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Woman and Beauty

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 75 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat reflection of the elegant older woman in the window. The younger smoking women seem to be interested in your photography.

6 May 2011 5:42am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

awesome composition and light splendid b/w

6 May 2011 5:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

6 May 2011 6:01am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Three faces of womanhood, beautifully taken, with great composition. Bravo ! Annierita

6 May 2011 6:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Well done! These three beauties are very beautiful. Magnificent framing. Nice day.

6 May 2011 6:12am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

" La femme est la beauté de l'homme "
Excellente photo !!

6 May 2011 6:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

6 May 2011 6:20am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very well composed, with this older woman in the reflection adding a nice layer to the other three female images. We cannot forget the woman behind the camera, either! :)

6 May 2011 6:29am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very clever picture.
The look of this undeterminated aged woman makes the difference in this world of common modern beauty codes.

6 May 2011 6:34am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

The Woman, it is always the beauty ! Nice and pleasant scene , Phil

6 May 2011 6:44am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

of course women and beauty are things you have always to consider together in any ways! and what to call beauty or not is a very subjective perception! this photo is a "beauty"! ;-)
have a nice day and great moments for capturing!

6 May 2011 6:56am

STEED from D, France

Woman is Beauty.....

6 May 2011 7:08am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe photo ,deux monde s'oppose ,la classe disons le commun!!
beau travail marianna!

6 May 2011 7:10am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

...but Smoking kills beauty...nicely spotted.

6 May 2011 8:41am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this B&W shot

6 May 2011 9:05am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Women ...and beauty, if I am not wrong, Mariana!

6 May 2011 9:08am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle construction d'image !!
toutes ces femmes qui se renvoient leur image ...

6 May 2011 9:46am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Cool street picture!! Well seen and done!
Have a nice day.

6 May 2011 10:13am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like the layers of feminine portraits here, nicely seen.

6 May 2011 10:30am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I have always thought that woman and beauty is two sides of the same thing. I hope you will have a beautiful weekend.

6 May 2011 10:36am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Here in Japan they show American or European models with light hair and skin which doesn't match the women who buy it. The ladies here usually have such nice skin and hair but some try to copy and become something they're not.

6 May 2011 11:03am

ClickFlicks Photography from Toronto, Canada

this is so unique...two women sitting at the corner, ...and is that a reflection of the lady in the mirror? wow,...u definitely captured the details...

6 May 2011 11:07am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Well seen, cool shot!

6 May 2011 11:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen and great shot. Best of all is the reflection (of the woman walking) between the poster and the women on the step.

6 May 2011 11:32am

Rayak from Paris, France

Beautiful in three respects! The b&w is superb.

6 May 2011 11:35am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

En réel, en reflet, en affiche, elles sont à l'honneur dans ce coin là ! Bonne journée Mariana

6 May 2011 11:42am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Love this, the reflection of the older lady is fantastic, so many interpretations I can think of, the comments do and will make interesting reading

6 May 2011 11:45am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love how you framed this showing made up beauty (the poster) and real beauty (the ladies).
Well done Mariana!

6 May 2011 12:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cool shot, beauty in three sizes.

6 May 2011 12:45pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Stunning shot and beautiful b&w! This is really beautiful

6 May 2011 12:46pm

Avedon from Toronto, Canada

nice capture!

6 May 2011 12:51pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I know that you, at least sometimes, just put a title there because you have to. If not this time and anyway, I´m thinking of who is the woman? The lady in reflexion or ...? I like this photo, well seen and captured. The different directions of their eyes, the girls and the model, makes it interesting in it´s composition.
Have a nice weekend, Mariana!

6 May 2011 1:10pm

@larans: thanks Larans . As for title I put what I see and feel in a picture, does not matter who is understand it or not . It is very personal thing !

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Jolie composition. Une lecture sur trois dimensions qui questionne et soumet la trame d'un croisement, d'une histoire en palier à écrire. J'aime beaucoup.

6 May 2011 1:19pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Nicely observed and captured street scene. Lots to look at and all in balance.

6 May 2011 1:26pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Very nice scene, I especially like the reflection in the window.

6 May 2011 1:35pm

Phil Morris from Canada

A great shot, wonderful.

6 May 2011 1:46pm

noel from Paris, France

Great capture Marianna of these beauties and the picture in B&W have a great tones

6 May 2011 2:22pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great composition with the 4 women in it - very clever capture

6 May 2011 2:35pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Beautiful girls, great BW and above all, beautiful photography.

6 May 2011 2:36pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Preciosa imagen con un gran B&N.Buen trabajo Mariana.

