we had had leaks in the flat-roof extension ... no fun.


13 Jul 2010 5:30am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You've taken your street photography up a level [!!!] best...jf

13 Jul 2010 5:35am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous. I love this as the other. The graphic lines are excellent. The black and white fantastic. Everything so busy, and the solitary man, standing, reflected on the roof. Excellent.

13 Jul 2010 5:39am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

The shadow walks on the roof. Great pic.

13 Jul 2010 5:46am

Yvon from Orleans, France

superb reflections for this original capture

13 Jul 2010 5:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely observed

13 Jul 2010 6:16am

STEED from Somewhere, France

"All the Space for me"....................Excellent...

13 Jul 2010 6:24am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Fabulous black and white he actually on the phone ??? I can't believe it !

13 Jul 2010 6:30am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

What a great picture Mariana! He had to climb onto the roof to talk to your mobile ... perhaps lack of cov ertura! Where were you? Above him? Good view. An excellent composition! To look and look with pleasure! Best regards. Adela

13 Jul 2010 7:21am

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

he is sure that he 'll be not disturbed !

13 Jul 2010 7:24am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Très joli N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Jul 2010 7:37am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Still tempting !

13 Jul 2010 7:54am

Marie LC from France

Mobile phones are everywhere, regrettably! We can have any more the silence nowhere, wherever whom we are there is always at the moment or one the other one a bell or a voice which hangs on us.
Attractive bw

13 Jul 2010 8:33am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent! Great find and superbly captured. I love the reflections and contrast. I'm curious as to where were you when you took this :)

13 Jul 2010 8:46am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nicely cropped and composed image with plenty of interest

13 Jul 2010 9:06am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

great one!!

13 Jul 2010 10:29am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

good reflexion !!!
and beautiful picture !!
..and funny comment of Calusarus !! :)

13 Jul 2010 10:29am

kiarash from esfahan, Iran

dont know why , but I love it
realy beautiful image

13 Jul 2010 10:34am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Amazing composition

13 Jul 2010 11:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A quiet place to spend a phone call :)) beautiful, I love. Nice day Mariana.

13 Jul 2010 11:54am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

jolie prise

13 Jul 2010 12:00pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super capture Mariana! There are so many stories that can be read into this one! Well done! ;-)

13 Jul 2010 12:04pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Love the details & B&W mood!! Well seen!!!

13 Jul 2010 12:09pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyy,I love the rain :)

13 Jul 2010 12:24pm

@Mohsen: those are puddles on a roof .. rain was a few days before :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting reflection on such a high place !

13 Jul 2010 12:32pm

@Hiro: I was above this roof , shoting from my balcony ;)

Vanie from Singapore, Singapore

what a great shot... i like it:-)

13 Jul 2010 12:50pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

makes for a real intresting shot:)

13 Jul 2010 12:54pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

an unusual point of view makes a different shot ! love the reflections on the wet roof and the contrast of your BW !

13 Jul 2010 12:57pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot...I like the black and white and all the straight lines in the frame. The man is excellent and I love that reflection.

13 Jul 2010 1:00pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a unique shot :)

13 Jul 2010 1:24pm

Preeti from Mumbai, India


13 Jul 2010 2:01pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Hmm...I'm instantly suspicious of this person on their phone. Must be a very private conversation for him to go to the rooftop to have it!

13 Jul 2010 2:14pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like your capture here - this is a very interesting location for a phone call and the water on the roof adds a nice reflection to the scene!

13 Jul 2010 2:36pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Superb reflections and shadows, also a great editing as always

13 Jul 2010 2:43pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Love the reflection. This is such a simple and perfect shot.

13 Jul 2010 3:11pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of this fellow checking out the roof. You got him at a fine spot in the picture. Excellent black and white image whose starkness fits the building very well.

13 Jul 2010 3:32pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Wow ! I love it so much : that shiny roof is very beautiful and the windows the windows ...

