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Waiting for the Local Bus

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 26 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

July, 2010
St. Jacobs, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 75 mm


"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

Geneviève Caouette from Québec, Canada

I like! You expect to see someone coming with his guitar and start a song to accompany the moment! I like the composition, with the flowers, and their hat... gives a bit of joy to the photo!

26 Jul 2010 5:07am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A certain irony to it. best...jf

26 Jul 2010 5:11am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Just love the colours... Nice shot

26 Jul 2010 5:12am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, looks old fashion

26 Jul 2010 5:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Question? Was this a Mormon settlement? It's the hats...So few people wear them these days. Anyway round lovely compo, colours, capture

26 Jul 2010 5:34am

@CElliottUK: These people are Mennonite people . They all wear the same hats , in Summer, in Winter too ;)

STEED from Somewhere, France

Cool Mood,as in American Movie from Years 30.....

26 Jul 2010 5:36am

Hoom@n from Tehran, Iran


26 Jul 2010 5:39am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

As an american movie... I have the feeling of entering another world!

26 Jul 2010 5:41am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Perfect attitude of waiting. It is so clearly depicted in this shot. :-)

26 Jul 2010 5:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ils ont l'air de s'amuser ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

26 Jul 2010 6:02am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

What a lovely bus stop!! They look like Amish people. Good composition.

26 Jul 2010 6:02am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A sense of nostalgia in this superb composition with great light and color!

26 Jul 2010 6:04am

Jose Luis Bernal from Jerez Fra, Spain

Excelente composición y tonos. Me gusta mucho. Felicidades!!!!!!!!!

26 Jul 2010 6:14am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

So wonderful! This is a painting. Idyliic and sweet. You have a fantastic eye. It's just another classic. The colors are excellent, too! Wonderful work, as always. :)

26 Jul 2010 6:18am

Patrick from Belgium

Des mormons? Superbe image aux coloris tout en douceur.
Bien à toi.

26 Jul 2010 6:19am

@Patrick: yes, they are Mennonites ;) Thx Patrick ;)

Marie LC from France

Love hats !

26 Jul 2010 6:31am

k@ from Paris, France

An image full of expectations, as if something might never come but they wait, and wait, and wait - so still (the first young man on the right seems to find the time so boring, i like his attitude as if really posing). Seems like an old painting in yellow past tones & quite fascinating for their oh-so old fashioned outfits except the mobile phone that attests that we are in 2010 indeed. A great contrast.

26 Jul 2010 6:43am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

fabulous crisp shot! excellent!

26 Jul 2010 6:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great composition

26 Jul 2010 6:46am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

I hope that the bus is going to arrive soon because I believe that they are going to fall asleep:)
I like the color "wood" of this place and flowers give the joy which miss on their faces :)

26 Jul 2010 6:48am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A perfect scene for a genre painting! I love the distribution of elements and people in space! A scene on a stage! Mariana Very interesting effect Mariana! Best regards, Adela

26 Jul 2010 7:00am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

o this is fantastic... looks oldy worldy somehow!! :)

26 Jul 2010 7:07am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Are these Amish or Mennonite men, I wonder, Mariana? They do remind one of a day gone by.

26 Jul 2010 7:17am

@Ginnie: right, Mennonites ;) Thx Ginnie !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Colors are splendid and the characters come from another time! Magnificent shot. Nice day.

26 Jul 2010 7:24am

Oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

I like the composition, the pastel tones, the soft reflections on the window... and the cell phone (not arriving?)

26 Jul 2010 7:25am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

looks a perfect picture, such beautiful

26 Jul 2010 7:28am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

These guys have an understated look that makes me jealous.

26 Jul 2010 7:55am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

living in the past ? yes ... but never without cellular phone ! ;-)))

26 Jul 2010 8:01am

Emmeji from France

What a nice bus stop !

26 Jul 2010 8:04am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

très jolies couleurs, une belle photo agréable à regarder.

26 Jul 2010 8:18am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

I like the vintage side (even if it's a contenmporary pic) . A nice trio , out of time, waiting the bus , not a time maybe ? ;)
"Allo , when will come the next bus , please ..?"
Again a nice portrait , S ! enjoy your day , bisous.

26 Jul 2010 8:35am

Florence from Paris, France

I can easily imagine your photograph in mono without the plastic bag and phone... nothing has chnaged from early XX century... amazing. Love your PP on colors and textures here. Well done Mariana.

26 Jul 2010 8:54am

@Florence: This is a cool idea . I will do the same image in mono too . Now, I wonder why I processed it this way . Thx for an idea !

Makan from Iran

Very nice shot! The background looks like a painting. I mean it does indeed have an oil painting feel. Such beautiful color and tone! Good choice of the yellow tones. The frame is good as well.
You know the waiting is a hardest part of our life. Everything comes too LATE for someone who waits.

