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Solo Celebration

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/125 second F/5.0 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

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot of this man with his accordion - he seems to really be enjoying himself. :-) I love the tones you applied in your processing here, Mariana.

14 Jan 2012 5:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

14 Jan 2012 6:32am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great image with strong sadness feeling although he shows some pleasure playing his music !

14 Jan 2012 6:37am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent Portrait ,and nice Combination.

14 Jan 2012 7:12am

Chantal from Netherlands

what a great street capture

14 Jan 2012 7:20am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria


14 Jan 2012 7:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Your favorite 'Model'...wonderful color treatment.

14 Jan 2012 7:40am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous image, full of suggestion. As always in your photos :)

14 Jan 2012 7:47am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

I hope he's having fun ..........
Great color processing!!

14 Jan 2012 7:50am

klaproos from Neerkant, Netherlands

i can hear the music:-)

its lovely

14 Jan 2012 7:51am

Z from Shanghai, China

Lovely tones, compo! High quality image~

14 Jan 2012 7:55am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

cheerful despite the season

14 Jan 2012 7:56am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid with this selection of colors, magnificent street scene, great shot. Nice day.

14 Jan 2012 8:04am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente compo, un b/n urbano impecable como todos los tuyos!!

14 Jan 2012 8:08am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the processing and the composition. Excellent

14 Jan 2012 8:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a spectacular photo!

14 Jan 2012 8:43am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una foto esplendida,aunque se ve un poco solo.Saludos.

14 Jan 2012 8:46am

flyingwind风飞扬 from China, China

2012 will be uncertain...

14 Jan 2012 9:45am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great street shot and superb processing

14 Jan 2012 9:45am

Gérard Méry from France

Sans doute plus démuni que artiste , la photo est pleine de charme.

14 Jan 2012 9:55am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Perfect! Nice tones and framing. He is an interesting fellow.

14 Jan 2012 10:09am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

This musician makes a strong impact due to where you have placed him in the picture and the excellent processing.

14 Jan 2012 10:27am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

His should be the applause, it must take quite an effort to stand there in the cold being jolly, superb capture

14 Jan 2012 10:32am

mikko from Helsinki, Finland

I like the atmosphere of this image. Well done.

14 Jan 2012 10:57am

Yves from Isserpent, France

The distress in music

14 Jan 2012 11:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful capture, Mariana - I like his courage in playing for himself with no crowd around him to pay for his busking.

14 Jan 2012 11:57am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

he seems to be giving a grand performance - nice frame

14 Jan 2012 11:57am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

It looks cold, the tones are beautiful, and he must have a hard time.

14 Jan 2012 1:14pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful processing here Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

14 Jan 2012 1:19pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Desperation of musician. Great street scene.

14 Jan 2012 1:31pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Posture makes me think that it is playing a good old rock'n'roll!

14 Jan 2012 1:34pm

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very nice shot, very emotional and dramatic , you can tell he's having fun !!!

14 Jan 2012 1:57pm

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Love it. I can't decide if this is an image of sadness or gladness.

14 Jan 2012 2:09pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente scène et quel traitement! On croit entendre les notes réchauffer l'atmosphère!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

14 Jan 2012 2:27pm

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette scène de vie!!! j'aime+++++

14 Jan 2012 2:53pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

"Love me Tender" ? best…jf

14 Jan 2012 2:55pm

Ed von Ems from Vila do Conde, Portugal


14 Jan 2012 4:12pm

akbar from gorgan, Iran

y beautiful,bravo

14 Jan 2012 4:13pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic processing, good choice for this street scené/photo.

14 Jan 2012 4:18pm

Fereshteh from Alessandria, Italy

Very nice shot, love it....

14 Jan 2012 4:44pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

You really catch the action here, brilliant !

14 Jan 2012 4:59pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Encore une jolie trouvaille ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

14 Jan 2012 5:06pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I like the scene and the b&w !!

14 Jan 2012 5:19pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

great portrait.

14 Jan 2012 5:30pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


14 Jan 2012 5:53pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow... great shot .. my favorite of the day..!

14 Jan 2012 5:57pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic work....!

14 Jan 2012 5:59pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


14 Jan 2012 6:11pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Woww fabulous image Mariana!
Superb image, lovely processing, well done

14 Jan 2012 7:01pm

STEED from D, France

Playing for his Life......STRONG !!

14 Jan 2012 7:03pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful shot...this street player really looks 'into' his music. Your choice of desaturated color gives an extra life and warmth to this shot. :-)

14 Jan 2012 7:30pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

I can almost hear the music, nice picture!

14 Jan 2012 8:44pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

your camera lost souls who found each day,
souls that need your eyes
Marian fantastic ..........

14 Jan 2012 8:54pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Still celebrating Elvis? Great Capture you caught his mood.

14 Jan 2012 9:35pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

I think you're almost in the social environment employed are made
or you are least concerned with the care, beautiful.

14 Jan 2012 9:45pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

great capture!!

14 Jan 2012 10:40pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

the solo man and the lonely girl ..

great portrait, mariana! :-))

14 Jan 2012 10:45pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

comes through the spirit of the performer.

14 Jan 2012 11:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A great image. Wonderful processing! My mother used to play the accordian. I used to love to listen to it.

15 Jan 2012 12:41am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific juxtaposition with the poster

15 Jan 2012 12:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An earnest performance from the heart it seems from his expression. A beautiful capture and processing.

15 Jan 2012 3:16am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Very cool composition and contrast of the faces!

15 Jan 2012 3:57am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture. He is playing for himself and enjoying. Great title. :)

15 Jan 2012 4:07am

David Ahrens from Roseville, United States

What a wonderful scene.

15 Jan 2012 4:59am

Francisco Romero from Spain

Excellent contrast. His face and keyboard really standout.

15 Jan 2012 8:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

15 Jan 2012 9:13am

Marcie from Newton, United States

He looks very happy there - just playing like that. Wonderful street image!

15 Jan 2012 4:40pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Music is my first love.........

15 Jan 2012 8:39pm

klausz from kufstein, Austria

the mood, captured in so many compos of you, is so appealing! could really hang in a great galerie, you know this one, which are located in an old factory with really high rooms and this special a little bit dark light! so a mix between the factory mood and your photos, of course in a very large version! no joke, your way is the right one! your austrian fan ;-)

16 Jan 2012 8:05am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful capture of this interesting person.
Superb processing!

16 Jan 2012 1:07pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice work with partial B/W withe some sepia effect.....

17 Jan 2012 6:21pm

Ed von Ems from Vila do Conde, Portugal

Great work!

17 Jan 2012 6:59pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

magnifique ;)

18 Jan 2012 1:04pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great capture! Looks like a BW in the middle. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.

25 Jan 2012 1:44pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
75 mm