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A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 July 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


Jan, 2011
Sarajevo, ex-Yugoslavia

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 400 75 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

Z from Shanghai, China

Cool...can't imagine Vivien Leigh might get on... It fits Brando though...:))))

19 Jul 2011 5:17am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

I love this one and how you played with the different ground of the picture and the colors

19 Jul 2011 5:26am

@Laurent: original frame with original colors ;) thanks for visit and comment ;)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice composition, with this snowy background

19 Jul 2011 5:30am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

nice shot! good composition.

19 Jul 2011 5:32am

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Jul 2011 5:47am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful shot with an amazing background ! Phil

19 Jul 2011 5:50am

Ra from Figueres, Spain

Excelente compo...very interesting!!! Saludos

19 Jul 2011 5:55am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Oh what a pile of houses. a photogenic look cluttered perfectly photographed.
Greetings from Paris .... well wetted

19 Jul 2011 6:07am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Coupled with 'Little Boxes" Super!

19 Jul 2011 6:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing background. Wonderful composition. Great ... :)

19 Jul 2011 6:29am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Brilliant, I love the background and composition. Your title is perfect

19 Jul 2011 6:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Nice nod to the film and splendid shot. 5 *. Nive Mariana day.

19 Jul 2011 6:58am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow. This shot is remarkable for the desaturated colors of the houses stacked up the hillside and the bright elements of the streetcars in front. A fascinating composition. This fires up the imagination. Bravo.

19 Jul 2011 6:59am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice bus and tram in the foreground, it created a good depth.
Interesting picture of the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

19 Jul 2011 7:04am

@Willem: thanks . but , no , that is not a picture of Sarajevo, but just a view to one of many hilsl above Sarajevo .

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

love the composition, great how the colors in the foreground repeat in the background.

19 Jul 2011 7:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - extraordinary shot with that unreal background! Marvelous composition and cool processing.

19 Jul 2011 7:19am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A breathtaking beauty and a great composition Mariana.

19 Jul 2011 7:30am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very good composition for this scene

19 Jul 2011 7:43am

Ddo from Verdun, France

I love veey much the background and tramway's lines who delimit it. Yes, a photogenic look.

19 Jul 2011 8:10am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Beautifully seen and handled.

19 Jul 2011 8:15am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe composition, j'aime beaucoup.

19 Jul 2011 8:33am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

What an interesting effect all those roofs give...great capture and treatment! ^_^

19 Jul 2011 8:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's a wonderful roof-scape

19 Jul 2011 9:04am

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

I Like it.

19 Jul 2011 9:07am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

A great image, Mariana. I like the color tones and composition with the many houses in the background and the cars in the foreground.

19 Jul 2011 9:19am

Le Chaton from Sion, Switzerland

The city looks like an apiary ! I like this winter photo but I don't see M. Brando !

19 Jul 2011 9:37am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Like nothing I have ever seen before, it looks like a bad conglomeration of silly homes
poised for the finest view, yet giving nothing back in terms of a view. A sad collection
of horrible home owners. Great photo.

19 Jul 2011 10:44am

@Phil David Morris 2011: just a different style of living ... You cannot say - horrible home owners , that is ridiculous, since you never been there and do not know a culture of this city and its suburb ... I could never understand all these villages of town-houses here in Canada and US, far from center of the cities, where neighbor does not say hello to his neighbor where a wall only separate them, where they hear each other when making love or have a fight ....where they smell each other's supper ...

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful composition. The contrast of the houses with the streetcars but it all fits together.

19 Jul 2011 11:13am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great composition! Excellent framing of the houses in between the streetcars and their electrical line.

19 Jul 2011 11:16am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist eine interessante Aufnahme. Gefällt mir sehr gut.

19 Jul 2011 11:44am


A superb work !

19 Jul 2011 11:53am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderful photo displaying the human condition.

19 Jul 2011 11:55am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful picture, Mariana. We complain about the crowded condition of the Hollywood Hills! I love this shot. Have a wonderful day, Mariana.

19 Jul 2011 12:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully composed shot Mariana! The tightly packed houses in the background almost seem toy-like! ;-)

19 Jul 2011 12:43pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo fantástica con los vehículos en primer plano y la vista de la ciudad.Saludos.

19 Jul 2011 1:02pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, all of those houses packed into that area look crazy - wonderfully seen, Mariana!

19 Jul 2011 1:20pm

@Jason Politte: it does not look crazy at all. it looks and feels very warm, very friendly though, in fact a style of living that you are not familiar at all .... thanks Jason .

Ken from United States

A terrific composition, Mariana!

19 Jul 2011 1:24pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great framing, lovely shot

19 Jul 2011 1:36pm

Isa from Vaucluse, France

Très impressionnant toutes ces petites maisons ...

