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Street Love

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/125 second F/5.0 ISO 400 95 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

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice toning, and open to a lot of symbolic overlay, which you do so well. Sushi, too!

4 Jan 2011 5:28am

philip earl from hood river, United States

Fantaxtic Stree Scene ~ well done Mariana !

4 Jan 2011 5:58am

Julie from Easton, United States

You make every day happenings something interesting! Well done!

4 Jan 2011 5:59am

@Julie: I am only recording what seeing on the streets :) thx Julie :)

sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful image!! very real and very interesting Mariana!

4 Jan 2011 6:02am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good street scene

4 Jan 2011 6:21am

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle scene de rue !

4 Jan 2011 6:23am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Tu as vraiment l'art de capturer des instants, des lieux, des attitudes toujours aussi réussis ! Bonne journée Mariana

4 Jan 2011 6:30am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

...I´m looking forward to see each morning your latest upload and I really enjoy it. Once again a street scene bearing your hallmark (is it possible to use this phrase?) - no comment about the technical of this shot - for me .. perfect!
to find the perfect scene/theme ... I don`t know how ... you have definitely a feeling for that! reverantial respect!

4 Jan 2011 6:35am

@klauSZ: thanks again Klauz ;)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice street scene , you always get the Eye ! Phil

4 Jan 2011 6:48am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Or Bus Stop ???

4 Jan 2011 7:16am

@STEED: there is no bus stop sign :)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Like a wonderful bus stop capture.

4 Jan 2011 7:20am

@Phil Morris: no bus stop, just young prostitution !

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Not bad but this time I think it a bit overloaded.

4 Jan 2011 7:25am

@NaDu: everything is overloaded when prostitution is apparent !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

But where are the men Mariana :)) The ads say eating well and fitness club management after !!!!! Well done. Good day.

4 Jan 2011 7:38am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

That's a realy work-out how the girls are standing there ;-))
I knew you were going to the fitness Mariana.........
It's a simple but great shot;-))

4 Jan 2011 7:41am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another good street photography from your vast source of motives from Waterloo (?)

4 Jan 2011 7:48am

@larans: always from Kitchener-Waterloo ! Thanks Lar !

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

love is everywhere

4 Jan 2011 7:48am

@fabrizio: love is nowhere.. money is everywhere, unfortunately !

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


4 Jan 2011 8:06am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I like these tones and your view of what's happening on the streets in Canada. ;-)

4 Jan 2011 8:28am

@DULCIE: o, man, Canada is like a huge Continent and poor Mariana travels nowhere , but all shots takes in Kitchener-Waterloo !!!!

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

Interesting frame. Love the contrast in this well composed black and white. Tfs.

4 Jan 2011 8:53am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

For those who live in a small rural town, away from the big city, your piece of city life every day is an approach to a different kind of life that also exists.

4 Jan 2011 9:04am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Good street scene with nice sepia tone!
Have a nice day, Mariana.

4 Jan 2011 9:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie capture ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

4 Jan 2011 9:09am

thami from Morocco

Tout est figé dans l'attente !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

4 Jan 2011 9:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

4 Jan 2011 10:02am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent street shot

4 Jan 2011 10:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent interaction

4 Jan 2011 10:37am

Pascale from France

one more time,yhis is a great moment that you have captured,a moment where each woman is in the same position on the same line.And there is this funny contradiction between the fitness center and the pictures of food.Excellent!

4 Jan 2011 11:51am

@Pascale: they are all in the same business too ;) poor little girls !

cristoF from montbéliard, France


4 Jan 2011 11:51am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Very nice street candid!

4 Jan 2011 11:53am

Frida from Sweden

Very nice street scene.

4 Jan 2011 11:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely street shot...seems they are waiting for some one.

4 Jan 2011 11:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Not far to go for good healthy sushi after a work out at the gym! Great street shot with the grainy B&W.

