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Does not Have Enough Money

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"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

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great black and white. love the lighting and the ferris wheel (?) in the background

4 Jun 2011 5:07am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

The black and white dramatizes this country fair. An other great street shot.
Good week end.

4 Jun 2011 5:55am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Whoops, not enough money for the whole family to get on the rides? Nice night-shot in black and white.
Do I see some embarrassed grins? :-)

4 Jun 2011 5:56am

@DULCIE: that is right, Dulcie , but beside this grins each face has a very impressive expression that attracted me the most ! just see these poor kids and their faces, their worries if daddy is going to pay or not, if they are going to enjoy themselves in Luna-park, or not ... I do not know , I feel this scene so deeply, and nobody of these who commented this image so far noticed it ...

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe compo et iamge mangigique au guichet il faut payer génail

4 Jun 2011 5:58am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

B&W makes a strong image!

4 Jun 2011 6:16am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great storytelling shot. Good capture.

4 Jun 2011 6:22am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Oooooops! It's better than than after a large meal and then not having the cash.

4 Jun 2011 6:24am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

pass it on...
there is always enough to go around

4 Jun 2011 7:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

An awkward moment that does not take away all the fun of the fair!

4 Jun 2011 7:47am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent street scene!

4 Jun 2011 7:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Jun 2011 8:00am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

There must remain a little in his pocket :)) Nice B & W superbly contrasted. Mariana nice day.

4 Jun 2011 8:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Can happen at all levels - I just misread a sign of $2.5 billion and wrote about it being $1.5. Happens !

4 Jun 2011 8:46am

skarlet from kerman, Iran

great composition of black and white!

4 Jun 2011 9:20am

Thomas from Paris, France

Great B&W composition. Enjoy your WE

4 Jun 2011 10:32am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

All photos in ¬ are fantastics, you're the best

4 Jun 2011 10:41am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There seems to be a great sense of anticipation on their faces! A beautiful B&W nighttime shot Mariana! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 12:41pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice composition. "Hold on I've got some more $$$ in this pocket".

4 Jun 2011 12:50pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Look at the faces of the kids Mariana!!!! Very impressive.....and did pay there dad for the tickets ???

4 Jun 2011 1:10pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The little girl's looking a bit anxious, and he's looking a bit ashamed of himself. Hoping he was able to find a bit of extra cash in his pockets.

4 Jun 2011 1:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great B&W shot. Nice capture of expressions. It is so painful. Hope he found some extra cash and the children enjoyed the Luna-park.
Love it, Mariana. :)

4 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful street scene, Well captured Mariana!

4 Jun 2011 1:51pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture !

4 Jun 2011 1:57pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Very nicely observed and captured,love so much for these facial expressions and also beautiful B&W tones as usual!

4 Jun 2011 3:13pm

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Very nice compo and formidable lighting - a great street scene

4 Jun 2011 3:19pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I have been a time to look at this picture but.
I've seen better from you Mariana, sorry I give my honest opinion

4 Jun 2011 3:21pm

@Willem: Too bad Willem you do not get this image . It is one of my dearest images [to me of course ] . It is just screaming with emotions .... ;)

Photodotmis from Sennan, Sweden

Thank's for comment...Maria

4 Jun 2011 3:53pm

@Photodotmis: there is another way to reply and thank to those who are commenting on your image . try to figure it out !

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great moment captured !

4 Jun 2011 4:02pm

69mil from On the road, Argentina

I think it was, for that childrens, your lucky day, a very fun day
Great title for your catch, so deep ..
Very good day

4 Jun 2011 4:22pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

can't help to notice the anticipation on the kid's father sometimes took us on such trips, i know he worked hard for that...he must have felt the same...great catch...have a nice day/evening!...

4 Jun 2011 4:53pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Oh oh... the two youngest children look concerned, and it is a story unfolding in this moment that makes me hope they were able to sort this out so the kids could have fun... maybe the father should sacrifice his admission so that for sure his family can get in. The patient and pleasant expression on the woman in the booth is a softer balance for the rest of these emotions. A wonderful story-telling image with great framing.

4 Jun 2011 5:12pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

i like your street scene ,life scene ! great b&w tones !
kiss !

4 Jun 2011 6:31pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yah I saw the little girl's face and the fellow who looked really upset and the teller in the booth who is smiling (weird) and other expressions and I can relate to this poor guy...I do not understand some cooments, either....I see this image as an emotinal piece and expertly done....but lately i have seen some comments (not on your blog so much) that are obviously coming from people who want to only regard the image as a technical piece with no emotion. Strange, for if we focus on technical "rules" only, we may as well all be building a brick outhouse.

4 Jun 2011 6:43pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny . I should stop being surprised on some comments :) We are all different, with different understanding of things, of images we post daily on Am3 .

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh yes, the little girl's face tells the entire story. She is looking at mom expectantly hoping they get to go on the rides but worried they wont be able to. A touching image of tough economic times and what it means to real people. I think that politicians, here at least, sometimes don't understand or don't care except for how it might help them get elected.

4 Jun 2011 6:46pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

How I like your real street scene!

4 Jun 2011 6:47pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

excellent scène , great angle and B/W !!!

4 Jun 2011 7:07pm

philippe from moselle, France

la fête foraine une institution universelle qui fait la joie de petits et grands dans le monde entier, excellent Mariana...

4 Jun 2011 7:13pm

STEED from D, France

Keep smile in all circumstances !!!! Superb scene and superb B/W....

4 Jun 2011 7:53pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Pay with VISA :) Superb B&W.

4 Jun 2011 8:10pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

the kind of moment we all know :)

4 Jun 2011 10:32pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very cool composition. Poor guy but I think he was played by the saleslady, shes smiling! =)) Nice B&W!

5 Jun 2011 12:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli N&B ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

5 Jun 2011 9:26am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

National Geographic quality.

5 Jun 2011 6:54pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Been there before.

6 Jun 2011 1:27am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Every one is smiling...out of embarrassment?

6 Jun 2011 5:56am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Oh I so hope they got in and the children weren't disappointed. Tough times for families

6 Jun 2011 4:01pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Un grand moment de solitude avec des témoins qui attendent

11 Jun 2011 9:24am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Good night shot with a deep black and white. Well done.
Have a nice day.

11 Jun 2011 10:30am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/8 second
ISO 200
6 mm