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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


A comment from Jim H. :

"This is a perfect photograph in every respect. An academic analysis by an art professor could go on for a page or two. But it has it all--depth of seeing, a good story, and many allegorical and symbolic elements. Nothing is in the photo that should not be in it and everything it needs to be in it. "

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/15 second F/4.0 ISO 800 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

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Exciting warm light but great loneliness! The thumbnail is amazing, too!

19 Oct 2010 5:11am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

very cool colors and lighting/shadows! I love that gap in the fence.

19 Oct 2010 5:15am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Wierd atmosphere .. the bottle ads a special feeling and the color .... intersting !

19 Oct 2010 5:32am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe sur ce fond orange
On se demande où il se trouve??'

19 Oct 2010 5:33am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Fascinating many interesting elements...the figure staring, the bottle, the texture of the fence, the cast shadow, and the wild color which really works. Super !!

19 Oct 2010 5:40am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Could be a scene of absurd theater. Colors warm, objects more cold, so this one opens again a wide range of emotions.

19 Oct 2010 5:41am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Great dark atmospheric shot, I like it very much.

19 Oct 2010 6:11am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb colors and light, beautiful duotone. 5 * Nice day.

19 Oct 2010 6:26am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Makes for a great shot, beautiful light !

19 Oct 2010 6:40am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Perfect light and grat open to Imaginary.....Love this Picture,M'......

19 Oct 2010 6:43am

STEED from Somewhere, France


19 Oct 2010 6:43am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful light and great mood!

19 Oct 2010 6:51am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

He is like me , looking for the "why" of the bottle !!?? Nice shot and good tones too , Phil.

19 Oct 2010 6:52am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm another artful image with an apt title

19 Oct 2010 7:14am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The lighting is great - a mood for the imagination to blossom.

19 Oct 2010 7:15am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

a particular place photographed with journalistic eye

19 Oct 2010 7:26am

Fred Rune from Notodden, Norway

A special mood. Make me wonder what and why. Great composition, theme, and color.

19 Oct 2010 7:34am

fereshteh from Iran

Beautiful light !!

19 Oct 2010 7:42am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Buenos días Mariana! Muy buena la luz de esta imagen y la composición. Un saludo!

19 Oct 2010 7:54am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

It seems that l he is alone on a stage with the hands in his pockets, whistling a tune.

19 Oct 2010 7:56am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Interesting shot, so different. But I like it.

19 Oct 2010 8:13am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

strange fascinating moment you captured

19 Oct 2010 8:28am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Ah I LOVE this one, superb !!

19 Oct 2010 8:45am

@Ekios: thx Ekios . Your images are more and more rare .. Every new one in a year :)

thami from Fès, Morocco

Etrange et inquiétante atmosphère avec cette double grille et la lumière orange artificielle et uniforme!
Bonne journée lumineuse!!

19 Oct 2010 8:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The colors, lighting/shadows are beautiful in this photo

19 Oct 2010 9:07am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Terrific! I love the tones here! His eyes are fixed on that bottle. I also like his shadow at the back a lot.

19 Oct 2010 9:31am

pascale from Belgium

great tones!!!
what a man can do for a botlle of water :)
have nice day

19 Oct 2010 9:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How very surreal. Is that a miniature housing development at his feet? :)

19 Oct 2010 9:42am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent composition, a little bit scary... but a fantastic photo ! Have a lovely day :)

19 Oct 2010 10:07am

Peter Bella from Győr, Hungary

Great image, nice warm color, good comp. Like it!

19 Oct 2010 10:14am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Thinks..."How did it get there?..."Why did it get there?"..."That reminds me, the bar's open now"

19 Oct 2010 10:59am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A strange albeit powerful image

19 Oct 2010 11:37am

rajeev from kannur, kerala, India

great light!! nice shot!!!

19 Oct 2010 11:46am

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

A powerful how you centered the gap in the fence. Lighting and tones a fabulous!

19 Oct 2010 11:56am

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

Perfect! Sorry to dont write more.. I could write lot of things about your photos, unfortunatly my English is too poor and I will pass all my day if I begin!.. :) Great Photographer you are, Mariana.

19 Oct 2010 12:33pm

@Christian Devoise: Do not worry Christian. I am glad to hear this compliment now, but who cares for daily comments . I am very confident in what I am doing, so 1 or 101 comments really does not matter ! Thanks again .

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, he's on the stage !

