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Street Music

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"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

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

I wish I could hear too ! It's intersting he's using different instruments ... But I wonder why people don't care !

25 Aug 2010 5:17am

@Farnaaz: who knows why people are so cold :)

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Fantastic capture

25 Aug 2010 5:29am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great, looks like he's set up for the day

25 Aug 2010 5:34am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Big bold color, so vividly captured, Mariana. Superb and lively street scene !

25 Aug 2010 5:49am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

stunning colors!!!

25 Aug 2010 5:49am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I love when this happens, Mariana. I especially like that he's stocked up on water!

25 Aug 2010 5:49am

@Ginnie: I love street musicians too :) Thx Ginnie !

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic shot , a really good scene and a marvellous treatment , Phil.

25 Aug 2010 5:52am

Marie LC from France

Belle image de rue

25 Aug 2010 6:05am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une bien jolie photo de rue !
Le traitement est particulièrement réussi notamment la couleur est très interressante
La "texture" apporté à l'image donne de la matière et de l'épaisseur donc de la vie !
Nous croyons l'entendre
Belle photo de vie !

25 Aug 2010 6:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super processing.

25 Aug 2010 6:17am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great shot.
Good position chosen for this picture

25 Aug 2010 7:11am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A true "face" of fighter! Superb portrait street. Beautiful day.

25 Aug 2010 7:12am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, spot on. I hope you give him a coin or 2!

25 Aug 2010 7:28am

@CElliottUK: Always :))

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Super street shot. Nice colours too

25 Aug 2010 7:39am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

busy, interesting scene

25 Aug 2010 7:50am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Excellent capture.
But the treatment is too strong for my taste :) Too "hot/red"

25 Aug 2010 8:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful street shot.. love the processing

25 Aug 2010 8:41am

Gillian Barfoot from Saint John, Canada

Bright colours, cool textures, interesting scene!

25 Aug 2010 8:44am

Frida from Sweden

Excellent street capture with vivid colors.

25 Aug 2010 9:41am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

One-man band. It seems that nobody pay no attention to him. Well seen.

25 Aug 2010 9:48am

uvaraj from Chennai (Madras), India

cool scene with nice colors. As always well done :)

25 Aug 2010 9:52am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Nice editing with this canvas texture look!

25 Aug 2010 10:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Some nice diverse pictures whilst I;ve been away Mariana. I particularly liked the juxtaposition of imagery in yesterday's bra shot. Great stuff :)

25 Aug 2010 10:22am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great colors !!!!!

25 Aug 2010 10:29am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


25 Aug 2010 10:45am

Prarthana from Singapore

very nice street image mariana!

25 Aug 2010 10:47am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Ohhh ..wished i was there with you at the moment listening to the old man singing and playing guitar :(

25 Aug 2010 10:57am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love the colours. Music and full life are in the air. Great !

25 Aug 2010 11:06am

Val37 from Tours, France

Nice street portrait with all the little bottles !

25 Aug 2010 11:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, music ! For everybody, everyday !

25 Aug 2010 11:15am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A nice street scene, well composed ! Love the colors ! Well done !

25 Aug 2010 11:27am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super street capture Mariana! A colourfull stage for this one-man band! ;-)

25 Aug 2010 12:13pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Fantastic capture !!!

25 Aug 2010 12:18pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

There are certainly a lot of very interesting people in this world -- I find myself looking at the people walking by and trying to read their reaction as much as the musician. Nice capture and composition.

25 Aug 2010 12:22pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

There's something lonely about this street musician in a crowd of passersby, shot in vivid color. I wish I could throw a dollar in his basket.

25 Aug 2010 12:31pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great portrait in the street and superb colors .

25 Aug 2010 12:31pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such fun!! Love the color!!

25 Aug 2010 12:32pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

comme j'aime cette photo ************

25 Aug 2010 12:36pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

There's something lonely about this street musician in a crowd of passersby, shot in vivid color. I wish I could throw a dollar in his basket.

25 Aug 2010 12:46pm

PHIL MORRIS from Canada

one man band, I hope you got people stopping to listen to the music.
Great position for the photo.

25 Aug 2010 12:47pm

@PHIL MORRIS: Not really . They were passing by, somebody will trow a coin into his basket .. that is all ;))

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice portrait of this street musician

25 Aug 2010 1:04pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great street capture, nice colors also ! I like it. Have a great day Mariana :)

25 Aug 2010 1:16pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

"Ain't me Babe !!!!!!!!! No,no,no.............."(m' Listening Dylan in return of this picture)..

25 Aug 2010 1:16pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent composition! An image of street really superb Mariana! Best regards Adela!

25 Aug 2010 1:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I agree with Nigel....the depth of field is super in this, Mariana! Focus is on him...but the perspective of the "passers-by" is like you are really there. Funny, this is a typical situation of a street musician...most everyone goes by pretending to not notice (or in some cases, REALLY not noticing.!)....except the young lad on the left and perhaps the young lady in the green top on the right...THAT"S IT! No other recognition...but he plays on....This image makes me remember that wonderful song that still makes me teary because it is so beautiful and the artist is so wonderful: Joni Mitchell - and her song "For Free"" It totally fits here, Mariana...thank you for bringing this image to my eyes and the music to my heart...

25 Aug 2010 1:52pm

Fraucha from Ukraine

This is very nice the like the depth and the color, these is balance in the chaos.

