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Blind man

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/800 second F/3.5 ISO 400 11 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

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What you caught is brilliant: his expression, focused on the possible obstacles, and this not easy environment for him...great!

27 Mar 2011 6:02am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

He dominates the scene, larger than life. A superb shot Mariana

27 Mar 2011 6:12am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

fantastic! good view, thanks

27 Mar 2011 6:57am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Your wide angle put to a remarkable use. Excellent capture and treatment.

27 Mar 2011 7:00am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

impressive photo, respectfully taken

27 Mar 2011 7:07am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

superb shot, nice B&W

27 Mar 2011 7:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe N&B ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

27 Mar 2011 7:51am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A contrast between seeing life in black and walk into the white snow. Gorgeous portrait. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

27 Mar 2011 8:00am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Walking the icy streets without seeing is even more complicated. Good document.

27 Mar 2011 8:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A horrible combination of ice and blindness. He has more balls than I'll ever have for tackling it.

27 Mar 2011 8:29am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very impressive shot!

27 Mar 2011 8:39am

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Yeow he walks blind in the ice!? Excellent photo!

27 Mar 2011 8:44am

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 Mar 2011 8:46am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great intensity here !!

27 Mar 2011 8:49am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

The environment seems so hostile to this man... Wonderful B&W Mariana :-)

27 Mar 2011 8:50am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres beau n&b, bien vu

27 Mar 2011 8:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another poignant portrait

27 Mar 2011 9:02am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey Mariana, everything OK?......You created a fantastic photo of this blind man. You viewangle is perfect and i love the sad mood in this shot!! I will try to create more time behind my computer, but i'm very busy at the moment;-( Have a nice Sunday;-)

27 Mar 2011 9:10am

@Richard: hey you :) Sure, all is alright ;) Hope you are doing well too ;)

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom


27 Mar 2011 9:18am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superbe portrait très poignant, quel univers hostile pour cet homme !

27 Mar 2011 9:26am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une impression de solitude se dégage de ton image au cadrage parfait !

27 Mar 2011 10:21am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Poignant portrait

27 Mar 2011 10:38am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image - I like the location and the composition - excellent work

27 Mar 2011 10:39am

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Great capture.

27 Mar 2011 11:38am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

Waoooooh, I expect that he didn't walk on your shoes...

27 Mar 2011 12:26pm

@Thierry Masson: no , he did not

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb, there is only darkness where is sight should be, the way he dominates the image gives a feeling of his determination and strength

27 Mar 2011 1:29pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

What a great shot !!!

27 Mar 2011 3:08pm

@Jacqueline: regards, Jacqueline :)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful, Mariana... I love this slight tilt to the frame, his placement very near the viewer and that line of sight-enable human beings to one side. Also the depth of field is great, to show where he possibly walked from and just how much he has to deal with to get around there. Excellent human story imagery!

27 Mar 2011 3:40pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Superb story telling, a difficult line for him to tread and so many people around, just to spectate?

27 Mar 2011 3:55pm

@Curly: thanks Curly . No, those people were selling everything and anything to get some money for living :)

LGBravo from Lisbon, Portugal

A great b&w indeed!

27 Mar 2011 4:36pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

a very touching documentary of the heartbreak of life, mariana! as usual, i love your way of processing, and this time also the slight tilt in the frame! still in sarajevo?

27 Mar 2011 4:48pm

@Franz: Thanks Franz . Yes, this is a picture from Sarajevo. Plenty will come and I use tags : sarajevo 2011 ( on the right side of pictures ) , to have them in a group !

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. I admire his confidence ... You have captured him with dignity ... Well done. :)

27 Mar 2011 4:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A hard life for everyone here especially him. I enjoy your black-and-white processing which heightens the starkness of life in this city.

27 Mar 2011 4:56pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot, I really like the perspective which indicates the difficulty of the distance travelled. Again you show us the reality of life. Cheers,

27 Mar 2011 5:01pm

Mike from United States

Very cool shot. Always interesting people. You are a magnet for interesting people.

27 Mar 2011 5:03pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Re your question about my lack of posting! We are away for the next 10 days and I have an iPad which at the moment you can't up load an image onto Aminus. I have been in contact with Aminus and they may be developing an App which would be great, I hope they do and do it soon :)

27 Mar 2011 5:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great shot Mariana

27 Mar 2011 5:32pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

one more touching picture of this blind man in a difficult street.

27 Mar 2011 6:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Despite his handicap he seem to be in control of his world! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

27 Mar 2011 6:55pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Hi, Mariana. Your composition makes him really stand out in this urban environment. A very good job.
Have a nice day,

27 Mar 2011 7:01pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Tienes unas imágenes preciosas,esta en particular me encanta.Saludos. Mariana.

27 Mar 2011 7:20pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fotgpografia beautiful, the heart shrinks novelty ........................

have a very special feelings

27 Mar 2011 8:10pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent capture and treatment, very cool shot!

27 Mar 2011 9:15pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Powerful image. Love your low-to-the-ground point-of-view.

27 Mar 2011 9:50pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Love your HDR treatment on this scene, excellent capture! Clever! Regards Mariana!

27 Mar 2011 10:27pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

looks like he's at a market??
would be so slippery and not being able to see....!

27 Mar 2011 10:50pm

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

This is a great portrait Mariana....the alley looks to be a great challenge to get through even if you can see....superb B&W composition ....peter:)

27 Mar 2011 11:08pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I am very compelled by what's going on to the pedestrians right, some sort of street market?

28 Mar 2011 12:42am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

Great capture.

28 Mar 2011 12:43am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Great candid shot !

28 Mar 2011 3:06am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Another consideration to blind navigation - ice. Nicely captured, Mariana.

28 Mar 2011 3:49am

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Amazing mood in this one, and great use of wide angle !

28 Mar 2011 1:18pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Émouvant comme image , une sensation de solitude pour cette scène

28 Mar 2011 6:06pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A super compositioin.

28 Mar 2011 7:32pm

carlyteen from Islas Canarias, Spain

los 11mm han sido una elección fenomenal, otro muy interesante toma.

29 Mar 2011 10:54pm

@carlyteen: thanks a lot :)

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great catch again; I love the deep BW you uused here.
Have a nice day.

30 Mar 2011 3:15pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Another great shot !! Superb B&W processing ! It's that you say "low key" treatment ? 5*

2 Apr 2011 11:04am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/800 second
ISO 400
11 mm