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"Do not whisper in my ear !"

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 400 190 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

:) love your sensitive observations of life!! fantastic!!!!

5 Apr 2011 5:12am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

L love your street shots! It seems the fellow in front forgot his teeth this day.

5 Apr 2011 5:52am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Great and funny series!

5 Apr 2011 6:08am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

I think he might be a hit man. Very suspicious indeed. Wonderful street shot.

5 Apr 2011 6:15am

STEED from D, France

The Eye of A PHOTOGRAPH !!!!!! EXCELLENT !!!!

5 Apr 2011 6:22am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful combination of shots. Your title seems to fit. :-)
That fellow in the jacket really has a unique face. This duo is terrific.

5 Apr 2011 6:33am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Waouuuuh ! really fantastic ! Excellent shot !! Phil

5 Apr 2011 6:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

5 Apr 2011 6:52am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb duo in every way, Mariana

5 Apr 2011 7:35am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent sequence.
Tarantino ambiance...

5 Apr 2011 8:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Brilliant and funny sequence! Amazing expressions - and your shots timed to perfection!

5 Apr 2011 8:04am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

a fun capture of this street scene, you do wonder about his thoughts

5 Apr 2011 8:05am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture. Great observation. Nice images and a superb title ... :)

5 Apr 2011 8:33am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic scene, the eye of a photograph!

5 Apr 2011 8:35am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

wonderful capture! state of the one scene of the movies.

5 Apr 2011 8:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool...good observation..

5 Apr 2011 8:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb and very funny, great capture!! Good day.

5 Apr 2011 8:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a fine pair:)

5 Apr 2011 9:01am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A fine street snap! Could be right out of a murder mystery!

5 Apr 2011 9:04am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wahaha, great and funny title and a beautiful photo of this scene, photographed at the right time

5 Apr 2011 10:17am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I don't know why, but this instantly brought "The Wire" TV show to mind, maybe its the saturated colours , dunno. Butr in any event, a great pair of shots

5 Apr 2011 10:27am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Des instants superbement saisis ! Tu as l'art d'être au bon endroit au bon moment ! Bonne journée Mariana

5 Apr 2011 11:08am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Their expressions are priceless! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-))

5 Apr 2011 11:49am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... I'd say that someone is following me...
Good series, Mariana.

5 Apr 2011 11:59am

Lydia .Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Excellent Mariana !!

5 Apr 2011 12:25pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shots with an interesting title.

5 Apr 2011 12:37pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

wonderful mafia-film scene!

5 Apr 2011 1:10pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

comme un décalage dans leurs vies !! :)

5 Apr 2011 1:14pm

Tanay from Mumbai, India

Great eye for catching this scene!
Wonderful timing :) great pic

5 Apr 2011 1:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

The look on the front man's face in scene 1 is really intense and the glance backwards in scene 2 certainly does tend to make me think that he was saying something like your title...never sure if that was really the case but it is a magnetic image that certainly draws much conjecture and thought...Marvelous job as always ;-) All the Best - DJ

5 Apr 2011 2:09pm

Mimoore from Melbourne, Australia

Good colour and composition.

5 Apr 2011 2:10pm

@Mimoore: and silent interaction between these two men :)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I think the guy in black is saying," I said don't turn around". Old school mafia.

5 Apr 2011 2:26pm

@Kenny: i think a guy in jacket said : stop humbling / whispering in my ear ! then , guy with hat said - you idiot, what are you talking about ...:) Somehow seems to me none of them are in a good mood ! thx Kenny

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

As I scrolled down, I thought the one with the hat was going to shoot the other one. Uff! Really scary. Great photographs.

5 Apr 2011 3:29pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You find and share some of the greatest character-filled faces I have ever seen anywhere, Mariana. This one has my imagination running wild, like the guy in behind quietly ordered a "hit" on someone... let's hope not! GREAT shot; love this front guy's facial expression. :))

5 Apr 2011 3:47pm

@Rick: hey, this is in Sarajevo ;) all is possible over there ;) but first of all - very bad cursing ;)

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

Wow......two HAPPY people Mariana.......
I think they are going to there wives ;-DDD

5 Apr 2011 4:03pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Hi, Mariana. You're a really great street photographer. I like how you create a plausible story in just two pictures.
Have a nice day,

5 Apr 2011 4:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture...these guys look a little unsettled!

5 Apr 2011 4:12pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent images and very clever & funnh title

5 Apr 2011 4:14pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The light quality is excellent

5 Apr 2011 4:24pm

Matrixity from Charleston, United States

Wow! Humanity at its finest. It looks like life has worn them down. Great capture of that emotion.