4 Jan 2011 12:49pm

@Stephen: they need money first to earn for sushi.....

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'm obviously turning into a dirty old man. I took your title, added to the shot and ended up with hookers. How wrong is that!
Up to your high standards of street shots

4 Jan 2011 12:58pm

@CElliottUK: you are perfectly right !!! in a few minutes a guy came to those two on the left and picked them up ............... awful and sad for such a young girls !

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition in the street !

4 Jan 2011 1:07pm

Chriss de l'Ile de La Réunion from Saint Paul, Reunion

J'aime tes photos qui donnent à réagir, à se questionner, à rêver...

4 Jan 2011 1:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful and busy street capture Mariana! Well done! ;-)

4 Jan 2011 1:26pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice b/w capture of the street.

4 Jan 2011 1:30pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: he he .. that is not capture of the street , but what people, young girls are doing on the street :)))

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

And just above their heads ... OPEN ;-)

4 Jan 2011 1:36pm

@Bruno: would be more cool if - AVAILABLE - stays there instead of OPEN !

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot!

4 Jan 2011 1:45pm

fereshteh from Iran

Lovely street &beautiful image.

4 Jan 2011 1:45pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nicely framed and captured Mariana!
Happy 2011 to you and I hope the winter settle down for you a bit over there!

4 Jan 2011 2:10pm

@bluechameleon: thanks Sharon . Happy 2011 to you too ;) All the best !

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Fitness and sushis !! la recette minceur ! :)
excellent Mariana !

4 Jan 2011 2:22pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


4 Jan 2011 2:38pm

Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Interesting frame. very good shot Mariana.

4 Jan 2011 2:38pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Yes, I had understood the real story in it. We have here the same problem/reality beside the road.

4 Jan 2011 2:56pm

poncho from granada, Spain

Excellent moment, very interesting

4 Jan 2011 3:46pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Dramatic catch and lovely tones here as usual:)
Best wishes for you in this coming new year friend!!

4 Jan 2011 4:10pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice street scene

4 Jan 2011 4:25pm

Gilbert PELLET from Nîmes, France

un photo au coté rétro bien affirmée qui donne une ambiance intimiste beau travail

4 Jan 2011 4:37pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Great gritty urban realism ... damn it !!!

Just browsed through your stuff again after being away for ten days or so ... Nnothing changes M' as good as ever.

Did you suggest that you are in Europe for a while ... We could browse the streets of London for a day.


4 Jan 2011 4:43pm

@Richard T: hi there :) after long trip, nice to see you back . Yes, I go on Jan15, but London is not on a list of places I have to visit :) It would be really cool to meet in a person, and shot together, but maybe some other time ;)

Arash from Arak, Iran

Ohhh . . .
Very Nice.
this is Best Color!

4 Jan 2011 4:46pm

Nicolas from Sion, Switzerland


£quel captage de cette rue chaude, sueprbe, cet instantané, vivant et pasionnat et pasionné.

merci et belle soirée

4 Jan 2011 4:48pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

it look like the "Pigalle" of Kitchener ;) Nice street picture , maybe it's China girls from Chinatown (Remember D.Bowie) , but i prefer salmon than spring roll :)

4 Jan 2011 4:52pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Good capture and nicely processed tones. You always give your shots a personal touch that sets you apart.

4 Jan 2011 4:52pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

Your framing here is out standing. The juxtaposition of the young women standing outside the food market underling their plight as commodity/meat to be consumed by anyone with a dollar. A distressing comment but as always a beautiful photograph.

4 Jan 2011 5:20pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

i only hope this wasn't taken in winter, or they must have frozen their a.... off! poor girls! but what a great documentary again, mariana!

4 Jan 2011 5:23pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

once again a beautiful street scene, well done

4 Jan 2011 5:37pm

JB from Lyon, France

Nice street catch.
I like the moment you choose, it is pleasant.

