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Blind Man and Guide Dog

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1250 second F/4.5 ISO 80 11 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

sunstonemaria from California, United States

great great image!! wonderful quality processing!!!

8 May 2011 6:03am

BLISTR from Edmonton, Canada

This image tells a story; a vast "urban emptiness" that distances the viewer from the people. i really like this a lot.

8 May 2011 6:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition..zebra crossing & background wall create interesting image..great.

8 May 2011 6:43am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love the effect you got here. Well done.

8 May 2011 6:46am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Intense was my immediate reaction. Superb as always Mariana

8 May 2011 6:48am

@Richard: thanks Richard !

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

I love all the shadows

8 May 2011 6:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine example of your instinct for detecting the potential in an image and of your ability in extracting the most from it. Powerful work.

8 May 2011 6:59am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The composition is compelling in this is the wonderful texture of street and wall.
I love the deep black silhouettes and strong shadows.

8 May 2011 7:05am

larans from Lund, Sweden

There is a story told in this picture and it´s a great photography by its compo and light. 5*!

8 May 2011 7:17am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Strong visual impact with this light and its treatment. Beautiful work.

8 May 2011 7:21am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli cadrage ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

8 May 2011 7:29am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

I really love the geonetry and and the motifs of the photo. Beautiful!

8 May 2011 7:59am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the location, the wall, the hi contrast and the slice of light at the ground

8 May 2011 8:02am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent treatment of light!

8 May 2011 8:05am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

I am here impressed by the construction of the picture,the lines on the road and the graphism of the building surrouding the people.The strong contrasts lets these ones and their shadows appearing as black silhouettes,that enhances the graphic effect,and I like this very much.

8 May 2011 8:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much this type of subject. The composition is excellent as well as the black and the white, not too strong

8 May 2011 8:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the patterns.

8 May 2011 9:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse compo et iamge quel effet ce blanc et ce noir le contraste, superbe, bravo
Belle journée

8 May 2011 9:49am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

This dark atmosphere is highly appropriate to the title. I like it.

8 May 2011 10:10am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great texture of street and wall, also great shadows in this nice picture

8 May 2011 10:15am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I'm impressed!
Would have leave a comment like the Pascale's one.
Have a good sunday!

8 May 2011 10:29am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The composition,textures and lines in this shot realy fit together Mariana!!! This is one of your best shots i've seen from you!! Perfect!

8 May 2011 10:50am

ORBIT from Iran

like the details. :)

8 May 2011 11:11am

Pat from Paris, France

Toujours beaucoup de densité, sombre, où l'humain semble irrémédiablement seul. J'aime !

8 May 2011 11:13am

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning shot. You are really special, Mariana. Love the picture and your message here. :)

8 May 2011 11:49am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

J'aime beaucoup cette photo avec les différentes textures et motifs géométriques. Cela donne un ensemble extrêmement graphique alors qu'il s'agit d'un banal passage piéton. Bravo.

8 May 2011 12:03pm

gobou from Bamako, Mali

Une compo de pure beauté dans laquelle tout est superbe, notamment la diagonale et le NB - bravo

8 May 2011 1:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful repetitive patterns in this shot Mariana! It seems to emphasize the blind man's plight! Well seen and catptured! ;-)

8 May 2011 1:59pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Nicely composed. Very dramatic although a little dark for my taste.

8 May 2011 2:31pm

vahid from hamedan, Iran

nice job. i like it

8 May 2011 2:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic composition, with a great prespective, very good mary

8 May 2011 3:03pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

The treatment and graphisme are splendid

8 May 2011 3:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a wonderfully composed image. The crosswalk stripes make such a strong element. The dog must be such a comfort to the man.

8 May 2011 3:29pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the texture.

8 May 2011 3:38pm

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice composition. I love the graphisme of the picture. Congrats ;)

8 May 2011 4:13pm

UweB from SH, Germany

Very strong image!

8 May 2011 4:15pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

This is a wonderful image. Unlike what some above have said, I don't believe it tells a story, rather it compels one to imagine a story. One of the reasons I enjoy your images is that they leave you wanting more information. The giant chain-link pattern on the wall is extraordinary.

8 May 2011 4:16pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful graphic image. Terrific framing. Great eye!

8 May 2011 4:20pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Everyone sees its image. The mood is the main point of this picture for me.

8 May 2011 4:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very interesting shadows. and, of course, the ever-present cell phone (or is it an iPhone?)

8 May 2011 4:47pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Excellent lines - this is a photo that could only work in B&W.

8 May 2011 4:52pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Enjoy your work as ever!

8 May 2011 5:46pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

excellente photo.

8 May 2011 5:50pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great composition. The huge wall with it's chain link fence looking motif & the lines on the street contrasting with the rather small scale of the people gives the whole image a monolithic feel to me.

8 May 2011 7:48pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Powerful imagery, and all of this geometric scale makes this man's challenge are the more real, and also the value of his precious canine friend and assistant.

8 May 2011 8:15pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Amazing light, shadows and patterns, the huge wall gives the feeling of the huge task ahead for the blind man to cross the road, with no help from the man against the wall and then there is a shaft of light almost pointing the way. Fantastic

8 May 2011 8:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 May 2011 8:51pm

Bhavin from Mississauga, Canada

The black and white here is powerful! Amazing.

8 May 2011 8:52pm

efenavarro from Granada, Spain

En español: Buena luz, buen blancoynegro en una foto excelente.

8 May 2011 9:20pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

superb composition so full of line and shadow!

9 May 2011 10:01am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the texture of the building anf the lines in the foreground.

9 May 2011 10:16am

guillaume from Paris, France

Superb !!! texture is amazing !!

9 May 2011 2:50pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Nice geometric patterns...

9 May 2011 5:46pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Le graphisme du mur nous donne un joli décor

9 May 2011 6:06pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Nice compo

9 May 2011 9:15pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is so moody. Love it.

10 May 2011 4:03pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Fantastic composition here. The lines, the patterns are superb!

11 May 2011 1:20pm

Lila from Leipzig, Germany

very good scene captured.
the pattern and lines make it special!

12 May 2011 10:15am

Xavi Dom Buendia from Lewes, United Kingdom

this is so beautiful, very interesting work!

12 May 2011 11:15pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is really good!

13 May 2011 3:58pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

graphic and contrasts, very good.

14 May 2011 10:52am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique noir et blanc.

19 May 2011 6:36pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great composition again, with the lines of the street and of the building. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.

21 May 2011 9:49am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 80
11 mm