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Caged but Not Bird


"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

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love this strong array of lines and texture, and that depth is superb with the lone figure ahead. (great title, too, M)

26 Aug 2011 5:10am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Hope you were wearing your hard hat! best…jf

26 Aug 2011 5:27am

Kala from United States

Very powerful contrasts in this image. Superb.

26 Aug 2011 5:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France


26 Aug 2011 5:50am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lights textures are incredible , you're the Master of B/W shots ! Phil

26 Aug 2011 5:56am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This B&W is really great. A nice perspective, too

26 Aug 2011 6:08am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great strong composition of sun and shadows !

26 Aug 2011 6:23am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, wonderful grainy texture. In this case a cage for keep them safe. Well seen !! :-)

26 Aug 2011 6:44am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

impressive b/w, o òove contrast and linear perspective

26 Aug 2011 6:49am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sehr gut der lange Weg mit dem Licht und Schatten. Kontraste hervorragend.
Überlege noch ob ich an der linken Seite nicht etwas geschnitten hätte.

26 Aug 2011 7:06am

Emmeji from France

Passage entre ombre et lumière...

26 Aug 2011 7:10am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent contrasts - the shadows do create a cage like structure with your dramatic point of view.

26 Aug 2011 7:18am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Wonderful leading lines, patterns and textures

26 Aug 2011 7:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Super your title:) A great image with a magnificent perspective and splendid contrasts. Mariana good day.

26 Aug 2011 7:19am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Nice lines and good depth. I like it.

26 Aug 2011 7:48am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...Nice use of light & shadow,almost 3D image...5*

26 Aug 2011 8:14am

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful pattern and lights.

26 Aug 2011 8:44am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

The shadows give it an even more cage like feeling. Now, everytime I am walking near building works and we are channelled through this sort of thing, your title will come to mind :)

26 Aug 2011 8:45am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great shot, you have such a good eye for these sort of views.

26 Aug 2011 8:54am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well seen and processed, a dramatic b/w!

26 Aug 2011 9:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

We get this arrangement so much in a city . . I shall think of this shot (and the 'cage' effect) next time I have to walk one ! Gritty city stuff.

26 Aug 2011 9:39am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb framing, perspective and texture - especially in the wood

26 Aug 2011 10:13am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

like the perspective\

26 Aug 2011 11:04am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

étroite mais elle a l'air sculpté au sol!!!!
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

26 Aug 2011 11:07am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Keeps folks off the street; perhaps. Great capture different from Japan in so many ways

26 Aug 2011 11:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting view.

26 Aug 2011 11:11am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice repetitive lines and textures in this well framed shot Mariana! Well done! ;-)

26 Aug 2011 11:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Dynamic perspective

26 Aug 2011 12:02pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous light in this!! Love the patterns created by the shadows.

26 Aug 2011 12:10pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

So well seen, Mariana! I love the way the posts lead the eye through this entranceway! Looks like it's school time again with the big Welcome back Students banner. I work at a college and it's always nice to see the students returning - well, sometimes it's nice. Have a fabulous weekend, Mariana.

26 Aug 2011 12:13pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Terrific perspective. The patterns in the wood are amazing!

26 Aug 2011 12:35pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A stunningly dramatic and powerful composition in monochrome with wonderful depth and tonal range!

26 Aug 2011 12:52pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fine composition & light.

26 Aug 2011 1:18pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe shoot , bravo

26 Aug 2011 1:32pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The lights textures are fantastic, great shot.

26 Aug 2011 1:38pm

jay from MUMBAI, India

Great Capture.....looks wonderful in B & W

26 Aug 2011 1:40pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Le titre est bien vu , excellents, les contrastes de lumière et la perspective...BRAVO!!!

26 Aug 2011 2:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Cage for humans. Great B&W shot. Amazing perspective. :)

26 Aug 2011 2:57pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Nice depth in this shot. I like how you kept the outside still in focus.I like you title too.

26 Aug 2011 3:15pm

Megha from Mumbai, India

Nice use of the light and shade..

26 Aug 2011 3:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique perspective et compo superbe iamge et compo mangigique

26 Aug 2011 4:13pm

apple8 from Dublin, Ireland

Great exposure - all those details in the shadows. Mundane made magical.

26 Aug 2011 5:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great scene with this man walking in a "pressed wood" construction walkway, love the detail in the "pressed wood" and the light.

26 Aug 2011 5:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The light and shadow on the walkway is gorgeous. Beautiful image.

26 Aug 2011 5:23pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Very nice shadow effect! Superb treatment

26 Aug 2011 5:54pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

Wonderful lines and light in this shot Mariana!!!

26 Aug 2011 5:55pm

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

Really good, excellent B&W!

26 Aug 2011 6:44pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

the path with the light is gorgeous

26 Aug 2011 6:54pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great to hear from you! I hope all is well! I like the perspective you have captured looking down the construction path. The vertical wood columns add great depth and it is a nice street scene! Have a great weekend!

26 Aug 2011 7:15pm

@Scott F. Schilling: thanks Scott ! I am glad to hear from you too ;)

skarlet from kerman, Iran

great composition! very well done

26 Aug 2011 7:18pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic image. Very impacting with this strong composition.

26 Aug 2011 7:39pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Fabulous perspective, losing the look of anguish in a visually fantastic, Mary.

26 Aug 2011 8:10pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Amaizing prespective, and the shadows are beautifuls

26 Aug 2011 9:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine perspective in this frame. The walls and floor display great textures in B&W.

26 Aug 2011 10:16pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice perspective and texture.

26 Aug 2011 10:21pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot ..

26 Aug 2011 10:25pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

very great feeling of depth.

26 Aug 2011 10:43pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Mmm! I love this composition so much. The depth in the space is well shown in black & white.

27 Aug 2011 1:45am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Strong textures, bold lines. Beautiful.

27 Aug 2011 2:39am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like the texture in this.

27 Aug 2011 3:19am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice repeat

27 Aug 2011 3:50am

Kalyan from India

lovely lighting and the composition...nice capture!

27 Aug 2011 4:17am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Un chemin tout tracé...
Très belle perspective et superbe jeu d'ombres et lumières.

27 Aug 2011 4:52am

Landy from Miami, United States

un punta de fuga perfecto buen tratamiento al blanco y negro saludos

27 Aug 2011 7:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful leading lines and diagonal shadows

27 Aug 2011 11:49pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Excellent name to the great shot!

28 Aug 2011 11:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely capture

28 Aug 2011 8:54pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

i love the repetitive patterns in this shot.

31 Aug 2011 4:17pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Gorgeous perspective with a strong BW! Nice, nice, nice!!
Have a nice day.

1 Sep 2011 2:36pm