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Waiting On A Friend


"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

Wow this could from a glass plate...unique processing...kewl! best…jf

8 Dec 2011 5:08am

@ordinaryimages: would sound strange when tell you - not so much processing ... just got a cool original image with lot of smoke and fog !

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Where is it ? Sarajevo ? annierita

8 Dec 2011 5:10am

@Annierita & Annisabelle: it could be anywhere, but i added a tag - sarajevo

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This REALLY feels like a vintage photo! Very well done.

8 Dec 2011 5:11am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully taken, I like very much the ambience of this café full of people. Good b/w

8 Dec 2011 6:19am

rob from faenza, Italy

Great atmosphere: smoke and fog, everything makes this shot a classic.

8 Dec 2011 6:47am

@rob: thx a lot .

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 Dec 2011 6:47am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

I love this gathering of old men !
The atmosphere is very attractive .

8 Dec 2011 6:48am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice processing , a Sunday "Rendez vous" ? Phil

8 Dec 2011 7:24am

@Phil: a endless waiting on a friend who would never come ;)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful atmospheric image, terrific processing

8 Dec 2011 7:50am

Veronique from Suisse/, France

beautiful ! I like it

8 Dec 2011 7:50am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Has a great old world feel to it. Great work.

8 Dec 2011 7:51am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Stepping back in time, love it

8 Dec 2011 7:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Just great!!!!!!!!!! 5*. Nice day Mariana.

8 Dec 2011 8:03am

Chantal from Netherlands

has an old time feel to it, I like that

8 Dec 2011 8:13am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This atmosphere scene beautifully photographed.

8 Dec 2011 8:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

S T U N N I N G Mariana - well done.

8 Dec 2011 8:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure looks a male-dominated society. But I guess they all had mothers.

8 Dec 2011 8:48am

@Ronnie 2¢: maybe, but some of them lost their friends in a war !

Frida from Sweden

What a wonderful presentation. Love your choice of processing here.

8 Dec 2011 8:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like your mood of soft smoky tones - and a feeling of warmth from these friends.

8 Dec 2011 9:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Perfect retro feel....

8 Dec 2011 9:12am

Miguel Ángel Cuesta Gómez from Salamanca, Spain

¡Soberbia! Después de una ausencia larga por problema de salud, retomo mi actividad en internet con un blog nuevo en el que estás enlazada. No nos perdemos de vista. Un saludo

8 Dec 2011 9:26am

@Miguel Ángel Cuesta Gómez: thanks a lot . I am glad you are feeling better and getting back to photography ! all the best !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful work.

8 Dec 2011 10:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great work on selective light levels.

8 Dec 2011 10:46am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Very nice!
Wonderful title.

8 Dec 2011 11:02am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Bravo, this has an amazing atmospheric feel to it

8 Dec 2011 11:49am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I hope the friend comes

8 Dec 2011 12:36pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Yes ! A nice
atmosphere mafia !

8 Dec 2011 1:59pm

@Yves: mafia ? ha ha ... this comment really makes me smile ;)

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great work!

8 Dec 2011 2:00pm

STEED from D, France

And it's a complete group which comes...............So nice,The life !!!!!!!

8 Dec 2011 2:12pm

@STEED: gray haired man is this one who is waiting.......thx STEED !

ryse from bordeaux, France

Un rendez-vous des souvenirs plus ou moins perdus dans la brume du temps passé.

8 Dec 2011 2:20pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Winter atmosphere in this picture the old-fashioned print. The light is beautiful through the smoke and mist! I like very much!

8 Dec 2011 3:01pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautifuly seen, captured and presented.
Just wonderful Mariana*****

Groetjes Sien

8 Dec 2011 4:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautifully done! The man's white hair really pops with all those surrounding darker tones. This street scene seems as though it could be from another, earlier, time. Those lovely old buildings make it seem that way for me.

8 Dec 2011 4:06pm

@Steve Rice: You are right, Steve. Picture was taken on Baščaršija that was built in the 15th century and very well preserved til nowadays !

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Cool, is right. Wonderful atmosphere. What a rich and lovely shot, love the men in their coats, and the gorgeous quality of black and white.

8 Dec 2011 4:58pm

alex centrella from California, United States


8 Dec 2011 5:04pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Like in the movie !!

8 Dec 2011 5:36pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe rendu et compo ....

8 Dec 2011 5:49pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely atmosphere and tones of treatment

8 Dec 2011 5:58pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tu es sur que c'est pas le retour du parrain , loll, bonne soirée

8 Dec 2011 6:33pm

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

Hahahaha...this is So atmospheric, an excellent the frame the difference of tones..incredible! :-)

8 Dec 2011 6:41pm

@eva: so, what is so funny here ?

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So great ! wonderful captured !

8 Dec 2011 7:03pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria


8 Dec 2011 7:21pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

......I love this one Mariana!!! It's like we living in the 30's.....

8 Dec 2011 7:23pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Joli traitement j'aime !

8 Dec 2011 7:28pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

wonderful atmosphere, and the white head...with the smoke on the right first class !

8 Dec 2011 7:40pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

otro mundo , otra época, otro tiempo............mujer intemporal ,bravo

8 Dec 2011 8:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture! With the light fog and smoke, it has an ambience as if it was taken in the early 20th century. The hair and mustache of the man in the center stands out nicely in this composition.

8 Dec 2011 10:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful street scene. Great processing. I love the smokiness. Looks like a memory from another time.

8 Dec 2011 10:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful monochrome. it has a vintage feel

8 Dec 2011 11:47pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Gr8 Morning....Lovely Shot...

9 Dec 2011 3:57am

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Une très belle scène de rue... avec - grâce au traitement sans doute et le subtil grain argentique - l'impression de visiter un autre âge.

9 Dec 2011 11:52am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

cinema-like shooting/ well done

9 Dec 2011 12:38pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Brilliant shot. Love the light, love the atmosphere, and love the details of all the characters in this scene.

9 Dec 2011 1:05pm

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

La mafia ? (rire)

9 Dec 2011 2:05pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

huge lighting!

9 Dec 2011 6:09pm

Oscar from BcN, Spain

Super shot,. whit a very interesting light

11 Dec 2011 10:45am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful expressions and light in this one!

11 Dec 2011 5:20pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Timeless photo! This could have been taken 50 years ago or yesterday.
Well done Mariana!

11 Dec 2011 6:14pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Nice smoke and fog. Great capture of the atmosphere. :)

12 Dec 2011 4:01am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The atmosphere here is simply fantastic!

12 Dec 2011 9:20pm

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

Feel like entering 19th century. Fantastic Mariana!

13 Dec 2011 3:45am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une atmosphère digne des grands films.

14 Dec 2011 8:23pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

j'aime beaucoup cette ambiance et cette lumière un peu tamisée qui sent l'hiver !

18 Dec 2011 8:38pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

this looks like a vintage shot.. well done.. :)

26 Dec 2011 2:53am