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Funeral Home

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 400 200 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

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, great composition and mood!

28 Mar 2011 5:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Beautiful light in this shrine. Magnificent framing. Good day.

28 Mar 2011 5:14am

Sharat from Bangalore, India


28 Mar 2011 5:33am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely composition and a real atmosphère , Phil

28 Mar 2011 5:59am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une magnifique lumière et compo pour une très belle atmosphère ! Bonne journée Mariana

28 Mar 2011 6:06am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Sensitively done

28 Mar 2011 7:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Superb composition in two parts with opposite tones.
Even without the title, there is some feeling of sadness in your picture.
Have a good day, Mariana.

28 Mar 2011 7:09am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Super. An interesting rather eerie funereal light to this image. So appropriate to your title.

28 Mar 2011 7:36am

@DULCIE: this is really a hall of funeral home ;)

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Tout un symbole bien traduit par cette composition !

28 Mar 2011 7:40am

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Sujet difficile mais très bien traité

28 Mar 2011 8:01am

missparis from PARIS, France

Très jolie composition

28 Mar 2011 8:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great composition and mood. Wonderful light. :)

28 Mar 2011 8:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition - powerful dark mood you create here.

28 Mar 2011 8:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A nicely surreal edge. well seen

28 Mar 2011 8:57am

Franz from Baden, Austria

one business that will never run out of business! a very evocative image with the appropriate mood (if one has read the title first), and a fascinating juxtaposition of symbols!

28 Mar 2011 9:37am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

the dark light suits very well here

28 Mar 2011 9:48am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice light and atmosphere

28 Mar 2011 9:50am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A bad time, a good pic.

28 Mar 2011 11:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful composition wit several plans.

28 Mar 2011 11:59am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une façon très originale de traiter ce sujet !
j'aime le contraste couleur que tu y as apporté !

28 Mar 2011 12:12pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great composition! Well done!

28 Mar 2011 12:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this well framed and composed shot Mariana! Well done! ;-)

28 Mar 2011 12:44pm

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Interesting palate of colors here. I like this!

28 Mar 2011 12:56pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

un sujet pas facile à traiter ,mais la lumiere derriere la porte doit apaiser bien des chagrins.bien vu!!

28 Mar 2011 12:58pm

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Very pleasant compo, nice colors.

28 Mar 2011 1:03pm

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Very clever composition, these colors give life to the image that can be very dark with that title, seems to fire behind the glass, excellent image
Have a nice day

28 Mar 2011 1:07pm

Shuva Brata Deb from Bangalore, India

Good image and composition in a serious location.

28 Mar 2011 1:10pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

What a mood over there, the colour catch you to this place

28 Mar 2011 1:38pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une entrée étrange, les couleurs chaudes sur la partie gauche de la photo sont effrayantes quand on sait ce que représente l'endroit.

28 Mar 2011 2:00pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

How did you do this??? Wonderful image.

28 Mar 2011 2:08pm

@Monterey John: very simple . this is a back door of the Funeral Home, with a nice porch there with this statue . I noticed this man spying there and he had a camera . do not know what he was doing there, if he is a friend, or family member, but the way he was taking pictures was really so strange to me . I could not do it .. never ... but I took a picture of him ( pity, without his camera, but with nice statue in front ... ) thanks !

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Interesting colours and atmosphere of this place.

28 Mar 2011 2:12pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Really amazing capture, I always look forward to seeing what you've done.

28 Mar 2011 2:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is an amazing image Mariana - from a technical standpoint it looks like it was a really tricky shot...from an emotional standpoint it is really something to see and very dramatic. Quite masterful I would say - as all of yours are.

28 Mar 2011 2:25pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Really neat image! so much story going on here!

28 Mar 2011 2:47pm

Irene from L C, France

Strong composition with the statue...

28 Mar 2011 2:54pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A pleasant composition and nice colors in this photo

28 Mar 2011 2:57pm

thami from Morocco

Ce sont les feux de la géhenne sur terre !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse!

28 Mar 2011 2:59pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A powerful image that is made subtly disturbing by your reply to a comment above that this man was taking pictures through that window, which opens up all kinds of conjecture about why... is he a family member not welcome? An ex-husband who was banned? So interesting, but aside from that this is a great composition anyway. Your photography is unique to you no matter the choice of mono or colour. Bravo, and thank you for sharing your work.

28 Mar 2011 3:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a photograph whose beauty and mood helps us to face the reality of death

28 Mar 2011 3:28pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

magnifique composition, tu as bien gérer la lumière, bravo

28 Mar 2011 3:29pm

tataray from france, France

Belle atmosphère. Et la lumière superbe.

28 Mar 2011 3:30pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like very much the composition, the lighting, the scenery and the colors

28 Mar 2011 3:31pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

28 Mar 2011 3:37pm

Fotoptikon from Warsaw, Poland

I like your gallery!

