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Among the Pigeons

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 29 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 400 105 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

Mike from California, United States

I like the "simplicity" of the people against the "chaos" of the birds in this composition...

29 May 2011 5:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

29 May 2011 6:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Really beautiful movement. Focus on her face is spot on. Great shot.

29 May 2011 6:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Have been away for a couple of weeks - hence no comments ... nice one by the way

29 May 2011 6:11am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely portrait of this lady. This shot is so rich in that dark smooth inky black tone I love so much. Wonderful movement in the pigeons with their busy shapes and fluttering wings. Super !!

29 May 2011 6:16am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great processing into B&W/Sepia

29 May 2011 6:23am

Emmeji from France

Ils sont si proches qu'on pourrait les entendre roucouler ;)

29 May 2011 7:22am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

A very nice natural portrait of this lady! The pigeons are making it 'dynamic'. *****

29 May 2011 7:33am

click-it-right from Pune, India

wow .. like the composition and B&W give the royal touch !!

29 May 2011 7:44am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

A fantastic shot Mariana!! It's so peaceful and the look of the old woman fits perfect!! 5*'s from me LADY!! and have a nice Sunday ;-))

29 May 2011 7:55am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


29 May 2011 8:05am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very impressive this concentration of birds. I am not fanatical about pigeons but I like the intensity of your image

29 May 2011 8:06am

JCJ from Troyes, France

good job, in your recognizable style.

29 May 2011 8:09am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une trés belle photo digne du film les oiseaux d'alfred hitchock,sauf que là les pigeons sont inoffensifs.

29 May 2011 8:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Among the pigeons is always dramatic. This one is very special with these two ladies in the frame.
Great capture of expressions of this old lady. Love it. Great. :)

29 May 2011 8:29am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic light and framing, as always a great processing

29 May 2011 8:43am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful movment of pigeons and women !

29 May 2011 8:59am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Superbes tons sombres pour accompagner le bruissement des ailes qui remplit la composition. Well seen and very well done !
Kind regards

29 May 2011 9:04am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Impressive scenary and this composition is intriguing by the play of the two silhouettes of these women.
I love this tretment.

29 May 2011 9:25am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic capture !!

29 May 2011 9:48am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

This is artistic shot, soo the best. I ilke this photo. very nice mariana

29 May 2011 10:02am

gobou from Bamako, Mali

Amazing - a little masterpiece - bravo

29 May 2011 12:43pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic, Mariana - this is just superb!

29 May 2011 1:06pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel image dans ce col de pigeons superbe iamge quel compoa vec la dame quel effet

29 May 2011 2:23pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

The tone & texture of this photo is terrific. The women appear to be truly one with the birds.

29 May 2011 3:03pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I love all the movement of the pigeons and the calmness of the older lady, another superb B&W

29 May 2011 3:52pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Very successful frame with this meaning central figure.

29 May 2011 4:05pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

an arny of piegons

29 May 2011 4:15pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I like the darker tones, there is just enough detail.

29 May 2011 4:44pm

Thomas from Paris, France

Perfect timing and great processing. Have a fab Sunday !

29 May 2011 4:45pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful, Mariana.

29 May 2011 5:00pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe N&B, bravo, du grand art

29 May 2011 5:34pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

I like the capturing of the move. Is it in Canada?

29 May 2011 5:50pm

@Loukas: no, that is from Sarajevo . I added a tag here. Thx Loukas !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. i love the tones

29 May 2011 5:55pm

....peter from Moonbeam, Canada

I love it Mariana....the ladies seem to be doing their best not to be trapped by the flock.... great B&W composition....peter:)

29 May 2011 6:08pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

A very strong B&W tones...superb details!

29 May 2011 6:28pm

philippe from moselle, France

"Les pigeons" de Marina ;o) !!!

29 May 2011 8:07pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Afghanistan

Excellent capture. Superb tones!

29 May 2011 9:33pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An excellent shot, I like how you have managed to have old woman still amongst the moving birds.

29 May 2011 9:55pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent shot her face stands out in the picture. Totally still amongst the pigeons.

29 May 2011 10:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Completely surrounded, they are. Very good depths of black level and detail throughout, and another nice face, too.

29 May 2011 10:12pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

it is a good capture, Is there any reason to choose ISO 400 for that photo?

30 May 2011 4:36am

vaFA from tehran, Iran


30 May 2011 2:23pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Marvelous street shot. Very European. Love the babushka.

30 May 2011 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So many pigeons! I guess it's good they aren't meat eaters. From her expression, the lady seems pleased by the birds. A beautiful B&W.

31 May 2011 2:55am

STEED from D, France

The treatment "old picture"is a marvel here.....Superb !!

31 May 2011 8:06pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Really nice picture! 5*****

1 Jun 2011 12:16pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

NIce scene again. Love the attitude of the old woman, who didn't seem to be interested by the pigeons.
Have a nice day.

1 Jun 2011 7:50pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Love this photograph! Her looking lost in thought with the pigeons flying around. Beautifully exposed and processes and I think the composition is wonderful.

2 Jun 2011 3:50pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Belle scène de rues

2 Jun 2011 5:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

quelle magnifique photo !

4 Jun 2011 9:20pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

gramma looks like she grew wings! :)

6 Jun 2011 4:03am

1/400 second
ISO 400
105 mm