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Cure for High Prices

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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

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

great portrait, love the look of the gentleman and his dog.

16 Sep 2011 5:08am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A nicely used parking lot ! lovely scene, Phil

16 Sep 2011 6:08am

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely composition.

16 Sep 2011 6:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

16 Sep 2011 6:33am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

He had to choose the handy cap parking. :-)

16 Sep 2011 6:40am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fantastic! In every way!

16 Sep 2011 6:42am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot
well done

16 Sep 2011 6:44am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic b&w portrait shot with a stunning processing.
well done!

16 Sep 2011 7:00am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

It's a good cure !

16 Sep 2011 7:04am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

What a difference between the cure and the couple? A very interesting and well made catch.

16 Sep 2011 7:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Your photos always so wonderful, bravo artist. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

16 Sep 2011 7:33am

Abhijit from Nagpur, India


16 Sep 2011 7:36am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Great b&w, full of contrast and details.
Both "faces" (man and dog) are great!

16 Sep 2011 8:32am

Kala from United States

Aw. Sweet capture of both man and his dog. Wonderful tones & contrasts also.

16 Sep 2011 8:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - wonderful how this man and his loyal dog have parked themselves here! He looks like he deserves the best price.

16 Sep 2011 9:22am

Z from Shanghai, China

This man was probably with his best mood when you took the's well captured!!

16 Sep 2011 9:31am

@Z: we already know each other :)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Rich in storytelling potential, and another great street shot. Have a great weekend, sister.

16 Sep 2011 9:35am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait of this man with his trusted companion.

16 Sep 2011 9:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Delightfully seen. Plenty for the eye to feast on here

16 Sep 2011 11:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully vibrant B&W street shot Mariana! Glad to see the old gentleman getting a little Rexall relief!! ;-))

16 Sep 2011 11:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

'Good company'....both are look at you..nice shot.

16 Sep 2011 11:55am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! The man and his dog !!

16 Sep 2011 12:09pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Niiiice, well done well captured shot

16 Sep 2011 12:13pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

sitting with a dog like this besides the streets to me is priceless... ;) remarkable interplay between "the couple", the parking sign and "our cure for high prices"! processing is very nice, too.

16 Sep 2011 12:14pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

A man and his dog, a super portrait !

16 Sep 2011 12:21pm

arvin25 from sari, Iran

Hello, Ms. Mariana.....
I hope you are well.....
Mvrdh pictures I wanted. Beautiful....
I wish I had better content yourself Rafqt Photos attention to the subject matter but did duplicate.....
I wish you very nice pictures of other subjects were.....
It was beautiful as always....

16 Sep 2011 12:22pm

@arvin25: please be more simple in your writing ;) have no clue what you are saying ....

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice portrait!

16 Sep 2011 12:23pm

@Victoria: i would not call it portrait , just a candid shot , a lovely shot from a street ! thx anyway for looking !

Ddo from Verdun, France

Man living dog is surely a good man, a sympatic smile

16 Sep 2011 12:41pm

Ken from United States

Beautiful thoughtful image, Mariana. Come by for a visit some time! :)

16 Sep 2011 12:41pm

@Ken: Thanks Ken.

Ddo from Verdun, France

I mean " loving" dog, sorry:)

16 Sep 2011 12:41pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderfully rich portrait.

16 Sep 2011 12:42pm

Landy from Miami, United States

inseparables hasta la muerte seguramente.... fiel en todo momento ambos una buena imagen saludos

16 Sep 2011 12:43pm

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Just the look of it makes a difference...wonderful shot...

16 Sep 2011 12:49pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

I guess the only cure is to sit outside and not spend money inside, and
enjoy the healing properties of being with man's best friend.

16 Sep 2011 1:00pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: exactly what I meant by choosing this title ;)

paul from Netherlands

wonderful shot!

16 Sep 2011 1:02pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Now I have paw prints all over my monitor - Katy is "wild" about that handsome guy : ] Nice environmental portrait. best…jf

16 Sep 2011 1:40pm

@ordinaryimages: this handsome sends a kiss to Katy :)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice scene. Superb portrait (as usual). Strong contrast, what I like.:-)

16 Sep 2011 1:57pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love your gritty b&ws.

16 Sep 2011 2:07pm

Jani from Jönköping, Sweden

the the rugged/gritty feeling, well done.

16 Sep 2011 2:18pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh, what a great shot of this man with his dog - beautiful portrait Mariana.

16 Sep 2011 2:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

The signs, the dog, the old man and the title make a powerful combination here. Great impact. Very intelligent presentation.
Love this frame. :)

16 Sep 2011 3:13pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un parking pour chien , bien vu, une tres belle photo

16 Sep 2011 3:35pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

As usually a picture who says a lot of things... Great shot Mariana

16 Sep 2011 3:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful! a friendly looking oldtimer and his equally friendly looking dog (much like our "nelly"). i hope they didn't come for the rexall ... ;-))

16 Sep 2011 3:53pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful, Mariana. You really captured the love this man has for his best friend dog and the peace and contentment he has with his lot in life. Beautiful in black and white! I'd like to visit that shop that has a "cure for high prices! Excellent capture (of course!)

