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Nothing But a Memory

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 400 85 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

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Cool market shot!
I see Coca-Cola is everywhere.

28 Feb 2011 6:08am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a cracking street shot, love all the football scarves

28 Feb 2011 6:26am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

On pourrait en écrire des choses sur cette image, tant elle est riche en gestes et en expressions ! Bonne journée Mariana

28 Feb 2011 6:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France


28 Feb 2011 6:45am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Mariana the light is lovely in this photo. Loads of atmosphere.

28 Feb 2011 7:01am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A wonderful image of this market, beautiful light and the lady looking at the silver urn/jug thinking I used to have one just like that.

28 Feb 2011 7:26am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Interesting atmosphere catched there. I like outdoor markets.

28 Feb 2011 7:31am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Great shot, like the slight mistiness that adds atmosphere

28 Feb 2011 7:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Despite all the colors of the market you can not see it. Very nice picture on the passing of time and memories they left behind. Nice day.

28 Feb 2011 8:06am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Mais quel souvenir !!!!
Excellente photo de cette dame qui en cherche peut être qu'un petit !!!

28 Feb 2011 8:21am

Frida from Sweden

Great image with nice mood. Is it a chilly morning?

28 Feb 2011 8:24am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Oh ! lots of memories for me as well. ..... Annierita

28 Feb 2011 10:14am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Street atmosphere . Beautiful !

28 Feb 2011 10:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb framing of this woman wallking through the market. We can sense the market has changed - perhaps more products from other countries are now on display.

28 Feb 2011 10:36am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like atmosphere and light of this market scenery.

28 Feb 2011 12:13pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful street shot..many activities along with different colors create live image.

28 Feb 2011 1:11pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

I imagine! Nice street scene for a city to the difficult history!

28 Feb 2011 1:16pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful light in this street capture ! I love the composition also... well done ! Have a lovely day :)

28 Feb 2011 2:19pm

marci from in, Morocco

so much character in this shot! the portrait of a woman with nice balance and interest

28 Feb 2011 2:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful juxtaposition in this shot Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

28 Feb 2011 2:41pm

thami from Morocco

L'esprit du bazar oriental règne par ici !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!

28 Feb 2011 2:55pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

i guess i have to believe you if you say this is only a memory of how things once were, but i looks lively enough to me! a truly fascinating compo, with great light management, very effective colours and interesting information!

28 Feb 2011 3:05pm

@Franz: i was thinking of this old lady when said - nothing but a memory ! thx Franz !

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Hi Mariana - sorry that I don't get to comment much these days ;o) Glad to see your street photography is as interesting as ever - amazing how traders keep up to date with their "copy" merchandise. Dzeko has been playing in those colours (soccer shirt) for less than 2 months! Not that your subject will be interested in such triffles, she has her eye on the blue vase!

28 Feb 2011 3:11pm

Robert Joseph Webster from Saratoga, United States

Your subject, location and choices for capture and processing all come together here... great work!

28 Feb 2011 3:28pm

@Robert Joseph Webster: thanks a lot Robert !

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

There memory may be all that is left but this is truly a memorable image, Mariana. It speaks volumes about so many things - clashes of culture - convergence of ages - diversity of tastes... This is truly memorable!

28 Feb 2011 3:42pm

Ken from United States

So much to see. terrific image!

28 Feb 2011 3:44pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A superbly vibrant shot, Mariana. I am drawn immediately into the atmosphere of the place due to your excellent framing. I love the clarity and the many individual items and people that capture my attention. Do you ever tire of being told that YOU ROCK? :D

28 Feb 2011 3:49pm

@Rick: this is a gorgeous place, very famous in Sarajevo - old historical Turkish part of the city . It always attracted the tourist around the world. Much more pictures I took from here ... As for Rocking or not Rocking , I do not know . I love my pictures, I love what I am doing; I am glad to see how many people are viewing my pictures although they do not comment so often as they used to... it still does not mean anything to me :)

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good atmosphere created here

28 Feb 2011 4:11pm

wolfen from France

Une belle atmosphère se dégage de cette prise de vue, j'aime beaucoup !
Bonne semaine

28 Feb 2011 4:14pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Attractive enviroment and superb moods and lighting here,CHEERS:)!