25 Aug 2010 2:28pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I want that hat!!!

25 Aug 2010 2:30pm

@Larry Lefever: You can get it :)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awesome colors. Great shot.

25 Aug 2010 2:39pm

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

la musique pour établir un lien avec les autres !!

25 Aug 2010 2:56pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great colors in this picture full of life. This man has enough ammo to stay for a long time for the good of people.
Great capture.

25 Aug 2010 3:01pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

This guy has it all man band...even ready with the water :) Nice capture

25 Aug 2010 3:19pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey Mariana! I allway like such people, making music on the street. I'm allways listning and enjoying it.
You captured it very good and i like all the colors in the photo!


25 Aug 2010 3:25pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great street photo.. and the typical mood is well captured, Marianna
Love the colours and design of the tattoo on that lady's calf...

25 Aug 2010 3:36pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Well he is the most prepared street musician I have ever seen! He has a giant tub filled with goodies, a few instruments, and several bottles of water!

25 Aug 2010 3:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot of this musician. I like your processing with the subtle texture. Nice!

25 Aug 2010 4:05pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

super shot

25 Aug 2010 4:21pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Does not look like Niagara Falls :-)))

nice street scene anyway

25 Aug 2010 4:33pm

@Gilles: 2 hours drive to Niagara :))) Soon !!! he he

Irene from France

I love the stunning colours and the texture. Brilliant !

25 Aug 2010 5:23pm

rian from fullerton, United States

love the head on view you got from this one.. nice work.. :)

25 Aug 2010 5:49pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

great shot, the timing is perfect.

25 Aug 2010 6:13pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

super luxury that this image of the urban artist, I love these characters always have my help, great job!

25 Aug 2010 6:32pm

fereshteh from Iran

good job ! a very nice way of depicting street music.

25 Aug 2010 6:42pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

mariana y el mundo que nos rodea, siempre le sacas brillo con tus fotografias, preciosa , un abrazo pablo.

25 Aug 2010 6:50pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

25 Aug 2010 7:00pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I like the straight on perspective. Colors are great.

25 Aug 2010 7:00pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cannot beat a good flat top for some earthy music!

25 Aug 2010 7:19pm

♏arleen from Netherlands

I'm sorry for the musician, but my eyes are drawn to two tattooed calfs and the white foot on the right...?
Interesting scenery, Mariana;-)

25 Aug 2010 7:22pm

@♏arleen: cool . I liked this girl too , and have another shot with their legs only ;))) and this white foot is some funny sandal that also took my attention .. never saw anything like that before :)

manel from Spain

Excelente documento ciudadano.

25 Aug 2010 8:11pm

mike from cap d'agde, France

J'aime le traitement, la scène, et les couleurs.

25 Aug 2010 8:33pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice composition, he looks sweet (and sweaty)

25 Aug 2010 8:42pm

@Peter: well , it was a hot day, everybody was sweating ;)) thx Peter !

Oscar from Espira de l'agly, France

Magnifiques tons. Super processing

25 Aug 2010 8:53pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

the bright colors are amazing here. such a strong image.

25 Aug 2010 9:13pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

oh! wonderful capture!

25 Aug 2010 9:32pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

NIcely seen

25 Aug 2010 9:32pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very good nice

25 Aug 2010 9:40pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful and dynamic shot ,mariana !
kiss !

25 Aug 2010 10:19pm

Landy from Miami, United States

Muy fuerte, y a la vez muy agradable el ritmo que tiene esta imagen, muy buena, saludos

25 Aug 2010 10:59pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

My wife finds it hard ot walk by street musicians like this without stopping to listen for a bit, very colorful shot :)

26 Aug 2010 12:20am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wonderful street shot! I love street musicians. I've been one. Honestly as much we would like people to stop - it just does a heart good to be playing.
Great colors!!

26 Aug 2010 12:38am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great capture ! It's sad to see that not a single person on the street seems to be interested !!

26 Aug 2010 1:14am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like the added texture.

26 Aug 2010 2:08am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Jolie scène de rue avec un traitement qui isole parfaitement l'homme orchestre du reste de la foule

26 Aug 2010 2:19am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like a master musician with all of those instruments that he can play. I love this "tight" composition with the people coming and going on either side of him.

26 Aug 2010 2:50am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great street the strong colors, detail and treatment!

26 Aug 2010 3:33am

barbod from rasht, Iran

very nice

26 Aug 2010 4:05am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the way the attention of the people seems to swing toward the singer.

26 Aug 2010 4:19am

Amygdala from Singapore, Singapore

Color and treatment gets two thumbs up!!!

26 Aug 2010 4:21am

Mike from California, United States

Another great "slice of life" you've captured here !

26 Aug 2010 4:31am

joshi daniel from India

street life is always so good to capture!

26 Aug 2010 5:37am

asman from Italy

music in street

26 Aug 2010 6:15am


I like to see Streetmusic!


26 Aug 2010 6:40am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic street shot! Excellent use of texture

26 Aug 2010 7:59am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific. It reminds me of our local farmers market. I go for the musicians.

26 Aug 2010 3:02pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful streetcapture, so full of colors, details and joy. Makes me happy! Thanx for that.

28 Aug 2010 6:41am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cool processing here!

29 Aug 2010 2:59pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifiques couleurs dans cette scène.

4 Sep 2010 8:47pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
17 mm