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Floating Emotions On a Rainy Day

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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 face, happy silly tuesday!

8 Nov 2011 5:32am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Awesome capture of character and emotion.

8 Nov 2011 6:10am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Incredible portrait ! Giant ! Phil

8 Nov 2011 6:45am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Photo of the day, a picture really incredible! Ten stars. Mariana nice day.

8 Nov 2011 6:59am

STEED from D, France

A Rolling Stones's Fan,right out exiled from Altamont.....Strong Portrait.......Superb one once more,M'....

8 Nov 2011 7:14am

@STEED: you are so right . he was telling me he was Mick Jagger !

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great......what an Expressions !!...5*

8 Nov 2011 7:18am

Z from Shanghai, China

Like a bronze statue! Love the processing!

8 Nov 2011 7:20am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Unusual expression captured! Lovely shot!

8 Nov 2011 7:29am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

He"s no Mick Jagger, nore Keith.....

8 Nov 2011 7:36am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture, quite an expression, he could be singing in the rain

8 Nov 2011 7:57am

@Christine: he was singing for me ... ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great shot

8 Nov 2011 8:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe ce portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

8 Nov 2011 8:40am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great capture, I love the expression in this guys face, happy silly Tuesday

8 Nov 2011 8:58am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Amazing expression! A click in the exact moment.
Were you scared ?

8 Nov 2011 9:39am

@Pedro Alves: no, why scared ? thx

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

What a face! Straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting! You did not ran away after that? :)

8 Nov 2011 10:11am

@Christian Richer: No, I did not . I liked that face !

Chantal from Netherlands

looks a little like the town lunatic

8 Nov 2011 10:29am

@Chantal: we are all lunatic on some way :)

Kala from United States

That expression is priceless. Great timing and processing.

8 Nov 2011 10:29am

gootchai from Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Quel expressions!!! super belle photo de l'instant!! J'adore!!!

8 Nov 2011 10:32am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

He really looks angry. Excellent capture Mariana!

8 Nov 2011 10:44am

@Don Levesque: Oh, no ! He liked me, he wanted to pose only :)


greattttt :0

8 Nov 2011 11:07am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Strange Look for sure, love the expression well caught.

8 Nov 2011 11:59am

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

wohoooooo... great shot, dramatic processing! ;)

8 Nov 2011 12:23pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He looks like he was really into the pose for the camera! A wonderful street capture Mariana! ;-)

8 Nov 2011 12:41pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow ! Impressive shot !

8 Nov 2011 12:47pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

For this man, the street is his stage!

8 Nov 2011 1:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i admire your way of making people react in extraordinary ways ... and your way of dealing with it afterwards! my first reaction here was "angry", too, but after reading your replies to some of the comments i know better ... only you could do this !!! ;-))

8 Nov 2011 1:08pm

@franz: Thanks Franz ! Have a look at this image and you will laugh too ;)

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 Nov 2011 1:13pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...What an expression ! A strong portrait !

8 Nov 2011 1:37pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

pretty intense expression and superb processing

8 Nov 2011 1:56pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This guy loves you and your camera, and WHAT a great face to capture so very well. I love the shot. Made me almost snort coffee through my nose!

8 Nov 2011 2:39pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Perfect timing. Incredible portrait.

8 Nov 2011 2:57pm

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

Lost for words, the expression is priceless, the processing makes it a gigantic portrait! :-)

8 Nov 2011 3:01pm

@eva: hey girl . thanks a lot !

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning portrait!
great shot!

8 Nov 2011 3:04pm

franz from Baden, Austria

thanks for the links, m. now i know who he really is ... ;-))

8 Nov 2011 3:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my heavens - what a look :-)...I love your treatment here, wow!!...This fellow has a look about him, doesn't he? I really love the reflection in his glasses...being a glasses wearer myself, I can definitely identify with that ;-) Beautiful job, as always....;-)

8 Nov 2011 3:13pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thx Denny ! Your words are always lovely to read :)

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Incredible portrait !
You are the best in this B&W images
Superb Mariana..

Gr Sien

8 Nov 2011 4:05pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

I love the titles you give to the portraits of the colorful personages you photograph.

8 Nov 2011 4:16pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe portrait, j'adore 5 *****

8 Nov 2011 4:27pm

cajera from France

This man have a knack for the street show and to have an expressive face

8 Nov 2011 4:41pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

grandiosely portrait, what a facial expression;
excellent your processing of the b&w contrast

8 Nov 2011 4:47pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

So, Mick Jagger is singing for you! Mariana. A great day.

8 Nov 2011 5:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

How did you find him, or did he find you?

8 Nov 2011 5:26pm

@Curly: such an ugly and mean comment ! nothing could be more "Yikes" than your blue door .
I would feel as an idiot to say 'Yikes!' for portrait somebody posts. Shame !

