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One Woman, One Man

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 27 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

July, 2010
Kitchener, Ontario

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/25 second F/3.5 ISO 800 13 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

rem_la from Villiers, France

et la musique !

27 Jul 2010 5:14am

shoti from somewhere in, China

still having thoughts whether or not to approach her? very well lit bar scene

27 Jul 2010 5:17am

Preeti from Mumbai, India


27 Jul 2010 5:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

27 Jul 2010 5:18am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

I can hear the music here Mariana! Great shot in this bar with a good title!

27 Jul 2010 5:21am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Another impressive color image.

27 Jul 2010 5:24am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

...and rock'n roll !!! yeahh !!:)

27 Jul 2010 5:32am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

he's listening in rapt attention to the music. i love the image.

27 Jul 2010 5:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

great shot

27 Jul 2010 5:42am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

great image!!:)

27 Jul 2010 5:55am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, Afghanistan

But she's such a...woman. best...jf

27 Jul 2010 5:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A nice solution for all problems of the day... grat compo and colors Mariana.
Have a nice day.

27 Jul 2010 6:00am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

It doesn't appear that these two are going to get together...
but, at least they don't have cell phones stuck to their ears !! ;-)
Very nice catch, Mariana.

27 Jul 2010 6:11am

STEED from Somewhere, France

In Love...........Visibly...

27 Jul 2010 6:11am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Lovely title . Nice atmosphere .

27 Jul 2010 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Elle n'en est pas à sa première canette ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

27 Jul 2010 6:28am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

very great moment. like year of 50 .. excellent

27 Jul 2010 7:09am

QB from Canada

2 different kinds of beer on her table... I think she is perhaps not as alone as it would seem. The man probably knows this. Music behind him, but the offerings in this place are not for him. Is he looking at his watch? Is it time to leave?

27 Jul 2010 7:14am

Saeed from -, Iran

great view, well done

27 Jul 2010 7:22am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

one lonely man n one lonely woman who prefer it that way. Good story Mariana

27 Jul 2010 7:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Mr. asleep and Mrs. drunk:)) Framing and colors on top!! Beautiful day.

27 Jul 2010 8:05am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Warm atmosphere for this colored bar where we would expect to hear some country melody

27 Jul 2010 8:11am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice mood in this cafe

27 Jul 2010 8:24am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A strong contrast between the atmosphere and almost soporific silent right and the noisy rock and roll to the left...

27 Jul 2010 8:25am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... and two beers. Good!!!

27 Jul 2010 8:34am

k@ from Paris, France

... and a lot of beers ! Colors are super cool just like the mood in this Boathouse music club, it seems ! "Canary mine", what a great name ! ;)

27 Jul 2010 8:36am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

a man who wears a hat indoors says a lot about himself, as soes a woman who drinks alone

27 Jul 2010 10:45am

Tom DFR from Paris, France

nice shot of the common life. One man one woman but one link : the beer ;)

27 Jul 2010 11:10am

@Tom DFR: that is right ;))

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

By the looks of her table she either has an alcohol problem (that I doubt), or she ordered an extra drink for the person she's waiting for, or the beer was for you ;-) A great shot, Mariana. I like the mood and the colours are fantastic.

27 Jul 2010 11:10am

@✿ Anina ✿: I do not drink beer :) Thx Anina !

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

I love the photo and the title. So much to see and absorb in this photo. I can't tell if the man is bored or not but it almost seems like he is watching his watch, which is bad news for the band. Wonderful capture of the moment.

27 Jul 2010 11:13am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

......& Live shot

27 Jul 2010 11:26am

ryse from bordeaux, France

En regardant ta photo il me vient cette citation de Jean Racine :
"C'est dans les villes les plus peuplées que l'on peut trouver la plus grande solitude".

27 Jul 2010 11:33am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

Genial otra vez Mariana

27 Jul 2010 11:51am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I think the man is in deep thoughts, listening to the music of the band. And that attracts the woman. Good capture!

