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On a Rainy Day

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 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

Dana from Burbank, United States

Wonderful portrait, in shallow-focus B&W. I think you caught his eye ;p.

27 Oct 2010 5:24am

@Dana: he likes me a lot .. at least can talk to someone ( me )

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Encore un portrait très réussi, jusqu'aux quelques gouttes de pluie dans la capuche

27 Oct 2010 5:25am

Fred Rune from Notodden, Norway

Where do you find all these personalities? Another great portrait from you hand.

27 Oct 2010 5:48am

@Fred Rune: where do I find them ? I do not know . Everywhere. Around you too ;)


On a rainy day...., here it is raining eyery day. It's Autumn and I don't like it!


27 Oct 2010 5:53am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

A shot being a true bang, immediately taking effect when seeing. Perhaps that man is not your best friend?

27 Oct 2010 5:58am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'm kinda running out of great things to say that I haven't said before! You know that I'm in awe of your people shots....

27 Oct 2010 6:12am

@CElliottUK: that is still a cool comment, much , much better than what many say - good capture , or good BW :) thx a lot ;)

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

nice portret!

27 Oct 2010 7:11am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Like the monochrome effect ...

27 Oct 2010 7:16am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice street photography…excellent composition and light

27 Oct 2010 7:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It does not look very happy that you take a picture:)) Magnificent B & W and superb contrast. Nice day.

27 Oct 2010 7:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Tes portraits sont fabuleux ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée. JP

27 Oct 2010 8:03am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Precioso B%N,me gusta mucho la foto.Saludos.

27 Oct 2010 8:21am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Even if it rains you make great pictures

27 Oct 2010 8:26am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Again a very strong portrait you captured here. Great bw and compo.

27 Oct 2010 8:29am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great capture :)

27 Oct 2010 9:05am

piko from Mataram, Indonesia


27 Oct 2010 9:06am

STEED from Somewhere, France

5 Stars for Him and You...

27 Oct 2010 9:17am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Excellent portrait - he is in sharp focus so every detail of his lined face is clear. Lovely work.

27 Oct 2010 9:54am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Amazing details with all the water drops over his jacket! A very striking look too!

27 Oct 2010 9:57am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful portrait, also the blurred background works great ! Well done Mariana, have a lovely day :)

27 Oct 2010 10:40am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Great face! You find the greatest faces!

27 Oct 2010 10:42am

@Fraucha: I also think so ... I love photogenic faces, not doll faces ;)

pax from Mahon, Spain

Una fantastica foto. Gran expresion.

27 Oct 2010 10:55am

thami from Fès, Morocco

J'aime bien les gouttes de pluie sur le capuchon et le regard cyclope !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

27 Oct 2010 11:20am

oncho from granada, Spain

Interesante expresión

27 Oct 2010 11:29am

Rob from United States

Fantastic portrait!

27 Oct 2010 12:02pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

His gritty face and his gritty determination mirror the gritty framework of the bench.


27 Oct 2010 12:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is yet another wonderful street portrait Mariana! You should definitely thing about publishing a book! Well done! ;-)

27 Oct 2010 12:14pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Another very strong image to kick us out of the comfort zone . . the eye says it all.

27 Oct 2010 12:15pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

his life seems written on his face ! very good shot and expression !!

27 Oct 2010 12:30pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Regard puissant autant que le cliché et somptueux n/b ! peace !

27 Oct 2010 12:56pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

On a rainy day when the world seems bleak, we should spare a thought for those amongst us to whom each and every day is similarly so. Superbly observed, M.

27 Oct 2010 1:16pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Strong face for an outstanding capture!

27 Oct 2010 1:29pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Excelentes estas ultimas fotos que me he perdido, como siempre Mariana!!


27 Oct 2010 1:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting portrait. Makes us wonder what his story is.

27 Oct 2010 1:55pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Cool capture

27 Oct 2010 2:05pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

they be thinking?

27 Oct 2010 2:23pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

One of "your" urban characters, as always, with a great treatment. Have a nice time, Mariana.

