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One Hot Day in September

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 170 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

S H E R I from Tehran, Iran

how hot????????? :D good capture! well done

3 Nov 2010 5:25am

@S H E R I: very hot for her for sure :)

S H E R I from Tehran, Iran

by the way : Great light and contrast

3 Nov 2010 5:27am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Ow my god Mariana!!!!
Fantastic composition and capture!

3 Nov 2010 5:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very very hot, she makes me sweat:)) this portrait huge !!!!!! Nice day.

3 Nov 2010 6:18am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, big image

3 Nov 2010 6:34am

Richard T from United Kingdom

Life is tough ...


3 Nov 2010 6:37am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

She must be boiling with all that "Insulation" . Cracking shot, up to and beyond your normal fantastic standards

3 Nov 2010 7:23am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I can only think of how uncomfortable and difficult it must be for her to do every day things. The vest almost suggest she is about to take up running, heaven forbid. A superb shot as always

3 Nov 2010 7:32am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully processed and composed. Great!

3 Nov 2010 7:32am

Emmeji from France

Oh, mon dieu !!! Un portrait XXXXXXL....

3 Nov 2010 8:42am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful, great shot :)

3 Nov 2010 8:59am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

great street capture Mariana, and superb BW presentation

3 Nov 2010 9:38am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Nice job!

3 Nov 2010 9:45am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

So merciful you are, Mariana. :)

3 Nov 2010 10:20am

@António Pires: why do you think so ?

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Que decir,impresionante.Bonita composición,fantástico b&n.Saludos Mariana.

3 Nov 2010 10:27am

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Nice compo and light in perfect, truly a great image
Good day

3 Nov 2010 10:30am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un poids à la limite du supportable sans dout beaucoup de souffrances quotidienne...
une image forte !

3 Nov 2010 10:33am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

How can people forget so easy about herself??
Anyway is a very good shot.
Small feet fot such a big body...

3 Nov 2010 10:55am

grapf from Göttingen, Germany

a really heavy picture!

3 Nov 2010 11:10am

@grapf: good humor you have ;)

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderfully presented! It makes me feel uncomfortable since I think that is very annoying when it is too warm...

3 Nov 2010 11:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, it seems really hot !

3 Nov 2010 11:26am

Theys monochrome. from Gerpinnes, Belgium

My god, very good shot! Mariana

3 Nov 2010 12:27pm

P. Morris from Canada

Poor woman, must be hard to move around well.

3 Nov 2010 12:37pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The heat and the distress it is causing is evident in her face! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

3 Nov 2010 12:47pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

she does look uncomfortable in the heat - great shot and nice b&w processing as well

3 Nov 2010 12:49pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

impressionnant comme composition et rendu annisabelle

3 Nov 2010 12:58pm

Monik from PARIS, France


3 Nov 2010 1:02pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

And one hot woman or not...

3 Nov 2010 1:13pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

She doesn´t seem to be so uncomfortable there in the shadow on that hot day in September.
You really got some magical lighting on the shoes behind her back, though! :-)

3 Nov 2010 1:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Terrific and strong shot!

3 Nov 2010 1:20pm

Maxou from France

Great shot. Good day Mariana

3 Nov 2010 1:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb capture

3 Nov 2010 2:23pm

ManuRaw from France

So hot !!! Very good capture.

3 Nov 2010 3:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow Mariana.... what a big shot !!

3 Nov 2010 3:32pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A superb capture.

3 Nov 2010 3:42pm

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

Great comp and very well seen again (always..:))!

3 Nov 2010 3:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Works well in B&W.

3 Nov 2010 3:55pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Well captured indeed. The stress of the heat really shows on this woman.

3 Nov 2010 3:58pm

pax from Mahon, Spain

Sometimes the reality. Very good picture

3 Nov 2010 4:59pm

@pax: always reality on my pictures ;) thx !

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Also heavy-weight effect by the big tubes on the bottom. Pooh!

3 Nov 2010 5:26pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I like the composition, the expression in her face. Anyone would be hot but being heavy it's particularly hard for her.

3 Nov 2010 5:56pm

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

I love your portraits; you photograph "non-standard" people; we do not often photograph them, or with eyes not as benevolent as yours. (I never know if my sentences are correct; I should listen better in school.)

3 Nov 2010 5:58pm

@ImpréVUS: Many thanks . No matter how your English is correct or no , I know what you mean :) Intellectual language, even with mistakes since it is a second language for you, could be very easily understood. And I thank you for this remark.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely light in this scene. She endures the heat, somehow.

3 Nov 2010 6:00pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Lovely shot and composition, great details and the b&w is just fine !!!!!
Bravo. You've really captured this moment very well.

3 Nov 2010 6:04pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Having so much baggage must be a real pain on days like this. A very daring shot !

3 Nov 2010 6:15pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Your B&W is perfect and again, very descriptive, too descriptive ... The composition of the photo is excellent for placing the context ;)

3 Nov 2010 6:18pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

The heat is only one of the problems this woman.

3 Nov 2010 7:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Whoa man she looks hot, I mean she looks like she is hot, I mean it must be hot to be her, I mean she....oh shot Mariana!!

3 Nov 2010 7:35pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

And it is even hotter for her, you can see it on her face. I wouldn't want to endure that effort. A strong image and well proccesed.

3 Nov 2010 8:05pm

Frida from Sweden

Great light and contrast she really suffers from the heat. Look at her face.

3 Nov 2010 8:38pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

The contrasts are great.........Superb picture....

3 Nov 2010 9:03pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Excellent street portrait with almost HDR shadings. Nice off-center framing.

3 Nov 2010 9:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a cute purse under that chair! ;-) Great processing where the seat backs provide nice contrasts.

3 Nov 2010 9:19pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain


3 Nov 2010 9:34pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Love the way you capture the moments of the real life. Great !!

3 Nov 2010 9:45pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, terrefic capture, excellent street portrait

3 Nov 2010 10:07pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

3 Nov 2010 10:50pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Feel sorry for her...even in the shade it seems hard..
I find this a very impressive picture!

3 Nov 2010 11:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

superb candid street shot, she really seems to be feeling the heat

3 Nov 2010 11:32pm

rian from Vestavia hills, United States

i'd definitely feel a bit warm with all those layers.. ;D nice candid shot.. :)

3 Nov 2010 11:51pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Excellent instantané. Cette personne à accepté que son image soit publiée sur internet?

3 Nov 2010 11:55pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Oh yes! It must be hot day for her!
Good job, Bravo. : )))

4 Nov 2010 12:53am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great candid shot !

4 Nov 2010 1:09am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

OH,MY:)!superb light,contrast,and that`s really tough for overweight people spending summer time!!very nicely seen and captured:>

4 Nov 2010 3:32am

Seraphine from San Francisco, Uganda

she has pretty jewelry.

4 Nov 2010 5:14am

Reno from Cd de México, Mexico

what a look! I like the contrast between the expression of her face and here position...Great image!

4 Nov 2010 3:03pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Une image forte, sans jeu de mots ! Elle semble au bout du rouleau, la chaleur ne doit pas aider ! Belle prise bien contrastée.

4 Nov 2010 5:13pm

@Ddo: thx Ddo ;)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Hot for sure! Her expression is priceless! You always find the most interesting people

4 Nov 2010 6:03pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands


5 Nov 2010 12:36pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Poor woman ... that evil will be living their obesity! Best regards, Adela

5 Nov 2010 1:20pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

It's terrible !!!

5 Nov 2010 5:57pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Whoa, probably too hot most of the time.

8 Nov 2010 8:12pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
170 mm