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My Sweet Lord I Really Wanna Be With You

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"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

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Powerful image, Mariana, fantastic expressions and a very meaningful composition.

13 Jan 2012 6:01am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

One for the messages comming from the Sky , the other for thoses comming from the phone !!?? Phil

13 Jan 2012 7:02am

@Phil: the other one is checking his tombola game number to check if major of the city is going to call his number ;)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent portrait shot again Mariana.
@Phil: great comment!

13 Jan 2012 7:07am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Hare krishna.

13 Jan 2012 7:44am

@Gérard Beullac: your recent comments make me laugh, Gerard ! I give up on this game. I am not into these games:)

STEED from D, France

Two fabulous expressions and a somptuous B/W for this strong new picture...Hat's off,M'....

13 Jan 2012 7:47am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

you have the nack of capturing the subtle emotions...

13 Jan 2012 8:37am

Chantal from Netherlands

strong image of de moment of dedication

13 Jan 2012 8:57am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

powerful and amazing photos.

13 Jan 2012 8:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely title.

13 Jan 2012 9:04am

@Nigel: thanks for this "lovely" comment ;)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

My Sweet Lord
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord
I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you, Lord
Purpose It Takes so long, my Lord.
(George Harrison)

A superb image to accompany this song by George Harrison. Mariana nice day.

13 Jan 2012 9:28am

@Tede: thx TEde for this lyrics :) Was listening this song yesterday morning and remembered this shot from last Sunday :)

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice perspective..Wonderful shot in the crowded room

13 Jan 2012 9:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

13 Jan 2012 9:52am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

strong perspective & portrait! original shot...

13 Jan 2012 9:56am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture of expression and a great look of faith

13 Jan 2012 9:56am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot
well done

13 Jan 2012 10:04am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

The praying look.
Another great shot. Don't they get upset by the photos ?

13 Jan 2012 10:11am

@Pedro Alves: dont know :)

arun from Chennai, India

super expression... nice shot!!

13 Jan 2012 10:19am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

What fervor! It has the air of Rasputin with his long beard! The other seems more perplexed, under his cap! :)

13 Jan 2012 10:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible contrast between these two characters. They share the same event but each of them feels a different experience!

13 Jan 2012 11:09am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

In the moment! best…jf

13 Jan 2012 11:31am

@ordinaryimages: no in the moment, but in the PLACE :) A city hall with new major's speech :) Door was open for everybody, even for homeless... food was free - full trays with lot of food ....

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Le regard s'élève en une prière muette .
intensité et communion...

13 Jan 2012 11:38am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Forgot that song, he (bearded guy0 looks Like that was his era.

13 Jan 2012 11:50am

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Gute Momentaufnahme mit eindrucksvollen Kontrastwerten.

13 Jan 2012 11:55am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb portraits

13 Jan 2012 12:35pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Seems second person is busy in cell phone...nice double portrait.

13 Jan 2012 12:40pm

@PRASHANT: with tombola number ;)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Strong image! Excellent portrait to go with George Harrison's song!

13 Jan 2012 12:46pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful double portraits, and nice docemented shot of the gathered assembly.
Wonderful b/w!

13 Jan 2012 1:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Inspiration comes from many places as you have shown us today Mariana! George Harrisons words fit this image perfectly! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

13 Jan 2012 1:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant compo and context once again, mariana! my first reaction was "church on sunday", but city hall and free food for all is even more convincing ...
i hope the fellow's numbers were drawn ... ;-))

13 Jan 2012 1:55pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb catch, great portrait Mariana

13 Jan 2012 2:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle barbe superbe j'arrive pas encor à ce niveua mais tout gentillement quel double portrait superbe.
Bravo et amitié

13 Jan 2012 2:34pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I love the moody tones and the expressions you've captured here, Mariana. So nice to read that the doors were open to everyone for the speech. I'm afraid you'd never see homeless people allowed in City Hall for any reason around here.

13 Jan 2012 3:00pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Hélas, la couche d'ozone empêche de communiquer direct avec le ciel...Mais l'image dit que l'intention y est!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

13 Jan 2012 3:01pm

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Good double portrait. It leaves me a little uncertain of which of the two men I should concentrate on, so I have to take them both in. Maybe the praying man is just looking at a screen to see if his number comes up?

13 Jan 2012 3:12pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

Man with the beard: "oh lord! can you please make him stop texting..."
Thought balloon of the man in baseball cap: I will tweet this - "seated beside a man who brought his forest with him to Sunday worship..." - JUST PLAYING!

Great capture and wonderful details, I'm with Goran, this is a lovely double portrait. 5 stars!

13 Jan 2012 3:32pm

@Photographs by M.E.: " DICKIE Do Award : My Tummy sticks out further than my DICKIE Do :)" that was on his cap :) cool, ha ?

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait

13 Jan 2012 3:45pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

excellent work, like the title, perfect!!!
Good weekend...

13 Jan 2012 3:53pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This image combined with the title is really something. Can't stop chuckling. Amazing.

13 Jan 2012 4:02pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

Een foto die vraagt achter zwart wit, machtig werk Mariana

13 Jan 2012 4:05pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

Sorry, ..A photo behind that calls black white, mighty work Marianne

13 Jan 2012 4:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portraits. Very powerful indeed. Great expressions. a perfect image to go with the beautiful words of George Harrison.
Glad to know that "Door was open for everybody, even for homeless... food was free - full trays with lot of food ....".
A winning picture Mariana, Five Stars. :)

13 Jan 2012 4:25pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice captured in the momment. great portrails image.

13 Jan 2012 5:01pm

Gérard Méry from France

Mais quelle est donc cette cérémonie ou spectacle ?

13 Jan 2012 5:10pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing and b&w !!

13 Jan 2012 5:48pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

How do you find them...
All these artistic people who portraits are amazing to see...
You found a great moment again Mariana...
I wanted we lived a little closer to eachother so that i could go one day on the streets with you........

Have a nice weekend!

13 Jan 2012 6:20pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Wonderful image!
Excellent portrait shot Mariana
Love the compo and textures

13 Jan 2012 6:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A powerful image. I love their expressions. Beautiful.

13 Jan 2012 6:30pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot ...

13 Jan 2012 7:08pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb portrait. Excellent frame.

13 Jan 2012 7:13pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great stacking. Superb.

13 Jan 2012 7:13pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic scene, a single foreground, masterly

13 Jan 2012 8:24pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very strong image ! Wonderful expressions!

13 Jan 2012 8:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful expressions!!

13 Jan 2012 9:54pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

a wonderful portrait with a great header! :-))

13 Jan 2012 10:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing expressions. Each guy is in his own little world.

13 Jan 2012 11:23pm

Kala from United States

Very intriguing image Mariana.

14 Jan 2012 4:50am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice exposure on the two men

14 Jan 2012 7:57am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Muy buena compo con el señor en primer plano.Buen trabajo Mariana.

14 Jan 2012 8:45am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

I hope that he won, he could buy himself a new hat. Good photo!

14 Jan 2012 10:10am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Wow, the contrast between the two men, who seem to be thinking completely different things. I really like this image.

15 Jan 2012 3:58am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such wonderful expressions!

15 Jan 2012 4:40pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

toujours ce style incroyable et ces portraits passions, superbe ,)

18 Jan 2012 1:03pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a nice candid shot captured here.. well done..

3 Feb 2012 7:27pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/20 second
ISO 200
12 mm