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Sunday Dinner Invitation

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/7.1 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

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Amazing capture! You are amazing. You must roam the streets all the time. Or you are the luckiest person in the planet. Fantastic capture. He is something else. :)

1 Aug 2010 5:10am

@Bettina: I recently got an email from a friend-photographer who said : "No one looks at people the way you do because it is impolite, so you get to look at them for us. That is what artists do--show us the obvious things that we are afraid to look at for ourselves."

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Great to end the night with a good laugh. Love his socks; he must have picked them out himself.

1 Aug 2010 5:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

allo, cheri, ne m'attend pas pour manger .....................

1 Aug 2010 5:24am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Darling, do you wanna have chicken??? Fantastic capture Mariana and great title!

1 Aug 2010 5:26am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

If he comes to dine at home, it will have to change clothes:)) but as he has the nice face, he can come!

1 Aug 2010 5:56am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Ridiculous! Delicious! Mad! Insane! ...and it is not even Tuesday!?!

1 Aug 2010 6:24am

k@ from Paris, France

Haha, one roasted chicken and one very white poultry but a very smiling one (super cute smile), happy Silly Sunday, Mariana, this is real funny with cool colors in the frame ! Hope you had a great dinner ;))

1 Aug 2010 6:39am

@k@: thx Karine ;)) I could not have a chicken on my table for today :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lollll .... it can invite many people to eat this huge chicken that is behind him :)) Good Sunday Mariana.

1 Aug 2010 6:50am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

"And shall we have chicken?" A charming street scene, Mariana. Love it that this guy has two different color socks one.....I don't think he cares. (Or maybe he is color blind.) ;-)

1 Aug 2010 6:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent capture

1 Aug 2010 7:05am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

I agree with Bettina... you do an efford, Im sure, and it pays with amazing captures!

1 Aug 2010 7:10am

STEED from France

.."And the principal plate is just behind You...."

1 Aug 2010 7:15am

larans from Lund, Sweden

You certainly don´t have to go back for the right lighting. This street shot is perfect (as yours always are). But he isn´t dressed for sunday dinner...or? I don´t know much about Canadian manners. :-)

1 Aug 2010 7:20am

@larans: thx Larans for the comments .

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Lol.. I love the imagination this image could bring forth.

1 Aug 2010 7:54am

Hoom@n from Tehran, Iran

look at legs :) good model and nice subject!!

1 Aug 2010 8:19am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Absolutely imaginative, very good photo, it makes me smile and enjoy very much the point of view, composition and colors. Have a great sunday!

1 Aug 2010 8:30am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a delightful poster, vibrant colours plus different socks, a bit communication and a lovely smile, that's a great combination... a fantastic, very appealing photo.

1 Aug 2010 8:47am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

cool shot!

1 Aug 2010 9:24am

Emmeji from France

Do you prefer the leg or the wing of the chicken ? :)

1 Aug 2010 10:10am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Just great with this poster in back :)

1 Aug 2010 10:42am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Call me!

1 Aug 2010 10:48am

@Morten Pedersen: you are invited :)) come and eat :)

Marie LC from France

Amusant ces contrastes, très bien observé !

1 Aug 2010 11:01am

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

Mariana, wonderfully unique capture on your part. I can't help but think looking at this image, "Some people should not wear shorts!" ;-)

1 Aug 2010 11:15am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbes superpositions de tons !!
même les chaussettes du monsieur sont en contraste !!!!:)

1 Aug 2010 11:19am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great humorous shot! I think you made a good choice when you kept the post-processing simple. Nice!

1 Aug 2010 11:20am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What a lovely old man he is ! He will have nice dinner.

1 Aug 2010 11:20am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like your humor Mariana! And accompanied with a very friendly and curious picture. It only remains to watch and check every detail ... such as shorts very quickly... and special socks! Best regards, Adela

1 Aug 2010 11:33am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

So very amusing. Marvelous capture.

1 Aug 2010 11:41am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

You captured the moment perfectly! Your title puts everything into perspective! Well done Mariana!

1 Aug 2010 11:55am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

funny guy from canada. he looks as if he only pretends to call someone. nice colours in here.

1 Aug 2010 12:03pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

I haven't commented on your images lately but I have stopped by to see your excellent work. Another good street scene that has wide range of stories within it. Thanks, for sharing your gift!

