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"Would you be my Valentine?"

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 130 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

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

J'espère que la réponse sera oui, sinon il va s'effondrer. Belle capture

14 Feb 2012 5:14am

Sugata from Newark, United States

What an amazing expression!

14 Feb 2012 5:18am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

good expression! wonderful portrait.

14 Feb 2012 5:27am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Comment refuser avec un regard insistant et persistant comme ça ?

14 Feb 2012 5:58am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5****

14 Feb 2012 6:18am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

I suppose it would be quite interesting to see the next frame. Hope never dies!

14 Feb 2012 6:50am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oooooh, maybe not so much ! ;-)
(Great expression, though.)

14 Feb 2012 6:53am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Good to try !

14 Feb 2012 7:04am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

May be!

14 Feb 2012 7:14am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

I think she can't resist that look ;-))
I'd like to see her face ...........

14 Feb 2012 7:17am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great expression, I think she has asked her, but she doesn't believe him

14 Feb 2012 7:37am

STEED from D, France

Why not ? The Look of Love .....

14 Feb 2012 8:07am

@STEED: a looks of love ? he he ..

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You caught the moment so well.

14 Feb 2012 8:10am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I like his attitude, too funny. It will surely crack :)) Great picture. Mariana nice day.

14 Feb 2012 8:18am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un bien beau couple pour cette fête quel bel homme avec la dame blonde, sueprbe compo amoureuse.
Belle fête et merci

14 Feb 2012 8:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice expression. Great capture. Perfect title and post for today. Greetings ... :)

14 Feb 2012 9:04am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

he has a funny impression

14 Feb 2012 9:07am

Yves from Isserpent, France

A nice smile
A smile of envy

14 Feb 2012 9:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Elle va dire oui ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

14 Feb 2012 9:12am

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Whoa, looks like he has his hopes up high ! Wonderful !~

14 Feb 2012 10:18am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

if I want , my dear Dulcinea ......................
fantastic . one kiss

14 Feb 2012 10:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful capture of their personal exchange and his very hopeful expression.

14 Feb 2012 10:36am

Journey Photographic from Australia

He looks so sheepish and hopeful... I hope she said yes :)

14 Feb 2012 10:42am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful portrait !

14 Feb 2012 10:42am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Hope it works out for him; but knowing you and titles maybe that look means wow she's some babe:)

14 Feb 2012 11:07am

Monik from PARIS, France n'a pas l'air trop convaincu par ce qu'il dit...! ;-)
Une superbe prise!

14 Feb 2012 11:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture !

14 Feb 2012 11:13am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Another funny his hair style.....defiantly YES!!

14 Feb 2012 11:32am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Made me smile! Good catch.

14 Feb 2012 11:58am

Marcie from United States

Fantastic expression. Love it!

14 Feb 2012 12:17pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

On this special day her answer has to be YES! Happy Valentines Day Mariana! ;-)

14 Feb 2012 12:20pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful and expressive portrait - happy Valentines

14 Feb 2012 12:41pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image

14 Feb 2012 12:41pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

whatever he expected, his face expression is not the view you should have if you want impressing a young lady! :D

14 Feb 2012 1:13pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Hope she answered yes!
Beautiful candid shot!

14 Feb 2012 1:23pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Lovely image, I like the attitude of the man. Funny image!

14 Feb 2012 1:41pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear.... those eyes :))) I love this ! Happy Valentines Day Mariana :)

14 Feb 2012 3:02pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

A voir les motifs sur son tricot de peau, on devine facilement quelle collection il affectionne...
Excellente expression un peu effrayante !
Bonne fin de journée !

14 Feb 2012 3:10pm

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

I don't know if he is the mood?! Nice shot

14 Feb 2012 3:35pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great street shot - I just love the expression you captured here, Mariana. Well done!

14 Feb 2012 3:42pm

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

It seems he is not quite sure of her answer, but the only way to find out is to ask.

14 Feb 2012 4:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Look at his action face, I don't think the answer " yes "...:-)
Happy Valentin's day Mariana.

14 Feb 2012 4:13pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Best wishes for him !

14 Feb 2012 4:14pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

He is clearly a Cupid's victim. What else could be for today?

14 Feb 2012 4:14pm

alex centrella from California, United States

................ another great catch .

14 Feb 2012 4:31pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une belle photo, belle expression

14 Feb 2012 4:51pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria


14 Feb 2012 4:52pm

Sujith from Bangalore, India

Nice shot according to the mood.

14 Feb 2012 5:24pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great expression !!

14 Feb 2012 5:25pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

hahahaha I don't know but I love the expresson on the face of the man !
would love to see the girl's face :)

14 Feb 2012 5:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

By the guy's expression, it looks like he was caught off guard by the question. Great contrasts captured in this B&W composition, particularly in the pattern of the guy's shirt.

14 Feb 2012 5:54pm

@Steven: in my interpretation he asked her that, and now - with this silly expression he is waiting for her reply :)

Maria from California, United States

Ha, ha... his facial expression denotes lack of confidence, and uncertainty... :)
great capture...

14 Feb 2012 5:58pm

cajera from France

May be, he comes to realize that he forgot the saint valentin

14 Feb 2012 6:17pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid shot of his expression, I love how her hair blows softly!

14 Feb 2012 6:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing !!!

14 Feb 2012 7:47pm

franz from Baden, Austria

who could possibly say no to this guy !?!
i absolutely love his look and his sideburns ... what a character !!!

14 Feb 2012 8:12pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Une belle St. Valentin a toi.
De l amour d ou qu il vienne pour toi et tes amours ;)

14 Feb 2012 8:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is too cute. I love his expression. Great capture!

14 Feb 2012 9:12pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice the emotion on his face :)))

14 Feb 2012 9:17pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love is in the air ?

14 Feb 2012 9:33pm

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

Un visage quie dit long ou pas assez , belle prise !

14 Feb 2012 9:45pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautifully captured scene.

14 Feb 2012 9:56pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Excellent portrait in b / w! Picture tells a story .... Well done.

14 Feb 2012 10:15pm

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

Great as always, Mariana!

14 Feb 2012 11:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very earnest fellow expressing his sentiment. How could she resist? A brilliant photograph full of humanity. Bravo!

14 Feb 2012 11:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

what a look!!!

14 Feb 2012 11:16pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Hehe a funny portrait with excellent title! Go..go..girl!

14 Feb 2012 11:25pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Hmmm, I am not sure. ;D

14 Feb 2012 11:52pm

Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

very nice street shot

15 Feb 2012 7:12am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Incredible expression :-) she had a big button on her nose or what ? :) A funny picture for this special day. Hope u had a good day , S

15 Feb 2012 9:35am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful catch and great title for that :)

17 Feb 2012 7:10am

domlortha from Roanne, France

In his eyes, we can see that it will be hard! Nice shot again.
have a nice day.

18 Feb 2012 6:57pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

tout en une expression, je lui souhaite de tout coeur ;)

24 Feb 2012 1:09pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

uh, no? lol! nice candid shot..

26 Feb 2012 4:10am

1/400 second
ISO 400
130 mm