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It's Raining ....

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 11 August 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

March, 2011
Kitchener, ON

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/80 second F/3.2 ISO 100 10 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


11 Aug 2011 5:19am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Really nice. I like your B/W

11 Aug 2011 5:26am

Graham Morgan from Liverpool, United Kingdom

superb . very interesting , strong contrast image.

11 Aug 2011 6:00am

Nik from Bude, United Kingdom

Superb low key candid shot. I am fascinated by the reflection of the lady's leg alongside the shopping trolley. The reflection obscures the wheel of the trolley suggesting both are 'real' as such. In shots like this do you ask permission, or just shoot?

11 Aug 2011 6:22am

@Nik: just shoot ! thanks !

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

exclusive capture

11 Aug 2011 6:33am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Are they awaiting a ride somewhere, do you think? They look a bit resigned.
This shot makes me grateful to have all my limbs working...for the time being, anyway !!

11 Aug 2011 6:41am

@DULCIE: yes, you are right . thx Dulcie !

cajera from France

That's a nice little couple!
I feel a sense of sadness to see the couple sitting doing nothing and wait, wait, until that time passes slowly. The only distractions: watching the rain fall. The treatment in B / W strengthens this feeling
beautiful image

11 Aug 2011 6:48am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Très belle image de l'ennui un jour de pluie !

11 Aug 2011 6:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love your angle and composition to show just enough of the rainy street outside!

11 Aug 2011 7:12am

@Stephen: i was focused on this couple and reflection of her one leg only on a window . thx !

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent light and composition..

11 Aug 2011 7:20am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

better in then out then

11 Aug 2011 7:30am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Yes...sometime we have to wait for rain...but it enjoyable.

11 Aug 2011 7:32am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ton N&B est excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

11 Aug 2011 7:35am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

They seem to find the time very long! Another outstanding image. Mariana nice day.

11 Aug 2011 7:39am

Z from Shanghai, China

The scene, i feel it is solid stable...

11 Aug 2011 7:49am

@Z: solid stable ? I do not get this, sorry :)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ganz hervorragend.

11 Aug 2011 7:54am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

It was raining here yesterday, but today is al sunny and I hope they have a sunny day also.

11 Aug 2011 7:59am

@Morten Pedersen: sunny here today too ;) thanks God !

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Excellent light captured! A crisp image!

11 Aug 2011 8:03am

@Abhijit Dharmadhikari: i did not mean to capture light but to take a shot of these two :) Thanks !

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

excellent capture and superb b&w.

11 Aug 2011 8:44am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Well framed for presenting the mood...

11 Aug 2011 9:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Life in the slow lane. A nicely melancholic capture

11 Aug 2011 9:07am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Lovely composition

11 Aug 2011 9:28am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A very moving image

11 Aug 2011 10:07am

Nathanael from Paris, France

It's funny, i'm asking what will be the same one in color... The black and white make a hard sensation... Color may be bring dream sensation?

11 Aug 2011 10:14am

@Nathanael: I have a perfect sense when to process a picture in BW , when to leave it in color . I usually shot in color, and while shoting I see picture in BW .... and then make this change . NO color for this image !

akbar from Iran

impressive photo

11 Aug 2011 11:15am

joh from kapel-avezaath, Netherlands

again really beautiful black and white let the pictures more talking :) NICE !!

11 Aug 2011 11:27am

@joh: yes, let the picture talk for BW , it is always ok, in my eyes of course !

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a sad..evocative - but oh so very real image and scene captured!

11 Aug 2011 11:50am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Probably thinking it'd be nice to go outside. Nice to try and figure out what others might be thinking.

11 Aug 2011 11:50am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful again, Mariana. These two seem more saddened with their lot in life than bored. One of those moments for reflection. Excellent in black and white.

11 Aug 2011 11:54am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

"It's raining again..." remember me the beautiful Supertramp song :-) Beautiful pic S , the sadness don't come only from bad weather ! Enjoy your day

11 Aug 2011 1:05pm

mhelene from France

A superb composition insise-outside in this beautiful B&W .

11 Aug 2011 1:08pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent.... Makes me smile as we had rain for the past three months nearly every day ! Have a lovely day :)

11 Aug 2011 1:15pm

@Tamara: have a Sun as soon as possible ;)

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

stunning scenery and of course, the perfect title! you have the feeling, that they both are not only disappointed about the weather, i think they are frustrated about their life, which has treaten them in a very bad way!
both thumbs up mariana!

11 Aug 2011 1:30pm

@klausz: many thanks Klaus for this comment . I feel much better when get a right comment , that is so close to what I see in my images. For image , so strong like this one, I cannot comprehend comment like - good BW ! Very often I wonder if people are blind or just pretend they do not see what I see / feel !