13 Jul 2010 3:50pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India


13 Jul 2010 4:03pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great title, Wonderful shot.

13 Jul 2010 5:08pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

I really love the capture of the pacing and it's reflection on the wet roof - lovely

13 Jul 2010 5:11pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Exceptional capture Just wow. Love it love it!

13 Jul 2010 5:27pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

That is right : Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see.
well done

13 Jul 2010 5:31pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

As if there's a whirlpool :) Great shot!

13 Jul 2010 6:10pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Some people will do anything for a good mobile signal!!

13 Jul 2010 6:56pm

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

A lot of positive comments. As usuall. :) What a contrast comparing yesterday's simplicity. But I like this high contrast image processing. Well, no time to read all comments above me, but I'm sure they commented the body reflection ..... compliment...

13 Jul 2010 7:03pm

@Gianny: never read other comment , but say what you see:) yes, many said - good reflection, but this reflection of him in a puddle is not important to me at all. yes, I waited for him to come to this spot and then I clicked, but this is a little add to story of this shot . I am sure he got a very important phone call, maybe fone job interview , and poor man he needed to hide somewhere far from others ... This is some kind of company ... ( just across the street from where I live :) I was watching him for full 20 minutes walking through all the roof, with lot of gestures of his arms ... etc .. etc .. Thx Gianny

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love it - the cellphone is like a permanent addition to us and you can take a call anywhere know. Great spotting.

13 Jul 2010 8:02pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

"...Yeh hon, I am on a roof now. I'll join you in a minute, okay?..." Looks like Mariana is on a roof too!;-))

13 Jul 2010 8:32pm

@Peter: this roof is not so high, check this , so yes, I am much higher than him ;) Thx Peter !

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it is an interesting scene and stylish reproduction. The choice of color like it very much. I like the words, too. Details and water reflections are very well expressed. Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

13 Jul 2010 9:10pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

Il faut une échelle pour aller au bistro ?

13 Jul 2010 9:11pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

I prefer this! I like the reflects

13 Jul 2010 9:49pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

You have made a great image here

13 Jul 2010 10:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

simply beautiful, nice composition and the reflection is wonderful!
five stars!
Kiss, mariana!

13 Jul 2010 10:21pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Another great shot.

14 Jul 2010 12:51am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Awesome composition!!! perfect! Nice work! 5*****!

14 Jul 2010 1:28am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Very unique with the setting and yes the way you have this composed and pov - I just wish he was not using the mobile phone but rather just standing there with his head bowed...we could then pose guesses as to what this "poor soul" might be thinking...ah well, so much is lost in lost guesses.
Great image as ALWAYS, Mariana :-)

14 Jul 2010 1:35am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And the leak up there! A cool shot with a nice reflection of the man. Your B&W is super as always.

14 Jul 2010 1:54am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice composition, the latter makes it GREAT.

14 Jul 2010 2:22am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Very nice capture... I love the composition the story in the image!

14 Jul 2010 3:08am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

he was making sure nobody can hear his conversation

14 Jul 2010 3:28am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great shot, like the POV. nice reflections on the roof

14 Jul 2010 3:57am

silent from mashhad, Iran

so nice mariana.. i like it .. very good B&W.. well done

14 Jul 2010 4:36am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Fantastic point of view ! A beautiful reflection on this roof, and a great b&w too !


14 Jul 2010 6:42am

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

love it .. .so much to take in through this image! superbly effective in BW too. .. Judging from the angle, I assume you were ALSO on top of a roof?

14 Jul 2010 6:52pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I know it says more than this...but how could a photo like this be so luminous? And oh....there is a definite posture for cell phone conversations.

15 Jul 2010 1:14am

k@ from Paris, France

A very cool place to have a quiet phone call far away from busy streets and closer to the antennas ;) Great contrats too.

15 Jul 2010 9:41pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

You got a better signal there !

Really nice shot

16 Jul 2010 9:30pm

Rafa from Madrid, Spain

Fantastic, I love your work, congratulations.

21 Jul 2010 7:59am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition,; et superbe noir et blanc.

24 Jul 2010 3:29pm