P.S. We're all just waiting for the miracle to come, have a nice day Mariana :)))

26 Jul 2010 8:56am

@Makan: thx Makan . Great day to you too ;)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It looks like a scene of the old times. The expressions and disposition of the men are perfect for the composition. In b/W it could remind a photo of the thirties! I remember some photos of August Sander.

26 Jul 2010 9:26am

QB from Canada

The colours and processing are perfect here. This really does have a painterly feel to it... or like an illustration.

26 Jul 2010 9:26am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Of course, the cellular phone says that it would be a fake if so! :)

26 Jul 2010 9:27am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good shot. they could be waiting for a stage coach, look so periodic except for the mobile phone

26 Jul 2010 9:37am

Jaol from Gijon, Spain

Wonderful colors, this painting-like processing is awesome.

26 Jul 2010 9:38am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Just like in a movie ! And a very beautiful warm light !

26 Jul 2010 9:55am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

out of the time, superb :)

26 Jul 2010 9:57am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wonderful shot of this local Bus stop with, I think, Amish people

26 Jul 2010 10:00am

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Superb. I like composition and light. Nice1

26 Jul 2010 10:05am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the composition and capture Mariana! Did you add a texture to this? It has a texture feeling to it. : )

26 Jul 2010 10:24am

@Dawn: NO , I did not use texture, just a little bit more processing to get these colors !

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


26 Jul 2010 10:37am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

wow ! une image "hors du temps" excellent !!!
composition et couleurs superbe !

26 Jul 2010 10:46am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

very nostalgic, so much details in view, nice colours, great processing Mariana. I like it !
*they seems to have waited for a long time, getting impatient huh.. :)

26 Jul 2010 11:09am

Azadeh from Tehran, Japan

Love the flowers:)

26 Jul 2010 11:26am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

beautiful colors and compo.

26 Jul 2010 11:27am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

I love the texture- this is great.

26 Jul 2010 12:14pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

this is like from a movie scene. the cell looks a bit misplaced. great capture of an unusual scene. unique.

26 Jul 2010 12:29pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Wonderful nostalgic feel

26 Jul 2010 12:38pm

Peter from birmingham, United Kingdom

Such a simple shot, yet it looks so great.

26 Jul 2010 12:55pm

@Peter: thx Peter. Your link is missing . Cannot get back to you ;)

Saeed from -, Iran

WoW! Great group portrait! Composition is so good, well done

26 Jul 2010 1:05pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

wow!!! timeless .... 5 stars

26 Jul 2010 1:10pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very lovely atmosphere . Very beautiful window . And it seems thery are playing a role in a movie !
Beautiful bright colors .

26 Jul 2010 1:59pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot ,nice colore and nice composition :)

26 Jul 2010 2:08pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lol... it looks like it has been photographed 50 years ago ! Wonderful ! Have a nice day Mariana :)

26 Jul 2010 2:20pm

wiro from Havana, Cuba

warm! peace, thanks!

26 Jul 2010 2:22pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

So local ! like in a movie !

26 Jul 2010 2:27pm

@Annierita & Annisabelle: thanks a lot ;)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Vraiment superbe

26 Jul 2010 2:32pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Joli traitement qui donne un aspect rétro à cette photo contemporaine même si les personnages semblent venir d'un autre temps !
Bonne semaine

26 Jul 2010 2:38pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Great processing! The colors are superb!

26 Jul 2010 2:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the composition you created with the three at one side but offset with the lighter reflection in the window. Three straw hats give these fellows a commonality that aids the picture. Very well done.

26 Jul 2010 2:49pm

joshi daniel from India

looks so classic!

26 Jul 2010 2:56pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a super shot of these Mennonites, wonderful tones and light

26 Jul 2010 3:01pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Oh the joys of waiting....they look very relaxed...lovely color and detail

26 Jul 2010 3:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Personally, I am "taken" by he guy with the cell phone. There is a cultural disconnect, to me, going on there..and he appears to be the older guy. Maybe he is the "HDCYGWH" (Head Dude in Charge of Young Guys Wearing Hats) Any way you slice it, this is another marvelous image Mariana - soooo many thoughts and interpretations derived from this one capture - awesome!

26 Jul 2010 3:17pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Is this 1930? Oh no! Someone has a cell phone! Love the juxtaposition. You have a great eye Mariana! Super framing and compo.

26 Jul 2010 3:45pm

@Stu: hey, I could not believe a man was talking on cellphone . Mennonites do not have TV, phones, but see what cellphone does to us ;)) The only reason why I took this shot, but did not know how to title it to emphasize it ;)

jEAN-PIERRE from rOMANS, France

bonjour Mariana . une belle et douce couleur pour ce cliché . bisous

26 Jul 2010 3:48pm

@jEAN-PIERRE: hey, bonjour :) nice to hear you again ;) thx a lot :)

Fade ToBLACK from Iran

So wonderful

26 Jul 2010 4:01pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

It looks like a 40th years movie, warm tones

26 Jul 2010 4:02pm

saeed from kuala lumpur, Malaysia

stunning rich colourful.figurs are so good

26 Jul 2010 4:03pm

mike from cap d, France

Very nice compo!
I love the process and colours

26 Jul 2010 4:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Canada

It looks like it could have been shot in the 1930s. 5*

26 Jul 2010 4:42pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

lovely colours

26 Jul 2010 4:44pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

super shot of live!