27 Jul 2010 12:12pm

@Fred: maybe. I can tell you that they were looking at each other before I took this picture, smiling slightly at each other .... something was in the air :))

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

ha ha love is on the air , Music and beers too , 3 things i like ;) No sadness here , it's what i like , S ! ;-) Enjoy your day , and share the beer if you get one .

27 Jul 2010 12:28pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A great atmosphere in the shot ! I can almost her the music ;)

27 Jul 2010 12:47pm

Madeleine from Montréal, Canada

Wow! I love how you captured this scene (there's definitely something going on!) and how the light draws our attention to the man without taking it away from the woman. To me, the colours and processing give it a movie flavour.

27 Jul 2010 1:27pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This won't give a data, I guess. Well observed!

27 Jul 2010 1:28pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Another awesome study in human behaviour...put to photgraph. The interpretations are many...perhaps he is wondering what happend to HIS date ...or maybe he is the manager of the band. She is looking for her date to return I think - as QB says good observation. This is a great photo Mariana - all kind of stuff going on...but come on, who the heck drinks Corona in Canada? There are so many better beers in Canada!!

27 Jul 2010 1:30pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Wow this is excellent

27 Jul 2010 1:47pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice ,I like this place :)

27 Jul 2010 1:55pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Oh, Mariana. Your technical ability, your feelings and your inspiration will not stop to amaze me. Even when it comes with the titles...

27 Jul 2010 2:05pm

@oriol: hey, never pay any attention to the title ;))) It is usually very suggestive ;)) Thanks a lot for your nice words !

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

wow how many levels of interpretation in this one, an exellent work Mariana looks a pacific atmosphere in complete relax!!!!

27 Jul 2010 2:09pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

looks an interesting place

27 Jul 2010 2:22pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

The loneliness and boredom of being alone in a bar. You make a fine social statement here, Mariana.

27 Jul 2010 2:31pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks like a great place for a beer, good image

27 Jul 2010 2:35pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Looks like her friends went to the rest room? Good thing there is music to enjoy while she is waiting :) Nice framing...the band...the man with hat...then the woman..all seem to connect together

27 Jul 2010 2:44pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

For me it looks like view to this man though woman's eyes... Well captured mood here.

27 Jul 2010 2:45pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Great details and colours... and that black & white poster stands out amidst the colourful scene!

27 Jul 2010 3:02pm

@Sugata: BW poster ? oh, I even did not see it , being busy with my couple :)

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A nice atmosphere converyed in the picture, and I envy them
there little bit of relaxation there.

27 Jul 2010 3:04pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A perfect diagonal composition ... from the woman with her back to the right until the young man who played guitar in the distance! The atmosphere is strange but comfortable! Full of color and light! Best regards, Adela

27 Jul 2010 3:18pm

Ken from United States

Get flow to this image. Nice variety of "bar" colors.

27 Jul 2010 4:01pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Solitude ?

27 Jul 2010 4:02pm

@Annierita & Annisabelle: more than that ... maybe they are trying to break it :)) thx a lot ;)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot..great mood and colour..

27 Jul 2010 4:19pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

nice scène , the man sleep woman wait lol , excellent !

27 Jul 2010 4:24pm

@danou-yepa: hmmm... funny interpretation ... I would never say a man is sleeping ;)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great shot. Your title works so well because she literally looks like a movie star from the fifties in that dress and that hairdo. I love the relationship implied. How close and yet how far we are in proximity. I also love how she is seen only in fragment, like she is on the periphery of his consciousness as he looks down, unaware. Wonderful shot.

27 Jul 2010 4:49pm

@Bettina: he was very aware of her presence and me a little bit far from him with my camera :)) he is pretending like he is a shy man ;)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Good study, Mariana. a side note that San Francisco has a boathouse out at Lake Merced - in the southwest corner of the city - called "The Boathouse" - that is a popular spot for live band entertainment on the weekends. Cheers!

