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"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

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Nice shapes framing her. the texture of her skin plays off it all too. It works quite well.

14 Sep 2011 5:40am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Isn't it now called Beijing?

14 Sep 2011 6:11am

@Richard: canada is china too :) thx R.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic b&w portrait Mariana. I like the superb atmosphere

14 Sep 2011 6:48am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

She is wondering who you are? and why you are taking pictures of here.

14 Sep 2011 6:59am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Although this expression capture, superb as always. Mariana nice day.

14 Sep 2011 7:05am

Frida from Sweden

Not sure of what expression it is but it's excellent photography as always.

14 Sep 2011 7:45am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

14 Sep 2011 7:52am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love the feeling created by this capture of a very brief instant.
Her glance is intense.

14 Sep 2011 7:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - a fleeting moment in which you capture an intriguing exchange of glances!

14 Sep 2011 8:06am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

un regard inquiétant quand même
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

14 Sep 2011 8:08am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

mariana, first congrats to your spothlight and extraordinary photograph!!!
your todays upload another proof of your attention with which you observe the daily life round you! i think the biggest compliment as a photograph you can get is, when you get your own style! and you have it - your personal very special style! congrast again!

14 Sep 2011 8:17am

@klausZ: thanks a lot Klaus ;)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

She catches your eye as she peeks around the window....I almost expect to see her wave as well.

14 Sep 2011 8:25am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Looks she's checking to see if they made a clean get-a-way

14 Sep 2011 8:28am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I like the smooth cold glass, showing off the texture of her skin. Great expression you captured in that fleeting moment

14 Sep 2011 8:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un cadrage somptueux pour ce N&B !! bravo !

14 Sep 2011 9:07am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing ,beautiful B&W .

14 Sep 2011 9:47am

fereshteh. from Iran

great b/w...

14 Sep 2011 10:24am

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

perfectly framed!

14 Sep 2011 10:39am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I am thinking
-"What she left behind, and where she is going?"

Super picture

14 Sep 2011 10:42am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great compo, great portrait ! He or she i idon't know, it doesn't matter !!
Like the mood and the b&w !!

14 Sep 2011 10:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She found something interesting or curious ? Her face expression is interesting for me.

14 Sep 2011 10:53am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Exchanging looks between each other.
A superb capture of this fleeting moment.

14 Sep 2011 11:42am

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Your photos have soul! Love it!

14 Sep 2011 11:55am

@Fernando Machado: thx a lot . I love this Chinese woman too ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully inquisitive look on her face! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

14 Sep 2011 12:10pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un superbe cadrage, tres belle photo, bravo

14 Sep 2011 12:32pm

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

another fantastic job!!! i enjoy your b+w's! :))

14 Sep 2011 12:32pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Great shot! The contrast between the sharp face and the blurry glass is amazing!
And the face...

14 Sep 2011 12:39pm

mohammad from kermanshah, Iran

I recorded with excellent image and fashion Kadrbndy good shot on black and white that I've run

14 Sep 2011 12:39pm

@mohammad: i do not understand this comment , sorry :)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great detail. It rocks in B&W.

14 Sep 2011 12:39pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fine composition. I love the contrast of the smoothness of the car framing this wonderful face of age, wisdom & curiosity.

14 Sep 2011 12:40pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I like the strong contrast beetwen face and the car.

14 Sep 2011 12:42pm

Landy from Miami, United States

buen trabajo un saludo bien definido en toda su totalidad saludos

14 Sep 2011 12:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just such a cool image, Mariana...her look is just perfect for a capture like this and I love the contrast between the softness of the glass and reflected surfaces and the lines on her face and her eyes! This istruly an amazing scene here and I think it oughtta be ANOTHER spotlight shot :-) I really like this one Mariana :-)

14 Sep 2011 1:23pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I've seen that look ; ] best…jf

14 Sep 2011 1:33pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

I wonder what she has to say .........

14 Sep 2011 2:17pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands Canada, nice photo and title.

14 Sep 2011 2:21pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Do you know Marian? ... I sometimes think these images are made ​​for her, the rest can not see them, you have a heavenly virtue, my friend, fantaaaaaaaastic

14 Sep 2011 2:23pm

@Melocoton: :) :) :)

Z from Shanghai, China

Interesting shot:)

14 Sep 2011 2:44pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid capture...she has a questionable expression, beautiful b/w!