4 Jan 2011 5:40pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

vry nice b&w work, theme and title

4 Jan 2011 5:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice composition. monochrome is just right

4 Jan 2011 6:03pm

Emy from Lyon, France

Really nice shot

4 Jan 2011 6:05pm

@Emy: thx Emmy :)

pierrot from Bischoffsheim, France

A beautiful scene street, nice framing

4 Jan 2011 6:14pm

@pierrot: : thank you and good evening

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great street scene...excellent composition and the bw works great here!

4 Jan 2011 6:21pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A fleeting moment captured with great skill. Well done.

4 Jan 2011 6:47pm

tataray from france, France

He he ... belle scène.))

4 Jan 2011 7:30pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Très bonne photo de cette scène qui je pense est dans un quartier "chaud" **
Un très bon traitement aussi !

4 Jan 2011 7:50pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful street scene !

4 Jan 2011 7:52pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

The two Japanese girls at the left look like mannequins! Nice street pic.
Have a nice day.

4 Jan 2011 7:52pm

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Hello Mariana. Nicely captured sad image.

4 Jan 2011 8:16pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great street scene fotographed, beautiful processing

4 Jan 2011 8:39pm

Brine from France

Ladies of the love, the sushi restaurant, the center of featness everything to maintain well the body; ^-)
You have still made a success of a magnificent composition, with a linear effect for these young women and the food shown behind, and of a common direction for all their glances there!
B*w emphasizes perfectly your subject, so sensitive and we pity these poor girls in them degrading activity, with, besides, few customers...
Excellent, Mariana, bravo!

4 Jan 2011 8:44pm

@Brine: Your feeling of street photography and your observation is really great ! I wonder when will you be doing street shots! It will be fun for you :)

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

You're de master of photo street.

4 Jan 2011 8:50pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Fotografías toda la vida de la ciudad,eres una buena realizando tu trabajo.Saludos.

4 Jan 2011 9:58pm

Gérard Méry from France

Tu es très douée< pour les scènes de rue j'aime beaucoup

4 Jan 2011 10:09pm

Thaïs from nice, France

C'est vraiment du bon travail!

4 Jan 2011 10:10pm

Simply Col from Winnipeg, Canada

beautiful lines of structure and tone.

4 Jan 2011 10:12pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Another marvellous emotionally charged scene (but it's all about dragon rolls, no?)

4 Jan 2011 10:30pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice contrasts in this B&W composition, particularly with the woman's plaid handbag. I love the pole dancer on that ARADIA sign. ;-)

4 Jan 2011 10:48pm

Michael Valcic from New York City, United States

Great street scene. The tones are excellent!

I wonder if the restaurant behind them is any good.

5 Jan 2011 1:33am

Matt Rebong from San Jose, United States

I love the emotion portrayed by the people in this image. Wonderful capture!

5 Jan 2011 3:46am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

STREET LOVE --Well this one place where it is dependably available ....all along .. !
In all a great capture .. !

5 Jan 2011 4:58am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

This could only be a Mariana image. The framing of the girls under the menu options is brilliant and the B&W enhances the seediness

5 Jan 2011 8:28am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Vraiment ? Je ne l'aurai pas imaginé sans ton titre. elles semblent jeunes et sages...

5 Jan 2011 8:14pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

j'aime beaucoup tes scènes de rue, et celle ci n'échappe pas à la règle.

6 Jan 2011 9:07pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Your street scenes are often so good and to the point. Here you produced a well composed image rich in atmosphere and above all very expressive.

7 Jan 2011 1:14pm

@Longroute: thanks Donato ;)

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

La phot est belle , le sujet est triste !

8 Jan 2011 9:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'd like a Dragon Roll. ;-) A beautiful scene with all these young ladies.

9 Jan 2011 12:45am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

you have chinese prostitute like in Paris?

10 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Phil Bourgeois from Halifax, Canada

Are they really....?

Great capture!

11 Jan 2011 5:08pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
95 mm