27 Jul 2010 5:04pm

@Stephen Phillips: funny ! our Boathouse is located on a Victoria lake :)) Beautiful lake, great park around, and The BoatHouse always have live bands on weekends too :))

Thami from Morocco

Quel traitement qui magnifie la lumière!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

27 Jul 2010 5:11pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Just wonderful. Really wonderful.

27 Jul 2010 5:36pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Too much going on though.

The guitarist should have not been there to make it more powerful one man-one woman.

27 Jul 2010 6:10pm

@Xerophytes: i think the light is just perfect to give YOU in FOCUS these two ;) l

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the color are great ,wonderful composition !!
five stars !
kiss !

27 Jul 2010 6:47pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent composition and beautiful colors.

27 Jul 2010 6:49pm

mike from cap d'agde, France

Rich compo and colors. I like it

27 Jul 2010 6:51pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Wow! What an amazing shot! So cool, so movie style and so true at the same time!

27 Jul 2010 7:25pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Very poetic moment. And I love the colors. Surely you hung around to see if they left together. ;)

27 Jul 2010 7:52pm

philippe from moselle, France

de belles couleurs pour réchauffer l'ambiance de solitaires !!!

27 Jul 2010 8:09pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice rich colors you've captured in this composition. The man and woman look like they may have been in a disagreement earlier with them separated like they are. Hopefully all was reconciled by night's end.

27 Jul 2010 8:18pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

...........And two boys playing on a guitar...beautiful photo with great and nice details

27 Jul 2010 8:44pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

wonderful pictures, Mariana

27 Jul 2010 9:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He's asleep but, she's not! Wonderful ambiance here. Love it.

27 Jul 2010 9:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful lighting and detail. Very nice composition.

27 Jul 2010 11:42pm

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

great scene that you captured, and a nice angle you've got!

27 Jul 2010 11:51pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una escena con unos colores y composición que me encantan, excelente!!

28 Jul 2010 12:31am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Hmm....that Corona looks good :) I wish it was one man, one woman.....and Stu!

28 Jul 2010 12:31am

Ajay from Pune, India

There is something humanly so beautiful about this shot. Like the time for desires to go wild. Time to get up and go talk to the stranger.

28 Jul 2010 1:07am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Good band?

28 Jul 2010 2:41am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful composition! Looks like this should be in a magazine! Beautiful work!!!

28 Jul 2010 2:44am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Looks like both of them could do with some company :)
Nice capture, like the composition.

28 Jul 2010 2:51am

rian from fullerton, United States

wonderful capture.. it almost makes this look like a studio shot.. :)

28 Jul 2010 4:13am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Yee and one band....I wonder.

28 Jul 2010 12:10pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Great shot Mariana!! The title is perfect for this image. : )

28 Jul 2010 2:33pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

quelle belle atmosphère colorée, c'est magnifique !

28 Jul 2010 2:46pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Excellent complex composition. A lot of great details in this scene.

28 Jul 2010 5:45pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

"......One girl, one boy
Some grief, some joy
Memories are made of this..."
(memories are made of this; dean martin, johnny cash).

Beautiful! (would like to see it also with some desaturation, if i may say so)

28 Jul 2010 7:43pm

@Peter: thx Peter . As for colors, I do not know .. all this place is screaming of colors, so these are gentle versions of originals ;))

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

and a guitarman!
Super frame

28 Jul 2010 9:04pm

jan from Barcelona, Azerbaijan

a picture full of life and gets the attention of the man who seems to sleep. dramatic effect. Congratulations.

28 Jul 2010 10:50pm

Jose Luis Bernal from Jerez Fra, Spain

Excelente composición. Felicidades

29 Jul 2010 4:07pm

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

Of very beautiful colors!
Luxurious photo!
Best regards

29 Jul 2010 7:24pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/25 second
ISO 800
13 mm