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Shelter On A Rainy Evening

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 160 6 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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The lighting works well! Is he recoiling from being photographed...or...reaching for the door to the pub? ; ] best…jf

24 Sep 2011 5:44am

@ordinaryimages: none of that . he is saying he is a menthol anyway, when I gave him menthol cigarettes:) Thx Jerry !

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I agree, the lighting is really interesting here. Lovely sharp image with the bit of blurred movement.

24 Sep 2011 6:01am

STEED from D, France

I LOVE Your pictures ...................Great !!!!

24 Sep 2011 6:13am

@STEED: glad to hear that, steed :)

Kala from United States

Great tones and light. The motion blur gives the image a sense of immediacy.

24 Sep 2011 6:37am

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

great street scene, I see a starbucks, they're everywhere!

24 Sep 2011 6:49am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

I see an poor homeless man whitout money for the luxery shelter starbucks. And I think: fucking capitalism! Your picture is well made in this toning. I like this.

24 Sep 2011 7:08am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Amazing Mariana......
The light on the man's face is beautiful!
Have a nice weekend!!

24 Sep 2011 7:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how you get the world to interact in these sudden moments . . it is the difference between carrying a camera and being a photographer.

24 Sep 2011 7:30am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The composition is very rigorous and dynamic! Two parties, two textures, but only one subject. I love it! And sidewalks are wet so photogenic, is not it? :)

24 Sep 2011 7:45am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Uh ... The wet pavement (are so photogenic)

24 Sep 2011 7:48am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent point of view ! I like his movement.

24 Sep 2011 7:58am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Sep 2011 8:00am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das sieht sehr gut aus mit der Bewegungsunschärfe.
Wunderbar im Licht.

24 Sep 2011 8:26am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Quitter le bruit de la ville ?
Encore un formidable cliché.

24 Sep 2011 8:29am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Knock knock....who's there.... I like the movement in the hand.

24 Sep 2011 8:32am

Tony from Darlington, United Kingdom

Excellent, I love this and the rainy pavement makes it more special ...

24 Sep 2011 8:47am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Deep shot again one time , S . " Look at this" . Did he tell u that ? ;) kiss kiss and sunny week end

24 Sep 2011 8:48am

@Jean-Luc: it is going to be a rainy weekend here ;) Thx B :)

philippe from moselle, France

un mouvement de la main qui refuse la photo, clic trop tard ;o) !!!

24 Sep 2011 8:50am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Shelter and raised fist for freedom

24 Sep 2011 9:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super cpatage de cet homme avec l'effet de flou quelle ambiance, quelle compo superbe

24 Sep 2011 9:26am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice processing in this street shot

24 Sep 2011 9:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime beaucoup : cette expression est grandiose ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

24 Sep 2011 1:35pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful atmosphere you have here with Edwin in that rich depth of detailed shadow, and this "split view" that gives us a nice long look down the wet street. I see the rainy sidewalks and want to head straight for that Starbucks! Hey, I also love this tone in your mono. Sun is shining in Toronto, and I hope your city gets some of that too.

24 Sep 2011 3:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Lovely tones and light in this shot Mariana! Well done! ;-)

24 Sep 2011 3:16pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great tones and light in this street scene/photo

24 Sep 2011 3:59pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

I really like the framing on this shot.

24 Sep 2011 5:09pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture. Love the expression and light. Excellent. :)

24 Sep 2011 5:33pm

TheoJ from Emden, Germany

a poor man, an angry man.
The portrait is excellent, with a relevant lightning

24 Sep 2011 6:24pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I hope that you were safe. Nice documentary photo.

24 Sep 2011 7:43pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a scene with a heavy burden emocionlal, great capture Marian, very good

24 Sep 2011 7:57pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

grandiose, tes N&B sont tous aussi beau, un plaisir de venir voir tes photos

24 Sep 2011 8:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great processing. I like the reflection on the wet sidewalk. Wonderful image!

24 Sep 2011 9:31pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

superb shot!

24 Sep 2011 9:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Difficult lighting that you've handled perfectly. An excellent portrait and beautiful toning.

24 Sep 2011 10:13pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Dark and moody. Love your work on this one.

25 Sep 2011 1:36am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

moist dark atmosphere

25 Sep 2011 3:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent shot, Mariana - I like the drama of his hand gesture and your perspective down the wet street.

25 Sep 2011 7:49am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Very dramatic and really full of energy. Excellent shot Mariana

25 Sep 2011 8:07am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Like the frame !!

25 Sep 2011 8:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Strong one, the motion in his hand suggests he is rapping on the door seeking immediate entry.

25 Sep 2011 8:45am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Good street photo!
And a very strong expression in his face...

25 Sep 2011 9:07am

arkturosx from Greece

nice capture of the moment

25 Sep 2011 11:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

You have captured a brilliant image of dampness in the rain

25 Sep 2011 2:59pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

great construction of this picture

26 Sep 2011 11:07am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful shot of the wet street here and the man - is he angry with you? I hope you grabbed a nice hot cup of coffee at that Starbucks to keep you warm! ;-)

26 Sep 2011 11:52am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

vraiment excellent!

26 Sep 2011 7:01pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

I love the moody, murky, rainy feel of this image...and the composition/framing and tones are fantastic!

27 Sep 2011 7:54am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 160
6 mm