1 Aug 2010 12:03pm

@Monte Stevens: thx Monte :)

QB from Canada

He must be Canadian, because no tourist dresses this way... which makes the "Canada" T-shirt quite funny. For a Canadian to wear a T-shirt of Canada, while in Canada. He seems very amused at the photographer. It's also a piece of history. How many more years before there are no more phones like this?

1 Aug 2010 12:41pm

@QB: All these T-shirts with sign - Canada look so ridiculous to me . NO matter who is wearing them , kids or old people, it really looks awful !

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

That's one big chicken! Nice one.

1 Aug 2010 12:42pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

lovely photo

1 Aug 2010 12:47pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of the interesting dress of our seniors these days. The telephone itself is surprisingly new and in excellent shape. They seem to be disappearing around my town.

1 Aug 2010 1:00pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

hahaha hahaha Great capture!

1 Aug 2010 1:30pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

This image is amusing for so many reasons. First, I have not seen anyone use a payphone in YEARS! And then of course, this outfit. Thanks for the smile! :-)

1 Aug 2010 1:32pm

@Amanda: payphone is still alive here .. not silly to me :) it is more silly to be so obsessed with cellphone that people even go to the toilet with them ;)

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

very funny !
the parallel between his legs and the chicken is stunning

1 Aug 2010 1:40pm

@Jacqueline: thanks :)

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

feeling like a roast chicken, did he?

1 Aug 2010 1:48pm

Ken from United States

Terrific pair of chicken legs!.... and I didnt know those phone booths still worked??

1 Aug 2010 2:45pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Haha! nice pose!

1 Aug 2010 3:20pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Well....... he's no spring chicken, I wonder if he knows about those socks :0

1 Aug 2010 3:35pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

And you didn't even realize I was in Canada did you!! Too cool this piece...and ps - I don't think I look quite like this but I did used to have a mustache..

1 Aug 2010 3:43pm

endlessnight from dayyer, Iran

brilliant shot." You must roam the streets all the time. Or you are the luckiest person in the planet " ;)

1 Aug 2010 4:33pm

@endlessnight: Lucky ? NO, I am not . Roaming streets all the time ? NO, have no time for that . Love pictures ? Yes. Seeing things ? Yes.

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique instantané. Une scène de la rue à la fois drôle et insolite et... personnage est sympathique!

1 Aug 2010 4:49pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

LOL...this is really such a funny canada candid!
Love his socks..very multi look:) A great street shot Mariana!

1 Aug 2010 5:47pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this street shot a lot

1 Aug 2010 5:49pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Begs the old question, which came first the chicken or the man? A great photo capture,
very amusing.

1 Aug 2010 5:50pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: ha ha .. what a cool comment :))

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Bright colours I love. Well done, Mariana.

1 Aug 2010 5:56pm

Dillonpic from Boston, United States

Great shot, what a charecter. His mis-matched socks are the funniest part of the outfit.

1 Aug 2010 5:57pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a wonderful candid street shot. He looks like quite the character!!!

1 Aug 2010 6:03pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Great color. Love the socks. Now I'm hungry! ;)

1 Aug 2010 6:42pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

A wise friend, you have. That sums it up perfectly. It's your boldness that shows in your images and breaks barriers most can't. I totally see that. And it's fantastic. :)

1 Aug 2010 6:49pm

@Bettina: thx Bettina. He knows me very well, even better from the photo side, than I know myself. I really do not know what I am doing in photography, and his words mean a lot to me . His 1 email is worth million times more than a million of these funny, usually returned comments :) People on Am3 are hungry for comments and attention, without understanding the 'quality' of their work .

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Thats a lovely looking bird, nice odd socks

1 Aug 2010 6:52pm

@Alun: you mean this poster of the chicken ? from Wemmel, Belgium

Wonderfull capture ... very colorfull and amusing

1 Aug 2010 6:52pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

nice capture, with the smile expression of subject and socks of each color is fun to me, excellent!

1 Aug 2010 7:02pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sunday dinner in odd socks?

1 Aug 2010 7:10pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran nice!!

1 Aug 2010 7:44pm

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands


1 Aug 2010 7:45pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

chapeau pour cette trouvaille ! bien vu

1 Aug 2010 8:16pm

philippe from moselle, France

ça ouvre l'appétit, moi je préfère la cuisse ;o) !!!

