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Kiss Me, I'm German for Today !

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 200 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

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll .... and tomorrow it will be French :)) So funny, superb snapshot. Mariana nice day.

15 Oct 2010 5:26am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

ahhhh that makes sense then.... another excellent find...well done

15 Oct 2010 5:36am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Another great find ! It' a reality show ! Phil.

15 Oct 2010 5:41am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Oh that man is hungry and suffers. I like this well exposed pic with the detailed face of that man. However I can't find any association with the Oktoberfest of Munich. All trials to copy the original boredom and stupidity of that event to other countries will inevitably fail.

15 Oct 2010 5:41am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

tecnically love this point of focus, very funny shot

15 Oct 2010 6:17am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I wonder is he a participant or an exhibitor at this event?

15 Oct 2010 6:45am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Okay, I get it when I look at your link, Thanks for that.
This fellow is enthusiastically embracing Oktoberfest! But I don't think I would kiss him.... ;-)

15 Oct 2010 6:46am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent! I had seen a man on the subway with this phrase (like) around his neck. Ahead and behind us to smile every morning when we went to work! He is more daring it tattooed on his face. He stares at the girl who goes by her side tattooed ... Have I seen it? Who knows! You saw your friends with your keen eye, Mariana! Happy day! Adela

15 Oct 2010 7:34am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

haha any excuse to drink beer!

15 Oct 2010 7:35am

piet from Bruges, Belgium


15 Oct 2010 7:37am

Emmeji from France

Je pensais que ça n'avait lieu qu'à Munich ?

15 Oct 2010 7:54am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha ha - he looks very happy with his face painting. Nice shot.

15 Oct 2010 8:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Oct 2010 8:23am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

interesting shot :)

15 Oct 2010 8:45am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Great find and the PP here is brilliant!

15 Oct 2010 8:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Quite surreal, I think I'll pass on the invitation though:)

15 Oct 2010 9:29am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Another great Guy of Your Human's Comedy...........Excellent,M'.....

15 Oct 2010 9:29am

Richard T from Suffolk, United Kingdom

I concur with Grouser ... ;-)


15 Oct 2010 9:32am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hahaha... excellent ! Very well done :) Have a great day !

15 Oct 2010 9:58am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Muy bueno... me gustan este tipo de fotografías,,, no hay nada mejor que pillar el momento y plasmarlo para siempre en una buena imagen. Un saludo!

15 Oct 2010 10:07am

elena from torino, Italy

great capture!

15 Oct 2010 10:54am

noel from Paris, France

I discover your site ,very interesting pics ,this one is my fav
well done

15 Oct 2010 11:07am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

To be German just this day... is a great thing. If, moreover, a pretty girl kiss me, even better. Have a nice day, Mariana.

15 Oct 2010 11:23am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Hilarious catch.

15 Oct 2010 11:38am

Frida from Sweden

Great find!! :-)

15 Oct 2010 11:54am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


15 Oct 2010 11:55am

10Fraction from rennes, France

I'm quite puzzled that the Oktober fest is celebrated everywhere! In fact, you just need some beer and at least one german, and according to your picture, a german for only one day!
Beautifull story Mariana

15 Oct 2010 12:03pm

@10Fraction: If you read the history of Kitchener you would not be puzzled why Oktoberfest is celebrating here ! :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such an interesting candid street shot

15 Oct 2010 12:38pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

lol excellent catch , wonderful framing , and so so funny !!!!!!

15 Oct 2010 12:45pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful and funny ... Just the way I Love photography !!!! Well done

15 Oct 2010 12:49pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing for this portrait ! Beautiful photo !

15 Oct 2010 1:01pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A great and funny shot ! I would like to understand, why he is a "German" for today !

15 Oct 2010 1:04pm

@Loner: it was October Fest and German people celebrate it . HE is probably Canadian and wants to be a German for this day to be kissed :)

donniemisa from Singapore, Singapore

i love the contrast or colors!

thanks for your welcome message by the way!


15 Oct 2010 1:10pm

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

he seems to have it tattooed permanently and such deep letters!!

15 Oct 2010 1:17pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Fantastic. Cute henna tatt. Cheers to Oktoberfest; I just bought two packs of brats on sale ;p.

15 Oct 2010 1:21pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

15 Oct 2010 1:43pm

David from France

Lol great shot.

15 Oct 2010 1:43pm

Piero from LYON, France

So funny !
We would say a piece of pig at the butcher !
nice light .

15 Oct 2010 2:00pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a brilliant capture

15 Oct 2010 2:24pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Une bonne idée que de changer de nationalité chaque jour et expérimenter en conséquence...
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

15 Oct 2010 2:30pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice and funny shot

15 Oct 2010 2:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I would say to this fellow the same thing my wife would say at times like this "Yah, you wish!"
All kinds of stuff going on here.I love this. Tell the guy to buck up and have another beer, his chances of winning the lady are about as likely as falling off a bridge and walking away from it.

