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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 30 June 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


A homeless who collected some change and enjoys his hotdog now :)

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 160 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

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

It seems very appreciated ! Nice portrait , Phil

30 Jun 2011 5:46am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

He seems to enjoy it, good capture

30 Jun 2011 5:50am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A moment that is lived and relived all over the world, and I see he is using the middle-bite technique. (okay, I'm making that term up!) Great street shot with superb framing. It's late and now I've got the munchies.

30 Jun 2011 5:50am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Wonderful portrait. I like the framing and the perfect light.

30 Jun 2011 5:53am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Nicely seen street shot. The light and detail are wonderful. But this makes me very hungry...time to splurge on a hot dog !!

30 Jun 2011 6:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France


30 Jun 2011 6:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It may have mustard in the beard :)) Magnificent portrait, splendid light and contrast. Mariana nice day.

30 Jun 2011 6:19am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great marquant man

30 Jun 2011 6:22am

Kala from United States

Wonderful light and tones. And this photo makes me hungry!

30 Jun 2011 6:40am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bon appétit monsieur ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


30 Jun 2011 6:55am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice framing, light and tones in this photo of the hot dog-eating man

30 Jun 2011 7:25am

Z from Shanghai, China

beautiful lights! I love to see all these details...I enjoy the picture:)

30 Jun 2011 7:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful portrait...

30 Jun 2011 8:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

A great portrait. So perfect ... Lovely capture ... Well done. Five Stars :)

30 Jun 2011 8:30am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Very nice texture! Highlights and shadows well balanced in exposure!

30 Jun 2011 8:34am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great portrait

30 Jun 2011 9:23am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

i will never understand what people like on all these soft bread with the sugars sauce and a sausage! i think, the wrong description, it should be named as "poor dog". during my first stay in new york, i wanted to know, how this original american hod dog tastes! in the central park i bought one and ....... some experiences you should make for only one time in your life! ;-)
great captured mariana and you know, your processing is outstanding!

30 Jun 2011 10:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A moment of simple enjoyment! Good timing and great shot.

30 Jun 2011 10:15am

Emmeji from France

Belle expression !

30 Jun 2011 11:06am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great capture! He seems to really be enjoying it!

30 Jun 2011 11:59am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A beautiful image which fills me with questions about his history & circumstance. Looks like a good hotdog.

30 Jun 2011 12:08pm

@Williams: thx Paul . In fact I was attracted to him because it is not so often one can see a homeless in a jacket .... and this old, oily, dirty jacket is really what I wanted to take a pic of :)

Michael from Sparta, United States

excelent image

30 Jun 2011 12:44pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

What a fascinating looking character - I hope he enjoyed his dinner!

30 Jun 2011 12:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Quite well dressed for a homeless person - it does indeed make one wonder about his background. Sure looks like he's enjoying that hotdog though.

30 Jun 2011 1:22pm

tataray from france, France

Grand portrait . Il apprécie son hot-dog. )

30 Jun 2011 1:53pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A beautiful portrait !

30 Jun 2011 2:13pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He seems to be appreciating that first bit enormously! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

30 Jun 2011 2:19pm

Michael Skorulski from Canada

A very precious piece of food and a fine capture of his enjoyment, Mariana.

30 Jun 2011 2:27pm

krichmed from fez, Morocco

t belle instant ,bien saisi .le contraste des lumières donne un aspect très esthétique .j'aime beaucoup ce b&w .bravooooo

30 Jun 2011 2:59pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A very good portrait.

30 Jun 2011 2:59pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un bon Hot dog, chez toim il doivent être déliceux, fantastique iamge et captage de cet homme tout en mangeant

30 Jun 2011 3:02pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

J'espère que de manger va lui re-donner des couleurs car il est très pâle !
Bonne journée gourmande!

30 Jun 2011 3:09pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A very classy b&w !!!!! Very well done !

30 Jun 2011 3:23pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

How do you do to have some beautiful b&w ??
Strong portrait !

30 Jun 2011 3:25pm

@Eric C.: thanks Eric . When you have a great light any processing is possible, BW especially . I have no special treatment for BW images ;)

danou-yepa from Nice, France

superb portrait , great B/W !!!!

30 Jun 2011 4:13pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

That's what i think ... so i have to watch out light again and again ! =:))

30 Jun 2011 4:40pm

@Eric C.: no, you keep shooting in a dark, like today's image ;) they are very mysterious ;)

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

attractive capture ! The textures on the jacket literally compete with the textures of his aging skin ....

30 Jun 2011 4:44pm

Monik from PARIS, France

J'aime l'éclairage sur les cheveux et le veston . Un très beau portrait!
Bonne soirée, Mariana!

30 Jun 2011 5:04pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

A very good portrait of this man! The light is terrific for this B/W. And: Bon Appetit, Mariana.

30 Jun 2011 5:38pm

@RonnyVee: to him , I guess :) I am on diet :)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A veru touching portrait ! The tones are so beautiful... Have a lovely day :)

30 Jun 2011 5:44pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

ça l'air bon, une belle lumière avec ce portrait !

30 Jun 2011 6:17pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is splendid Mariana. Stunning.

30 Jun 2011 6:18pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

How similar these people in all countries. And this is no exception. It is still a way of life. And this great picture of this genre.

30 Jun 2011 6:31pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

He looks like he is enjoying this hotdog immensely, wonderful play of light on
his suit.

30 Jun 2011 7:09pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Love the composition & the pp work!

30 Jun 2011 7:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent lighting

30 Jun 2011 7:34pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


30 Jun 2011 7:36pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

hahaha you are on a diet ;-DDD
And shooting such a great portrait....did you had a cup under your mouth to catch the water ???
I realy love this portrait, the light and composition are great!
Good work madam;-)

30 Jun 2011 7:44pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a wonderfully expressive image. Love the light in this.

30 Jun 2011 8:05pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Really good human interest shot. Well taken and processed.

30 Jun 2011 8:27pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Son appétit fait plaisir à voir. Chacun devrait pouvoir manger regulieremement à sa faim .

30 Jun 2011 8:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You know that hotdog tastes so good to him! A very beautiful, sensitive portrait. I like it very much.

30 Jun 2011 9:04pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Captures both subject and personality / emotion. Sometimes the simple things can taste better than a banquet.

30 Jun 2011 9:19pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

You know it is a great image when you feel the image you are looking at. Very nice job, Mariana and I'm sure you understand that along with my appreciation of your image I now would like a hotdog:) By the way, hope you read this, I think what you did regarding the tribute to Monterey John was pretty nice. Cool thing to do. Have a great day:)

30 Jun 2011 9:42pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Superb light and shadow effect. A very impressive B&W composition as always Mariana. thumbs up!

30 Jun 2011 10:54pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice

1 Jul 2011 10:02am

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

again, inspiring. I want to shoot more street, thanks for sharing!

1 Jul 2011 4:21pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Miam miam... hot dog with Ketchup and moutarde.... J'adore.

Y like teh shadows in the jacket

1 Jul 2011 7:47pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

3 Jul 2011 7:33am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that first bite must be satisfying.. great candid shot..

9 Jul 2011 2:47am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great catch again! Good appetite!
Have a nice day.

10 Jul 2011 4:03pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
160 mm