1 Aug 2010 8:30pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

hahaha so funny this man who invite lolll , many peoples for big chicken , excellent !!!!!!!! 5*****

1 Aug 2010 8:40pm

joshi daniel from India

hehehe so fresh!

1 Aug 2010 8:47pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

attention !!!!!! there is a giant chicken behind you!!!! eheheh

1 Aug 2010 9:01pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice portrait with a wonderful composition ,mariana !
five stars !
kiss !

1 Aug 2010 9:16pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great idea

1 Aug 2010 9:34pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

ha! Great! Love the big chicken and the smirk on his face and those fabulous socks!!

1 Aug 2010 10:27pm

Catherine from Seoul, South Korea

great shot, so interesting and the colors really zing ^^

1 Aug 2010 10:44pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This shot is so full of life. So much in one single shot. One shot says can speak so many stories. Marvelous.

2 Aug 2010 1:47am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great capture ! Nice colors, I liked the composition.

2 Aug 2010 2:14am

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Crazy poster!..what an odd place to hang it..guy on the phone is an adorable old guy :)

2 Aug 2010 2:22am

@Sara: oh, I loved him so much ! I even got his portrait .. was lucky having talked to him ;)

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

And the background makes it a littlle bit confusing and of course lovely ...

2 Aug 2010 4:55am

@Farnaaz: why > I like background . It really suits well my title ;)

rian from Fullerton, United States

lol.. i think i'll have to pass.. :D

2 Aug 2010 6:30am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

oooh! genial.

2 Aug 2010 10:58am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

the idea .. the colorfulness .. the accuracy all make it a five star !

Congratulations Mariana :X:X

2 Aug 2010 11:48am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Seen the chicken size, he"s right to want to share it !

2 Aug 2010 12:28pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

What a great find... ;) And I really like your reply on Bettina about this letter you got... :)

2 Aug 2010 2:56pm

mike from cap d'agde, France

J'aime beaucoup cette composition et l'expression du visage de l'homme au téléphone.

2 Aug 2010 3:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, Afghanistan

You are so smart, Mariana. This clever photo make me smile. That guy is such a happy fellow and proud to be a Canadian, too. Let's see; chicken sound good.


2 Aug 2010 6:27pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

He looks like an old general on vacation. "Come here, Martha, they've got chicken!"

2 Aug 2010 7:45pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

I don't know why your way of looking people is impolite, most of the time, i feel some tenderness.

3 Aug 2010 2:51pm

@Thierry Masson: Oh, you did not understand this reply I put to Bettina :) I do not think I am impolite looking and taking pictures of people, but in American and Canadian culture it is rather impolite . Watch your business baby ! That is how they behave . They see everything the same as me, but they pretend they see nothing :)))

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Thanks for the giggle - this guy is quite a character (and your composition with the giant roasted chicken really makes for a great capture)

3 Aug 2010 5:13pm

@Jason Kravitz: you are right . I like him .. you should see his glasses too ;)) maybe a portrait I post soon of him :) really a cool guy ;)

Martin from North Platte, United States

dont know how you do it, but you keep doing it, you find the most amazing people and bring them to life, Bravo :)

3 Aug 2010 5:55pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Funny shot and funny attitude. This gentleman looks particularly friendly and I'm sure he eventually got his date... One advice for him though, he should take care for his date to make sure to wear the same socks! That the lethal detail of your shot, very fun!!

4 Aug 2010 2:49am

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

lovely picture... lovely treatment... I'm in love with your photos ...

5 Aug 2010 2:00pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

I've said it before and I"ll say it again. You always find the most interesting people and your treatments of them are subperb.

6 Aug 2010 3:52am

Alexey from Nikopol, Ukraine

His eyes look at you with camera, so funny shot!

6 Aug 2010 7:25pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

excellent, funny shot!

9 Aug 2010 10:55am

@Tomix: thanks :)

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

What about the guy if he was dressed in a striped suit and some nice Italian shoes? Like him in this outfit anatway!

9 Aug 2010 8:52pm

@Peter: well, if that guy appeared in front of my eyes, I would not even look at him .

JOSE LUIS BERNAL from Jerez de la Fra. (Cádiz), Spain

simpática imagen

10 Aug 2010 7:07pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... Shut up a moment... here there is a very pretty woman, she is making a photo... at me!!!.
Well seen, Mariana.

2 Dec 2010 4:10pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! IF you didn't say I really can't understand! : )

2 Dec 2010 10:12pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
75 mm