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Just Stop !

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 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

Nicolas from Switzerland


Très bel homme et image, il fuat faire attention à ces personnage qui n'ont pas la vie facile, splendie ensemble.

Merci et belle journée


5 Dec 2010 5:27am

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Un buen disparo.


5 Dec 2010 6:26am

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

When crossing the street becomes an act of faith. You certainly caught the moment!

5 Dec 2010 6:38am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Give and take ... seems to keep the wheels turning


5 Dec 2010 7:14am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

This is a poignant picture Mariana, and so beautiful with the soft light on the wet pavement! It was the day of the Telethon in France yesterday! Nice snap! Do not forget the difficulty of such persons in the disabled! WE Mariana good.

5 Dec 2010 7:17am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Your camera is never idle, you never cease to amaze me the moments in life you capture

5 Dec 2010 7:23am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantstic sharpness and b/w in this special moment!

5 Dec 2010 7:25am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant Mariana!! Beautiful light on the car and i love the interaction between the man in the weelchair and the car!!

5 Dec 2010 7:35am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice capture...

5 Dec 2010 7:46am

Fokkio from Netherlands

Great shot and title.

5 Dec 2010 8:07am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

much tension in this moment, very well seen and presented

5 Dec 2010 8:29am

delkoo from marguerittes, France

one of the best pic I have seen lately, this is truly exceptional, the subject, the light, the b&w all combine to make a masterpiece.


5 Dec 2010 8:33am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

You're always there at the right time, "look" of the car seems to cross that of the man, a really great component. Good sunday.

5 Dec 2010 8:56am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une belle façon aussi pour nous de faire un stop et de faire aussi attention aux conditions de vie de cette population !! Bien vu encore un beau shot !
Bon dimanche

5 Dec 2010 9:00am

guillaume from Paris, France

Well captured ! Bravo !

5 Dec 2010 9:07am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Très bon travail sur la lumière !

5 Dec 2010 9:09am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... just in case it is better that the man in the wheelchair goes quickly. I love depth in it.

5 Dec 2010 9:11am

Still from Valence, France

Stong. You're an urban reporter!

5 Dec 2010 9:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Another perfect shot and PP. What can I say-another perfect shot? Well seen? Wow you are good at these? Pick your own

5 Dec 2010 9:27am

@CElliottUK: it's up to you to say what you think .. i have very high thought about my photography .. ha ha i sound like a modest woman ?

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

Hope he did. Great shot

5 Dec 2010 9:48am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

un force se dégage de cette photo ,qui met en évidence les difficultées que rencontrent les personnes handicapés.
bravo pour cette photo.

5 Dec 2010 9:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

5 Dec 2010 10:04am

Emmeji from France

Tes photos nous font toujours réfléchir, Mariana...

5 Dec 2010 10:28am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une image choc !! Je la verrais bien comme affiche de cinéma ou campagne de pub

5 Dec 2010 10:35am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Powerful statement, beautifully executed. Great!

5 Dec 2010 10:37am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb composition, very well done

5 Dec 2010 10:41am

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France


5 Dec 2010 10:44am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

fantastic composition,andi love the tonal qualities

5 Dec 2010 10:45am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

sad image ! artistic shot !

5 Dec 2010 11:09am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Well done, Mariana! Great POV and capture. Nice sunday.

5 Dec 2010 11:40am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Gorgeous and tragic scene. chewing the tragedy. I hope the car does not suffer any damage. just kidding. ;)

5 Dec 2010 11:45am

Pascale from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

a picture with a very strong impact,and superbly realised!Excellent!

5 Dec 2010 11:48am

Journey Photographic from Australia

The car seems menacing here - well done.

5 Dec 2010 12:01pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

The light is really beautiful.

5 Dec 2010 12:10pm

@Sonia Nansid: light should be great to emphasize the story here, Sonia !

Tushar Kanti Mandal from Delhi, India

Hi Mariana,

I hope that car had stopped and it was not at a great speed. The picture taken is very dynamic and spontaneous. One must have to carry the camera everywhere or he may only get it by luck.

Have a nice time

5 Dec 2010 12:50pm

@Tushar Kanti Mandal: thx . yes, I have my camera always with me ( at least a little one ) ...

wim van creij from nuland, Netherlands

I think you are right in this time

5 Dec 2010 1:08pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

tien anmen square come to mind, but hopefully here the situation was more relaxed! great frame and focus!

5 Dec 2010 1:15pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

That's nice!

5 Dec 2010 1:21pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

each one his own car : one for fun vs one for life. Great shot !

5 Dec 2010 1:39pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

As a person with disabilities myself, M, I can relate to this image on a personal level. We live in a frenetic world where every second counts and semingly we will stop for no man or woman, no matter their physical state. A terrific frame. Well observed.

5 Dec 2010 1:46pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice contrasts in this shot Marianna. The world is a tricky place, and we are not all the same. Trying to makes ones way through the cities and their streets can be tense this. Well seen.

5 Dec 2010 2:15pm

Julie from Easton, United States

A tense moment caught in time! Well done!

5 Dec 2010 2:24pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Let's hope so :)

5 Dec 2010 2:39pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

A great moment, wonderful photo.

5 Dec 2010 2:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A vivid mental snapshot as well as wonderful photograph. I have seen close calls so many times, almost being struck down myself more than once, and this seems to summarize the tunnel vision of that moment where life truly hangs in the balance.