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Superbe portrait , ça faisait longtemps que je n'étais pas passé , j'avais perdu ton adresse .C'est toujours un bon moment de venir sur ton blog

8 Nov 2011 5:31pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

....Mick Jagger.....???.....he's looking better ;-)))
SUPERB moment and portrait Mariana!!

8 Nov 2011 5:31pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh, so great !! Did you get trouble with him ?? :-)))

8 Nov 2011 5:34pm

@Eric C.: tomorrow you will see him again and all "trouble" I had :)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Scary expression! And I think that the processing really enhances it.

8 Nov 2011 5:46pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive meeting, with this strong contrast

8 Nov 2011 5:50pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Great portrait

8 Nov 2011 6:00pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

A special man!

8 Nov 2011 6:06pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

... definitely a similarity with mick jagger ... or, no mick jagger looks older! :D
an now, come on ...... la, la, la angieeeeeeeeeeee

8 Nov 2011 6:19pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great portrait, expression and processing

8 Nov 2011 6:28pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Hou ! il ou elle m'a presque fait peur quel super portrait expressif Bravo

8 Nov 2011 6:52pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

J'allais le dire: il fait peur cet homme là!

8 Nov 2011 7:29pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

strange people... ;)
very good portrait!!!

8 Nov 2011 7:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Mariana I'm at a loss as to how you see any mean intent in my comment, which only reflects my surprise at such an extraordinary and unusual portrait.

8 Nov 2011 8:44pm

@Curly: "Yikes! How did you find him, or did he find you?" - your original comment . no word about "an extraordinary portrait" If I misunderstood this YIKES I apologize !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

extraordinary eyes

8 Nov 2011 8:51pm

@john4jack: Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. The four-group classification was expounded by P. H. G. Gell and Robin Coombs in 1963.[1] I hope you were just kidding when saying that !

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein geniales Portrait.

8 Nov 2011 9:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

great portrait shot !

8 Nov 2011 9:22pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

OMG... fantasticx expresion Mariana. Coingratulation

8 Nov 2011 9:50pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wow, great production on this.

8 Nov 2011 11:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is an amazing portrait! Wonderful processing.

8 Nov 2011 11:48pm

....peter from Moonbeam, Canada

This is such a dramatic portrait Mariana.... he does not look pleased in the slightest.... great processing....peter:)

9 Nov 2011 12:16am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Graphic emotions, he has much to say, good or bad.

9 Nov 2011 12:17am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

You have turned him into a bronze statue, great work.

9 Nov 2011 12:35am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm glad rain doesn't have that effect on me ; ] best…jf

9 Nov 2011 2:41am

Kenneth Michael Dagenais from Kanata, Canada

This is such a powerful shot, emotionally charged. Love it.

9 Nov 2011 3:25am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh my! You always capture some 'beautiful' emotions!

9 Nov 2011 3:59am

@Magda: and beautiful people ;) Thanks Magda !

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

What I find compelling about many of your street portraits, is the affinity you express for people most of us think of as on the fringes of society. You give them dignity and their moment in the spotlight, which is very commendable. Many of your images include advertising images featuring the beautiful people, who are often contrasted by street people some would consider gritty. Your images like this one remind us that we are all beautiful people to someone.

9 Nov 2011 7:23am

@Duck Island Guy: what are beautiful words !!! isn't it true that we all deserve someone's attention and that we are all beautiful on the same way ! I appreciate so much comment like this and dislike so much comment like - YIKES, that I got above ! Many thanks !

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Oh my! What a face! Excellent capture - I don't know how you did it, but this is wonderful! Excellent processing!

9 Nov 2011 11:48am

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

excellently spotted! love the details, b&w color application and composition!!!

9 Nov 2011 2:29pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Got to be unique !

9 Nov 2011 3:25pm

@Nigel: sure ;)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

extraordinary indeed.
(if it reassures you, this side of the pond 'yikes' has no mean or ugly connotations and is just an old fashioned perhaps even an olde English exclamation of surprise)

9 Nov 2011 8:01pm

@Ted: thank you Ted !

ehsan kamaly from bojnord, Iran

i love your street photo my freind

9 Nov 2011 9:47pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

wauw what a expression and power

10 Nov 2011 5:07am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He knows he's Mick Jagger! I remember this man from your earlier posts. A memorable portrait of this interesting character.

10 Nov 2011 7:11pm

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

Fantastic expresion, perfectly captured once again, I just love the tones and work you put into your photographs, you can see your passion in them!!

11 Nov 2011 10:23am

Martin from Madrid, Spain

Vaya personaje!

11 Nov 2011 4:19pm

Maria from California, United States

another wonderful portrait of this fellow

12 Nov 2011 4:24am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Again, you have caught a amazing expression on the face of this man. Great!!
Have a nice day.

12 Nov 2011 1:03pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

looks like he's going to attack you any moment now.. very strong image..

16 Nov 2011 4:00pm

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

one of the most powerful images I ever saw...
....still I do not know what "photography" is...

20 Nov 2011 4:07pm

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 200
17 mm