19 Jul 2011 1:48pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition !

19 Jul 2011 2:10pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic shot !!!! impressive all this little houses !!

19 Jul 2011 2:35pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Very good shot.

19 Jul 2011 3:28pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique grphsime de maisona vec la fine couche de neig et le bus, superbe compo et effet

19 Jul 2011 3:38pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une bien belle photo, bien vu

19 Jul 2011 3:58pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

It's always interesting to see how people live in another country ! Nice shot.

19 Jul 2011 4:21pm

Bruno F from France

All those little houses are just incredibles ! I love your tittle and the shot is excellent too of course !

19 Jul 2011 4:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I like how you have framed this by using the tops of the vehicles on the bottom, the building on the side, and the wire This straight on view of all the homes on the hill as placed within your frame is just amazing...just a super image, Mariana!

19 Jul 2011 4:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very stark reality you show us here. Even the streetcars seem battered and tired.

19 Jul 2011 5:02pm

@Steve Rice: terrible war was happening there for 6 years, Steve.. shame that world allowed total destruction of this beautiful city ! and now, nobody rebuild anything but some new foreign businesses are growing there each day !

cajera from France

Les habitants de cette colline sont entassés les uns sur les autres, mais ils ont une belle vue sur le train.
Cette image donne un grand sentiment de tristesse.

19 Jul 2011 5:05pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice composition and colours...

19 Jul 2011 5:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! Real estate at a premium with the residences so close together. You've captured a great PoV of these homes. They must have some equally pleasant views as well.

19 Jul 2011 5:26pm

@Steven: they are not so close to each other as they seem ... the perspective is rather illusive !

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

spectacular background with this waterfall of snowy roofs offering a great graphism,framed by the tramway and its electric cord.Excellent!

19 Jul 2011 5:26pm

tataray from france, France

Impressionnant toutes ces maisons en escalier !....

19 Jul 2011 6:29pm

Nathanael from Paris, France

Nice summer and lovely composition...

19 Jul 2011 6:33pm

@Nathanael: Winter, January in Sarajevo !!!

STEED from D, France

Thousands and thousands pictures from an other world.............Great Trip,M'.....

19 Jul 2011 6:44pm

@STEED: so far I posted just few, it will be much more . Thanks STEED !

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazingly captured.

19 Jul 2011 7:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks soooo cold !

19 Jul 2011 9:17pm

@Nigel: not at all .. for Jan to have 5C it was just like a miracle, coming from Canada from -40 C ! cool comment btw !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastica mariana, *****

19 Jul 2011 9:28pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

OMG a million of thausand of houses!

19 Jul 2011 9:33pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

so quaint, and pretty. awesome shot.

19 Jul 2011 9:51pm

Gérard Méry from France

La prise est terrible avec toutes ces maisons accolées les une contre les autres, un bon cliché

19 Jul 2011 10:24pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Great find of this row houses..Superb tones!

19 Jul 2011 11:37pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

what an interesting looking town this is, Mariana, unusual, never seen such layout before....colors and mood and all goes together very well...that only YOU can capture so well

20 Jul 2011 4:25am

@Maria Draper: thanks for your appreciation of this 'never seen before scene' . I got pissed off by some ridiculous comments above !

BBM from United Kingdom

Nice capture one can feel the cold!

20 Jul 2011 4:40am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Impressionnant et magnifique.

20 Jul 2011 6:34am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful composition you made with this interesting motive. The colors in it makes it almost like a painting. Great!

20 Jul 2011 7:28am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful location...background colony is just amazing.

20 Jul 2011 9:05am

Michael from Sparta, United States

Very nice

20 Jul 2011 11:44am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un lieu étonnant, une composition superbe! BRAVO

20 Jul 2011 12:36pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Like nowhere I've ever been or seen!

20 Jul 2011 4:27pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Are the houses on the hill rebuilt? Such a rabbit warren....and such a lovely place.

21 Jul 2011 4:45am

@Susan: i do not think so .. there are many still damaged :) thanks for visit Susan ;)

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Such an eye-catching arrangement of houses...

22 Jul 2011 8:49pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Très belle composition, jolis titre et référence cinématographique.

23 Jul 2011 1:50pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

wow.. it's a forest of houses! :) nice work capturing this one.. :)

26 Jul 2011 11:59pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The streetcar must share a starring role with those incredible houses that flood the background. What a fascinating shot!

27 Jul 2011 1:48am

domlortha from Roanne, France

I like these old colored houses on the hills! NIce point of view!
Have a nice day.

28 Jul 2011 12:27pm

biserka from sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

O ovoj slici sam ti govorila. Jesam li u pravu?! Genijalno!!!

12 Nov 2011 11:34pm

@biserka: znam da si na nju mislila. nemam pojma da li sam ovo brdo napravila vecim nego sto je . sad i ja vidim da tu ima dosta slicnih kucica ;) stvarno se ne sjecam, a nemam originalnu sliku, samo ovu uradjenu :)

Gary Thaxton from Saxapahaw, United States

A artful compelling image

14 May 2012 8:35pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
75 mm