15 Oct 2010 2:53pm

@Denny Jump Photo: He can win this girl easily but needs to pay . He might want a free kiss and something more for that day :)

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

Sure Octoberfest was great! Very nice photo!
And tomorrow, what's he want to be? :)) (promise, I send him a kiss if he's French tomorow! Haha!).

15 Oct 2010 3:14pm

@Christian Devoise: I would not say he is interested in a kiss from guys ;)

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Comic image, nice portrait
Have a nice day, and nice beer fest :)

15 Oct 2010 3:17pm

@69mil: it's over, thx :)) it was all last weekend :) btw. I hate beer :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

So Mariana, you where drinking large glasses beer? In Germany they do......

15 Oct 2010 3:40pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buen detalle has captado.Saludos.

15 Oct 2010 3:47pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Bien vu encore une fois ! Toujours là au bon moment ! bravo !

15 Oct 2010 4:18pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Interesting to see that Octoberfest is also celebrated in Canada. Funny shot.

15 Oct 2010 5:28pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

¿de donde sacas tantos personajes todos los dias? eres alucinante mariana, un beso pablo

15 Oct 2010 5:29pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Now that is a find for sure!

15 Oct 2010 5:42pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Original ! ce baiser tatoué...


15 Oct 2010 5:44pm

chris b from olburgen, Netherlands

Another great find ! It' a reality show Beautiful..

15 Oct 2010 6:01pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

It goes to show us that you don't have to be german to enjoy Octoberfest :) I am from Milwaukee, WI (USA) where many many Germans immigrated to and settled in...they created manufacturing cos.and machine shops as well as built breweries providing jobs for 1000's of people...I am a 3rd generation immigrant (my Great Grandparents moved here in the 40's)...We celebrate all the accomplishments of our ancestors :) Great photo!

15 Oct 2010 6:25pm

@Sara: thx Sara :)

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Is it Oktoberfest? Have a happy one then.

15 Oct 2010 6:45pm

@MK: it was last weekend :) thx

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A funny and cool shot.

15 Oct 2010 6:46pm

philippe from moselle, France

belle idée pour une invitation au baiser !!!

15 Oct 2010 6:51pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

que bueno!!

15 Oct 2010 7:24pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice portrait shots.


15 Oct 2010 8:18pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

I wonder how you find so much original people, great pic

15 Oct 2010 9:09pm

@kerfendal: they find me :))

kinshuk from mumbai, India

u hav a good eye!

15 Oct 2010 9:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love the subtle lighting that you've captured here. The words actually look somewhat imbedded in the guy's cheek as the skin seems to rise around the words.

15 Oct 2010 9:47pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful shot of these people! Great capture and light! Superb composition!

15 Oct 2010 10:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Haha ! I don't want to kiss him, sorry.

15 Oct 2010 10:44pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

:))..miss any link with it I am afraid...

15 Oct 2010 10:50pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Superbe, superbe. Great street scene, bravo!

15 Oct 2010 11:37pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Ha ha :) Wonderful shot !

16 Oct 2010 12:49am

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

Great shor Mariana.....i have been to your Octoberfest in Waterloo and i can verify that it is one of the best.....peter:)

16 Oct 2010 4:26am

Oscar from Perpignan, France

Genial! good eye. what is this?

16 Oct 2010 7:39am

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

The angle. Thing you have to love about this photo. :)

16 Oct 2010 8:15am

@Gianny: thx Gainny

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Very interesting photo, I like the people walking in opposite directions.

16 Oct 2010 1:07pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Another interesting shot!
Goood job, Bravooo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 12:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

It was celebrated here as well. Just shows that you don't have to be in Germany to enjoy Octoberfest. A wonderful shot with great tones and comp. I like the processing a lot.

17 Oct 2010 7:20am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

that will be a lot of beer drinking ;-)

17 Oct 2010 11:22am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I'm German everyday, and it doesn't work! :-D

17 Oct 2010 11:48am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

So funny !

17 Oct 2010 1:05pm

@Véronique: thx . there is much deeper and more sad than funny story :)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Sorry, I probably missed some part of this history.
I only see a man with some humour and mocking himself

17 Oct 2010 1:18pm

@Véronique: no problem . many people do not get a story , so I am used to that :)

rian from fullerton, United States

nicely lit scene.. well done.. :)

17 Oct 2010 6:04pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

brilliant capture, nicely lit scene!

20 Oct 2010 12:34am

tce76 from Saint laurent de brèvedent, France

Très étonnant ce tampon !
La photo est remarquable.

25 Oct 2010 7:02pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm