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129.9 - GasBuddy

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 27 May 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Recent Regular Gas Price

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 400 230 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

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Wow! what a find. Love it in color. Very effective.

27 May 2011 5:29am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Looks like Jesus Christ !!!!! Mariana is a scoop :)) Extra portrait. Nice day.

27 May 2011 5:29am

gobou from Bamako, Mali

Very strong portrait - the bokeh is perfect

27 May 2011 5:43am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

terrific portrait, great!!!

27 May 2011 5:47am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I thought He was dead on a cross !!?? Wonderful portrait ! Phil

27 May 2011 5:50am

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 May 2011 6:14am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Ah euh, hem, and in B&W? ;-))

27 May 2011 6:21am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

il doit faire peur aux enfants ....
un portrait térrifiant que tu nous livre là!!!

27 May 2011 7:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jésus, le retour ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

27 May 2011 7:09am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

you perfectly caught his missing teeth....great portrait.

27 May 2011 7:54am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Intersting character you captured. Nice photo.

27 May 2011 7:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Is he a very small man or is that an enormous pill bottle in the background :)

27 May 2011 8:04am

@grouser: he is very tall and slim ! thanks !

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great expression to capture, he looks homeless to me, is he?

27 May 2011 8:12am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great portrait, he certainly looks as if he has dropped in from another century, perhaps from the future when there will be no gas!

27 May 2011 8:52am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Life is hard. Nicely captured.

27 May 2011 9:07am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great portrait, nice in color

27 May 2011 9:15am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Another very beautiful shoot, Mariana. The glance of this man... ! Did you speak to each other after you took the photo ?

27 May 2011 10:15am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Another wonderful street portrait Mariana! Well done! ;-)

27 May 2011 11:41am

Val37 from Tours, France

A strong and hard portrait !

27 May 2011 12:19pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great street portrait - hard times for many.

27 May 2011 12:31pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Very strong candid shot. Well done.

27 May 2011 12:56pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent portrait... What an expression ! Enjoy the upcoming weekend :)

27 May 2011 1:53pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gas prices are criminal, but this portrait is amazing because once again you have found and shared a memorable person. He looks thin and hungry to me. I hope he isn't living too hard a life. Thanks for sharing your intuitive talents, Mariana.

27 May 2011 2:01pm

@Rick: actually I was not focused here on a portrait itself, but his expression, rather surprised one , and wanted to connect it with gas price... maybe my face expression was the same as his ... 129. 9 is too much ... this morning over 130 for sure :) thanks Rick !

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture, I have been doing quite a bit of cycling of late and would be doing more it the weather was dry.

27 May 2011 2:04pm

@Ralph Jones: with these prices of gas , I think more and more people would start cycling ! thx Ralph !

Mhelene from Paris, France

Impressiv capture !

27 May 2011 2:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a man who seems to come from another time!
well seen!

27 May 2011 2:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Ha... looking at it after your reply, it is a good connection between his expression and that disgusting price! My youngest brother managed a gas station in B.C. for a few years, and he said it is a total game. Like we all have bottomless wallets.

27 May 2011 2:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cool quel look super ce cheveux ce visage quelle attitude

27 May 2011 3:38pm

Mathew D'sa from Goa, India

Great picture. The expression is captured beautifully.

27 May 2011 3:58pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Quel portrait !

27 May 2011 5:16pm

@Chriss: just a street scene, a surprised face when seeing the gas price :) my portraits are different :) thanks !

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Nice colours. Lovely expression. Excellent. :)

27 May 2011 5:17pm

@Sam: thx Sam !

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Intense visual effect!

27 May 2011 5:21pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I suppose photos are very subjective, but what I see is a man who has led a rough life. I would think gas prices were somewhat low on his list of worries, but I don't really know.

27 May 2011 5:22pm

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

Very impressive capture !!

27 May 2011 6:04pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful expression you caught, Mariana - a superb portrait of this man!

27 May 2011 6:20pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That's a great happy face, nice portrait.
Gas/fuel/petrol prices - you should coco!
You should see the price over here (i'm walking and cycling more).

27 May 2011 6:28pm

@Curly: thanks Curly !

philippe from moselle, France

un visage en souffrance, mais pour quel motif, lui seul doit le savoir !!!
un portrait qui marque c'est sur ....

27 May 2011 6:40pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, so young to be out on the streets looking so needy!!
Gas for 129.9? I'm coming to Canada to fill up the tank !! ;-)

27 May 2011 7:07pm

@DULCIE: per liter, not a gallon :) I think you are still cheaper over there ;)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

In a word - Vivid personality!

27 May 2011 8:52pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

He's suprised Mariana and that gives the extra to this shot!!! Wonderful work and the oil and gas price is much and much to high everywhere on the world...

27 May 2011 9:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those high prices don't seem to bother him. An excellent portrait of this fellow.

27 May 2011 9:15pm

philippe from Arbois, France

Jesus ! sorry Mariana, it's beautiful picture....... I like, nice portrait.

27 May 2011 9:59pm

Kala from United States

A powerful portrait!

27 May 2011 10:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine portrait. very nice selective focus

27 May 2011 10:43pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Nice street portrait.

27 May 2011 11:57pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

A very strong expressive portrait Mariana! Splendid focus and depth of field! two thumbs up and 5*!!! happy weekend!

28 May 2011 12:34am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

very expensive gas!

28 May 2011 5:53am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderfully expressive. Excellent!

28 May 2011 8:51pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a street portrait! I think it's clever to use the colours here.
Have a nice day.

1 Jun 2011 7:45pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

he looks like katy perry's hubby.. :)

6 Jun 2011 4:02am

1/400 second
ISO 400
230 mm