19 Oct 2010 12:38pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

19 Oct 2010 12:43pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very surreal atmosphere to this shot Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

19 Oct 2010 12:45pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

great light and colours - very theatrical

19 Oct 2010 1:03pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

This looks almost eerie...then you see the strange placement of the bottle and it seems more how you caught the human subject as well :)

19 Oct 2010 1:18pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

buen trabajo , intrigabte y sugerente, objetivo cumplido, un beso mariana

19 Oct 2010 2:34pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a powerful image with the rich tones and shadows

19 Oct 2010 2:49pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Great color and silhouettes. The warm tones make an excellent picture.

19 Oct 2010 2:59pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

It looks like in a theater ! Strange light and effect for a good shot.

19 Oct 2010 3:14pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Completely dominated by light and shadow in this composition disturbing and mysterious! Very good! Best regards, Adela

19 Oct 2010 3:30pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Awesome. Capturing an amazing mood. Love the lighting.

19 Oct 2010 3:41pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Waiting to be opened,
waiting to be closed,
waiting to be noticed,
waiting to be posed
Drink my friend, drink...
drink this image as I have.

19 Oct 2010 3:58pm

@Denny Jump Photo: this is so lovely from you Danny :) Thanks ;)

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Parece una escena de una película,me gusta la luz.Saludos.

19 Oct 2010 5:20pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une mise en scène inspirée et une composition soignée !!
Une belle photo d'ambiance !!
Félicitation et bonne soirée

19 Oct 2010 5:43pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

I was so intent on the man and his shadow I missed the bottle. :-)

19 Oct 2010 5:46pm

@Monte Stevens: you would miss so much if missed this bottle ;)) a man and bottle are a complete story :)

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

I almost missed the connection with the title, but I found the bottle -:)) Nice shot.

19 Oct 2010 6:37pm

philippe from moselle, France

l'atmosphère est angoissante presque terrifiante, prend garde à toi !!!

19 Oct 2010 7:09pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

acrobatic one to place the bottle there..even he seems to look amazed:)

19 Oct 2010 7:17pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

Strange sight, with a special warmth by the use of color

19 Oct 2010 7:25pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

wonderful color. :)

19 Oct 2010 7:35pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a surreal theatre ..........

19 Oct 2010 8:11pm

DomAry from Berry, France

composition originale, tout semble ici être de feu,
bravo j'aime beaucoup

19 Oct 2010 8:37pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

I like very very very much! Cheers!

19 Oct 2010 8:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done. i especially like the shadow of the man

19 Oct 2010 9:03pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

I like the shadow of man

19 Oct 2010 10:48pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice low light shot, like the color tones and compo.
I would have probably missed the bottle without the title :)

19 Oct 2010 11:58pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una escena llena de misterio, me gusta el color y composición, saludos!

20 Oct 2010 12:30am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Like the colors...
Goood job, Bravo. : )

20 Oct 2010 12:45am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Great mood... don't know exactly why... but I find it an unsettling image.

20 Oct 2010 1:27am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! A powerful image! Superb work on this! Nice light and color!

20 Oct 2010 2:22am

Shoti from Manila, Philippines

a creepy image. full of dark mood, some hint of sorrow. nevertheless, nice work!

20 Oct 2010 2:47am

@Shoti: thx shoti . Why dont you fix your link ?

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot!
love the colours and lighting...

20 Oct 2010 3:31am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Well done, Karine. All the elements are suspenseful.

20 Oct 2010 3:37am

@Gary: oh, no - i am getting goosebumps all over my body :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I'm so sorry Mariana, I can only blame it on jet lag.

20 Oct 2010 3:57am

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful shot

20 Oct 2010 6:56am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic color and shadow-work here. Nice!

20 Oct 2010 11:59am

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

poetry of the disaster?

20 Oct 2010 3:06pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is wonderful. Fantastic title too!

20 Oct 2010 4:58pm

rian from fullerton, United States

very sinister lighting.. nice work!

20 Oct 2010 7:16pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

it's great :)

20 Oct 2010 7:36pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Quelle ambiance.......... I love it , very very good job !

23 Oct 2010 2:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


26 Oct 2010 2:39am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

J'aime beaucoup! rigor of the composition is softened by the shadow and the corner of the tarp folded ...

28 Oct 2010 5:23pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle atmosphère;

30 Oct 2010 9:10pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I second Jim H. An amazing shot, the colouring dramatizes it even more.

31 Oct 2010 7:08pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Freezing, dramatic atmosphere ! Like it !

5 Nov 2010 12:35pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Je découvre à l'instant votre galerie, vraiment de belles photos.

10 Nov 2010 10:36pm

1/15 second
ISO 800
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