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Total Convenience


"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

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bien vu et joli graphisme

5 May 2011 5:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France


5 May 2011 5:36am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

graphic,excellently framed,and always with this touch of life that I like so much,with the man through the window.

5 May 2011 5:42am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Bravo pour ce cadrage, et l'instant est bien choisi avec cet homme à la fenêtre ! Bonne journée Mariana

5 May 2011 6:04am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

"Open 7 days a week : Mariana's total variety" ! :)) You are really showing some diverse talents with these shots, from stunning up-close portraits to glimpses of the Amish, and everything in between. Bravo to you for another wonderfully seen scene.

5 May 2011 6:25am

@Rick: ha ha .. that is so cool, Rick ;) mariana's variety! would you miss me if I move to some other foto-site ? I have been thinking of it these days .... will see ;)

David from Avranches, France

Great shot and beautiful tones.

5 May 2011 6:31am

@David: thanks :)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Love the straight lines and how they are contrasted by the tree and the plants in the window. Super!

5 May 2011 6:33am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une superbe composition ,avec un traitement qui rend cette photo intemporelle.bravo à toi!

5 May 2011 6:45am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Another fantastic description of life ! Marvellous ! Phil

5 May 2011 6:51am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Works very well, total coherence in this picture!

5 May 2011 6:51am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

The life is the convenience, a big error from the humans

5 May 2011 6:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice and great shot

5 May 2011 6:57am

STEED from D, France

I LOVE !!!!

5 May 2011 7:53am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

good choice to go with B&W

5 May 2011 8:26am

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Excellent compositon the two windows wall.

5 May 2011 8:49am

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Sorry must be on the wall.

5 May 2011 8:50am

guillaume from Paris, France

Superb compo !!

5 May 2011 9:09am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful scenery and processing!

5 May 2011 10:01am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Je n'ai pas osé en poster trop sur mon blog, mais j'apprécie tout particulièrement ces images montrant un personnage à sa fenêtre. Encore une très belle scène de ta part, Mariana.

5 May 2011 10:01am

@Marco Carbocci: thanks Marco .

Mhelene from Paris, France

Well seen ! A superb composition !

5 May 2011 10:05am

@Mhelene: thanks Mhelene !

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Wonderful composition ... Lovely ... :)

5 May 2011 10:14am

@Sam: thanks Sam .

Irene from L C, France

Great graphic compostion !

5 May 2011 10:18am

@Irene: thanks Irene !

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I wonder if the guy in the window is thinking of robbing the place or going down for a cheap bottle of wine?

5 May 2011 11:04am

@J.R.: no, just looking girls walking down the street ;) Thanks ;)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the framing - very compelling shot!

5 May 2011 11:07am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great composition...vertical lines add beauty..Lovely.

5 May 2011 11:15am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

So, he is never going to run out of supplies living above the shop, love the symmetry of those two plants, perfect B&W

5 May 2011 11:16am

@Christine: thanks Christine !

larans from Lund, Sweden

Well seen and captured. does it mean it´s a flat with modern conveniences of all sorts?

5 May 2011 11:31am

@larans: it means a miserable flat in downtown ;) thanks Larans !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love the bw process!
Well seen Mariana!

5 May 2011 12:10pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice B&W composition... and great post-processing of course ! Have a lovely day :)

5 May 2011 1:46pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Lovely graphism in this pic. Well done.

5 May 2011 1:51pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is so makes me smile. So much cool stuff to see: The guy, the "matching" windows, the lines, the signs..good heavens - I love this!

5 May 2011 1:55pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Fantastic. Witty. Cool. Lovely composition and tones.

5 May 2011 2:24pm

@Punit: thanks Punit ;)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great composition. The two plant pots say about the intent of bringing beauty to the place.

5 May 2011 3:32pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent composition - I like the symmetry at the upper part, the man, the title and the plants

5 May 2011 3:50pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nicely composed and interesting photo.

5 May 2011 5:01pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another classic.

5 May 2011 5:34pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Graphisme en y ajoutant un personnage, excellent

5 May 2011 5:36pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

superbe noir et blanc, j'aime vraiment beucoup !!!

5 May 2011 5:43pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

In a word, total convenience for overlooker...

5 May 2011 5:46pm

@Oleg: maybe this TOTAL Convenience is just irony ... It is not convenience at all to live in an apartment like these in downtown ...My friend used to live in one of them .. miserable, terrible, for the low of lowest level of people ....

ClickFlicks Photography from Toronto, Canada


the man at the window give it a go...--liked it.

5 May 2011 6:02pm

@ClickFlicks Photography: without seeing him I would not take this picture . what else would be interesting here ... ?/ many thanks ;)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great shot, love the b/w!

5 May 2011 7:01pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

vey nice mary, geat b/w, genial

5 May 2011 7:04pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo muy interesante con un procesado de lujo.Saludos Mariana.

5 May 2011 7:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hey, M : If you leave Aminus I will assume there are very good reasons for it, and will continue to check out your work wherever else you end up going. :)

5 May 2011 7:10pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands first thought was.....what is the chance that the flower falls on the mans head????????

Great find Mariana, you realy got a eye for this kind of situations......and thats a gift...

5 May 2011 7:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great mood in this, mariana! reminds me of a tennessee williams movie!

5 May 2011 8:12pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

and open 7 days a week! ;)
Cool. :D

5 May 2011 8:24pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Except for the obvious that the motive is very interesting, you have succeeded very well with the treatment. There is something special with the BW treatment and the light. The plants seem to glow. I like it very much.

5 May 2011 8:26pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage et le traitement que tu as appliqué à cette photo.
Vraiment bien joué !

5 May 2011 8:46pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Nice capture. At first sight, the plant above the man's head looks like fireworks.

5 May 2011 9:31pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great composition and capture.

5 May 2011 10:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I really like this composition with its solid horizontal line and those vertical ones too. Then the symmetrical window placement, the guy, and the sign all add up to one cool photo. I'll miss you if you leave the blog. :-(

5 May 2011 10:06pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A fun street shot...I like the matching spider plants inside the apartment !! :-)

5 May 2011 11:00pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Simply great, it could be a movie frame.

6 May 2011 12:27am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A cute capture. Now all he needs is a pulley next to the window so that he can pull up the items ordered from the convenience store below. The plants are thriving in the windows.

6 May 2011 2:30am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Excellent monochrome shot, love the composition !

6 May 2011 2:53am

Kala from United States

Fantastic tones and framing.

6 May 2011 4:50am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice composition with the large message in the first plan. Great!
have a nice day.

6 May 2011 10:02am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

It is total convenient!! open 7 days!

6 May 2011 10:39am

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Of course, kind irony. Thank you, MARIANA. I have understood all now.

6 May 2011 4:38pm

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7 May 2011 2:43am

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

What an idea of convenience! A man with a cap who is here 7 / 7 and a (full?) meat safe... A sort of paradise (I see the apple tree).

7 May 2011 1:16pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it sure is a convenient way to shoot someone's pic too.. ;D

10 May 2011 3:20am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very well seen!

13 May 2011 3:59pm