26 Jul 2010 4:55pm

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

Very beautiful photography!
The depiction of colors is really magnificent!
Best regards

26 Jul 2010 4:55pm

@Bruce EIFFEL: thx Bruce . Love your photos too . NO comment enabled ?

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

cracking shot, looks old fashion

26 Jul 2010 5:21pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

They all wearing a local hat?? Fantastic composition Mariana!! Realy love it!!

26 Jul 2010 5:42pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Brilliant shot. Gorgeous.

26 Jul 2010 5:45pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

a shot from the past, a look into the future, one would not expect a cell phone to pop out in this photo, beautifully done, you always bring us such wonderful images..

26 Jul 2010 6:08pm

@Martin: thanks Martin :) Glad you like it .

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful composition. Like a painting

26 Jul 2010 6:23pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The hats just glue this capture - a wonderful study.

26 Jul 2010 7:27pm

philippe from moselle, France

la vie qui coule en douceur, juste à attendre le bus et partir !!!

26 Jul 2010 7:33pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Superbe scène de vie

26 Jul 2010 7:37pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


26 Jul 2010 7:39pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

ha ha - they all bought their hats at the same shop:) Lovely image.

26 Jul 2010 7:57pm

extremephotobob from Patra, Greece

Beautiful composition! It's Wonderful!

26 Jul 2010 8:06pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

It's a beautiful shot, Mariana. Jerry's right ... the irony of this plain sect using a cell phone is striking. We see more and more Amish with them and it's difficult to understand. I'm sure the deacons struggle with it.

26 Jul 2010 8:43pm

Joket from teh, Iran

tarkib bandiye aly va nure fogholade

26 Jul 2010 9:27pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Beautiful strong colors, just the way I like them.

26 Jul 2010 9:48pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Excellent composition

26 Jul 2010 10:07pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Looks like the Hat gang is in town.... it's an interesting situation, and an excellent shot.

26 Jul 2010 10:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Don't you love those hats :))) They could be out of another era if it wasn't for the ever-present cell phone.

26 Jul 2010 10:56pm

elena from turin, Italy

fantastic capture and great compo!

26 Jul 2010 11:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous light and composition ,in this beautiful composition !!
five stars !
kiss !

26 Jul 2010 11:31pm

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

I don't mind waiting for my bus in that beautiful setting.

27 Jul 2010 12:24am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i like this kind of theme, very vintage!

27 Jul 2010 12:45am

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Really good portraits. I like the similar hats and clothes.

27 Jul 2010 1:05am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

What a beautiful bus stop. Love the flowers at the back

27 Jul 2010 1:27am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente compo y color precioso, saludos!!

27 Jul 2010 2:09am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful portraits! Stunning photography! I also would like to see this in vintage monochrome! 5*****!

27 Jul 2010 2:10am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent candid capture ! Love the composition and the color tones.

27 Jul 2010 3:10am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture with beautiful colors. This seems like an "old-fashioned" capture from the 1960's and to see the guy using the cell phone made me chuckle.

27 Jul 2010 4:13am

shoti from somewhere in, China

a very nice laidback, country scene

27 Jul 2010 5:16am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love men's hat and quiet atmospher here. Time as stopped

27 Jul 2010 8:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the atmosphere. Very clear but somewhat old, somewhat familiar...

27 Jul 2010 12:04pm

@Hiro: I am not sure what you mean by - somewhat old, somewhat familiar :)) Anyway- thanks for your attention .

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Dad and his sons. The hats give them away. Love the light and toning in this image. I found the cell phone quite surprising. I just saw your note above and I guess I should be surprised.

27 Jul 2010 9:46pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent shot!!! And the way they are waiting... looks like the bus hasn't come for a long long time. :-)

28 Jul 2010 1:06am

rian from fullerton, United States

looks like that hat's the trend over there.. nicely captured.. :D

28 Jul 2010 4:13am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Amish I guess. Very good colors in the picture.

28 Jul 2010 12:07pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie lumière et belles couleurs dans cette scène.

28 Jul 2010 2:31pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Like a painting... from another time. Absolutely great compo with stunning colors... the little flowers in the window boxes make it perfect... :)

28 Jul 2010 4:21pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Superb street shot!

28 Jul 2010 5:50pm

@Polydactyle: thx a lot Polydactityle :)

Hamed from tehran, Iran

It is super shot...

28 Jul 2010 6:36pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Whoho ! Here we are ! That's really good !


29 Jul 2010 9:02am

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

But what is your secret to have so beautiful colors???
I am subjected!
Really: very beautiful photo!!
Best regards

29 Jul 2010 7:26pm

larans from Lund, Sweden


1 Aug 2010 7:21am

1/200 second
ISO 400
75 mm