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Hi, How Are You?

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 2 October 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.


It's lovely and strange at the same time when stranger on the street smiles at you and says : "Hello ! How are you ?"
I remember when visiting my grandma who was living in a village, she would say a million time to me - say hello to everyone and smile !


Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 400 75 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


2 Oct 2011 5:14am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Trying to pick her up...just because she has her own ride ; ] best…jf

2 Oct 2011 5:40am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

HOT-N-READY if we read the ads....... :-)
Nice snapshot.

2 Oct 2011 6:03am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

2 Oct 2011 6:47am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great street shot, B&W suits it very well too

2 Oct 2011 6:51am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great, a friendly guy. Sometimes that's what we all need a smile and a friendly greeting.

2 Oct 2011 6:53am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The look of the man to her adds for a great composition.Very fine one.

2 Oct 2011 7:24am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Super expression on the man's face. He was probably saying "don't run me over."

2 Oct 2011 7:24am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent street documentary in a stunning monochrome way!

2 Oct 2011 7:30am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Hey, don't crush me !

2 Oct 2011 7:34am

@Gérard Beullac: as title says - Hello Mam, How you doing today? :) Just a nice, polite passer-by !

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Smile and greeting, nice capture !

2 Oct 2011 7:54am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eine wunderbare Szene.

2 Oct 2011 8:04am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent, bien vu

2 Oct 2011 8:07am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting street capture

2 Oct 2011 8:09am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful street shot

2 Oct 2011 8:33am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

women chases man, he is pleasantly surprised/
funny photo

2 Oct 2011 9:05am

DallarD from Orléans, France

Des noirs et blancs toujours aussi saisissants...

2 Oct 2011 9:35am

Tony from United Kingdom

Lovely ... Well captured ...

2 Oct 2011 9:47am

Z from Shanghai, China

A lovely day!:)

2 Oct 2011 10:14am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great street shot. Wonderful idea. Nice capture ... :)

2 Oct 2011 10:21am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Captured in the exact moment.

2 Oct 2011 10:40am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un moyen de garder son autonomie...ça n'a pas de prix.

2 Oct 2011 11:04am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I'm sure he brightened her day :)

2 Oct 2011 11:10am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Delightful - this should happen more often!

2 Oct 2011 11:43am

Harry from Apex, United States

The expression on the guy's face is hilarious. Nice portrayal of all the signage.

2 Oct 2011 11:44am

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

like alwayes :)
great shot...
realy Great... ;)

2 Oct 2011 12:05pm

STEED from D, France

"It's(rockin'and )rollin'......And you ?".......Great Human Street scene,M'.........

2 Oct 2011 12:52pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Funny one !!

2 Oct 2011 1:09pm

Theys Roland from Charleroi, Belgium

interesting capture Mariana

2 Oct 2011 1:36pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great street capture and beautiful B&W treatment ! Well done. Have a lovely weekend :)

2 Oct 2011 1:37pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Another great moment.

2 Oct 2011 1:58pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Nice shot and B&W was the excellent choice.

2 Oct 2011 2:14pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I'm fine Mariana ;-))
Another wonderful streetshot!!

2 Oct 2011 3:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful! I love the man's expression. It made me smile!

2 Oct 2011 3:42pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Is he trying to get a date ?

2 Oct 2011 4:05pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the man expression

2 Oct 2011 4:07pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo quelle scène, quel rendu NB superbe ces deux personnage avec du mouvemetn superbe

2 Oct 2011 4:10pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

one of your pictures everyday, another of your time daily, once more a little about yourself ............................... authentic ...

2 Oct 2011 4:22pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excuse me as I have a giggle at this picture Mariana, it's the "Hot-N-Ready Canadian" that did it :-)

2 Oct 2011 4:31pm

@Curly: do not giggle , Curly .. Canadians are always hot-and-ready :)

cajera from France

C'est pratique le scooter (c'est le nom que l'on donne à cet engin en France) pour faire un tour quand on marche mal.
L'homme n'est pas indifférent, c'est rare. Le plus souvent, c'est l'indifférence la plus totale, à Paris en particulier.

2 Oct 2011 4:49pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a 'happy' street scene. Love the smile of greeting on the guy's face.

2 Oct 2011 5:21pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Like the high contrast.
And the man face... and the title...

2 Oct 2011 6:32pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

:D I think your grandma never visit a city like new york!
but right, it is also very common in austria, where i live, to say hello, o.k. not to everyone, but at least dozens of time every week! it is still a life together, not nearby!
you use the whole range between the black and white color and get impressive contrasts! so your bw processing really works and that you´ve an eye for such streetsceneries has been no secret since i entered this blog! nice sunday mariana!

2 Oct 2011 6:49pm

TheoF from Emden, Germany

So friendly people over there. Nice scene, makes me feel better

2 Oct 2011 6:56pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

I wish a canadian Pizza

2 Oct 2011 7:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a good recipe to promote understanding and human contacts! love the moment you've captured here - with the gentleman turning around and smiling at the lady ...

2 Oct 2011 7:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine composition

2 Oct 2011 7:54pm

Victoria from Sweden

Nice B&W picture!

2 Oct 2011 8:19pm

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

great again!!!

2 Oct 2011 8:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful expression on his face Mariana! Trying to get out of the way I am sure! ;-)

2 Oct 2011 8:43pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Very cool "slice" of life (pizza pun).

3 Oct 2011 12:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Your grandma is/was a wise lady. I'll bet you took her lesson to heart. A warm hearted shot for sure.

3 Oct 2011 3:26am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful tricycle bike....great composition.

3 Oct 2011 3:46am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

excellent !

3 Oct 2011 4:04am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

3 Oct 2011 9:04am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice catch! He seems genuinely happy and friendly, and this world needs more of that.

3 Oct 2011 11:54am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent street scene! Politeness always brings a smile.
Well seen Mariana!

3 Oct 2011 11:59am

@Don Levesque: yes, it is nice to be polite :)

Bruno F from France

The face of this man is so funny !!!

3 Oct 2011 5:02pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

A great scene well catched.

4 Oct 2011 12:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A classic !

4 Oct 2011 6:24pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Hi, can you spare $5 for a pizza? You caught this one just right. Very nice.

5 Oct 2011 3:59pm

taolechat from potenza, Italy

nice and funny

5 Oct 2011 6:34pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Oh Mariana - I really love this one - the man has such a gentle smile. My grandpa used to always say "if someone doesn't have a smile, give them one of yours - they must need it". If only there were more people in this world that would give away smiles, it would be such a much better place!

6 Oct 2011 3:32am

1/500 second
ISO 400
75 mm