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At the Bus Stop

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 90 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Dec 2011 5:06am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

Beautiful !

19 Dec 2011 5:32am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A captivating frame around the everyday contrasted by the receding geometries. best…jf

19 Dec 2011 5:43am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

tired the man seems/
like this pic

19 Dec 2011 5:46am

Oscar from BcN, Spain

Your shot of simple life are fantastics. Have a nice week

19 Dec 2011 7:15am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful, peoples life are beautiful , exiting and so different.

19 Dec 2011 7:18am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Life is a struggle for so many people

19 Dec 2011 7:27am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Another great shot of life on the streets. You sure find the characters.

19 Dec 2011 7:35am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Just a great moment of the life ! Phil

19 Dec 2011 7:36am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Extraordinaire effet de perspective.

19 Dec 2011 8:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

You have to discover the gift of extraordinary characters! Superb portrait and beautiful perspective. Mariana nice day.

19 Dec 2011 8:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image, you convey so much of these peoples lives in your images

19 Dec 2011 8:44am

Chantal from Netherlands

I think she has suffered a hard life

19 Dec 2011 9:15am

@Chantal: that is a man ;) thx Chantel

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Like that of December 14, I love your estate plans, with these characters placed like pieces of a chess game ... Neat little wink of the person who gets on the bus!

19 Dec 2011 9:37am

@Christian Richer: cool observation . i like this woman with glasses too!

Z from Shanghai, China

Just hope everybody is fine in the Christmas season!

19 Dec 2011 9:45am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great find & composition...

19 Dec 2011 10:05am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great street scene !!

19 Dec 2011 10:59am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great B&W

19 Dec 2011 11:43am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful framing and I like the way your point of view shows the long roadway as we look past the three figures at the bus stop.

19 Dec 2011 11:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The cruel light of day, well framed

19 Dec 2011 12:01pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Une composition très dynamique. Sentiment de prendre part au mouvement : c'est un effet que j'apprécie et recherche tout particulièrement.

19 Dec 2011 12:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful street shot Mariana! You make the everyday ordinary into something extraordinary! Well done! ;-)

19 Dec 2011 12:08pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

great contrast of the white tones

19 Dec 2011 12:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Exquisite ! You're so talented.

19 Dec 2011 12:47pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like how you have composed this image... Great perspective and beautiful post-treatment. Have a lovely day :)

19 Dec 2011 1:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Lovely composition. Another powerful shot from you ... :)

19 Dec 2011 2:30pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent rendu du train train quotidien !
Bonne semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

19 Dec 2011 3:21pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful composition and a strong image.
I like the look the lady getting on the bus gave you.

19 Dec 2011 3:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this snapshot of the moment is so well composed one could believe you had arranged the people to pose in exactly this way for you to photograph them! another of your magnificent images, mariana ...

19 Dec 2011 3:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

First the old man, and then the woman getting on the bus. Fantastic composition!

19 Dec 2011 3:43pm

mimbi from tehran, Iran

many people...many world

19 Dec 2011 3:50pm

@mimbi: only 3 and I ;)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel portrait de cet homme aux longs cheuveux avec les lunett,e quel rendu avec la rue merveilleux.
Bravo et belle soirée

19 Dec 2011 4:02pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very portrait image. great shot !

19 Dec 2011 4:18pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Old age just ain't too pretty, and sooner or later we all seem to fall prey
to the wrecking ball !!~ Superb photography.

19 Dec 2011 4:53pm

K V Sarath from Bangaluru, India

Great composition. Good one.

19 Dec 2011 4:56pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


19 Dec 2011 5:08pm

Sarah from Tehran, Iran

Well done...

19 Dec 2011 5:54pm

philippe from moselle, France

belle scène rurale superbement photographiée!!!

19 Dec 2011 5:56pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tout simplement splendide

19 Dec 2011 6:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Another nice detail: the traffic sign (two people)
Nice streetscené and shot.

19 Dec 2011 6:14pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Harsh made all the more so by the hard shadows & grainy texture. Great composition.

19 Dec 2011 6:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fantastic street scene. I love the shadows and the contrasts.

19 Dec 2011 6:39pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

la force du moment !

19 Dec 2011 6:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and sensitive street shot.

19 Dec 2011 7:00pm

sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Woww another great shot of life on the streets
Well done Mariana!!

19 Dec 2011 7:08pm

Sebastien from Genève, Switzerland

Great composition and timing!

19 Dec 2011 7:08pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Interesting person in the background.:-)

19 Dec 2011 7:14pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great street capture with people out and the long shadows...a fantastic b/w!

19 Dec 2011 7:59pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

impresionante mariana.
fotografia pura, sin aditivos, eres maravillosa mi amiga, maravillosa.

19 Dec 2011 8:46pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb three different portraits....each portrait has its story! Excellent capture Mariana!

19 Dec 2011 9:23pm

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

Quelle émotion c'est le quartier de la misère

19 Dec 2011 11:28pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

So gritty and great impact!

19 Dec 2011 11:33pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Perfect lighting for this gritty street portrait, Mariana. Excellent!

20 Dec 2011 1:48am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Cool shot, the expression, etc. B&W is a favorite so this is neat.

20 Dec 2011 4:44am

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

He looks so tired. Excelent capture Mariana !!

20 Dec 2011 6:22am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb composition and framing, I love how you caught the lady with the glasses

20 Dec 2011 7:52am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Perfect composition and angle for this portrait Mariana...Christmas is comming and what is he going to do????

20 Dec 2011 5:21pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Wow, Which framing to obtain this composition. On this plan, you obtain a whole description of the city life; because it is indeed beings with their stories and their way of being that make the stories ;-)

20 Dec 2011 6:20pm

STEED from D, France

Ordinary people we cross everyday..............Superb !!!!

22 Dec 2011 7:29am

Marcie from Newton, United States

A slice of true and honest life. Wonderful!

23 Dec 2011 12:59pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great capture again withthis street scene in BW. Nicely done, as always!
Have a nice day.

23 Dec 2011 4:05pm

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

Good Lord marianna you are so good and so productive!! You composition here and perspective has the eye of a master photographer!!! ;-)

31 Dec 2011 6:14pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a fine street capture.. well done! :)

13 Jan 2012 4:39am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Mariana M. by Christian Richer

Mary by Melocoton

1/400 second
ISO 400
90 mm