Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

A Man Young And Old

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 180 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

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Whatever our age, we still have more or less 17 years !
well done, Mariana...

23 Jun 2011 11:44am

@Christian Richer: that is right ;)

STEED from D, France

Lol !!!! A Man is a Man....

23 Jun 2011 11:47am

@STEED: good bum, ha ?

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Boys will be boys, men will continue being boys

23 Jun 2011 11:49am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Boys will be boys and most men will revert back to being a boys when they get the chance

23 Jun 2011 11:51am

Emmeji from France

He looks like somebody watching his youth going away...excuse my bad english :(

23 Jun 2011 11:58am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice clear picture

23 Jun 2011 12:00pm

@Willem: always clear pictures here, but this bum and tiny waist are more cool than a clear pic ;)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic Marianna :) Love the sense of fun.

23 Jun 2011 2:09pm

@Richard: sure :)

Z from Shanghai, China

very funny:-) and the dark brick background vs. the bright wall & window background is also a intersting point of view

23 Jun 2011 2:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A perfectly titled and beautifully truthful slice-of-life image! Just yesterday after work in a busy supermarket, I saw an elderly man in the check-out line beside mine taking a good long and loving look at the posterior of a curvy young woman ahead of him. I had to suppress a chuckle because of the hunger and memory in his eyes, and realized it will be me one day, trying to keep my gaze respectful but (like the man in your photo) lost in the delicious memories of younger days. Anyway, this is so well seen! Youthful hearts are all that matter, and no amount of trips around the Sun will change that.

23 Jun 2011 2:21pm

@Rick: You know what Rick ? I love to see when guys are staring at beautiful or sexy woman . That is very rare in my city ....that is why this moment I needed to capture, to reassure myself that in this city guys are interested in women but they are too polite or afraid to stare :)

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Funny....some things in life never change and this is one of them...boys will always be boys:) Nice capture of a timeless image, Mariana.

23 Jun 2011 2:35pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Gave me a huge smile. Good on him

23 Jun 2011 2:37pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Haha... I always admire beauty, and will do it eye to eye if given the chance (but in a way that says "you are beautiful" and not "I want something", if that makes sense?)... the women here tend to slide their eyes over just as we pass, and when you catch each other in a direct gaze it is always interesting and funny or just refreshingly honest! :-D

23 Jun 2011 2:42pm

@Rick: oh, what you are saying reminds me of Europe :)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha, excellent shot Mariana! Yes, he's certainly taking it all in. :-)

23 Jun 2011 2:49pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

This is doubtful an "American" scene (even if it's Canada). I like the two contrasts: the brick wall versus wooden one and the old man versus the young lady. Furthermore the light is splendid.
You have a good photographic eye my friend!


23 Jun 2011 2:54pm

@Longroute: thanks Donato ;)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

He's caught.

23 Jun 2011 3:15pm

@Ralph Jones: when I am out with camera I catch everything and everyone ;) interesting things of course :) thx Ralph !

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great title and excellent candid capture. Wonderful background scenery - and I like the little hedge in the foreground as well.

23 Jun 2011 3:19pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

That's an optimist guy, and this is cool !

23 Jun 2011 3:20pm

@Gérard Beullac: i would not say he is an optimist, but just love to look at nice stuff :)

morgan from canyon Country, United States

You captured it exactly.

23 Jun 2011 3:23pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

is very funny mariana, very good,

23 Jun 2011 3:23pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

*lol* i think therefor you man couldn`t get too old!!!!
great captured and i wonder, that he didn´t noticed you!

23 Jun 2011 3:25pm

@klausZ: i took this shot from a car in a last second ... green light was on already :) thx Klauz !

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great capture ! His only entertainement !

23 Jun 2011 3:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Great image, Mariana....AS I like to say "I may be old, but I'm not blind!"

23 Jun 2011 3:35pm

@Denny Jump Photo: corre3ct Denny :) ha ha

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Young in his mind anyway! A cool shot.

23 Jun 2011 3:35pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il la regarde à en perdre la vue ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

23 Jun 2011 3:44pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Interesting scene...but seems to me that man is just blind! Look at him black glasses and walking-stick.

23 Jun 2011 3:46pm

@Oleg: o, noooo .. these are sunglasses only ... look at his open mouth :))) i can feel saliva dripping down ... ha ha thx Oleg !

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Not very young the sir but always interested in the ladies apparently. Funny image

23 Jun 2011 3:59pm

Eric C. from France

He stayed young ... Well done !