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Forlorn, this one hurts.

11 Aug 2011 1:46pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A wonderful composition and portraits! Like the B&W too. A very sad shot to me but it is good that your images stir up emotions! A good photographer.

11 Aug 2011 1:58pm

ghetu from Mumbai, India

you specialise in capturing mood!

11 Aug 2011 3:07pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Late to the party on a full nights sleep...that reflected limb adds an erie narrative...could it be the one that was lost searching for it's home. Just say'in : ] best…jf

11 Aug 2011 3:24pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encor une très bel hommage aux handicapté qui n'ont pas la vie facile dans nos vielles, superbe compo et rendu mangigique

11 Aug 2011 3:39pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Very good stuff. The contrasts and toning are exellent. My favourite picture of the day.

11 Aug 2011 3:45pm

@Ralf Kesper: thanks Ralf .

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une excellente capture, bravo

11 Aug 2011 3:53pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great capture!!

11 Aug 2011 4:40pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent image. Nice capture of their mood on a rainy day. Well composed. Love the reflection. Great idea. :)

11 Aug 2011 4:43pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent shot.

11 Aug 2011 5:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great! what a way to pass the time of day ...

11 Aug 2011 5:36pm

saeede from esfahan, Iran

very nice
have a good time in your life and see good tings with your eyes

11 Aug 2011 5:55pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Excellent work with very attractive processing!

11 Aug 2011 6:27pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Waiting for good weather, nice impression in b/w.
Ot: Especially for you Mariana a pretty bird morning on Aminus

11 Aug 2011 6:58pm

@Willem: that is so sweet of you Willem :) thanks for your gift ;)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

longing for rain, the sound of the drops always hypnotizes
to me when it rains I like to sleep with the window open
is like returning to my origins,
rain, darkness and me.

Marian beautiful photography

11 Aug 2011 7:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They look a little disappointed. Maybe about the weather. Wonderful light. You can feel the mood.

11 Aug 2011 8:30pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The brick pattern really stands out nicely in this B&W compo. They both seem to be waiting in anticipation to go outside after the rain subsides.

11 Aug 2011 8:35pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Excellent noir et blanc pour cette scène très mélancolique

11 Aug 2011 8:51pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful and telling shot - I love the light on these two!

11 Aug 2011 11:49pm

Manu from Lynchburg, Va, United States

very nice!

11 Aug 2011 11:49pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great story telling shot.

12 Aug 2011 2:01am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Beautifully captured mood.

12 Aug 2011 3:58am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

doing nothing, waiting for nothing?
good picture!

12 Aug 2011 4:26am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Très belle image. Une grand qualité photographique bien sur et surtout une belle émotion. Un cadrage efficace qui met en évidence le fait de se trouver ou non du bon coté de la vitre

12 Aug 2011 5:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Their expressions reflect the weather.

12 Aug 2011 6:57am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wonderful shot.....just look at the expressions of the gentlemen waiting for the rain to stop.....lovely picture tone & composition

12 Aug 2011 8:59am

@sawsengee: the most significant detail on this image that makes this image cool is reflection of woman's one leg . It was very touchy to me to see her with one leg only and when I saw reflection on a glass of her leg I thought - god, how wonderful would be that she has both legs .... just typing this to open your eye for better understanding of people shots !

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Great! On this shot, you can write a whole story...

12 Aug 2011 5:23pm

metanat from mashhad, Iran

you chose wonderful mode for shoting...nice...

12 Aug 2011 6:15pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Love this, Mariana...moody, pensive, a gray day of waiting....or perhaps just watching the rain (looks like it's raining).... I see what you mean about the reflection....very well done!:). Have a great weekend!

12 Aug 2011 8:03pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

An amazing reflection, it must have rained in her heart on occasions

12 Aug 2011 8:19pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


12 Aug 2011 10:41pm

Phil R from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


14 Aug 2011 9:00am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A familiar scene everywhere. Great capture!

14 Aug 2011 1:11pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice shot of these buddies hanging around.. :)

14 Aug 2011 9:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Powerful and very cool compo with her leg reflected in the window glass, suggesting where she wants to be (outside) even as the rain keeps her waiting indoors.

15 Aug 2011 5:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The rain is messing with their plans. Lovely B&W.

16 Aug 2011 2:52am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

The rain is amaizing!

16 Aug 2011 6:07pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Très beau document, une lumière parfaite et une atmosphère dramatique qui donne a ce document toute sa valeur.

17 Aug 2011 8:45pm

@maximage: Merci beaucoup!

Mike from California, United States

Nicely captured and processed...

18 Aug 2011 7:11pm


I love it

19 Aug 2011 10:03am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/80 second
ISO 100
10 mm