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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 800 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

Bob from New Jersey, United States

You are very talented. Always a pleasure to view your photographs.

11 Dec 2011 5:10am

@Bob: thanks Bob !

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Santa Claus in his civilian clothes? best…jf

11 Dec 2011 5:11am

@ordinaryimages: a lonely milliner ! what about this ?

Mandar from Kudal, India

Gr8 Observation for A Gr8 Shot...

11 Dec 2011 6:26am

Chantal from Netherlands

great work in B&W

11 Dec 2011 6:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a powerful observation . . worlds-within-worlds.

11 Dec 2011 7:24am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

11 Dec 2011 8:10am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo muy buena ,una imagen que habla por si sola.Buen trabajo Mariana.

11 Dec 2011 8:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Unique !!!

11 Dec 2011 8:33am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It certainly appears from Santa !!!!!! He must make his shoes at the foot of the tree gift:)) well done is superb. Beautiful day.

11 Dec 2011 8:37am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is superb, so clinical, I see a beautiful Christmas tree but no Christmas spirit

11 Dec 2011 8:54am

@Christine: I see Mr.Scrooge here :)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I wonder what he's thinking.

11 Dec 2011 9:00am

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Wonderful work , and a fine observation
I love it Mariana, well done!

11 Dec 2011 9:13am

Z from Shanghai, China

Another typical Mariana scene:))

11 Dec 2011 9:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot, very different

11 Dec 2011 9:38am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Awesome - fantastic framing

11 Dec 2011 9:42am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

sense of distance, from a cold, lonely, magnificent Marian magnified.

11 Dec 2011 10:13am

Oscar from BcN, Spain

Toujours le bon œil, avec le bon angle

11 Dec 2011 10:38am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

hahaha, that´s really cool, well spotted, wonderful presentation, as usual.

11 Dec 2011 11:01am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres beau n & b, bravo

11 Dec 2011 12:15pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful catch, great compo ! Well done !

11 Dec 2011 12:25pm

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

Il attend ses cadeaux de noël ?

11 Dec 2011 1:02pm

@Gérard Méry: no, he bought all these gift for himself ;)

PATRICK from miramas, France


11 Dec 2011 1:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

to me, this is a cold picture of loneliness ... but i could be all wrong of course !!

11 Dec 2011 2:20pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great, great shot

11 Dec 2011 2:24pm

fereshteh from Iran

Beautiful view,lovely shot.

11 Dec 2011 2:27pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

nice pov...
very powerful and sharp...
hope you won't be alone like the one in the photo...

11 Dec 2011 2:32pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A joyful picture !

11 Dec 2011 3:21pm

@Gérard Beullac: have another look . loneliness is just screaming here !

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame !!

11 Dec 2011 3:46pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great !

11 Dec 2011 4:28pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génail ce personnage assis dans son fauteuole avec le sapin en faces quelle compo fantastique.

Bravo et belle soirée

11 Dec 2011 4:50pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I saw, I know, Mariana...

11 Dec 2011 5:07pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

A wonderful..thoughtful scene. I'm not sure whether to laugh..or cry..but definitely an excellent capture!

11 Dec 2011 5:17pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful framing and light !

11 Dec 2011 5:23pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Soon it is Christmas, lovely picture.

11 Dec 2011 6:01pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Great shot, well done !

11 Dec 2011 6:09pm


different shot...
well done!

11 Dec 2011 6:17pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Wonderful capture! Is he remembering past Christmases?
Well seen Mariana!

11 Dec 2011 6:18pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Nice b&w and a very nice composition.

11 Dec 2011 6:43pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Some sadness here, is he thinking about how his life was ? Stunning image.

11 Dec 2011 8:15pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

He is waiting for Santa Claus. Not enough gifts for him!

11 Dec 2011 8:23pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible frame. Nicely captured.

11 Dec 2011 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very fine processing

11 Dec 2011 10:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful! He looks like he is contemplating the whole situation. Great shot!

11 Dec 2011 10:38pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Love the precision here.

11 Dec 2011 11:27pm

Rags from Plano, United States

He looks so lonely.

11 Dec 2011 11:39pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Perhaps reflecting on Christmas' past?

12 Dec 2011 12:25am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Perfectly seen....nice capture on B&W tones! Cheers!

12 Dec 2011 1:14am

Nuno Monteiro from Gaia, Portugal

Beautiful. The framing was just perfect.

12 Dec 2011 1:58am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

great framing, you see the photographic moment in everyday things

12 Dec 2011 3:19am

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

I see no spirit beside the beautiful Chirtsmas tree, lonely?? Superb capture Mariana...

12 Dec 2011 3:45am

Sam from Chennai, India

A great moment ... Can expect only from Mariana ... Powerful observation :)

12 Dec 2011 3:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful. Is he thinking of happy Christmas's past or just waiting on his wife to finish shopping. Excellent B&W work.

12 Dec 2011 5:26am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Santa is tired !

12 Dec 2011 10:29am

Pierre from Belgium

Excellent cet homme qui contemple ce sapin. Ce personnage se détache bien du décors.

12 Dec 2011 12:10pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

very good shot.... and funny !

12 Dec 2011 3:42pm

@Jacqueline: sad to my heart :( thx .

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Impressionnant ce sapin !!

12 Dec 2011 6:29pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What a cool composition Mariana!!! The B&W works perfect here and is that man watching the christmastree the whole day....? Memories maybe??

12 Dec 2011 6:41pm

roland theys from loverval, Belgium

Great compo ! very good bw!

12 Dec 2011 6:45pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid framing. The feeling of isolation in this well lit place is magnificent.

12 Dec 2011 9:19pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great capture again, so well composed!
Have a nice day.

22 Dec 2011 11:28am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice work capturing this..

28 Dec 2011 5:12pm

1/200 second
ISO 800
75 mm