16 Sep 2011 4:00pm

@Laurie: Pharma Plus store, Laurie :) You have it for sure . And Rexall brand is now popular for all is much cheaper than famous Jamieson ;) Thanks a lot :)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully detailed b/w!

16 Sep 2011 4:05pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Un double portrait très touchant. La complicité entre ces deux-là est palpable. Superbe!

16 Sep 2011 4:18pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great contrast and expressions of both the man and the dog.

16 Sep 2011 4:21pm

mosleh from kurdestan_baneh, Iran

nice composition :)

16 Sep 2011 4:39pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Sep 2011 4:40pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

And one more nice shot !! Great b&w ! Can you tell me why you keeped the car on the right ?

16 Sep 2011 5:05pm

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric . Why a car on a shot ? It really did not bother me at all to think of removing it. Besides, all my streets shots are taken in one instant, and I have no time to wait for clear setup. Opposite of me , some people love street shots and they wait for all people to go to sleep and then they enjoy Hiroshima streets without alive thing on them ;) I am scared of empty streets . Looks like a war in the city ...

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic b/w portrait shot of this man with his dog

16 Sep 2011 5:28pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Thanks for your answer, so clear !!

16 Sep 2011 5:52pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

nice shot, nice calm image by inserting a kiss pablo

16 Sep 2011 5:58pm

TheoJ from Emden, Germany

great portrait of a great friendship

16 Sep 2011 6:09pm

Bruno F from France

That's just a great one ! Very nice !

16 Sep 2011 6:18pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Nice looking fellow too ;-) I love this warm smile and beautiful dog..a sweet portrait, Mariana, and it is unique, and excellent in every way ;-)

16 Sep 2011 6:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: You will get a Sunday Dinner Invitation from him , Denny, for this compliment ;) Have a look at this portrait of him ;)

Harry from Apex, United States

A wonderful portrait of this man and his friend. This seems a bit less processed than many of your shots, but is still excellent B&W work.

16 Sep 2011 7:07pm

@Harry: always the same processing :) just added a little bit of color here ;) thx !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Impressionnant de détails ton traitement.

16 Sep 2011 7:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oy yah, HA! LOL...:-) I REMEMBER this fellow!! .... Thanks, Mariana....;-)

16 Sep 2011 7:47pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Superb portrait!

16 Sep 2011 8:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great composition with great contrasts and textures! I believe man's best friend is a cure for many ills. Perfect timing to get them looking through your lens at the same time!

16 Sep 2011 8:37pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great composition, l love the look of the gentleman and his dog.

16 Sep 2011 9:16pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

parking ha ha ha !!! insolite et pleine de tendresse cette photo, bravo .

16 Sep 2011 9:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He looks absolutely content with his best friend. Wonderful b&w! I also like Sunday Dinner Invitation!

16 Sep 2011 9:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

he has a great friend. congratulations on the spotlight; that was my kind of photograph

16 Sep 2011 10:17pm

Andrew from United States

Great shot. Nice subtle smile on the man.

16 Sep 2011 11:49pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Cool composition. Beautiful angle.

17 Sep 2011 12:05am

حسن صنوبری from tehran, Iran

Good & Nice

17 Sep 2011 1:27am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice b&w capture and treatment

17 Sep 2011 2:27am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

yes he knows you and telling his dog about it

17 Sep 2011 3:34am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice portrait…

17 Sep 2011 5:27am

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Beatiful moment and great black and white.

17 Sep 2011 9:03am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Nice scene of daily life, a cool shot !

17 Sep 2011 11:00am

@RORO: thx Roro ;)

domlortha from Roanne, France

Lot of emotions in this one! beautiful withtis strong BW!
Have a nice day.

17 Sep 2011 12:04pm

cajera from France

Chapeau Mariana. Excellent parallèle entre le panneau et l'homme assis

17 Sep 2011 12:16pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

very nice, so human and kind!

17 Sep 2011 1:28pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

cure for high prices ---is probably provided by a touch of affection ....

18 Sep 2011 6:12am

andrea from padova, Italy

In this Portofolio the number of great portraits is absolutely incredible...

18 Sep 2011 1:56pm

@andrea: thanks Andrea. Street photography and portraits are the mainly interest in my work ;)

Marcie from Newton, United States

So sweet! Nothing compares to man and his best friend!!!

18 Sep 2011 5:45pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Is the parking for both of them? Beautiful composition

18 Sep 2011 6:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A man who seems proud of his very proud and handsome dog. I looked back at the other photos of this man. I wouldn't have guessed it's the same person. ;-) I guess he looks different bundled up against the rain and chill. At any rate, this is a wonderful photo of him and his loyal friend.

18 Sep 2011 7:09pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Or a Dog parking

18 Sep 2011 7:23pm

@Oscar: i feel sorry for you Oscar !

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


20 Sep 2011 5:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique noir et blanc pour cette jolie scène.

20 Sep 2011 8:38pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 80
11 mm