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Smoker on a Bike

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"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

missparis from PARIS, France

Très sympa ce portrait

17 Apr 2011 5:57pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome portrait!

17 Apr 2011 5:59pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Love that bike!! :-) Wonderful portrait. specially the kind look in his face. He´s enjoying life...and biking!

17 Apr 2011 6:25pm

@larans: now you tell me what color is this bike ? he he thx Lar .

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I was wondering earlier, "where is Mariana today?", and then whammo : another amazing portrait and face! I love what you are doing with this processing, like yesterday's great face, which seems to take a gorgeous black and white into the realm of an artist using extra pens and inks to add layers of richness on top of richness. :)

17 Apr 2011 6:28pm

@Rick: hey Rick ! was not in mood this morning for Aminus3, for browsing and commenting this morning, for some very personal reasons ... will whisper it to you .. do not want anyone else to hear it ;)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm overwhelmed by the processing of this fantastic portrait. So hard, gritty, sharp with stunning contrast.
Just fabulous.!!!

17 Apr 2011 6:39pm

@Curly: thanks Curly ... These days i was in mood for processing portraits only , and interesting they are processed on the same way .. maybe a few days later I would not like this contrast !!! but these days so good for my mood ;)

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

A super bright, sharp portrait ! the contrast could not be better. And also the friendly expression on the man's face. Mariana this is ***** to me.

17 Apr 2011 7:22pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Fantastic portrait !!He looks at you, amused !!
Extraordinary work Mariana... The processing emphasizes very well the lines of the face and the textures of its clothes !! Bravo 5*!!

17 Apr 2011 7:38pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Really like the framing and capture of light in this portrait

17 Apr 2011 7:47pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic portrait. Super processing.

17 Apr 2011 7:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful eyes

17 Apr 2011 7:53pm

@john4jack: you mean my eyes for having such a beautiful portrait ? he he

Oscar from BCN, Spain

I like this eyes! Very beautiful!

17 Apr 2011 7:55pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Des yeux et un sourire qui font plaisir à voir !

17 Apr 2011 9:19pm

Leah Kay from Fort Collins, United States

i like this a lot! fantastic portrait. =)

17 Apr 2011 9:42pm

@Leah Kay: me too ;) thanks a lot ;)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Love this portrait; the smiling eyes, the fantastic detail of the skin and shirt,
the deep deep blacks. Lovely candid shot !!

17 Apr 2011 10:17pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This portrait is gorgeous, great expression of this man, the composition of the image, the processing is fantastic.
Would say the same for the previous images I'm only discovering tonight.

17 Apr 2011 10:18pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hey, lady M : I meant it like "where is Mariana's PHOTO for today" ;) ... not so much "where are you with your comment and visit?" These are incredible shots, and if I don't see one, I'm gonna miss it! Looking at this one again, it has a 3D depth on my screen.

17 Apr 2011 10:41pm

@Rick: I know ... I know what you mean . I did not reply it well :) I meant to say something else ... ;)

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

But that expression!

17 Apr 2011 11:22pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

nice photo, have a look of real pleasure.

17 Apr 2011 11:25pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent portrait! Nice lighting and details...

18 Apr 2011 2:09am

Brian S. Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

Beautiful work. The framing and processing is spectacular!

18 Apr 2011 3:20am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait

18 Apr 2011 7:07am

Journey Photographic from Australia

Such great engagement with the viewer, and I love his slightly ambiguous expression.

18 Apr 2011 12:50pm

delkoo from marguerittes, France

Beautifully crafted

18 Apr 2011 1:00pm

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

I love the composition and your processing Mariana!! This is realy a great portrait!

18 Apr 2011 4:59pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I would say black and white, at least in this photo! :-)

18 Apr 2011 6:28pm

@larans: and rusty a lot :) ha ha

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

B&W really suits this portrait. The gaze;not quie direct, is still full of interest ...love how the light hits the cigarette to highlight it:))

18 Apr 2011 11:27pm

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

wow wow - what an amazing amazing portrait, I know I keep repeating myself but this is just awesome, great framing and the black and white tones are perfect with the light coming in from the right of the shot!!

19 Apr 2011 8:19am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great :)

19 Apr 2011 4:22pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous processing

19 Apr 2011 6:57pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent lighting!

19 Apr 2011 8:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning portrait of this man.

20 Apr 2011 4:01am

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a portrait again! You succeed in catching the true expression of people. Really great!
Have a nice day.

24 Apr 2011 10:14am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Stunning. Love your work - total respect!

28 Apr 2011 6:49pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
F/4.0
ISO 80
13 mm

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