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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

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Terrific effect!! How creative of you to title it thus. Gives deep meaning to this unusual image.

8 Oct 2010 5:29am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Concise clear photo, also displaying find detail (f.e. at the neck of the foreground man). For philosophers, communication scientists and for me.

8 Oct 2010 5:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A confession to relieve her conscience! Splendid compo. Maraina great day.

8 Oct 2010 6:19am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great focusing, Mariana. Have a nice time.

8 Oct 2010 6:25am

Qwave À la carte from Puerto Rico

Optical I L L U S I O N
Divisional And Space
Me Heart :)

8 Oct 2010 6:31am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Incredible compo! Amazing shot and detail. Very great work!

8 Oct 2010 6:37am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Buenos días Mariana!!! Una buena instantánea y un desenfoque selectivo muy bien trabajado. Un saludo.

8 Oct 2010 6:45am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice shot ,beautiful light :)

8 Oct 2010 6:59am

Ginnie from Netherlands

What's amazing about this image, Mariana, is that I never saw the second person till after several seconds. I was concentrating on what I saw through the lens of his glasses!

8 Oct 2010 7:10am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe photo.

8 Oct 2010 7:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolis gris ! J'aime beaucoup ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

8 Oct 2010 7:19am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent work.

8 Oct 2010 7:50am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic shot - the eerie person on the other side fits the title perfectly.

8 Oct 2010 7:53am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

strong shot...excellent shot!

8 Oct 2010 8:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great moment...nicely spotted.

8 Oct 2010 8:09am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


8 Oct 2010 8:09am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une excellente idée qui donne une image extraordinaire !!:)

8 Oct 2010 8:10am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

It has always a barrier between the conscious and the unconscious . Effect Fantastic. Phil.

8 Oct 2010 8:32am



I wish you a very good weekend. A nice photo again!


8 Oct 2010 9:26am

@NANNE NICOLAI: thanks Nanne . You have a great weekend too ;)

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, for a second I did not see the second face, a very powerful shot. Strong emotion on the second face, the man in the hat, he looks as if he is lecturing. A perfect title

8 Oct 2010 9:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent interplay in this double portrait

8 Oct 2010 9:41am

Frida from Sweden

Excellently captured Mariana.

8 Oct 2010 10:05am

clo from somewhere, France

Superbe photo! J'aime vraiment beaucoup l'ensemble de ton blog, tes photos sont terribles!

8 Oct 2010 10:19am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


8 Oct 2010 10:32am

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

Great marianna!

8 Oct 2010 11:28am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Firstly without even knowing the real context of the story here ... this is an excellent image.

Just some thoughts stimulated by your title Mariana along with a coffee caffiene rush: The subconcious is something we can't control or directly interact with even if we think we do. I'm sure that our unconcious/subconcious thinking can permeate into our concious mind but probably without us being aware of it doing so. We possibly feel all our thinking and actions are based on our living experiences. Can our concious thinking delve into our subconcious The subconcious is a fascinating notion. It might be fact or just a notion of our concious mind.


8 Oct 2010 11:37am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Yes, an excellent study

8 Oct 2010 11:57am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

very nice composition!! also a subconscious shot in moment,bravo!

8 Oct 2010 12:29pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una composición realmente brillante.

8 Oct 2010 1:35pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very clever and haunting shot. Well done!

8 Oct 2010 1:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great shot and title.

8 Oct 2010 2:15pm

Smitha from Paris, France

Excellent! How plausible photography makes everything seem :-)

8 Oct 2010 2:17pm

piet from Bruges, Belgium

wonderful story

8 Oct 2010 2:45pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

beautiful post... i love the guy facing away is in focus but not the one looking towards us! :)

8 Oct 2010 3:12pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Reminds me of a scene from a film, M. Shades of a prison scene with the two key actors meeting from both sides of the fence. And yet there is also a ghostly feeling to the far character, as though the man nearest is being visited by a spirit. Cool shot and a great eye.

8 Oct 2010 3:22pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant capture Mariana! The small DOF gives such a big extra to this photo!! Fantasitic!!

8 Oct 2010 3:52pm

pascal from bollene, France

amazing......I saw the second face after a moment......bravo !!!!!

8 Oct 2010 4:18pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

8 Oct 2010 5:24pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Bel effet !

8 Oct 2010 5:25pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic and terrifict , excellent work !!!! 5*

8 Oct 2010 5:31pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantástica , llena de insinuaciones, muy buena

8 Oct 2010 6:08pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent photo

8 Oct 2010 7:22pm

philippe from moselle, France

lequel est libre ?

8 Oct 2010 7:47pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

5 Stars more,Dear....

8 Oct 2010 7:53pm

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

superb textures

8 Oct 2010 7:54pm

Peter from London, United Kingdom

A wonderful concept in a photograph ... have a wonderful weekend.

8 Oct 2010 8:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb composition. wonderful counterpoint on both sides of the fence.

8 Oct 2010 8:54pm

RT Farty from Groningen, Netherlands

Great story, I like the dof and the excellent sharpness.

8 Oct 2010 9:14pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A fascinating picture..beautiful work!

8 Oct 2010 9:16pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot, well catched.

8 Oct 2010 9:29pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Very interesting history, very interesting picture. Good weekend!

8 Oct 2010 10:19pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Excellent portrait! I love the pov! :)

8 Oct 2010 11:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing is an understatement for this fantastic image. Beautiful work!

8 Oct 2010 11:44pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Definitely gripping and intense I think!

8 Oct 2010 11:58pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WoooOoooOoooW! : )

9 Oct 2010 1:04am

Oscar from Perpignan, France

Have a nice day.
I like the focus

9 Oct 2010 12:58pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

hmmm an excellent title...the ghosting of the other face makes it so many things

9 Oct 2010 4:58pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

That's what happened in here: you saw, you felt, you did.

9 Oct 2010 8:21pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic shot, i like the focus!

10 Oct 2010 5:47am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Strong composition, looks like a movie still.

10 Oct 2010 12:18pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

a great work friend. 5 stars. i admire you for this work. it is admirable. it will be another interesting work if you focus on the fences instead of the head.
well done

10 Oct 2010 5:32pm

@Amir Pouryousef: thx Amir . Fence and head are focused, not another face behind fence . It works perfectly fine with me this way ;)

Ddo from Verdun, France

I like very much your title here. Good association !

10 Oct 2010 8:19pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow,. excellently composed.. the face on the other side is compelling!

11 Oct 2010 12:02am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Interesting post, the picture and your title. The picture raises many question and possibilities to find an interpretation. That´s what I really like about good street photographing.

12 Oct 2010 7:10am

kinshuk from mumbai, India

oh this is amazing!

14 Oct 2010 5:54am

1/500 second
ISO 200
160 mm