27 Oct 2010 2:33pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great catch....Like it.

27 Oct 2010 2:34pm

@PRASHANT: oh, please, do not say this word - CATCH ! I hate it in a case of people photography !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

perfectamente enfocada, muy tuya, lleva tu sello, genial, un beso pablo

27 Oct 2010 2:43pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Very good expressive portrait with a well balanced light !
Kind regards

27 Oct 2010 3:12pm

@@Look: thx Jean !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

What a fantastic face!
Wonderful capture Mariana!

27 Oct 2010 3:20pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

peirced to the very heart.............

27 Oct 2010 3:21pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Another fantastic portrait, he is not amused but why should he be.

27 Oct 2010 4:45pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great expression......

27 Oct 2010 4:46pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Impressive portrait...

27 Oct 2010 4:51pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

un buen robado y tratamiento. Te ha bien pillado haciendo la foto! jeje

27 Oct 2010 4:52pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Very good capture and excellent b/w!

27 Oct 2010 5:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love the texture on the face, great image

27 Oct 2010 5:28pm

Pixim from Nice, France

The monstrous vehicle is impressive in this framing ;)

27 Oct 2010 5:49pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

It's a good thing you were at 300mm because he looks like he would have taken a swipe at you if he could reach...a leering look to be sure...great capture Mariana :-)

27 Oct 2010 6:12pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Danny . He is just an old poor man. Maybe his smile you will see soon on my page. He likes talking to me :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing portrait! Excellent composition.

27 Oct 2010 6:37pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands


27 Oct 2010 6:41pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

I believe it's one of his rainy days. Great shot.

27 Oct 2010 6:58pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Stunning. His face is a road map of a hard life...

27 Oct 2010 7:27pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Again a strong portrait!

27 Oct 2010 8:18pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Beautiful street photography. In winter for those who live in road to be very difficult

27 Oct 2010 8:18pm

rian from fullerton, United States

i like the grittiness of this one.. nicely captured.. :)

27 Oct 2010 10:31pm

@rian: which one , Rian ?

sunstone_maria from California, United States

a very strong photo! love it in every way - great tones, beautiful composition, light. Beautiful and admire how brave you are taking photos of the random people on the street. Super interesting face you have spotted!

27 Oct 2010 10:58pm

P. Morris from Canada

Wonderful capture of a face that looks like he has seen a lot.

27 Oct 2010 11:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding capture. fine selective focus; it really does its job

28 Oct 2010 12:30am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Oh...he saw you! escape! ; )))

28 Oct 2010 12:46am

@ORBIT: yes, he saw me; so what ?

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice portrait shot of this man.

28 Oct 2010 1:17am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wonderful character lines in this old man!

28 Oct 2010 2:14am

Bishop from Houston, United States

Great capture of that fleeting feeling before it vanishes in to the ether of time. :)

28 Oct 2010 2:34am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a powerful stare he shared back at the camera! Your processing in B&W really brings out the stone texture in the bench.

28 Oct 2010 3:06am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I really liked his face. Facial expressions are hard to explain, and that's why it takes good writers half a page to explain an expression that lasts a fraction of a second. You master showing people's emotion.
By the way, good BW! (refer to your response to CElliottUK)

28 Oct 2010 3:09am

Shoti from Manila, Philippines

terrific lighting. and wonderful expression on his face. nice work!

28 Oct 2010 5:52am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great face and expression

28 Oct 2010 9:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb portrait.

28 Oct 2010 11:45am

Hil from Rome, Italy

Eye for Eye. intriguing contrast of BW, like life, moreover

28 Oct 2010 1:10pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

digne des grands maitres espagnols ;un saut dans les siècles annisabelle

28 Oct 2010 4:35pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Nice old man.

28 Oct 2010 4:49pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

29 Oct 2010 12:42am

Marcie from Newton, United States

You have a gift for capturing the most extraordinary faces. Love this!!!

29 Oct 2010 12:07pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique post traitement pour ce portrait.

30 Oct 2010 9:09pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Ah, what a magnificent portrait. You captured a wonderful expression on this face.

31 Oct 2010 1:14am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

An impressive portrait!

31 Oct 2010 5:20pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Splendide portrait, tellement d'histoire dans ce regard que tu as su capter.
Très touchant vraiment.

31 Oct 2010 6:44pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

It seems he looks into our inner mind ... Strong portrait

1 Nov 2010 2:24pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful portrait

5 Nov 2010 9:15pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
300 mm