14 Sep 2011 2:47pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb framing. The expression of her face is so alive!

14 Sep 2011 2:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting how the reflections in the window are blurred while the detail is maintained in the capture of the woman. Nice contrasts with the background and her hair that make her face stand out nicely here.

14 Sep 2011 3:48pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I love how the windows frame this lady's face as she looks your way. Wonderfully seen shot Mariana!

14 Sep 2011 3:52pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


14 Sep 2011 3:54pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture of this face. You are too quick. Love your comment - ' Canada is China too ... ' :)

14 Sep 2011 4:11pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderfully framed, reduced to the essential! love the expression in her face, esp the half-closed (or open) eyes!

14 Sep 2011 5:04pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Very unique framing and highly expressive!

14 Sep 2011 5:07pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Joli cadrage sur ce regard inquiet !

14 Sep 2011 5:12pm

@Kat: thx Kat :)

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Que de jolies nuances de gris!

14 Sep 2011 6:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super Shot

14 Sep 2011 6:30pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this framing…

14 Sep 2011 7:10pm

Jani from Sweden

nice capture! :)

14 Sep 2011 7:27pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

I think you're faster than Lucky Luck..Mariana ;-)

14 Sep 2011 7:31pm

TheoJ from Emden, Germany

exactly the right moment, another great capture Mariana

14 Sep 2011 7:36pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

there is a certain sadness that I feel in this picture... well done on using the vehicle's window for natural framing...

14 Sep 2011 7:53pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

terrific looking! She looking for you?

14 Sep 2011 8:49pm

Paulo Pedroso from Lisbon, Portugal

great catpure! right on time!. like it.

14 Sep 2011 8:55pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good. Well captured.

14 Sep 2011 8:57pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Very artistic Mariana. I like how her expressions dominates the photo

14 Sep 2011 9:09pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Saisi du coin de l’œil interrogatif, encore un excellent N&B comme tu as l'habitude

14 Sep 2011 9:28pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

great catch!

14 Sep 2011 9:46pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great !

14 Sep 2011 10:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your eye and reaction time is always amazing. I love this face surrounded by the artistic abstract window glass.

14 Sep 2011 11:32pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Oh so beautiful, Mariana! Congratulations on your Spotlight! No one deserves it more than you. Absolutely, fantastically wonderful!

15 Sep 2011 12:22am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is wonderful! It is an instant slice of life. Congratulations on your Spotlight!

15 Sep 2011 12:29am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

exelente retrato . un beso alejandra

15 Sep 2011 1:14am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is a great capture!

15 Sep 2011 1:44am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Great shot - a wonderful capture

15 Sep 2011 2:14am

acm from St. Louis, United States

Stunning capture.

15 Sep 2011 3:12am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

beautiful framed/
really good capture

15 Sep 2011 3:59am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

nicely spotted.

15 Sep 2011 7:16am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The right place, the right time: a great picture!

15 Sep 2011 9:02am

Babzy from Besançon, France

superbe !!!

15 Sep 2011 9:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant portrait of this curios lady. I love the light on her face and the glass.

15 Sep 2011 3:56pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

I like this one very much. Furtive glance at the outside world !

15 Sep 2011 4:36pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

One of my favorites! Perfectly framed, perfect black and white tones, a mysterious feeling to the image...very well done, M! Btw...congrats on well deserved with that image.

15 Sep 2011 4:42pm

حسن صنوبری from tehran, Iran

Very Good & Nice!!

17 Sep 2011 1:27am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Excellent stollen portrait, with a creative composition. I like it!
Have a nice day.

17 Sep 2011 10:05am

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

excellent framing, portrait, b&w, processing! plus a moment worth capturing... :)

17 Sep 2011 12:02pm

cajera from France

Coucou monsieur (ou madame) Si vous vouliez voyager incognito derrière la vitre, c'est raté. Mariana, la photographe qui shoot plus vite que son ombre vous a vu.

17 Sep 2011 12:10pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nicely timed shot, nice work framing this too..

22 Sep 2011 1:36pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent framing!

5 Oct 2011 6:27am

1/400 second
ISO 400
210 mm