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May I Have a Seat, Please ?

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 400 150 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

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Such a gentle atmosphere

13 Sep 2011 5:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Sep 2011 6:12am

Kala from United States

This image speaks a lot of words. Well done.

13 Sep 2011 6:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

"Please, make yourself!" Magnificent framing, great image. Mariana good day.

13 Sep 2011 6:22am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nicely composed , a really good feeling watching at your picture , Phil

13 Sep 2011 6:26am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


13 Sep 2011 6:46am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Absolutely !
Well seen and catched.

13 Sep 2011 7:01am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Not "catched' but "caught" !

13 Sep 2011 7:03am

@Gérard Beullac: good grammar ;)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition - lovely sense of dignity to this image.

13 Sep 2011 7:28am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

In the evening of life, two is company....nicely spotted.

13 Sep 2011 7:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie scène ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


13 Sep 2011 7:41am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent photo!

13 Sep 2011 8:45am

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Great image, Mariana....I get the impression of a quiet evening (even though it might not be) of sitting under a tree, watching life, and enjoying the company of another.....what a wonderful feeling this image brings:)

13 Sep 2011 9:00am

@foto forte: thanks a lot , Jen :)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A beautiful mood !

13 Sep 2011 9:01am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A lovely tender image, I love the clear sky with no cloud distraction

13 Sep 2011 9:09am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great one!!

13 Sep 2011 9:17am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

with great pleasure !:)
un petit bout de conversation n'est pas de refus !

13 Sep 2011 9:25am

masoud from tehran, Iran

superb composition . excellent

13 Sep 2011 9:42am

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Bautiful place to relax and enjoy the life. Nice work!

13 Sep 2011 9:43am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well seen and nicely photographed

13 Sep 2011 10:01am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful scene, they are going to have a calm conversatiion :)

13 Sep 2011 10:05am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

You are always there at the right moment.

13 Sep 2011 10:50am

@Morten Pedersen: always :)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful story-telling shot Mariana.

13 Sep 2011 10:53am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I hope she says yes, maybe the lady with the can has some sweets in her bag to share?

13 Sep 2011 11:13am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

may I dare imagine the kind of converstion the two may be having .....

13 Sep 2011 11:27am

Z from Shanghai, China

Lovely scene in the right timing:)

13 Sep 2011 11:44am

arvin25 from sari, Iran

Browse memories...Looking at camera..
Nice bravo...

13 Sep 2011 11:58am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Perfect capture, Mariana. Two old friends or perhaps, new friends. Absolutely beautiful!

13 Sep 2011 12:01pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a lovely mood to this shot. I love this foreground that sweeps upward to the bench and ladies, and that clean white backdrop. I hope they enjoyed sitting there, and maybe had a nice chat.

13 Sep 2011 12:25pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Cool shot Mariana. I love that atmosphere! The compo is simply fantastic.

13 Sep 2011 12:48pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a feel good image Mariana! Two old friends out for a walk and a talk! ;-)

13 Sep 2011 12:57pm

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric :)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great image, perfect title.

13 Sep 2011 1:21pm

@Williams: thanks Paul ;)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

An innocuous conversation that leaves me with questions. best…jf

13 Sep 2011 1:33pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

A shot with a lot of feel and life!

13 Sep 2011 1:33pm

Mully from carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Caught at just the right moment......Superb.

13 Sep 2011 1:40pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The scene by the women is delightful, and the framing using the grass and the trees is gorgeous!

13 Sep 2011 3:09pm

@Francisco Romero: they were up on the hill, me very down, and it is the only frame I could get ;) wished not to see this grass , but if avoided it, their legs would be cut off ;) thanks a lot ;)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice atmosphere...

13 Sep 2011 3:12pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe photo

13 Sep 2011 3:21pm

Victoria - Foto from Sweden

Very nice photo! :)

13 Sep 2011 3:33pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle compo de ces dames et ce banc dans la belle végétaiton superbe compo

13 Sep 2011 3:41pm

alex centrella from California, United States

the title says it all ..

13 Sep 2011 3:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Time for a chat in the shade of the shade. A lovely shot of these ladies enjoying being outdoors.

13 Sep 2011 4:00pm

alex centrella from California, United States

the title says it all ..

13 Sep 2011 4:02pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

Perfect shot...perfect title.....amazing photographer!!!
It would be great to join you in a wonderful city to explore and take pictures ....

13 Sep 2011 4:18pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

In the shadow of this tree : a nice place…

13 Sep 2011 5:07pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed. Looks like the invitation "was made" when room was made on the bench. The sky provides a nice contrast to highlight your subjects here and to make a nice silhouette out of the tree.

13 Sep 2011 5:10pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A sweet moment...I can imagine them sitting together having a nice bit of gossip ! :-)

13 Sep 2011 5:19pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

a friendly atmosphere, excellent framing - great photo!

13 Sep 2011 5:38pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

strong contrast and the person appear like sillhouettes! sometimes it is really interesting, how photos works by using extremly contrasts or colors! great experience and ... it works! nice evening mariana!

13 Sep 2011 5:59pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Peace and cordiality to this beautiful instant

13 Sep 2011 6:11pm

philippe from moselle, France

de belles ombres chinoises !!!

13 Sep 2011 7:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A wonderful scene, Mariana...and I REALLY love how you have processed this image - I love that bright background sky as it encourages us to see the trees and ladies and all the elemnts here in the scene...just really cool..perfect framing too with existing tree on right and vegetation on left and teh ground which I like alot..Beautiful piece here ;-)

13 Sep 2011 7:17pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny ;) Love the way you write and feel :)

Andrew from United States

I like the white backdrop it makes the figures stand out.

13 Sep 2011 7:18pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

a wonderful image

13 Sep 2011 7:20pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Yes, if any space is left... Excellent framing Mariana

13 Sep 2011 7:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice moment captured and setting, nice companionship feel to your photo, beautiful b/w!

13 Sep 2011 7:44pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

It looks like a scene from the theater. Superb frame.

13 Sep 2011 7:52pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

La dure loi de le vieillesse quand on a du mal à ce déplacer...image parlante.

13 Sep 2011 7:56pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una imagen encantadora.Bien hecho.

13 Sep 2011 8:14pm

cajera from France

Meeting of seniors where the courtesy still exists.
Beautiful symbol

13 Sep 2011 8:46pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


13 Sep 2011 8:51pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

seat down, please..........................
wonderful mariana, wonderfuil

13 Sep 2011 8:51pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

:) sweet shot

13 Sep 2011 9:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. touching

13 Sep 2011 9:45pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Haha funny title! Wonderful capture!

13 Sep 2011 10:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great angle. I can imagine that they would have a wonderful conversation. Wonderful composition!

14 Sep 2011 12:21am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wonderful storytelling. great shot.

14 Sep 2011 1:38am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

wow great :)

14 Sep 2011 1:45am

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

another great b&w shot...
cool shot ;)

14 Sep 2011 2:12am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice relaxing
almost in silhuet

14 Sep 2011 3:53am

philip earl from Oregon, United States

Friends ~~ great capture here Mariana

14 Sep 2011 4:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely composed !

14 Sep 2011 10:46am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

oh yes why not ?
are they stranger for each other ?

14 Sep 2011 1:00pm

@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: i do not know :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a great moment you have captured. And a lovely title ... Love it. :)

14 Sep 2011 4:04pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Conversation soon, time will pass quickly for her this afternoon :)

16 Sep 2011 12:44pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Love this simple scene with your BW. NIcely done.
Have a nice day.

17 Sep 2011 9:56am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

very nice candid shot.. :)

20 Sep 2011 6:31pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
150 mm