23 Jun 2011 4:06pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Still has an active mind then !

23 Jun 2011 4:22pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic Mariana!!!! this is the proof that man are never to old to .............look at nice shapes ;-))))
I give one dollar for his d..ty mind ;-)))))

23 Jun 2011 4:27pm

@Richard: what about 5* for my capture ?? :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

you're never too old:)))

23 Jun 2011 4:28pm

@john4jack: me or you ?

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Personal i was thinking about 10 *'s and a spotlight it OK for you??

23 Jun 2011 4:45pm

@Richard: YES !!! ha ha but I wish to see your poem on Spotlight page :)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We never change we may get older, but we are always able to admire beauty. Nicely caught moment

23 Jun 2011 5:10pm

@Doug: thanks Doug !

Bruno F from France

A lovely and funny capture with the attitude of this old man !
Great !

23 Jun 2011 5:14pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What insightful Comments this has attracted ! Having read Rick's piece, I shall be more careful to disguise my behavior in the checkout queue, now ! A wonderful scene from Real Life.

23 Jun 2011 5:38pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice catch !

23 Jun 2011 5:53pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

I wonder what the old man was thinking ??? Well captured.

23 Jun 2011 6:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Despite what exhaulted age we reach we never lose our appreciation of a good looking woman! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

23 Jun 2011 6:18pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

We will or should always keep appreciation for beauty. Really direct image in its message.

23 Jun 2011 6:22pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

He may be old, but he's not blind! :)

23 Jun 2011 6:45pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

it's not a matter of age,nor a matter to be a man, this is just that everybogy like to look when this is beautiful. Anyway, this is very funny,and you had the excellent reflex to do the picture at the right moment.Excellent!

23 Jun 2011 7:11pm

Framed and Shot from Norway

Lovely situation - nicely captured :)

23 Jun 2011 7:36pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Excellent ! Il faut dire qu il a bon gout, quelle silhouette :)

23 Jun 2011 8:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture!

23 Jun 2011 8:06pm

Sérgio Pontes from Lisboa, Portugal

I'm sure he is think: "hum... if i was younger..."

Nice photo

23 Jun 2011 8:26pm

Frida from Sweden

Love this, one are never to old to look ;-)

23 Jun 2011 8:33pm

reza from kermanshah, Iran

very good
nice shot

23 Jun 2011 8:45pm

cajera from France

Excellent instantané de la vie de la rue

23 Jun 2011 8:59pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Great title. This is a wonderfully "human" story. So true, so wonderfully observed. :-)

23 Jun 2011 9:02pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 Jun 2011 9:03pm

Fábio Martins from Silves, Portugal

A good moment! Nice regist

23 Jun 2011 9:31pm

Thami from Morocco

...Suivez mon regard!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

23 Jun 2011 9:47pm

Emma.b from ivry, France

Ah les hommes ! Jusqu'au bout, ils le restent ..! I like the moments you capture !

23 Jun 2011 10:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image and great title, attracted very interesting comments ...
You seem to be capturing such great shots mostly while driving. Yes, you have a creative photographic eye. Great capture and lovely fun ... I agree with Ronnie ... 'A wonderful scene from Real Life' :)

24 Jun 2011 12:10am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is a prize-winning photograph waiting for a contest. Bravo. Classic!

24 Jun 2011 1:10am

@Stephen Phillips: thx Stephen :)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Enjoying beauty....good observation...

24 Jun 2011 7:28am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

well seen, shot and titled Mariana:))

24 Jun 2011 8:27am

B◊nΛng∠e from Paris, France

young in his head :)

24 Jun 2011 9:24am

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great picture! i think people will be always young...just not in the physical sense...great catch!

24 Jun 2011 2:33pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice catched!

25 Jun 2011 12:58pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great capture! I see myself there in a couple of years...admiring youth.

25 Jun 2011 7:07pm

Branko from Toronto, Canada

Classic theme in new, perfect interpretation. Excellent!

26 Jun 2011 5:48am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

hi hi hi... the man lookslike....

26 Jun 2011 2:42pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

boys never grow old.. :D

28 Jun 2011 2:45am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Hey, hey, don't look this way!!! Nice and funny shot!
Have a nice day.

29 Jun 2011 2:05pm

Phil R from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The first time I realised my father was a man than a parent was when I caught him looking at a pretty girl...his comment "if you don't look you might as well be dead"

30 Jun 2011 3:43pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

What man does not he turn his eyes?
And Mariana was there with his third eye!

9 Jul 2011 7:12am

@Lacroux: yes, mariana seees everything ;) many thanks for your visit !

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

You have a science of the human situation and movement, and that's another proof of that, once more you've captured a moment, in suspension, with a few movements of the characters you manage to give a dynamic.

3 May 2012 1:42pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
180 mm