28 Feb 2011 4:38pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait and image with a lot of things to see and great lighting

28 Feb 2011 5:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hey Mariana: you are doing what you love, which makes it the best and only true reason to express and share. It speaks for itself! :) and... you ROCK. haha

28 Feb 2011 5:15pm

@Rick: ok, I ROCK, I know, but only pretending to be modest :) Won't be modest any longer ... it is for stupid people ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A excellent photo of this market with beautiful light

28 Feb 2011 5:33pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love the silhouettes on the red backdrop--showing items with the feeling of tradition and history mixed with the new items of today (tshirts, scarves, etc.). I guess you could say the same thing about people....

28 Feb 2011 5:38pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran


28 Feb 2011 5:48pm

Mike from United States

As always, your photos are full of life. There is a nice, peaceful feeling to this shot. Peaceful is well deserved here.

28 Feb 2011 5:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine looking market scene. I like to see the people out shopping. The textures in the cobblestone are nice also.

28 Feb 2011 6:27pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

A beautiful photo from home.....I realy love the focus on the old woman Mariana and the way you processed the colors of her coat... The title also fits perfect ;-)) Hope you are allright?

28 Feb 2011 6:51pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

bonita escena , de un mercadillo , cotidiana secuencia de la vida social de sarajevo,
un beso pablo

28 Feb 2011 8:20pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great street scene and market shot.

28 Feb 2011 8:30pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

I think soccer is sport number one here!! Nice street pic!
Have a nice day.

28 Feb 2011 8:41pm

@domlortha: this old lady and this great souvenir are number one for me here :) thanks for all your comments ;)

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Fine light and fine street scene. The atmosphere is very peculiar, like in movie...
an excellent capture.


28 Feb 2011 8:52pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Very clever processing which ihas been skillfully applied. To my eyes, it is a highly professional photo with a lot of thought. I guess from the 'Tags' that it was shot in Yugoslavia and that is borne out by the clothing and the football strips for sale. There are a lot of sad memories and ghosts in that region.

28 Feb 2011 9:08pm

LGBravo from Lisbon, Portugal

Probably it is (a memory). But it really is a superb captured one!

28 Feb 2011 10:15pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Loads to see in this beautiful streetshot!

28 Feb 2011 11:13pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Hola de nuevo,Mariana,una escena llena de vida.Saludos.

28 Feb 2011 11:34pm

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very beautiful street picture and atmosphere in this market. I love the attitude of the walking woman.

1 Mar 2011 12:00am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent street shot! You can see movement and the lighting is fabulous. Makes a person feel as if he was standing next to you when you took the photo.

1 Mar 2011 12:02am

dokmateo from madird, Spain

beautiful composition and colors...I like the softening of the background!

1 Mar 2011 12:43am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Powerful and very atmospheric.

1 Mar 2011 12:59am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Street photography at its best.

1 Mar 2011 1:43am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great street scene captured here. And the sun does a great job with the casting of shadows in the composition, particularly allowing the red to "pop" here and highlight the shadows cast against it as well. The gentleman in the foreground looks to be in a rush, while the woman looks to be taking a leisurely stroll.

1 Mar 2011 1:43am

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

I really like this photo.. beautiful scene.. I would love it even more if the colors on the right is muted a bit so that the eyes go directly to the old lady without distractions!! Non the less, this is an excellent work you got here!!

1 Mar 2011 2:59am

@Soe: thx for your feedback . I love personally this right side - this is a super connection with woman and her look at it .

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a powerful title....(and yet memories are sometimes all that we have left) Colour can give the viewer so much more detail in the image and in this case there is a pervading sense of blue which i really think enhances the mood of the image. Love the frame/POV, movement and activity:)

1 Mar 2011 3:17am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

In to the light and the detail remains.....nice.

1 Mar 2011 3:45am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Very emotional title for this scene.....sometimes all we have are memories.

1 Mar 2011 4:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So strongly presented with the lone figure in a crowded world . .

1 Mar 2011 7:57am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

i think i could follow the thinking of this old lady!
a very special mood was lying over this scene!

1 Mar 2011 2:18pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Brilliant market atmosphere and perfect compo with foreground teapot reflecting sunshine.

2 Mar 2011 2:56pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique lumière !

4 Mar 2011 7:37am

1/400 second
ISO 400
85 mm