28 Mar 2011 3:52pm

@Fotoptikon: you like it I love it :) thanks :)

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice atmosphere, well composed with the statue !!

28 Mar 2011 4:09pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Nice composition with a very suggestive light.

28 Mar 2011 4:12pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

an amazing composition with great contrasted colors, beautiful shot!

28 Mar 2011 4:41pm

Carina M. I. Soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

mariana...te has atrevido a tomar una fotografia en un funeral¿...?..10*....felicitaciones!

28 Mar 2011 4:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wonderful light and colors here. That statute gives this scene rather eerie feel. This is an exceptionally fine capture, Mariana.

28 Mar 2011 4:46pm

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

Great composition. Like the light management and the colours in this frame.

28 Mar 2011 4:53pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful texture , colour & lighting in a photo that leaves us with many interesting questions.

28 Mar 2011 4:55pm

wolfen from France

J'aime la profondeur de la perspective donné par cette statue en premier plan, la composition est originale sur un sujet très difficile à traiter !!
Bonne semaine

28 Mar 2011 4:58pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


Fantastique compo e tiamge, superbe quelle couleur quelle compo de l'image, super.

Bravo et amitié


28 Mar 2011 5:08pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Mariana, fabulous!

28 Mar 2011 5:58pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

A serious image

28 Mar 2011 6:06pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

J'aime ce traitement , belle composition originale

28 Mar 2011 6:11pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

great color.great light n good frame excellent

28 Mar 2011 6:16pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

You have just a particular vision of the moment, Mariana!

28 Mar 2011 6:43pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Hello Marian, thatcurious it looks a bit like mine.

very nice composition, although the subject is a bit sad

28 Mar 2011 6:49pm

@Melocoton: just forget the title, and you will know what is this :) right ???

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

an interesting and haunting photo. great capture

28 Mar 2011 7:24pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This is really a beautiful composition…

28 Mar 2011 7:29pm

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

People watching over eachother.........even at the funeral home;-))
What where you doing there Mariana??

But i like your composition and the moment you captured, it gives some extra to this photo in combination with the title!

28 Mar 2011 7:31pm

@Richard: funeral home is right here in my neighborhood .. just passing by :) do not worry , I am alive :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous composition

28 Mar 2011 7:31pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Such a solemn mood -- very nicely seen!

28 Mar 2011 7:32pm

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..very artistic and exploring new points of view..

28 Mar 2011 7:51pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

magnificent picture,in a wonderful light,where the statue and the door are splendid elements.

28 Mar 2011 8:11pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Hi, Mariana. A face that we can see and another one that is invisible to us. Life and death? Good light and contrast and a well-thought composition.
Have a nice day,

28 Mar 2011 8:22pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

great composition with a big meaning...

28 Mar 2011 8:33pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Mama take this badge from me
I can't use it anymore
It's getting dark too dark to see
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door

Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door

28 Mar 2011 10:26pm

@Phil David Morris: where is a song ? youtube ? love this one ... :)

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Interesting framing - a surreal composition.

28 Mar 2011 10:29pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Perfect choice of post processing! Love the mood and texture! regards!

28 Mar 2011 11:28pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

A superb capture

28 Mar 2011 11:53pm

....peter:) from Moonbeam, Canada

Great composition Mariana...the sculpture sure sets the mood for this presentation....well done....peter:)

29 Mar 2011 12:32am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice work juxtaposing both subjects together.. :)

29 Mar 2011 2:02am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Great capture, very nice composition !

29 Mar 2011 2:06am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Very powerful image - the lighting does it for me:)

29 Mar 2011 2:46am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very excellent treatment! Like the work in rocks!

29 Mar 2011 4:40am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Solitary. And poignant. A window into the next life.

29 Mar 2011 4:42am

Mike from United States

This is excellent. It's really creepy. Almost like someone is watching him. Very strange. VERY nice job!!

29 Mar 2011 5:50am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

what an interesting thing to have a very large sculpture of a head profile next to the door of a funeral parlour. Is the head of anyone in particular?? like a God of something??

29 Mar 2011 7:28am

@Suzanne: have no clue ;) he he love ur question ;)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great :)

29 Mar 2011 2:19pm

PixeLuz from Vitória, Brazil

I wonder what this sculpture is doing there. This juxtaposition makes a great composition, Mariana.

29 Mar 2011 2:50pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Terrific porcessing

29 Mar 2011 7:34pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

This is beautifully done.

29 Mar 2011 8:17pm

daniel christian from Belgium

une superbe composition...un thème traité avec grande pudeur...
bonne soirée

30 Mar 2011 5:17pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice special mood.

31 Mar 2011 12:54pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

12 Apr 2011 8:14pm

1/60 second
ISO 400
200 mm