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Smiles Air Refreshment

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 20 January 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


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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

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Jolie compo bien vu. Belle expression des visages.

20 Jan 2012 6:21am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

nice portraits and thanks for the link

20 Jan 2012 6:23am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Nice shot Mariana. Look hard working people

20 Jan 2012 6:53am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

super portrait dans la voaitrue au travers de la vite, fantastique.
Bravo et amitié

20 Jan 2012 6:57am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A very nice smile for you, great capture

20 Jan 2012 7:02am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Well for the smells , well for the smiles ! Nice fresh shot ! Phil

20 Jan 2012 7:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Piece of life.

20 Jan 2012 7:27am

@Gérard Beullac: peace in life with these smiles ;)

pascale from Belgium

great smile !!!!!
well done!

20 Jan 2012 7:33am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A car full of hard-working dudes...they might really NEED that air-freshener !! Cute !! :-)

20 Jan 2012 7:37am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Are you comparing men to children or is it a coincidence?? ;-))
Great street photography!

20 Jan 2012 7:50am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

With the small tree to change the air:)) Superb compo. Thank you for the link to the photography of children is great. Mariana nice day.

20 Jan 2012 8:05am

@Tede: these smiles are actually very refreshing , not a small tree ;) im glad you liked this book !

Didi from Orléans, France

Bonjour Mariana
Vous avez été repérée par ces hommes :) Même le chauffeur.
Intéressant sujet

20 Jan 2012 8:09am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nicely spotted.....thanks for link.

20 Jan 2012 8:22am

Gérard Méry from France

Tu as soulevé un certain intérêt auprès de ces passagers, le chauffeur regarde devant lui j'espère

20 Jan 2012 8:36am

@Gérard Méry: he was turning back and smiling too ;)

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Ils t'ont vue! Et en même temps complices!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

20 Jan 2012 8:40am

Chantal from Netherlands

open windows, love it, in summer that is LOL

20 Jan 2012 8:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The open window is better than the little pine air freshener - that is why they are smiling!

20 Jan 2012 9:58am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful smiling impromptu portraits. Thank you for the link towards the book

20 Jan 2012 10:42am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Is it called a "Wunderbaum" in Canada too? We have them here and they are often used in veteran cars to give feeling of 1950.

20 Jan 2012 11:42am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

ah, the man was looking at a beautiful woman with photo camera

I would do the same, very nice photography, kiss

20 Jan 2012 11:46am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

That guy may be someone important? sports star or something:)

20 Jan 2012 11:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un cadrage parfait et le visage souriant de ces travailleurs !
une "fenêtre ouverte" sur leurs vies...

20 Jan 2012 12:04pm

miro from zagreb, Croatia

Dan unaprijed, da budem prvi

20 Jan 2012 12:16pm

@miro: dusa moja najdraza. i ti si meni prvi na scrcu za uvijek !

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

This is great! You took him at the right moment!

20 Jan 2012 12:19pm

@Joke: not him , but them :) they were all in great mood ;)

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautifuly seen, captured and presented.
Superb image, lovely processing Mariana

20 Jan 2012 12:21pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Nice smile to you , why do they need the air refreshment and the opened window ?

20 Jan 2012 1:12pm

@Lydia.Dd: do you have air refreshment in your car ? is window always closed in your car because of that ? that was a cute question :) makes me smile ;)

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac (Charente), France

Ils ont un air réjoui de te voir Mariana

20 Jan 2012 1:51pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice colors and contrast.

20 Jan 2012 1:57pm

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Das Lachen des Beifahrers vorne lässt seine Gedanken erahnen. Sehr schön gesehen.

20 Jan 2012 2:04pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifico color y contraste en esta imagen!!

20 Jan 2012 2:21pm

@Isidro: i love these smiles; nothing special about colors :) thx Isidro ;)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image, great capture.
I'm not keen on most of these in-car air fresheners usually because to be quite honest they don't usually smell that great. But I have found one that I like which we found in Wales, called "sheep poo paper", and no it doesn't smell of sheep poo but it does smell of newly cut meadows.

20 Jan 2012 2:29pm

@Doug: hey Doug, if I wanted to take a picture of Air Refreshment it would be probably some closeup with interesting texture or some abstract form of it . My picture is about something else , about hard working group of people going to work or going back from work, with smiles on their faces . It is not so often you can see people smiling when they see someone with camera . Also, not so often to see such a crowded car ... three guys are sitting in front... Here, you usually see one person per a car ... My remark !!! Anyway, thanks for this tip for good air refreshment , but my favorite is an open window, no matter summer or winter. well, I am a smoker and love smoking while driving, so an open window is the best :)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very nice expression, and light, in their faces.

20 Jan 2012 3:56pm

Rita from Netherlands

hola hola....zo nieuwsgierigheid kent geen grenzen.
Dag dag veel lieve zongroetjes Hasta Luego

20 Jan 2012 4:29pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Love their smiles. Perfect timing. :)

20 Jan 2012 4:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, captivating smiles and sparkling eyes! you're quite right, mariana, it's not so often you see people smile in public ... (when i watch people on the train or bus in the morning, i get the impression they'd rather be somewhere else ...)!

20 Jan 2012 4:39pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une bell compo, tu as meme eu droit au sourire

20 Jan 2012 4:44pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

nice captured they emotion.

20 Jan 2012 5:31pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Maybe they smile because the working day is over ;-)
or... they smile at a lovely lady. (who is making pictures).

20 Jan 2012 5:39pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful..happy expressions. Wonderful color and light in this!

20 Jan 2012 6:08pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful eyecontact and it's a real smile!!!
Thanx for the Ebook link;-)

20 Jan 2012 6:22pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The mood is very nice here

20 Jan 2012 6:52pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot and title :))

20 Jan 2012 6:54pm

STEED from D, France

Happy to meet You,visibly........I Love the colours,here........Nice picture....

20 Jan 2012 7:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours in this shot Mariana! These weary faces seem to enjoy the evening breeze! Well seen and captured! ;-)

20 Jan 2012 7:34pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A sweet smile to the photographer !!

20 Jan 2012 8:07pm

philippe from moselle, France

il te fait les yeux doux Mariana ;o) !!!!

20 Jan 2012 9:02pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Terrific framing in blue. Looks like a truck full of happy working manly men.

20 Jan 2012 9:09pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Jan 2012 10:00pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting capture !!! Colours are beautiful

20 Jan 2012 10:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


20 Jan 2012 10:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the smiles! We need more smiles. A beautiful image!

20 Jan 2012 11:13pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

nice portraits :)

21 Jan 2012 3:55am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very nice candid of these fellows, Mariana!

21 Jan 2012 4:23am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice smile... and eyes

21 Jan 2012 4:57am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

De Jolis sourires sur le visage de ces hommes

21 Jan 2012 5:53pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

j adore, toujours la à l instant décisif et magique ;)

22 Jan 2012 1:19pm

cajera from France

Ils ont l'air sympathiques ces gars et semblent apprécier qu'on les prenne en photo. Belle image

22 Jan 2012 7:14pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


23 Jan 2012 8:24am

1/60 second
ISO 400
95 mm