5 Apr 2011 5:08pm

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice street snap. I love the contrast betweet these 2 caracters. Great job!

5 Apr 2011 5:23pm

ghetu from Mumbai, India

asterix and obelisk i presume

5 Apr 2011 5:35pm

farzaneh from tehran, Iran

really I love your sensitive observations of life!! fantastic!!!!

5 Apr 2011 5:35pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love these sequences that a produce a story. Great work.

5 Apr 2011 6:07pm

Emmeji from France

J'aime beaucoup cette lecture de ta photo :)

5 Apr 2011 6:16pm

philippe from moselle, France

Ces deux là ils nous préparent un mauvais coup, je crois :o) !!!

5 Apr 2011 6:50pm

Carina M. I. Soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

excellent moment captured!

5 Apr 2011 7:39pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Peoples lives are etched on their face's. I wonder what the private investigator wants :0
Excellent street life shot.

5 Apr 2011 8:01pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful expressions captured. Terrific street photography!

5 Apr 2011 8:13pm

Itziar from Bilbao, Spain

the man behind looks like a gangster. GREAT!

5 Apr 2011 8:30pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buen seguimiento ,muy detallista.

5 Apr 2011 8:45pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


5 Apr 2011 8:46pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un moment superbement saisit, bravo

5 Apr 2011 8:51pm

I know that you know me from Bahrain

That face tells a stroyy. Very deep one. This photo touced mee. :)

5 Apr 2011 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

the Godfather and his body guard

5 Apr 2011 9:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very clever set of shots. Very well done.

5 Apr 2011 9:46pm

François Jouve from Grasse, France

Funny ! What a face...

5 Apr 2011 9:48pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Hahaha funny shot! A stalker on his back....clever composition! Great capture! =)

5 Apr 2011 11:16pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I'm just curious about what was said.

6 Apr 2011 2:01am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Ha ha :) Wonderful set of images !

6 Apr 2011 2:49am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A cute caption for this great composition. Those expressions are stellar and you've captured them well.

6 Apr 2011 3:03am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great street capture. I like the difference between the 2 men, each from different worlds.

6 Apr 2011 3:16am

@Don Levesque: thanks Don ;)

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic, unbelievable expressions, I love the story in the two photos, they are like a movie. The man in black is even wearing black leather gloves.

6 Apr 2011 9:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Haha ! Like a TV drama.

6 Apr 2011 1:24pm

@Hiro: would you be able to take shots like these ? would you noticed them if you were I ? would you be fast enough to shot twice in a second, or even faster .... ???

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

Bien saisi!

7 Apr 2011 7:52am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great street capture...wonderful that you captured these 2 images to tell a story.

7 Apr 2011 11:36am

@Trina: thank you Trina ;)

Twojays from Emigrant, United States

Intriguing duo of photos. The guy in the front looks like an ostrich, dear soul, like the foil of the classic paintings of masters. The man behind, very handsome, in contrast. Together, quite a contra pose. Yes, I agree with above comment: looks like a scene in a mystery where they communicate almost imperceptibly. "You want it when!?"....

7 Apr 2011 3:23pm

@Twojays: Thanks a lot for your visit and comments. Much appreciated :)

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Nice. I like. is a spy scene

7 Apr 2011 4:45pm

@Oscar: not really a spy scene .. it is more about closeness those two while waiting to cross the street . man with hat was too close to other man's ears , probably was breathing straight into his ears :) I would be irritated too, and react the same way as this first man ;)

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

C'est amusant de voir ces deux images , on comprend mieux les attitudes

7 Apr 2011 8:25pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Like a walk in NY with Paul Auster. Great capture nad thought.

8 Apr 2011 6:24am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

lol.. now this made me laugh.. great shot! :)

11 Apr 2011 1:54pm

1/320 second
ISO 400
190 mm