6 May 2011 2:49pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Que des dame, superbe compo et iamge, fantastique ce reflet ces attitudes

6 May 2011 3:00pm

Irene from France

Beautiful observation and B&W

6 May 2011 3:10pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

This is a game in which only women can play. Very well done, Mariana.

6 May 2011 3:48pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

fine W&B and fine composition with three aspects of the woman.

6 May 2011 4:45pm

Emmeji from France

Très joli cadrage !

6 May 2011 4:53pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A nice street picture, well seen and photographed

6 May 2011 5:42pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

wherever we put our eyes,we can see beauty on your picture.The 2 sat women,this one in the reflection,and the picture iin the shop window,but also in the composition of your picture,its light and its quality.Life ,beauty,and the perfect moment,this is excellent.

6 May 2011 5:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

apparently the two always go hand in hand, as in this scene! though what is beauty? is it really "in the eye of the beholder"? or is there more behind it, something we don't readily see?!? cheers, m., and have a nice and productive weekend!

6 May 2011 6:39pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Three levels in your photo and the back of the elder lady is the most interesting. Beautiful!

6 May 2011 6:47pm

@Loukas: you mean reflection for sure :) thanks Loukas !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

as always a beautiful black and white image,
Your the girl are you advertising?
will look a lot, kiss pablo

6 May 2011 7:14pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The photo fits the title Mariana!! Also the reflexion in the window is great!!! Have a nice weekend ;-)

6 May 2011 7:14pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

The reflection makes this such a wonderful photo. As they watch the woman in the flowered dress I can just hear them saying "OMG can you imagine looking like her?" Meanwhile they dream of looking like the model in the shop window. Who knows in 40 years they'll probably end up being the ones wearing flowered dresses.

6 May 2011 7:21pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very interesting the diagonal that you have created among the seated girls and the photograph. Very nice effect.

6 May 2011 7:28pm

Florence from Paris, France

i've seen you photo before your title and... I say to myself... woman, woman, woman. I was not wrong (as far as the tile is concerned). I'm... very observant. ;-)))))

6 May 2011 7:37pm

@Florence: Sure, you are :) You would not be such a great photographer if you are not very observant !!!

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

This photograph has got something...Most likely these three expressive glances...

6 May 2011 7:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice capture, I especially like the detailed reflection of the woman walking.

6 May 2011 7:55pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Une jolie brochette féminine.

6 May 2011 8:06pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

J'aime bien la femme que l'on devine dans le reflet avec son sac à main

6 May 2011 8:22pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

that details and interesting things to read this photo, mariana!
five stars for it!

6 May 2011 8:25pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

Thinking about women and beauty Peter Ustinov's words come to my mind : Most women don't know what they want but they are absolutely determined to get it ! ;-)

6 May 2011 9:01pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Maybe the women sitting there are waiting to go in to be 'Beautified' This is a great street scene.

6 May 2011 9:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Three different takes on women! A wonderful masterpiece Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

6 May 2011 9:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You've taken advantage of the reflections in the windows which shows us what's going on "outside" the frame. I have a taste for sushi now. :-)

6 May 2011 10:50pm

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

as I am jealous I often say: the future obese ones (I joke ) , great composition Mariana .

7 May 2011 12:41am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Your eye and unique compositions just never fail to amaze and delight me...I especially like the gal on the left - she has an interesting look on her face ;-)

7 May 2011 2:45am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Wonderful candid capture, nice title !

7 May 2011 3:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition and a lovely title. Nice capture of three beautiful women. Love it. :)

7 May 2011 4:56am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent streetphoto!

7 May 2011 7:26am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition! i really like the way included all the elements in this shot - they all work very well and make for a superb street scene!

7 May 2011 10:20am

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Nice street image.

7 May 2011 10:21am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A cool compo, but she has seen you :-)

7 May 2011 11:26am

@RORO: maybe, maybe not ... she is not looking at me :)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

I like this :)

7 May 2011 12:34pm

Syber76 from le Havre, France

Very well composed,nice reflection.

7 May 2011 2:07pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Trois plans et trois scène , c'est bien vu comme composition , bravo

7 May 2011 5:59pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

great compo especially with the reflection of that woman in the window of the store

7 May 2011 6:18pm

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

great urban shot, nice composition, reflection of another lady in the glass is my favorite part in this shot!

7 May 2011 8:11pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


8 May 2011 9:19am

Marcie from Newton, United States

A perfect scene. Such wonderful juxtapositions here. Terrific!

8 May 2011 4:21pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

an excellent image of the the many 'faces' of woman...her image, face, body and reality!

9 May 2011 9:59am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

three beautiful girls! I like this monochrome

9 May 2011 7:43pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

that's original composition for sure! great eye ;)

14 May 2011 10:54am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique scène, comme toujours.

15 May 2011 9:04pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
75 mm