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The Pleasures of Ordinary Life

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 400 75 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

sunstone_maria from California, United States

interesting composition - you captured the atmosphere of the place beautifully!

26 Mar 2011 5:18am

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Many textures here that pop out in the color, rust and reds! The little red under the eye in the green faces is great!

26 Mar 2011 5:43am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A magnificent composition, to each his small pleasures, there's something for everyone !!!!!! Mariana well done. Good day.

26 Mar 2011 6:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very good angle on the shopping activity that we can find everywhere.
Great composition!
Have a good week end, Marianna!

26 Mar 2011 6:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

26 Mar 2011 6:32am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a brilliant shot..!

26 Mar 2011 6:33am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Very clever POV. You really worked this out nicely.

26 Mar 2011 6:47am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A very interesting street scene catching, as you have,
the visage of these two very differing "women" in this interesting composition.

26 Mar 2011 6:50am

Zing from New Zealand

Love how you framed this. They almost have the same hair colour!

26 Mar 2011 6:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, it was the similarity of the hair colour that I first noticed

26 Mar 2011 7:04am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Ces jolies coiffures dans cette vitrine la feront-elle rêver ! ... Bon w.e. Mariana

26 Mar 2011 7:17am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

a creative composition

26 Mar 2011 7:26am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

A splendid frame ! i love the angle , and i like when my S put some colors sometimes ;-) Enjoy the week end S §

26 Mar 2011 7:36am

@Jean-Luc: colors come when picture needs it ; if not it is BW :)) i

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quel cadrage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

26 Mar 2011 7:50am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very funny parallel between the passer-by and the shop window

26 Mar 2011 8:47am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Outstanding framing, color, and patience. Great job.

26 Mar 2011 9:00am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful picture, well seen and captured! Bravo!

26 Mar 2011 9:03am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition & POV...Great.

26 Mar 2011 9:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The foreground holds a huge amount of interest, but the lady in red is determined to gain a little attention through the sheer weight of colour.

26 Mar 2011 9:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great frame/timing here

26 Mar 2011 10:15am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A wondefull composition, beautifully photographed

26 Mar 2011 11:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cool shot - so many interesting details and textures in the frame!

26 Mar 2011 11:10am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe cadrage pour cette photo, bien vu

26 Mar 2011 11:13am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice, interesting composition

26 Mar 2011 11:19am

Franz from Baden, Austria

a brilliant compo again, with intriguing and almost conflicting centres of interest!

26 Mar 2011 12:03pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle gestion de la profondeur de champs dans cette image !
:) la question se pose : qu'est ce qu'une vie extraordinaire ?? et le bonheur y est-il associé ?? :)
Bonne journée Mariana.

26 Mar 2011 12:31pm

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain awesome point of view..

26 Mar 2011 1:13pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

an extraordinary capture from which the viewer could draw all manner of conclusions or ideas:)

26 Mar 2011 1:15pm

Julie from Easton, United States

That green face is a bit scary to me lol. Nice shot and the colors are well captured!

26 Mar 2011 2:15pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

You captured once more the whimsical face of life!

26 Mar 2011 2:41pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

beautiful and very interesting image!

26 Mar 2011 3:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition and lovely colours. Great title ... Like it. :)

26 Mar 2011 3:08pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

It may sound repetitive but the composition is great. My eyes can't cease going from the wigs, to the pipes, to the lady in red and then back again to the pipes and the wigs. It's just captivating.

26 Mar 2011 3:13pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

a wonderful juxtaposition of images!

26 Mar 2011 4:18pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb framing, such a brilliant capture

26 Mar 2011 4:25pm

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

A pleasure to see such an extraordinary composition. Cheers,

26 Mar 2011 4:30pm

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Excellente composition !

26 Mar 2011 5:33pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fabulous compo! I am loving these three female heads all turned the same way, too.

26 Mar 2011 5:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


Super compo avec la dame dans la vitrine et la dame dans la rue, mangigique recherche.

bravo et maitié


26 Mar 2011 6:20pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I like the opportunity of the composition, well, well done.

26 Mar 2011 6:25pm

Irene from L C, France

Great composition ! A funny picture !

26 Mar 2011 6:27pm

tataray from france, France

A chacun de nous son plaisir !...))

26 Mar 2011 6:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture and creatively seen, love the lively colors!

26 Mar 2011 7:02pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

An inspired shot - you have timed it perfectly to show the two very different profiles. Very clever.

26 Mar 2011 7:07pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Belle composition , la dame a une certaine ressemblance avec le mannequin

26 Mar 2011 7:41pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

hola Mariana

I like in this picture the mdo to play with two planes that clearly divide the image, giving depth to the right, very nice

26 Mar 2011 8:05pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Hi, Mariana. There is a very good diagonal line between the model's face and the lady walking in the street. Very good composition.
Have a nice evening,

26 Mar 2011 8:44pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super composition here Mariana! A little something for everyone...... ;-))

26 Mar 2011 9:04pm

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

Great composition Mariana she looks quite pleased in her stroll.....the manikin's nose sort of resembles the pipes outside the window :-)....quite symbolic....peter:)

26 Mar 2011 10:00pm

Ben from Boston, United States

Very interesting shot.. The contrast adds quite a character and story to the picture.

26 Mar 2011 11:41pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe et insolite composition !

26 Mar 2011 11:57pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Absolutely incredible! You have an amazing gift.

27 Mar 2011 1:45am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I saw the pipes and thought about Lipo-suction :0 Sorry !

27 Mar 2011 3:08am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

It's a great composition !! Well see !!

27 Mar 2011 8:47am

guillaume from Paris, France

Magnific symetry !!! Excellent !!!

27 Mar 2011 8:50am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

great DOF

27 Mar 2011 12:27pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

i like the angle x)

27 Mar 2011 1:40pm

@Mj007: good ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The shopkeeper understands what dreams are made of. An excellent composition, Mariana.

27 Mar 2011 4:52pm

Mike from United States

Love how you got the woman shopping there. Excellent! Great heads in the window.

27 Mar 2011 5:04pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

superb picture,excellent in its original framing and its splendid colors.

27 Mar 2011 6:14pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Great eye! Such extraordinary framing. Well seen!

27 Mar 2011 9:50pm

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Very interesting capture, love the title !

28 Mar 2011 3:05am

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Very efficient street image.

28 Mar 2011 1:25pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the processing

28 Mar 2011 7:33pm

Rafa from Madrid, Spain

Wonderful composition, great moment

30 Mar 2011 4:55am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Funny composition, and great eye to catch this!
Have a nice day.

30 Mar 2011 2:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah ! I like it a lot !

31 Mar 2011 12:53pm

Sophie Avrillault from Bidart, France

super composition, contraste entre la vitrine et la rue, bien vu

3 Apr 2011 9:53am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent coup d'oeil, j'aime beaucoup ce choix de cadrage.

12 Apr 2011 7:59am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent composition.

16 Apr 2011 4:06am

1/250 second
ISO 400
75 mm