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Don't bother!

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/100 second F/4.5 ISO 400 100 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

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wow Mariana!! This is a beauty!! I love this composition, the mirror on the road, wonderful!!

24 Oct 2010 5:29pm

@Richard: and this mad face ? he was really mad at me, seems to me :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

No Mariana! How could he.... he is sitting with his friends ;-))

24 Oct 2010 5:38pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic reflections!! And - I love the expression you captured here. Very clever and creative!!!

24 Oct 2010 5:54pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

he seems happy in his work!!

24 Oct 2010 6:03pm

@Ted: what do you mean - happy in his work ? what is his work ? I see him working nothing but sitting there and looking around , so he saw me from rather big distance

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Good thing you didn't catch the whole reflection because you would have two sides of angry.

24 Oct 2010 6:37pm

@El pare: there is enough of reflection in a water, with his top of head and glasses ;)) even , if reflec . part is were bigger, you would not see more of this mad face, but this you see now ;)

Alfredo Jimenez Casimiro from Burgos, Spain


24 Oct 2010 6:45pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

no I realised that...I haven't seen as mean a stare as that in a long,long time!

24 Oct 2010 6:55pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very well done, a great black & white shot !!!!! And a clever framing !

24 Oct 2010 7:00pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

A fab frown. Love the scowl, juxtaposed with the empty cafe and stark reflection in the pool.

24 Oct 2010 7:01pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yes, not a happy man. Was it you looking at him, was it the fact that you had a camera in your hand, was he just angry with life?......

24 Oct 2010 7:03pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

The lonely man, the empty chairs, the great reflections and the not so busy cafe, a great catch.

24 Oct 2010 7:05pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent composition and I just love his reluctant participation in this image? What an expressive face.

24 Oct 2010 7:09pm

Jingz from Germany

realy good composed. i like the reflection in the bottom.

24 Oct 2010 7:21pm

Fred Rune from Notodden, Norway

You make some extraordinaire good pictures. I shall not repeat my admiration, but on this one I could sit back an watch,and watch, and..., always observing new, interesting details.

24 Oct 2010 7:55pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The man looks a bit angry, but a great picture with nice reflections

24 Oct 2010 8:11pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Super B&W and a very intense look!

24 Oct 2010 8:26pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Mr miserable and angry, no wonder he sits alone.

24 Oct 2010 8:32pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

It does seem that this man is glaring at least he didn't give you the finger !
Beautiful reflections and that rich black tone that I love so much!

24 Oct 2010 9:04pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

supre frame,i like the disposition of spaces

24 Oct 2010 9:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wow. what a look

24 Oct 2010 10:55pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

If looks could kill ! :-0
A nice composition. The reflexion is a nice touch.

25 Oct 2010 12:21am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Oh...Looks a little dangerous! ; )
Goood job, Bravo. : ))

25 Oct 2010 12:42am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wonderful contrast in your b+w image and yes he does look very cross, ah well we can't all be happy...

25 Oct 2010 12:45am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful composition! Great reflection in this that makes this interesting! Very dramatic in B&W!

25 Oct 2010 1:32am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great B&W shot ! Nice reflections.
He seems pretty angry at being photographed ;)

25 Oct 2010 1:37am

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Excellent BW & composition. I love the reflections as well as the expression on his face

25 Oct 2010 2:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool guy & Great reflection..Nicely captured.

25 Oct 2010 4:34am

larans from Lund, Sweden

That angry, very angry, face- I would have bothered. But you may run faster than me probably :-)!

25 Oct 2010 4:51am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

I wouldn't like to see him when he has a bad day ...

He's saying ''When I get my coffeee I'm going to throw it over that bloody photographer ...''


25 Oct 2010 6:33am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

indeed, excellent idea to include the reflection, makes it realy something unique;
wonderful BW story

25 Oct 2010 8:01am

Tam from France

This is very nice with the reflection. I like the fact that this is very graphic with nice lines

25 Oct 2010 8:11am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I can understand why he is sitting alone!

25 Oct 2010 9:41am

S H E R I from Tehran, Iran

Great Great Great shot, contrast and concept
well done

25 Oct 2010 10:59am

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Nice reflection, a very harmonic B & W
Good day

25 Oct 2010 1:33pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

perfect B&W shot...

25 Oct 2010 1:40pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

25 Oct 2010 3:21pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Great shot. I liked it a lot.

25 Oct 2010 3:58pm

Pixim from Nice, France

It is a perfect B&W in situation since the mood of the character selected by your eye. I like this reflection that disrupts, and thus adds to the reflexion of your vision camera ;)

25 Oct 2010 5:11pm

asemane from tehran, Iran

i like the composition, b&w process and the way he sit, show his feeling.

25 Oct 2010 6:27pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

strange to see such mirror effect : is it natural ? every thing seems dry but the pavement.
Beautiful B&W shot (as usual :)) This guy seems really nice and appealing lol

25 Oct 2010 6:39pm

@Gilles: totally natural of course :)) this is a big pool with a few fountains in the middle of the pool , now rather dry , but water is still at the edges of the pool . More pictures with reflection I will post soon so you will have a better vision of this place !

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Haha. I love this shot, and your title. Well capture. The reflections are nice too.

25 Oct 2010 8:56pm

Josh from New York, United States

I love the reflection here as well. Its great.

25 Oct 2010 9:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's one of those, "if looks could kill" looks. Scary for you! I love that great composition and super reflection.

26 Oct 2010 2:32am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice capture :)

26 Oct 2010 7:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il ne faut pas rester, ça craint ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée. JP

26 Oct 2010 8:14am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

BEAUTIFUL !!! Great work ! Well done !

26 Oct 2010 3:27pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

He looks not very happy but not very angry as well!~ It's really an exciting record! Male photographers sometimes don't have such preponderance in street random photography---BAN! ^_6

26 Oct 2010 10:49pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

He looks so alone and yet in a beautiful place. Maybe then alone isn't so bad.

27 Oct 2010 1:19am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I admire the stories your images create in the viewers mind.
Here I see a man miserable with life but someone has intruded through the barrier he keeps.
Excellent in B&W.

28 Oct 2010 12:45pm

@Barbara: thx Barbara . The same I felt for this man , and was hesitating to take a shot or not . It was rather big distance . so I clicked .

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I love this composition! The geometry is strong with these two parties, the reflection is amazing in its clarity, and the grimace of the character is very expressive! Finally, the grays are tasty!

28 Oct 2010 5:21pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

I love that ! Beautiful b&w processing, nice geometry and absolutely perfect attitude of your subject !

29 Oct 2010 9:55am

carlyteen from Canary Islands, Spain

I love the moment you made this picture.

30 Oct 2010 8:06am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène, jolie composition.

30 Oct 2010 9:09pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Nice capture and a very correct description of the expression on this face.

31 Oct 2010 1:17am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Lots of inner cinema here! Very cool!

31 Oct 2010 5:24pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Very nice black & white.
Un très bel alignement et cette expression ! Etonnante, intrigante...

31 Oct 2010 6:47pm

1/100 second
ISO 400
100 mm