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Gypsy Boys

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Stirs the emotions. best…jf

16 Dec 2011 5:19am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle couleur rouge, quelle scène et iamge fantastique captage.
Bravo et belle journée

16 Dec 2011 6:02am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Make me thik of one of the movie I loved : Ko To Tamo Peva. Of Dushan Kovacevic. Did you see it ? Gypsies are coming from India .... Nice shot, of those 2 children, alittle bit sad. Annierita

16 Dec 2011 6:02am

@Annierita & Annisabelle: Yes, I saw it. If you like films about Gypsies, there is another one, much more powerful by Emir Kusturica - "Dom za vešanje" , literally "Home for Hanging"

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely expression , but a hard feeling , Phil

16 Dec 2011 7:03am

Monik from PARIS, France

Dur, très dur mais efficace!

16 Dec 2011 7:17am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The vivid color somehow emphasizes their disturb expressions and body stances. Beautifully communicated.

16 Dec 2011 7:41am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France


16 Dec 2011 7:43am

roy from ostend, Belgium

Money for everything, but not for people, expressed in a beautiful picture, heartbreaking.
Shame on you, leaders.

16 Dec 2011 7:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Your picture shows the desperate state of these kids..................

16 Dec 2011 8:17am

@Nigel: they wanted to go with me to Canada. a little one was upset when told him - next time ;)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A strong social document, the colors here add a lot!

16 Dec 2011 8:17am

Miguel Ángel Cuesta Gómez from Salamanca, Spain

Llenad e sentimientos

16 Dec 2011 8:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Dec 2011 8:28am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful documentary image, makes you so sad for these children

16 Dec 2011 8:29am

Chantal from Netherlands

he hides behind his bog bro

16 Dec 2011 8:45am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Those dirty faces are incredible. Amazing reality to this shot.

16 Dec 2011 8:59am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Nice strong and dirty expressions.
A great capture with great color also.

16 Dec 2011 9:41am

@Pedro Alves: dirty faces, but not expressions ;)


Great expressions !

16 Dec 2011 9:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an excellent expression:)

16 Dec 2011 10:39am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful catch ! great work !

16 Dec 2011 10:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The dramatic red makes the force of their emotions and expressions even stronger.

16 Dec 2011 10:44am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bien belle photo

16 Dec 2011 10:55am

Sien from Netherlands

Beautiful expression , but a hard feeling, well seen Mariana

16 Dec 2011 11:42am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great job of capturing something maybe must of us can see but can'
t really feel or express

16 Dec 2011 12:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Their expressions are priceless Mariana! Always difficult to see children suffering! ;-)

16 Dec 2011 12:47pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Le contraste des expressions est saisissant. Une image très belle et forte.

16 Dec 2011 12:53pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

beautiful colors but sad scene

16 Dec 2011 1:18pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Powerful expressions. Great capture.

16 Dec 2011 1:18pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

powerful and sad

16 Dec 2011 1:21pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a sad scene - you've captured the emotion and their predicament perfectly here Mariana.

16 Dec 2011 2:31pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Excellent Expression

16 Dec 2011 3:09pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Sad Father Christmas
A hard reality

16 Dec 2011 3:09pm

@Yves: long before Christmas, although it would not be any difference for them for Christmas too .

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle image forte !

16 Dec 2011 3:10pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Touching image... A very sad scene, especially this time of the year. Have a nice day Mariana ;)

16 Dec 2011 3:16pm

@Tamara: maybe i switch to happier images for these days ...

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Sorry , now all my data there back on :-)

16 Dec 2011 4:05pm

@Sien: what do you mean ?

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I didn't mean it that way... This is reality and must be shown. It's just sad that such things can happen in the 21st century.

16 Dec 2011 4:39pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

smashing red, it seem to hide the worn quality of the coats

16 Dec 2011 4:43pm

@johbont: you got so busy investigating these jackets ( coats )

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great work!

16 Dec 2011 4:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Feel sad.... nice captured !

16 Dec 2011 5:33pm

@Lena: emotion is important, no matter sad or happy :)

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

This one realy comes into my room dear!!!!!!!
........i'm sorry for these little kids.....look at there faces.... they deserve better!!
Thanx for sharing Mariana!!

16 Dec 2011 6:46pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Unhappy children? Nice capture and treatment.

16 Dec 2011 7:35pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une belle scène, pas tres content de se faire prendre en photo, on dirait

16 Dec 2011 7:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The emotions that you've captured on their faces really tugs at the heart strings.

16 Dec 2011 9:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A very touching image. They look so sad. The expressions are so powerful.

16 Dec 2011 9:02pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

the emotion takes me from these children
De colors are very Cool!

16 Dec 2011 9:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That little guy knows how to tug at your heartstrings. I'll bet you gave him some money. Beautifully captured, Mariana.

16 Dec 2011 10:08pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente escena urbana con estos niños, magnifico color y expresión,
muy buen trabajo!!

17 Dec 2011 12:00am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Very touching Mariana! Nice colors and expressions

17 Dec 2011 5:23am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Impressive red . Impresive shot .
A paradox : tears/ all the atmosphere

17 Dec 2011 6:03am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Yes, I saw it as well and many others on gypsies ! thanks Marianna

17 Dec 2011 6:27am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The color is also well to you, as much as the nb in this moving image

17 Dec 2011 7:01am

Megha from Mumbai, India

Red for Cristmas....hope santa has some gifts for the kids
Beautifully speaks

17 Dec 2011 7:58am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

17 Dec 2011 8:21am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

They wear the red of shame, but that is not theirs ...

17 Dec 2011 8:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This pic has a strong message.

17 Dec 2011 9:10am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

I love it. Composition and child expressión is impresive.

17 Dec 2011 9:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

very sad ...

17 Dec 2011 12:04pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant street photography ... the disappointment in the smaller one's face is palpable ...

17 Dec 2011 1:14pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I doesn't make me feel easy

17 Dec 2011 3:22pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Powerful portrait. Great capture of expressions. :)

17 Dec 2011 4:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice! Nice!

17 Dec 2011 7:50pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Tragic and so very little hope of their life improving

18 Dec 2011 8:50am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A strong image!

18 Dec 2011 2:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Powerful..evocative..sad. Terrific candid capture!

18 Dec 2011 5:36pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

beaucoup de tristesse et d'émotion dans ce cliché, c'est excellent !

18 Dec 2011 8:36pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Love the contrast you used to this double portrait. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.

22 Dec 2011 7:56pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice vivid reds here.. nice candid shot..

5 Jan 2012 9:29pm

@rian: ya, very red .... even their cheeks are red, freezing on a cold day !

1/400 second
ISO 400
75 mm