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I'm Calling You

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 80 15 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

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

If he calls the characters that are behind him he may cry for a long time:)) Well done and Mariana execellent as always with you. Nice day.

22 Jun 2011 5:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


22 Jun 2011 5:26am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique iamge ce personnage sur ce banc avec ce fond, superbe compo

22 Jun 2011 5:26am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting picture. Very nice.

22 Jun 2011 5:33am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Funny expression.

22 Jun 2011 5:45am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I think I'd ignore him he looks a little up-tight.

22 Jun 2011 5:48am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

I think rather than he is yawning : ))) but the effet is successful well ! And the title ot the film Bagdad Café, one of my favorites films ! Thanks !!

22 Jun 2011 6:24am

@Mijo: yes, one of my favorite songs too -"I am calling you" ; did not watch the movie :) Thanks !

morgan from canyon Country, United States

what a yawn. i like the set up.

22 Jun 2011 6:26am

Anita from Bretagne, France

Bien vu et amusant clin d'oeil !

22 Jun 2011 6:34am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Isn't he watering ?

22 Jun 2011 6:43am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

bien capté en pleine démonstration de toute sa puissance!

22 Jun 2011 7:06am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


22 Jun 2011 7:11am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

B&W brings out power here

22 Jun 2011 7:34am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Ou il crie fort ou il baille d'ennui ! ... En tous cas bien vu ! Bonne journée Mariana

22 Jun 2011 8:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very nicely composed

22 Jun 2011 8:23am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice catch ! A nice B & W ! Well done !

22 Jun 2011 8:29am

Frida from Sweden

Nice capture, I wonder what he's doing ;-)

22 Jun 2011 8:32am

@Frida: I think he got tired of browsing websites for searching for single woman, and he simply went out, sit here and calling for a woman he wants to meet and have in his life .. ;))) It looks much simpler than sending messages and chatting on website ! Do you see any sense in my vision of this scene ?

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia


22 Jun 2011 8:40am

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

fatigué ce monsieur il baille semble-t-il ...devant tant de monde derrière lui !!!

22 Jun 2011 9:55am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

Your ability to capture people in everyday life as it is is remarkable. A excellent candid shot !!

22 Jun 2011 11:00am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una buena expresión,como siempre un procesado impecable.Saludos Mariana.

22 Jun 2011 12:08pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Pourquoi s'égosille-t-il ainsi ?

22 Jun 2011 12:23pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love those paper-doll-like cutouts. Wonderful image!

22 Jun 2011 12:36pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely composed, photographed at the right time and as always a nice black / white processing

22 Jun 2011 12:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL.....I love your interpretation to Frida! Kind of a primal call of nature! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

22 Jun 2011 12:48pm

@Eric Cousineau: interesting how we all see and feel things differently, Eric ! To me it is rather real situation I explain to Frida, and like this it's very sad to me :) Regards !

Ken from United States

Sweet composition. Very good!

22 Jun 2011 1:14pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Hahhaa--I love it! He doesn't need Facebook, Twitter, or any of the electronic sights shown behind him. He's old school.

22 Jun 2011 1:17pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Slow news day! Great candid capture.

22 Jun 2011 1:17pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

i read your explanation on that theme a few posts before! yeah a possibility, and it is much cheaper than using different kinds of tecnical communication and ... you get directly an answer! ;-)
greath depth and strong sontrasts!

22 Jun 2011 1:30pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I like all of these details throughout the image that still can't detract from the focus on this open-mouthed man. I can easily view this in a way that feels sad, or somewhat desperate, as he could be lonely and frustrated with being that way. Looking at him from a perspective like that, his body language could seem tight and tense, that open mouth a roar of the metaphoric lion waiting for a mate. Another fantastic layer photo!

22 Jun 2011 1:36pm

@Rick: hey, I am right here to thank you for understanding of this image. sometimes after reading comments i wish to delete a certain image when see how my vision and feeling are something totally different than vision of viewers and their comments .

Z from Shanghai, China

there is some good sense of humor-:) the guy must not be aware of all the stuff behind him but as the 3rd party observer, we know it...Lol

22 Jun 2011 1:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I live in a big city and see so many people like this guy, and there are so many symbolic elements in this shot to reinforce your feeling for the image : that "downtown living" banner, the line of human figures behind him, and just how alone he looks there. It is amazing how differently people can see the same image, but we also have no way of knowing how much time is spent in really looking : I'm sure that varies as wildly as the reactions on a given day! Off to work for me - you have a great day, M.

22 Jun 2011 1:48pm

@Rick: thanks again, Rick . Do not work too hard :)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Excellent photo-hunting!

22 Jun 2011 2:24pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic juxtaposition of the man with the banner - excellent eye!

22 Jun 2011 2:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite a difference between the real and the imagined. The man on the bench, bored or lonely, hardly fits the city's view of an engaged and interested populace inhabiting this space. Wonderfully observed and captured as always.

22 Jun 2011 2:46pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great capture !

22 Jun 2011 3:57pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

bravo superbe expression, bien vu

22 Jun 2011 4:07pm

Thami from Morocco

La photo fait toujours la sourde oreille !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

22 Jun 2011 4:12pm

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

I think he said : I wanna kill you NO I'm calling you .

22 Jun 2011 4:16pm

@Ahmad: i was driving chance he could see me :) he he, funny !!!

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent shot. One image, so many different views and comments. Very interesting ... Well done :)

22 Jun 2011 4:56pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Funny photo, and good! He seems to belong to the background, like he is part of some kind of weird art installation. Nice capture.

22 Jun 2011 5:09pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

My reading here is boredom. What I find really great is the way of using the contrast in light here for the composition.

22 Jun 2011 6:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid capture of this man -- against a very interesting background, wonderful b/w.

22 Jun 2011 7:10pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Perfect timing

22 Jun 2011 7:41pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Apparently he tries to bring the images behind to life! Really nice

22 Jun 2011 7:49pm

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

Cool processing and shot!

22 Jun 2011 8:08pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Alone is alone and it is one of the most awefull things a human can hapen! People meed a mate to talk and sharing thoughts....... It 's a great find Mariana!!!

22 Jun 2011 8:12pm

STEED from D, France

Like the silhouettes as wings,back of the central Guy........Excellent picture,M'...

22 Jun 2011 8:29pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my gosh...I'm glad that his mouth is no where close to my ears..! Wow!

22 Jun 2011 8:31pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

It's a trap! The man is paralised by the special lights in front of him. He can't move no more, just scream.
Than he will slowly change into a lifeless character, and dissapear into the background! :-)

22 Jun 2011 8:40pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice mariana beautiful b/w

22 Jun 2011 9:15pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

hahaha looks like a continuation of the ST, and this one is SW! =)) nice capture!

22 Jun 2011 10:59pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

oh oh !

23 Jun 2011 7:58pm

Martin A. Mora from North Platte, United States

always a stark genious (sp) about your work, a trip into photographic realities of life, both happy and sad, Bravo,

24 Jun 2011 9:34pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Your b/w are impressive!!

25 Jun 2011 1:02pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it looks like he's screaming.. :D nice capture..

28 Jun 2011 2:45am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I like to think he is just yawning...but, then, you were there! ^_^

29 Jun 2011 1:09pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Again, you catched this scene at the right time! Wonderful and creative composition!
Have a nice day.

29 Jun 2011 2:02pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

I am late in visiting your blog, I neglected Aminus3 lately.
The Gentleman's screams trouble.
As always a nice snapshot.
I continue my visit .../...

9 Jul 2011 7:05am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
15 mm