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Beware of the Windows Phone

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/3.2 ISO 400 8 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

Looks like it still has a cord on it...1G? ; ] best…jf

13 Oct 2011 5:08am

Cajera from France

Attention ! Tu vis dangereusement en prenant cet homme en photo. Peut être ne devait il pas être là et tu le surprend en flagrant délit dans un hotel minable.
Superbe image de reportage de la vie des villes. Tu as un œil très perçant. Bien vu

13 Oct 2011 5:54am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I do believe I have a little newer version of the windows phone.... :-) great title.

13 Oct 2011 6:03am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb light and wall texture.

13 Oct 2011 6:06am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

She is late of course !! Nice scene and glance on the life , and always incredible B/W, Phil

13 Oct 2011 6:09am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Waiting for youuuuu !

13 Oct 2011 6:30am

@Gérard Beullac: for you , not for me :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Intriguing events around this grand old building!

13 Oct 2011 6:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great capture and a wonderful shot of this old building

13 Oct 2011 6:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional detail

13 Oct 2011 6:52am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime bien le vélo devant l'hôtel ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Oct 2011 6:59am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

At least he's not sneaking pictures with it...looks pretty old-fashioned !! ;-)
Love the brick buildings and the shadow on the building.

13 Oct 2011 7:02am

@DULCIE: nothing wrong with sneaking pix with phone too ;)

morgan from canyon Country, United States

A fun shot. Well seen.

13 Oct 2011 7:09am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Exquisite contrasts and bw-treatment. Very well done!

13 Oct 2011 7:24am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

Great capture and detail

13 Oct 2011 7:38am

L'angevine from Angers, France

le passé et le moderne qui se mélangent

13 Oct 2011 7:45am

Frida from Sweden

Love the contrasts and excellent details.

13 Oct 2011 8:02am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Love that old style grainy look

13 Oct 2011 8:05am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Nice one!
Great b&w, with a very good light.
Btw, didn't quite get your explanation :(

13 Oct 2011 8:39am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool !!

13 Oct 2011 8:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Oct 2011 9:02am

STEED from D, France

Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like the jacket of a famous Led Zeppelin's album....

13 Oct 2011 9:51am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une scène de rue dépouillée et qui parait bien calme!

13 Oct 2011 10:05am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

well spotted and beautifully framed - the light and details are exceptional

13 Oct 2011 10:09am

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb superb..people in the far distance look so lonely

13 Oct 2011 10:39am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Gasp wow I'm awed again, maybe I'll move there and look at windows Phone ;)

13 Oct 2011 10:50am

@Lorraine: just move here and try it :)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Qu'attend - elle ?

13 Oct 2011 10:58am

@Kat: ???

ryse from bordeaux, France

Ces maisons sont superbes. J'aime beaucoup ton N&B contrasté à souhait.
Bonne journée

13 Oct 2011 11:06am

@ryse: thx . I liked your image yesterday !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the details.

13 Oct 2011 11:14am


Great b&w shot... ;)
i like it : )

13 Oct 2011 11:45am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Great capture, Mariana. I love the B & W! Oh the things you see!

13 Oct 2011 11:54am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice capture and details, I like the framing

13 Oct 2011 11:55am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

You sneak pictures with phones here in Japan depending on what your shooting, you might get in trouble.

13 Oct 2011 12:03pm

@J.R.: really ? well, I had police a few times on my door when was shooting reflection on the bank building, the other time when was taking a macro of flower ... super democracy, right ?

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

She must be looking for the taxi she just called.
Great capture! Beautiful tones and shadows. Details are wonderful!

13 Oct 2011 12:16pm

@Don Levesque: that is a man in the window :) thanks Don :)

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Excellent shot!nice B/W.well done.

13 Oct 2011 12:36pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha - wonderful title to go along with this well seen shot Mariana! Guess that's why I prefer my iPhone. ;-) Really excellent work - I love the tones and details here to compliment the person on the phone.

13 Oct 2011 1:27pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture and a nice title. :)

13 Oct 2011 1:43pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nicely seen, as always. He is like someone in a gritty old crime movie, and I find this a superbly cinematic photo. Love that old building, too!

13 Oct 2011 2:14pm

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Beautiful capture; nice details... does that guy in the window know you are taking the picture?...

