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If Looks Can Say

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 240 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

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

just as if she is sketched/
nice pic

20 Dec 2011 5:16am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I wouldn't trust my interpretation of her gaze, instead I wander around the excess of light the light and line in the frame. best…jf

20 Dec 2011 5:59am

@ordinaryimages: did you see this third curious eye in your wandering ?

sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Really nice and beautiful
Good seen, captured and presented Mariana

20 Dec 2011 6:19am

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

A thousand words ​​will be spoken by looking at this photo. Bravo !!

20 Dec 2011 6:24am

@Agus: thx Agus ;)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

a picture full of memories ...

20 Dec 2011 6:45am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nicely captured Mariana.

20 Dec 2011 6:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing....great job...5*

20 Dec 2011 7:21am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

really nice in contrast, merry christmas Mariana

20 Dec 2011 7:25am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A significant capture for this intense look to a distant thought

20 Dec 2011 7:28am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Very expressive , it a heavy glance , but marvelous glance , Phil

20 Dec 2011 7:34am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Her thoughts are far away, great capture

20 Dec 2011 7:53am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Expressive glance...

20 Dec 2011 8:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame.

20 Dec 2011 8:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The reflections of the branches create a great texture !

20 Dec 2011 8:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

His gaze went far, superb as always. Nice day.

20 Dec 2011 8:43am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

She is there, but her mind is far away...
Good photo.

20 Dec 2011 9:20am

Chantal from Netherlands

great lines in her face, a hard life i presume

20 Dec 2011 9:22am

@Chantal: mostly reflection of tree on a glass :)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!! superbe cette photo!!! quel regard!!Je suis fan++++

20 Dec 2011 9:27am

@Martine: Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Certainly, we understand that it is by car, but the lines and gloss of the modern world makes the presence of this unusual woman with traditional dress. In fact, I imagine thinking, "What am I doing here?" :)

20 Dec 2011 9:32am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un regard très loin d'ici...superbement réalisé !!

20 Dec 2011 9:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Son regard semble triste ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

20 Dec 2011 9:51am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful portrait !

20 Dec 2011 10:30am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image

20 Dec 2011 10:37am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

A deep portrait , S ! she look elsewhere , and she is from elsewhere. About what she think ? nobody know ...

20 Dec 2011 10:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!!!!

20 Dec 2011 10:51am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un beau portrait contrasté ! Très réussi, bonne journée

20 Dec 2011 10:58am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Her gaze is somewhere else but I think the second person in the car saw you.
Superb capture Mariana!

20 Dec 2011 12:14pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the reflections in this fleeting moment.

20 Dec 2011 12:54pm

Emmeji from France

Oh, the third eye on the right...strange !

20 Dec 2011 1:14pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

NiCe catCh :)

20 Dec 2011 1:29pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

A great fixed stare !!

20 Dec 2011 1:52pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Great capture. I like how the reflections act as a texture here.

20 Dec 2011 1:54pm

@bluechameleon: I like her deep, lost look, while caged in the car, protected from a cold weather. Her sad and lost look tells me how much she misses her home country, somewhere in Asia or Africa, I do not know, where Sun was shining throughout the year, warming her heart .... Thanks Sharon .

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

"did you see this third curious eye in your wandering ?"

You were a little fuzzy that day ; ]

20 Dec 2011 2:25pm

@ordinaryimages: me fuzzy ? never ;) well, my eye is never fuzzy, better to say :)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

It does indeed look like a sketch - well seen, Mariana!

20 Dec 2011 2:55pm

@Jason Politte: yes, i was trying to sketch emotions on her face and her look ;)

Yves from Isserpent, France

Although warm

20 Dec 2011 3:08pm

@Yves: Although warm? is that all, or this comment was cut off ?

Megha from Mumbai, India

Nice...she seems to be too engrossed...
Merry Christmas!

20 Dec 2011 3:34pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice image ..

20 Dec 2011 3:40pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

elle est triste

20 Dec 2011 4:13pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

love the reflection texture. Well seen.

20 Dec 2011 4:38pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Au-travers de la vitre de la voiture super portrait de cette dakme avec le regard dans le vide.
Très belle soirée

20 Dec 2011 5:10pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What is this woman thinking.....
Great captured Mariana!!!

20 Dec 2011 5:20pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

ohhh la tête, pas contente la madame lolll, bonne soirée

20 Dec 2011 5:45pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic shot mariana, bravo

20 Dec 2011 6:14pm

Pixim from Nice, France

I like this wait in any discretion of this person. Your B&W adds to this impression by an uncertain description of the character ;-)

20 Dec 2011 6:17pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I didn't see the eye at the first glance, but after discovering it, I cannot keep my eyes off it.

20 Dec 2011 6:39pm

Claudiu from București, Romania

I`v surfed your portfolio, you are like a social fist, make others aware of various conditions of this life. Bravo keep up the good work.

20 Dec 2011 9:13pm

@Claudiu: Thanks Claudiu; I'm glad you liked my portfolio . Thx for adding me to your watch list

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful processing. So much history I bet she could tell us about.

20 Dec 2011 9:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lost, alone, resigned to her present state of being, sad ... amazing what we think we can read into someone else's eyes and face ...

20 Dec 2011 9:39pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Dec 2011 10:03pm

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

Le visage grave de cette dame est impressionnant

20 Dec 2011 11:41pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

superb capture and treatment!

21 Dec 2011 1:02am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Very expressive. Like a painting. Great capture. :)

21 Dec 2011 10:50am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm not finished ; ] I really like what you did with the graphic shapes and I'm finished ; ]

21 Dec 2011 2:26pm

@ordinaryimages: :)

STEED from D, France

A powerful instant...The eye of THE Photographer....

22 Dec 2011 7:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait through the glass with the reflections adding a nice texture to the image.

23 Dec 2011 1:11am

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a wonderful expression. Terrific capture!

23 Dec 2011 12:58pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe, très expressif.

30 Dec 2011 9:37pm

cajera from France

Elle semble bien songeuse

7 Jan 2012 12:36pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

she must be feeling really cold.. nice shot..

18 Jan 2012 2:47pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
240 mm