5 Dec 2010 3:07pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb B&W work and wonderful clarity, you have such an eye for amazign shots like this

5 Dec 2010 3:26pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

JJ's right. You have such a superb eye.

5 Dec 2010 3:37pm

@Larry Elkins: i would call it - talent ;) thanks Larry !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent capture. fine dark key lighting; it draws me in

5 Dec 2010 3:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the minimalist lighting in this capture Mariana! Always a perilous time when the disabled have to challenge the world around them! Well done! ;-)

5 Dec 2010 4:03pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The light in this carries the composition, Mariana - nicely seen.

5 Dec 2010 4:13pm

Frida from Sweden

Great use of light and a very timely shot.

5 Dec 2010 4:27pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Wonderful composition and lighting...

5 Dec 2010 4:32pm

rain girl from Mumbai, India

awesome capture! beautiful light and what a subject...

5 Dec 2010 4:58pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

very interesting composition and very well post processed

5 Dec 2010 4:59pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very cool capture!

5 Dec 2010 5:37pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

superb timing.

5 Dec 2010 5:38pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Avery nice street shot !

5 Dec 2010 6:09pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the dark tonality, the theme and the title

5 Dec 2010 7:09pm

rian from Vestavia Hlls, United States

love the suspense you captured here.. great catch.. :)

5 Dec 2010 7:17pm

tataray from france, France

Wow .. Terrifiant ))

5 Dec 2010 7:41pm


Hunting certain moment
With excellent lighting
Gay photos around the Persian month Tir caused by an emphasis on subject
Good luck

5 Dec 2010 8:02pm

@HAMZEH: what is this : Gay photos around the Persian month Tir caused by an emphasis on subject ??

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific shot with a great focus

5 Dec 2010 8:23pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Hoooo, out of breath! You captured one breathtaking moment!

5 Dec 2010 8:45pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Powerful image!! Wonderful moment captured. Such perfect timing!!

5 Dec 2010 8:47pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Great capture! Well done!

5 Dec 2010 9:10pm

thami from Morocco

C'est la moindre des choses sinon où va-t-on!
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!

5 Dec 2010 9:56pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

OMG! Wonderful capture. : ))

5 Dec 2010 10:38pm

Gérard Méry from France

avec ce jeu de lumière c'est encore plus saisissant

5 Dec 2010 11:36pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

I would be thinking that too, if I was in the chair. Great shot.

5 Dec 2010 11:48pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Hopefully there is no much traffic but it would be better to cross in the pedestrian spots. Nice story picture.

5 Dec 2010 11:58pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice find and processing.

6 Dec 2010 1:02am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

That look could stop traffic. Good thing too.

6 Dec 2010 1:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great image and message! Around here, they will run you over in the crosswalk if you aren't careful.

6 Dec 2010 1:36am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome capture!

6 Dec 2010 2:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.

6 Dec 2010 6:45am

Pierre from Belgium

Excellente image. Beau traitement. On pourrait penser à une reconstitution :(

6 Dec 2010 6:54am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

marvelous composition

6 Dec 2010 9:01am

pixator from kerman, Iran

WOW !!
Fantastic shot !

6 Dec 2010 10:01am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic shot, beautiful composition

6 Dec 2010 10:20am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastico b/w

6 Dec 2010 11:02am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Une photo de grande classe, je la verrai bien en affiche !

6 Dec 2010 12:16pm

Michael Valcic from United States

Great shot! It sure does portray a sense of anguish. Beautiful contrast as well!

6 Dec 2010 1:29pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful shot - BW conversion is masterful and the light is superb.. love the slight shadows/ reflections on the road..

6 Dec 2010 3:49pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Reminds me of a deer in headlights.

6 Dec 2010 4:03pm

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

why a threat, the fear? just the fact of sharing the street. beautiful sober image.

6 Dec 2010 6:42pm


Sorry, the translation was wrong
I mean, that was too much light in the middle image makes a good focus on the main subject and recorded the image has a beautiful

6 Dec 2010 6:58pm

David from Detroit, United States

Yikes! The treatment you used adds, let's say... urgency!

7 Dec 2010 2:18am

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

this is quite a scene good selected hot spot, great in monotone. a lovely artistry piece of work.

7 Dec 2010 4:16am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a capture of movement, a comment/wish for the opposite. and yet it's all still and in the moment and forever..........

7 Dec 2010 8:06am

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

Really moving and light is wonderful! Beautiful.

7 Dec 2010 12:23pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture & nice title.

7 Dec 2010 12:35pm

Sharat from Bangalore, India

Great shot.... 5stars..!!

7 Dec 2010 6:10pm

manel from Girona, Spain

La instantanea perfecta... Enhorabuena.

7 Dec 2010 6:45pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Matrise totale.

7 Dec 2010 9:06pm

DomLortha from France

You shot at very righth time! And I'am agree with the sentence of Kertesz for this picture. Perfect BW.
Have a nice day.

8 Dec 2010 10:22am

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

Intelligent composition. Black and white certainly the best choice to show the mood. Excellent work.

8 Dec 2010 6:49pm

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary

Micsoda pillanat.

11 Dec 2010 7:24pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

great shot

13 Dec 2010 4:59pm

Murray from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent tension, simple and strong.

19 Dec 2010 6:32am

1/400 second
ISO 400
300 mm