13 Oct 2011 2:20pm

@Soe: yes, he saw me and waved to me a few seconds later :)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I rather agree with a movie, of sorts...rather like "Rear Window" with James Stewart...The one looking out the window rather reminds me of Dizzy Gillespie from a distance..perhaps he is readying his trumpet to blast those two away from the front door ;-) Such a cool and intriguing image, Mariana!! I like this one :-)

13 Oct 2011 3:01pm

@Denny Jump Photo: cool comment , Denny :) Great imagination ! Thanks a lot .

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique captage et rendu sur cette facade superbe iamge et compo

13 Oct 2011 3:08pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I was looking for a surprise n found it

13 Oct 2011 3:57pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb b&w !!

13 Oct 2011 3:57pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Perfect bw !

13 Oct 2011 4:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful b/ the brick texture!

13 Oct 2011 4:02pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

il fait bien calme dans cette rue, une très belle photo

13 Oct 2011 4:07pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

I like the textures of the brick walls...great work

13 Oct 2011 4:08pm

DallarD from Orléans, France

Tout est déjà dit dans les nombreux commentaires ci-dessus.......toujours parfait.
Instantané bien saisi.

13 Oct 2011 4:51pm

Gérard Méry from France

Très américain ce bâtiment en briques..çà ressemble à Dallas

13 Oct 2011 4:59pm

@Gérard Méry: when first I arrived in Waterloo from Europe, I thought i was in Dallas :) Your reminded me of it with this comment ;)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He must have known you were coming - or he's a detective using the room as an observation post :-)

13 Oct 2011 5:17pm

@Curly: yes, he is a detective :) he is following me everywhere , but I see him and take pix of him ...anything bad that he can do to me ?

Heinz from Hamm, Germany


13 Oct 2011 5:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Marvelous contrasts captured here in this B&W composition! I love the architectural detailing seen in the mortar joints that surround each brick.

13 Oct 2011 5:32pm

franz from Baden, Austria

so cool again ... esp the remarkable building as a welcome backdrop!

13 Oct 2011 5:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful b/w, very nice

13 Oct 2011 6:57pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

superbe b&w shot!
it took me a while to look for the windwos phone, but I've found it ;-)

13 Oct 2011 7:35pm

@Roman: bad observation, my dear :)

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Excellent shot, you never know when you may be being watched!

13 Oct 2011 8:05pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mariana beautiful photos, love the person who looks out a window. very good. a big hug. Alejandra

13 Oct 2011 8:25pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely b&W pov and framing.

13 Oct 2011 8:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, I see him up there now! I guess he's the guard for that stretch of sidewalk. A cool capture.

13 Oct 2011 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful old building with a lot of detail. Beautiful b&w image. It looks like something out of a movie with the man looking out of the window. A perfect moment!

13 Oct 2011 9:08pm

Linda from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Modern people in an old fashioned street, lovely capture :-)

13 Oct 2011 9:15pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

looks like the image of a U.S. sitcom

13 Oct 2011 9:19pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Cool shot, it took some time before I spotted the man in the window, but I was sure your title was a hint and I kept looking :)

13 Oct 2011 9:27pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very Cool shot
Nice in b/w
:) Aly

13 Oct 2011 9:39pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great shot ! and Process with B/W showed out " Shops and windows " very clear and detail, very nice image.

13 Oct 2011 9:40pm

philip earl from Oregon, United States

simply Beautiful ~~ what a great work of art is that building !

13 Oct 2011 10:27pm

@philip earl: thanks Philip !

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Well seen! Amazing composition and perspective shot of this building facade.

13 Oct 2011 10:34pm

Nuno Monteiro from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Very well caught. Excelent B&W as usual.

13 Oct 2011 10:35pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Love the treatment and image! Very well seen and captured! Nice work!

14 Oct 2011 2:17am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

the building has nice reflections

14 Oct 2011 4:11am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Nice capture and framing Mariana

14 Oct 2011 4:25am

Marcos Roberto from California, United States

I like this architecture

14 Oct 2011 10:53pm

@Marcos Roberto: thanks !

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great eye to take advantage of the positioning of the people in the right moment. Great processing too.

15 Oct 2011 4:19pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Could be anytime..anywhere if not for the man on the phone. Great eye!

15 Oct 2011 8:25pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great framing I think it looks like the still from a movie too

18 Oct 2011 8:16pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice buildings, beautiful in BW.
Have a nice day.

24 Oct 2011 4:56pm

rafafotografia from Madrid, Spain

Wonderful. A cool capture.

26 Oct 2011 8:10am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

lol, why? you're an iphone user? ;D

1 Nov 2011 3:20am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/400 second
ISO 400
8 mm